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2012 23rd Annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
Sunday, Sep 9, 2012, 6:30 AM until 4:00 PM
||Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
Required By Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Payment In Advance Only
***PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE BEFORE REGISTERING***
WE WANT THIS TO BE A FUN, FAMILY EVENT! HELMETS AND BRAKES ARE REQUIRED
Headphones are prohibited by Florida State Law, per FS 316.304. Each bicycle must be equipped with at least one brake that meets the requirement of FS 316.2065(14).
Last year we maintained a safe, fun, family oriented ride for everyone by using ride marshals, bicycle tags and well published ride rules. We will use these same tools again this year, to make the ride enjoyable for everybody.
INSURANCE: Our insurance protects NFBC, all those who make the ride possible and the registered riders. It does not offer any protection for those who “show up” for the ride without registering.
No Refunds, No Rain Dates.
Sorry, but there is no rain date and we cannot offer refunds. The event takes place, rain or shine. If for some reason you cannot attend the ride after registering, you can pick up your T-shirt at the next scheduled Tuesday NFBC club meeting or have someone pick it up at the ride for you. Otherwise, it becomes the property of the club.
|Registrants & Fees:
|Registrant||Fee||Fee After 9/5/2012|
|Member||$ 30.00||$ 55.00|
|Non-Member||$ 45.00||$ 55.00||
The North Florida Bicycle Club brings you a classic one-day bicycle event designed for all road cyclists, the 23rd Annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride.
Enjoy a wonderful bike ride through country and coastal roads, and along the St. Johns River. There are both ocean-side and river rest stops. We’ll provide pre-ride snacks, rest stops, a post-ride lunch, mechanical support, motorcycle escorts, and roving SAGs.
Choose a distance of 21, 32, 53, 69, or 100 miles. The ride will start at the Ponte Vedra High School on Sunday, September 9, 2012.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE, PLEASE READ! All Riders MUST Register Separately. For members with a family membership, the primary member and secondary member - usually husband and wife, must log in and register separately.
Duplicate registrations will be cancelled.
If you have an issue registering for the ride, please contact the Membership Director or the Webmaster before proceeding.
Club express currently has no way for you to register a minor child. If you want to register a minor child, then contact the Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jodi will send you a PDF application. Download it, fill out and sign it (one each per child) and mail it back by snail mail. To ensure that it isn’t lost, email Jodi when you send it and she’ll be looking for it.
Regular Online Registration - Members $30, Non-Members $45 through August 27th
To register for the Endless Summer Watermelon Ride, Click on the Register Now! button above and follow the instructions. Register by August 27, 2012 and a complementary event Technical T-shirt or a Polar brand commemorative water bottle is included in your registration fee. You can purchase extra event Technical T-shirts or commemorative water bottles at $10 each, as available, on the day of the ride.
Late online registration ends September 5, 2012. If you register after August 27th, you will not receive a complementary Technical T-shirt or water bottle, but members save $25 and non-members $10 compared to the $55 day-of-ride fee.
Day of Ride Registration - Everyone $55
You can register in person on the day before the ride between 2:30 and 4:00 pm or the morning of the ride. The price for all day of ride registrations is $55 (cash or check only - no credit cards accepted) for all riders (members and non-members alike) and does not include a Technical T-shirt or water bottle. Technical T-shirts and commemorative water bottles will be available for sale at the ride for $10 each.
Event Schedule (all at the Ponte Vedra High School)
Saturday, September 8
2:30 – 4:00 PM – Day of Ride Registration and/or early pickup of registrants’ ride kits
Sunday, September 9
6:30 AM - Doors open for wristband ID, map and T-Shirt pickup and day-of ride registrations.
7:30 AM - 69 and 100 miles rides begin for the fastest (19 mph+) riders and the centurions.
7:45 AM - 53 and 69 miles rides begin for the slower riders.
8:30 AM - 21 and 32 mile rides begin.
11:00AM - 4:00PM lunch served.
4:00 PM - All services end. If you are still riding at 4 PM, you will be asked to SAG in, or you will be on your own with no support.
Our insurance protects the NFBC, all those that make the ride possible and the registered riders. It does not offer any protection for those who “show up” for the ride without registering.
Take I-295 S toward St Augustine. Exit at US-1 S/Phillips Hwy Exit 60, toward Greenland Rd. Turn left onto Phillips Highway/US 1 S and continue south for 5.8 miles. Merge onto Nocatee Parkway and continue east for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Davis Park Rd. Go for 0.4 miles and you’re there. More detailed directions or from different locations can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Why Not Join the NFBC When You Register?
Becoming a new member or renewing your expired membership allows you to immediately save $15 on the pre-ride registration fee. Member benefits include a monthly newsletter, a discount on accessories at participating bike shops, on shipping bike case rentals,free classified ads in WheelSpeak, and e-mail notices about club rides and events. See Benefits of Membership for more details. To become a member or renew, click Member Signup / Information. After signing up, come back to the ESWR Event listing (this page) and register. You discount will be automatically applied.