Melbourne, FL, RUSA Permanents
These events are official RUSA permanents that are 200 km (125 miles) or longer. You can ride them and get credit toward RUSA awards such as the R-12 award and UMCA awards such as the "Year Rounder". All of the rides start at Panera Bread at Wickham and Post roads, in Melbourne, Florida.
I developed these routes over the last 20 years of cycling in Brevard County to provided you the best possible cycling experience on the Space Coast. Each ride has a cue sheet, GPS file, and ride card (to record your arrival at each checkpoint). All of the ride materials are free, however, to receive credit toward RUSA awards or UMCA "Organized Century" there is a charge of $10 for insurance and results processing. Your welcome to do any of these rides on your own unofficially (please, note that FLAcyclist assumes no liability in this case - see the disclaimer below).
Each rider package zip file contains a cue sheet as an Excel spreedsheet, and two GPS files. The gdb file is for Garmin MapSource users and the GPX file for Garmin and all other GPS software that can import GPX files and transfer them to your GPS device.
If you want RUSA credit for one of these events do the following:
- 1. Email me your RUSA # and a rough idea of when you want to ride.
- 2. I will email you my mailing addresses.
- 3. Mail me $10, a signed copy of the appropriate waiver (see below), your mailing address, and the date and time that you want to start the ride.
- 4. I will send you a ride card.
- 5. Do the ride on the predetermined date and time, entering the required information on the ride card at each checkpoint.
- 6. When you are finished, sign the card and mail it to me.
- 7. I'll enter the results on the RUSA website and sign the card. I will also mail the card back to you, if you request.
For questions and entry submissions just write to me Tom Jordan (tom 'at' flacyclist.com)
Start Location for all rides (except "Mt Dora to Melbourne") is Panera Bread in the Post Commons Shopping Center, Wickham and Post Rd., Melbourne, FL; Open Hours are 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM Monday thru Saturday. The "Mt Dora to Melbourne" ride ends at this Panera Bread restaurant.
Disclaimers, Warnings and Cautions
The routes provided here are intended for use by experienced cyclists. Bicyclists using any of these routes assume all risks for their own safety. The routes indicated are regular roads used by automobiles and trucks, and they have no special provisions for bicycling. You should possess adequate cycling skills and be knowledgeable of vehicular laws before attempting to ride on any public roadway.
These routes were created by rider(s) like you. FLAcyclist no representations as to the accuracy of the cue sheets or the ridability of these routes as the road conditions may have changed since the cue sheets and GPS files were created - road signs disappear or become turned, counties rename or remove roads, road conditions improve or deteriorate, roads are made one-way, construction closes some roads, food stores close, new roads and developments appear, etc.
The neither FLAcyclist nor the author(s) of these cue sheets and GPS files can guarantee the safety of cyclists on these routes, and assume no legal liability for injury or damage which may occur.