Clermont Rides

These are some routes from recent and upcoming events in Clermont FL.

200 km Brevet, 7 Janurary 2006, Starts at the the Holiday Inn at Rt 50 and US 27 in Clermont. Runs up the Withlacoochee trail to the turnaround at Inverness, FL and returns to the start.

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300 km Brevet, 4 February 2006, Starts at the the Holiday Inn at Rt 50 and US 27 in Clermont. Heads south on the General James Van Fleet Trail then west through Dade City and San Antonio, north on the Withlacoochee Trail to the turnaround at north of Inverness, FL (about 7 miles north of the turn-around of the 200 km). Then back south on the Withlacoochee returning to the start on the reverse course of the outbound leg of the 200 km brevet above.

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400 km Brevet, 11 March 2006, Starts at the the Holiday Inn at Rt 50 and US 27 in Clermont. Heads south out of Clermont to Polk City, then on the General Van Fleet Trail for 10 miles. Exitting the trail west on Green Pond Rd. and Rock Ridge Rd. to Old Dade City Hwy north to Cr-54. Heads west and south to the beginning of the Suncoast Trail just north of Tampa and ride the Suncoast, then onto the Withlacoochee Trail to Hernando and back to Cr-476 heading east thru Bushnell and and Center Hill back to Clermont.
The end of this course is about the same as the last half of the 300k route. More precisely, the routes are the same from the start of the north-bound section on the Withlacoohee Trail to all the way to Clermont, except for a little mileage added near Mascotte. This is another great ride that adds a third trail.

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600 km Brevet, 1-2 April 2006, Starts at the the Holiday Inn at Rt 50 and US 27 in Clermont. Heads south out of Clermont and catch the General Van Fleet Trail to Polk City, then on to Haines City, and points East, then heading south down some of Floridas most quiet roads passing through orange groves, and surfacing in Avon Park. We than meander through several sub divisions in Sebring passing Highlands Hammock State Park, then heading northeast to Zolfo Springs. Here we rest at a new 24Hr BP Convenience Store before heading east then turning north up through Bradley, Florida, Bartow, Winter Haven and back to start location in Clermont.
Here you might stop and rest for a couple of hours, eat, shower and change clothes before finishing the last portion of the event. We head North East up through the hills of Clermont, then to Tavares, Fl before heading East to Apopka. Then head Southwest along the West Orange Trail for 22 miles and Clermont for the Finish.

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