The Cross Florida is a one of a kind coast to coast bikepacking and ultra running challenge, the only one of its kind in the United States…

When

Date: December 14

Time: 5:00 am

Details

Cost: $40

Event Website

Organizer: Karlos Bernart

Email: nakedindian@singletracksamurai.com

The Cross Florida Individual Time Trial is Florida’s Premier Off road Ultra Endurance Event. It is a one of a kind coast to coast bikepacking/Ultra Running challenge, the only one of its kind in the United States.

There will be no cue sheets provided for this route, only a GPX file and instructions on how to use said file. Riders/Runners are required to use a GPS, Garmin Etrex 20 or better is recommended.

The route is 300 miles of mixed terrain: Singletrack, forest road, paved roads, bike trails, double track and grassy abandoned easements. This is an at your own risk personal challenge that each rider voluntarily wants to engage in. There is merely a recommended start time for the route, but riders/runners can start at any time coordinating their official start times with the event organizer beforehand.

There will also be three packrafting routes, two of which can be used if you start on the east and are going west, one of which is West to East Specific, but offers riders a unique camping Opportunity.

Tracking is established by using a Tracking device. Tracking devices are required for the participation as we will be providing an online page to track riders progress. We will contact riders to discuss your options on how to be tracked for this event.

In previous years we have crossed the St Johns River using the Fort Gates Ferry. It is possible that the Ferry may not be re opened for this years running of the event.

WE are hoping the Ferry will return this year, if it does the route will be closer to 250 miles.

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