People Cycling Rides

South Florida - Key West.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
3/6/2021–3/13/2021
Start Location
South Miami, FL
End Location
South Miami, FL
Cost (est.)
$1575 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$825 (USD
Payment Due
12/1/2020
Avg. Distance
52 mi / 84 km
Avg. Elevation
150 ft / 46 m
Ride Description

Bicycle in Southern Florida - get in some spring training miles while it is still winter up north. Cycle along Miami's bicycle paths (the M-Path) through the Florida Keys (mostly bike paths as well), then enjoy a full afternoon and evening in Key West before taking the ferry to Marco Island and pedaling thru the Everglades to return to Miami. Becase the elevation gains are nominal the average full days of riding mileage of 65 is reasonable, especially when, historically speaking, the wind blows east to west when we are in the Keys (i.e., tailwinds!). Sandwiched in the middle is a rest day and on both sides of the rest day the mileage is in the 35/45 mile range (according to the route you choose). Price includes lodging for 7 nights (based on double occupancy), two group dinners, nightly happy hours, van support, luggage transfer ,ferry fee, GPS and cue sheets, leadership costs and the club fee. From the time we begin our ride until we reach Key West the majority of our ride will be on a dedicated bike lanes, separate bike paths (adjacent to the Overseas Highway) or on wide (usually 8’ but sometimes only 3’) shoulders. In some of the larger Keys there is traffic and the bike path does occasionally cross the Overseas Highway. Key West is busy (there is a high number of bicycles and pedestrians on these sreets as well as the regular traffic).  While we end with cycling thru residential streets in Miami,… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours a made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also are given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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