Tour de Felasco returns Saturday

The 19th annual Tour de Felasco returns this Saturday at the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park following a one-year hiatus.

Hosted by The Friends of San Felasco, the mountain bike ride will have a rolling start between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. at the park’s north trailhead, located at 13201 San Felasco Parkway in Alachua.

According to the Friends of San Felasco press release, the Tour is not a race, but it is an endurance event throughout a series of trails covering a distance of 50 miles that includes rolling hills, short climbs, sinkholes, creek crossings, and log bridges. Riders will experience areas of the park open to bikes only for the Tour.

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Registration for the event is $100. The deadline for the online registration is Friday at 11:59 p.m.

First held in 2003, the Tour returns in 2022 after a one-year absence. The Tour is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of San Felasco, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the state park.

Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1974, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is a 7,360-acre preserve with one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida.

Tour de Felasco mountain bike event in Alachua


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