Mount Dora Bicycle Festival
Ride Info & Routes

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Friday Oct. 4th Rides

100 Mile Bakery Century – 7:30AM

With 100.1 total miles and +2365 feet of climbing makes this a challenging but very scenic ride.  Named for the German Bakery that sits along this ride the Bakery Century is also part of our Gran Fondo which will allow those riders up for a challenge to test themselves in a KOM and Sprint timing stage along the route.  This is NOT for beginner riders and will take most riders 5 to 6 hours to complete.  Part 1 of the Back 2 Back Century Gran Fondo Challenge.

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64 Mile Metric Bakery Century – 7:45AM

With 63.5 total miles and +1694 feet of climbing makes this a challenging but very scenic ride.  Named for the German Bakery that sits along this ride the Bakery Century is also part of our Gran Fondo which will allow those riders up for a challenge to test themselves in a KOM and Sprint timing stage along the route.  This is a big challenge for beginner riders and is suggested for intermediate riders and will take most riders 3 to 4 hours to complete.  Part 1 of the Back 2 Back Metric Century Gran Fondo Challenge.

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37 Mile Leg Stretcher Ride – 8:00 AM
With 37.3 total miles and +878 feet of climbing makes this a rolling and casual ride for those who are preparing for the bigger rides on Saturday or for those newer riders who want the challenge of a little longer than normal ride.  This rider features some hills at the start and mid-way on the ride.  This ride will take most riders 2 to 3 hours to complete.

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25 Mile Lake Dora Loop – 8:15 AM

With 25.1 total miles and +644 feet of climbing this is a nice, casual ride that rolls around Lake Dora and Lake Harris shorelines. This is a challenging ride for new riders and a good warm-up for the days to come for intermediate or advanced riders.  

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11 Mile Tangerine Ride (Unguided) – 8:30 AM

With 10.8 miles and + 394 feet of climbing this is a nice, mostly flat, casual and un-guided ride out to one of our beautiful lakefront parks, Trimble Park.  Enjoy the park and then ride back through the historic town of Tangerine.  This is a great ride for the beginning rider or family. 

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Saturday Oct. 5th Rides

100 Mile Swamp Century – 7:30AM

With 100.8 total miles and +2046 feet of climbing makes this is a new challenge but very scenic ride through northern Lake County and parts of the Ocala National forest.  Named for the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area that this ride will wind through it also is part of our Back to Back Century and Gran Fondo challenge which will allow riders up for the effort to test themselves in a KOM and Sprint timing stage along the route.  This is NOT for beginner riders and will take most riders 5 to 6 hours to complete.  Part 2 of the Back 2 Back Century Gran Fondo Challenge.

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63 Mile Swamp Metric Century - 7:45AM

With 63.2 total miles and +1382 feet of climbing makes this a festival favorite year after year.  Very scenic ride through northern Lake County, it is named for the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area that this ride will wind through.  This metric century is also part of our Back to Back Metric Century and Gran Fondo challenge which will allow riders up for the effort, to test themselves in a KOM and Sprint timing stage along the route.  This is a big challenge for beginner riders and is suggested for intermediate riders and will take most riders 3 to 4 hours to complete.  Part 2 of the Back 2 Back Metric Century Gran Fondo Challenge.

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41 Mile Three Bobs Ride – 8:00 AM

With 41.6 miles and +1112 feet of Climbing this route was named after three cycling friends all named Bob.  This route was created from their friendly challenge to see which Bob could create the ride where you could spot the most lakes in Lake County in 40 miles.  This was the winning ride and the route brags about having a water feature for every mile it is long! Rolling hills and great forested land are also highlights of this ride. With rolling hills and mostly remote, rural roads, the Three Bob’s Ride is a good ride for newer riders who want to try a little more mileage or for those riders who are looking for a little more socially paced ride. 

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29 Mile Thrill Hill Ride – 8:15 AM

Updated with 29 total miles and +769 feet of climbing this is an all-time favorite on some beautifully paved roads and new lakefront scenery added this year. Wind out the rolling hills north of Mount Dora where cattle and orange trees outnumber the human population. Enjoy these 29 miles with lots of countryside and lovely scenery with a “Thrill” thrown in the middle. Thrill Hill is a local cycling favorite that can accelerate a cyclist to top speeds down a hill the length of a city block and challenges cyclists to climb the other side. Rumored to have been formed by a sink hole almost a century ago, Thrill Hill road lives up to its name for cyclists who ride this route.

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18 Mile Lake Gracie Grows Up (Unguided) – 8:30 AM

With 17.6 miles and + 501 feet of climbing this is a short, but challenging, casual and un-guided ride for the ones who are newer to cycling or would just like a scenic ride. No rest stop on this route so stock up at base camp before setting off. 

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Sunday Oct. 6th Rides

55 Mile Battle of Buck Hill – 7:30AM

With 54.7 total miles and +1840 feet of climbing If you choose the Famous Battle of Buck Hill, a former Florida State road racing course you will experience hills, hills, hills!  I hope you love them, because this ride has many of them and they will challenge even the most fit of riders. However, every challenge has its rewards, which is some of the most scenic valleys in Central Florida. Some segments of this ride will remind riders of riding rural areas of North Georgia or Colorado. This ride is one of our most difficult and technical courses. Please consider your fitness level and bicycle handing skill level before deciding to tackle this ride.

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40 Mile Assault on Sugarloaf - 7:45AM

With 39.5 total miles and +1112 feet of climbing do you have what it takes to climb one of the steepest, and longest hills in all of Florida, if so, ride the Assault on Sugarloaf!  Launch from 96 feet above sea level to 302 feet, and accomplish that in 6 tenths of a mile with steep sections over 8% in grade.  That is an assault, either on you or Sugarloaf!

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30 Mile Roll and Recover Ride – 8:00 AM

With 29.9 miles and +688 feet of climbing this route is nice recovery ride for anyone who may have accomplished our Back-To-Back centuries and Gran Fondo or those who tacked their first Metric Century.  This ride rolls over easy grades and has scenic views. 

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19 Mile Photo Scavenger Hunt – 8:15 AM

With 19.2 miles and only +490 feet of climbing this may be the best way to close your Mount Dora Bicycle Festival Experience.  Pick up a cue sheet at the start of the ride and then be prepared to look out for the clues.  Take a photo of what you think the clue is about and post them to our Facebook page.  The teams with the most correct photos will win some cool prizes. 

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