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“Speed the Light” Bike-a-Thon

October 19, 2019

Bethel Church is hosting a “Speed the Light” Bik-a-thon, and if you have a bicycle, this event is for you. “Speed the Light / STL” is a group that provides equipment & modes of transportation for missionaries all around the world, and even tractor trailer trucks that bring supplies to disaster areas. We want to help the Bahamas) We want to ride, so they can ride. The Bike-a-thon will be held Sat. Oct. 19th on the Palatka- Lake Butler, “Rails to Trails” – Trail. (starting at Anticipation Station in Florahome) Entry fee is $20 per rider. (Ages 12 and up) (Open to anyone physically able, who has a bicycle. Ride is on your own, at your own pace and at your own risk… A faster and slower group usually forms naturally) Ask family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor you per mile. This will help us to raise money beyond the $20 entry fee. (All proceeds will go to STL) We will start at Anticipation Station Trailhead in Florahome (Just east of Corral Farms Rd. off of Hwy 100) . We’ll meet there at 7:30 AM. The ride will start promptly at 8 AM. A picnic will be hosted there (at the start/trailhead) after each segment (Around 10 AM & again around 12 PM). Any family or friends are welcome to join us for this. Please have any one joining us bring a finger food or drink to share and Feel free to cheer the riders on at any time during the ride. (We hope to track them as they ride.) Please bring a helmet,water bottle, bike tube, mini air pump, mini tool kit, etc. in case anything should happen on the ride. (Be sure to drink lots and lots of water the night before, and before arriving.). There will be water/snack stops along the way. Bathrooms are available at Anticipation Station in Florahome/the start, at 315 & 100/ Birth & Beyond, and at Twin Lakes Park in KeyStone Heights right by the trail. Waivers must be signed & Sponsorship forms and registration fees will be collected on race day. If you need hotel recommendations, there is Sleep Inn in Palatka (Address: 3805 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 Phone: (386) 325-8889)

or Hampton Inn is nice as well…(Address: 100 Memorial Pkwy, Palatka, FL 32177 Phone: (386) 530-2420)

(Hotels will be at the expense of the rider and are less than 20 min. from where we’ll start the ride.) The ride will be done in two Segments: Segment 1 – (25 mi.) Start at Anticipation Station and ride east towards Palatka until the trail ends near St. John’s Water Management) and turn around and come back to the start.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2260133791 Segment 2: (50 mi.) Start at Anticipation Station and ride east with the first group until the trail ends near St. John’s Water Managment. Turn around and come back to the start. Then keep riding the trail west from there. You’ll stay on the trail until you get to Hwy 100 and 21. Then take the trail/sidewalk down 21 N to Freedom Baptist on the right. At that point, turn around and come back to Anticipation Station the way you came. https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2260138489 (Feel free to turn around at any point…you do NOT have to rode all 25 miles) Riders, please RSVP by clicking “Going” on this event…https://www.facebook.com/events/446229175974426/. Feel free to leave a comment or message the event hosts if you have any questions. Help us “Speed the Light”, as we ride the light.


October 19, 2019
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