The Spanish Indian Trail is a Coast to Coast fat tire route created by Patrick Thomsen, Matt Wiggins, and Karlos Bernart. It states riders from the west coast start at Ft Desoto to an east coast finish at St Augustine. The route is a Patchwork Quilt of singletrack, forest roads, double track, grassy track, bike path, and paved roads. This year there will be two options available, a 520 mile odyssey and a 420-mile option.
1. You must complete the route under your own power. Once you set foot in a motored power vehicle you are voluntarily withdrawing from the challenge. THERE are exceptions made to this rule in cases of medical emergencies. If you are injured and need help, get healthy and you can rejoin the course at your convenience.
2. There is a no drafting rule in effect.
3. You must be able to safely carry yourself the length of the route. You can only obtain supplies from commercial establishments along or near the route. You cannot pre-arrange any kind of support or supplies and there are no SAG vehicles allowed.
4. There will be 3 checkpoints that you are required to provide photographic evidence for. Some checkpoints may require video documentation. In an effort to prove that you passed these areas you can either email your pics and videos to Nakedindian@singletracksamurai.com or you can post them on your Facebook wall for me to see and verify.
5. You can take as long as you need to complete the challenge, there is no time limit and no cut-offs. Every rider/RUNNER will participate in a mass start if they start with the group the day of the event.
There is a 50$ minimum donation that you make to participate in the event. In return for this donation, you will receive the route file, the trail guide, the waypoint restock file and two souvenirs. Whether you attend the event or not that is what your donation covers, there are NO REFUNDS.
Your Donation does go a long way to keep me working on new routes, projects and maintaining the ever-evolving existing routes and future projects. Generosity is encouraged and generally will provide good luck during the event!!!
I hope this is the year you decide to give the route a try.