|Tour of the Quilt Country|
|Date:||Saturday 25 January 2020|
|Start Location:||Nature Coast State Trail
Fanning Springs, FL
|About This Event|
|The GCX group is again pleased to announce a limerock stage ride on Saturday 25 January. This is now an established an early season date held one day prior to the legendary 2020 Battle of Olustee Ride. Can you ride the double? Those who have are counted on one hand…
Gilchrist and Levy counties each have quilt shops and quilt museums, so it is obviously “quilt country.” But they also have a great network of low traffic limerock roads. You will see only one traffic signal over the 106 mile route.
The ride consists of two separate stages: the North loop is 62 miles (46 limerock) and the South loop is 44 miles (26 limerock). Riders will roll out of Trenton on the north loop first, return to parking area for an extended food stop, then do the south loop. Those looking for a shorter day can skip Stage 2. DO NOT show up only for the PM stage.
This ride is unsupported. There is one store option on the AM (north stage) at which the group may or may not elect to stop. There are NO refueling stops on the PM (south) stage. ZERO. Please plan your onboard nutrition accordingly (so you dont have to call your mum!). And bring your own lunch for consumption between stages.
Gainesville Cycling Club members ride free, non-members also free but must sign pre-ride waiver.
Route files will be posted during the week prior to ride. Park at the Nature Coast Trailhead right next to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.