Suwannee Fat Tire Festival
Oct. 24 - 26, 2014
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 riding – beginners 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
• 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: email@example.com
Check out pictures from past events at www.suwanneebike.org/photos.htm