43rd Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival Oct 5 – 8 2017

Voted as one of the top places to ride in the WORLD! Mount Dora Bicycle Festival Oct 5th-8th boast 43 years of excellence.mount-dora-bicycle-festivalAttracting 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.

11990431_901071029987408_3421182664507461285_nOne 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?

12096525_896904603713252_5972398492004059888_nA variety of daily rides — 8, 12, 22, 25, 53, 67 miles, some with hills, some without, all traveling throughout the local area and countryside.

Event Route information

bike-fest-road-markingssFestival organizers mark the routes throughout Lake County with symbols that correspond to the routes.

Photo: Mark E. Lepow/Sommer Sports

Sugar Loaf Mountain Photo: Mark E. Lepow/Sommer Sports

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 2015Mount Dora Bicycle Festival: What are the best routes? 

yalahaOne 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.

12088593_10153438615988682_8446301519267152049_nSchedule information  – Call 352-383-2165 Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce or www.mountdorabicyclefestival.com.

Check out last years event or update information on their Facebook page.

warning-sign-look-out-for-bikes-bicyclesRemember to ALWAYS  watch for and respect the cyclist on the road.  Please be patient!

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