Cyclists! Ride Through Scenic Levy County, Florida On The 2018 Tour de Melon, June 2

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Cyclists!  Amateur and “professional” riders will enjoy the 64th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival and get to ride on a variety of routes through Levy County (20, 40, 60 miles on Rails-to-Trails paved Trail and 50, 100 mile road routes).  This is a ride for the entire family!

Here’s the “scoop”:

  • Choose from either a Century Route or multiple paved Trail Routes
  • Terrain is flat.
  • Well-marked rural highways.
  • Route maps will be available at the registration table.
  • Approximate rides of 20, 40, 60 miles on Rails-to-Trails paved Trail and 50, 100 mile road routes!
  • 100 mile ride is a great “starter” ride for anyone wanting to do their first Century ride.
  • Rest/snack stops provided on all routes.
  • SAG service provided.Helmets are required. This also includes children riding in bike seats and/or buggies. Cyclists must obey all traffic rules.

This is a ride, not a race. Plan on riding at a rate appropriate to your training.  You must bring your own towel.

The Tour de Melon starts and finishes at:

Charles Strickland Recreational Park
2340 Old Fannin Rd
Chiefland, FL  32626


Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2, 2017

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Meet n’ Greet at Beef O’Brady’s
      • Packet Pickup
      • Number Bibs
      • Goody Bag
      • T-Shirt
    • Special Menu at Beef O’Brady’s (at your own expense)
      • Pasta with Chicken Parmesan or Shrimp Scampi
      • Steak menu with baked potato, rice or quinoa

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Before the Ride

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. – Strickland Park
    • Check-in opens
    • On-site registration
    • Packet-pickup
  • 7:20 a.m. – Greeting and National Anthem
  • 7:30 a.m. – Mass Ride Start – All distances
    • Century and half-century riders upfront
    • Trail riders behind century and half-century riders

After your ride, swing by downtown Chiefland and visit
the 64th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival

Take your choice of routes through scenic Levy County

After the Ride

  • BBQ meal provided
  • Beer Garden – 1 free beer per rider
  • Water Mister
  • Music
  • Mingling

Beef O’Brady’s
7050 NW 140th St, Chiefland, FL  32626


Don”t miss the Watermelon Festival ….and the Watermelon Queens!