Voted as one of the top places to ride in the WORLD! Mount Dora Bicycle Festival Oct 5th-8th boast 43 years of excellence.Attracting over a thousand cyclists; this is Florida’s oldest and largest bicycling event! The TREK 43rd Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival presented by David’s World Cycle consists of a weekend of rides varying lengths and skill levels, cyclist of all ages come to see why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride.
One Yelp reviewer commented ” The rides were simply flawless, clearly marked and easy to follow on beautiful country roads and rolling hills with a couple of challenging hills to tackle, life got better by the mile. The organizers and volunteers are simply the best, great demeanor and always, always, always willing to help and inform. ”
The event schedule for riders includes scenic rides at all levels, culinary specials at local Mount Dora restaurants, Saturday evening Concert in the Park featuring The Wailers, vendor village and so much more.
What Makes Our Area Ideal for Cyclist?
Festival organizers mark the routes throughout Lake County with symbols that correspond to the routes.
The most challenging: the 55-mile “Famous Battle of Buckhill,” which has an 1,835 feet elevation gain, including climbing up Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in the peninsula part of Florida at 312 feet above sea level.
Checkout video “Best Way How to Conquer Sugar Loaf Mountain” from Orlando Sentinel article 2015 – Mount Dora Bicycle Festival: What are the best routes?
One ride’s tasty destination takes you to a popular authentic German bakery, Yalaha Bakery, which is a sweet carb-happy reward. You will earn it during this 53-mile ride.
Check out last years event or update information on their Facebook page.