Want to connect with other biking enthusiasts while in Ponte Vedra? Join one of the organized rides often available in the Ponte Vedra area and get a great workout while meeting new friends.

The Organized Ride Experience

Some of the most knowledgeable bikers in Ponte Vedra organize rides and can help you plan for a great biking experience while in the area. Often these rides take place after work in the cooler evening hours, or on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

One of the better known entities is the Northern Florida Bicycle Club. You can use its website to see the range of upcoming riding events and choose an option that works best for you. These rides vary substantially in both length and types of rides and can include fat tire beach riding leaving from Mickler’s Landing, to mountain biking in the Guana Research Reserve.

You can often get a good advanced feel for the character of the rides as organizers frequently provide the location for the starting points, maps showing varying lengths and durations, as well as riding surfaces and tips for planning your ride to make the most of the experience. These organized rides will require you use a helmet and can sometimes provide a brief safety briefing to help riders stay safe.

With advanced planning you can also participate in more significant biking events like the annual Tour de Forts Classic, typically held in September. The Classic incorporates bicycle tours through several scenic and historic routes in St. Johns County and can attract more than 700 riders for the event.

When you are biking, you can help ensure limited impacts to the surrounding areas by being a “Sustainable PVB Guest” – keep these recommendations in mind.

  • Bring your helmet and plenty of water for your ride.
  • Make sure to share the road with other vehicles or recreational users.
  • When riding on natural trails, make sure you stay on the established trail areas and don’t disturb sensitive lands.
  • Stick to sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common ingredients found in chemical formulas.
  • Keep the “natural” in “natural areas” by packing out what you pack in.


Experience: Take an Organized Ride

Address: Will vary depending on ride – check with ride organizer

Hours: Ride times will vary – check with ride organizer

Website: https://www.nfbc.us/

Facilities Available: Will vary depending on ride – check with ride organizer

Level of Difficulty: Will vary depending on ride – check with ride organizer

Tips From The Experts

  1. Make sure to bring a lock if you will be going inside and plan on leaving your bike unattended.
  2. Ride mid-morning – traffic will be lighter and it will still be cooler for the ride.