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Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc.
Explore old-Florida charm along the 46-mile, well-kept, multi-use, paved Withlacoochee State Trail.

Annual Ride Registration for Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc. (RTW)

Ride takes place on October 7, 2018

Registration starts on June 8, 2018 and ends on October 3, 2018

START TIME: 7:00AM - 9:00AM (no mass start) Rain or Shine.

LOCATION: The ride begins and ends at the Trailhead at 315 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, 34450.  Continental breakfast will be available and lunch is from 11AM to 3PM at the Apopka Trailhead. Century Riders will find post-ride refreshments at the registration area until 4PM.

T-SHIRTS: Riders registered on or before September 3, 2018 will receive a quality commemorative shirt. Those registering after September 3, 2018 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.  If no size is selected, you will receive a large.  If you cannot attend, T-shirts will be mailed to you, upon your request.

DISTANCE:  The Withlacoochee State Trail is a paved, 46 mile long converted railroad track. You may determine your own ride distance.  Optional Century ride is offered with an 8-mile on-trail loop at the south end of the trail.  Medals will be provided to 100-mile and 100-K riders upon completion of the ride.

ENTRY FEE: $40.00 for pre-registered riders over 12 years old and $45 the day of the ride, $15 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult.) Mailed entries must be received by Wednesday October 3rd. If you cannot meet this deadline, you must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride.  Those riders who do not register ONLINE by Midnight, Wednesday October 3rd will not be included in the Pre-registered listings and must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride.  Early packet pick-up will be held on October 6th, from 1PM to 5PM in the pavilion at the Apopka Trailhead in Inverness for PRE-REGISTERED RIDERS ONLY.

SAG STOPS: Five stops along the way will provide water, sports drinks and food. Restrooms are available at SAG stops. All support ends at 3PM.

DOOR PRIZES: All door prizes will be given to randomly selected pre-registered (by Midnight October 3rd) riders only and will be available for pick up from 7AM to 4PM at the registration area on ride day. At least one bike will be included in the door prizes.

Online registration will close at Midnight on October 3, 2018.


For more information, e-mail us at:  If confirmation of your mailed in registration is desired, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click HERE to register online or you can print out the registration form by clicking HERE.

I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage which I or my minor child may have, or which may hereafter occur to me or my minor child as a result of my or their participation in any bicycle rides conducted by the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee. This release is intended to discharge in advance the Rail to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc., Department of Environmental Protection, and Division of Recreation and Parks or any member thereof leading a ride for the club from any and all liabilities arising out of or connected in any way with my participation or that of my minor child in any bike rides, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities mentioned above. I certify that my level, or that of my minor child, of physical conditioning is appropriate to compete in the Rails to Trails Annual Bike Ride and there are no known reasons why I, or my minor child, should not participate. I further understand that serious accidents may occur during the bike ride, and that participants in bicycle events may sustain mortal or serious personal injuries, and/or property damages, as a result of participation. I further understand that I, or my minor child, must wear proper safety equipment, including, but not limited to helmets, during all bike rides. Knowing the risks of bicycle riding, nevertheless, I hereby agree to assume those risks for my myself or my minor child and to release and hold harmless all of the persons or entities mentioned above who might otherwise be liable to me (or my heirs or assigns) for damages. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk is binding on my heirs and assigns. The participant hereby grants the Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Park Service, Withlacoochee State Trail and Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc. permission to take and use photographs, audio, video or digital recordings made of the Event and any participants for publicity, promotional purposes or other related purposes.