• 2017 event t-shirt

Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

Oct. 19 ~ 21, 2018

Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
This year's festival is still several month's away, but it'll be similar to last October's festival, described below.
Details may change, stay tuned!
Thursday check-in at headquarters: 2 pm – 8:30 pm Potluck dinner 6:30 pm
Friday check in: 8 am – 8 pm First off-road ride is scheduled for 9 am
Friday night Meet and Greet: 5 pm Wine and Cheese
Saturday Night: Gathering of the Ghouls Bon Fire | Huffy Toss | Costume Contest
What's NEW: 2017 Camping Assignments
What's NEW: 2017 Activity Schedule

Off-road ridingbeginners to experts. Over 50 miles of beautiful woodland trails running along the banks of the Suwannee River. Friday night ride for experienced riders.

Free Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic – Learn basic skills and then ride the trails with more confidence. Taught by Mike Kelley, an IMBA certified instructor and a longstanding SBA ride guide.

Free Intermediate and Advanced Mnt. Bike Clinics (Friday, Saturday, Sunday a.m.); Informal small group rides with Harlan Price will also be offered; Private/semi-private lessons will also be available at a special low price. Harlan rode professionally for 8 years, won a couple of National Endurance Titles and raced for Team USA at the Marathon World Championships. Check out his website for TakeAim Cycling: http://www.takeaimcycling.com/

Road riding – Enjoy the quiet scenic country roads around White Springs (roads are marked & cue sheets)

Paddle Trips – dependant on river levels and weather; led by SBA Edwin McCook
Saturday Suwannee Paddle (White Springs). The trip will either be Saturday morning or afternoon allowing you to also ride.
If you need a boat, contact the outfitter prior to the event to reserve a boat or to arrange your own paddle on Friday. Canoe/Kayak Rentals: American Canoe Adventures, White Springs, 386.397.1309 or www.aca1.com.

Yoga by Judy!

Florida Trail Eco Photo Hike – Bring your camera to explore and capture the natural beauty of the Suwannee Valley on a leisurely walk.

Bike & Hike to Big Shoals – Ride the Woodpecker paved trail through the woods and a short hike to see Big Shoals.

MEALS INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE – no fuss, no mess…great food…

Friday continental breakfast oatmeal, fruit, bagels, juice, coffee
Saturday/Sunday Breakfast: Fresh Cranberry salas; Breakfast Breads
2 Lunches – Friday at HQ and Saturday catered lunch
2 Dinners– Friday: Lasagna dinner and Saturday Chicken, Pork Loin and sides

Camping (Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park) – Beautiful full service (electricity, water) campsites.

Other Local Lodging (Discounts may be offered for SBA Members)
• White Springs Bed and Breakfast, 386.397.4252; www.whitespringsbnb.com
• Americas Best Value Inn, 386.963.2501
• Kelly’s RV Park, (cabins) White Springs, 386.397.2616; 1.866.355.9600 www.kellysrvpark.com
• Futter’s 4 Oaks Campground and RV Park, White Springs, 386.397.1221 www.flutters4oaksrvpark.com/

Registration Rules
• Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. List name of accompanying adult, if parent will not be present. Children 5 and under do not receive t-shirt.
• Registration fee does not cover additional costs for paddle trips, such as boats and/or shuttle fees, if applicable.
• A $20 cancellation fee will be deducted from registration fees prior to Oct.5. No refunds after Oct. 5.
Registration deadline is Oct. 5 to guarantee a t-shirt in your size.
• Event schedules will be finalized, on the SBA Web site and e-mailed prior to the festival to participants.
• Children must have an adult present at the bicycle clinics.

For questions related to the event, contact Event Coordinator: call Sharon Shea, 386.243.0115 or email: sba@suwanneebike.org

Check out pictures from past events.