Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

Oct. 24 - 26, 2014

 

Download 2014 Registration Form Brochure
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Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster State Park.
Thursday check-in at headquarters: 3 pm – 9 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

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 Saturday morning and then ride the trails with more confidence. Taught by Mike Kelley, an IMBA certified instructor and a longstanding SBA ride guide.

NEW Free Intermediate and Advanced Mnt. Bike Clinics with Harlan Price; 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.
NEW Sunday a.m. Eagle Lake.
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.

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.

Taste of Town: MEALS INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE – no fuss, no mess…great food…

Friday continental breakfast at HQ, including oatmeal, fruit, bagels, juice, coffee NEW
2 Breakfast Buffets – Saturday and Sunday breakfast
2 Lunches – Friday and Saturday catered lunch at HQ NEW
1 Dinner – Friday: Lasagna dinner

Optional: Saturday Night buffet dinner at the Telford Inn is NOT included in your registration fee. (Pay at the restaurant $10.95 adult); Telford Inn now sells alcohol. NEW The Telford Inn has closed, and isn't expected to reopen for the Festival.

Camping (Stephen Foster State Park) – Beautiful campsites. If you are not camping, deduct $20 for each adult registration. Private sites are available for an additional $30 on a limited first come basis. Fee will be refunded if a private site is not available.

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

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 paddle trips.
• A $15 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 sleeve 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 at www.suwanneebike.org/photos.htm

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