Preparations are well under way for one of America's longest one-day bicycle races, the Race Across Florida 2005 on Sunday, April 17. The race will start 15 minutes before the Bike Across Florida at 6:30 am at 1600 N. Atlantic Blvd. in Cocoa Beach and finishes at City Hall in Crystal River. An international contingent of 120 qualified long distance cyclists will race through 14 communities and seven counties, completing a distance of 267.5 km.
The record of the winner of the 2004 bicycle race was set by John Schlitter of Hays Kansas. Schlitter crossed the state of Florida in 6 hours and 30 minutes. The communities through which the peloton will race are with approximate time of arrivals:
For more information please got to: www.bikeacrossflorida.com