Mark your calendars! Feb 8 - 9, 2020 is the 32nd Annual SPBC Cycling Classic with featured guest, 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist and former pro cyclist,
The St. Petersburg Bicycle Club
is offering a FULL WEEKEND of fun
, with events around town, a special event for registered
riders and volunteers only with featured guest Kristin Armstrong
and of course, at least FOUR different length rides
just south of St. Pete through the mostly rural areas of Manatee County, including some of the most scenic riding in the area
On Saturday morning, Classic registrants can join us for our club rides that feature various speeds (16 mph - 26+ mph), including a 45-mile ride to Fort De Soto, with its 20 miles of uninterrupted riding.
You’ll have the chance to experience some of the finest riding in Florida with new and old friends. Riders will often break into groups of matching abilities, with some riders employing the “smell the roses” approach and others challenging themselves with more spirited efforts. Our goal is to enjoy the surroundings and cherish the company. It’s all about FUN.
Rides are 20, 36, 100K (602 mi) and 100 miles. We'll have plenty of rest stops with food, drinks and port-a-potties. Support vehicles will be dispatched to anyone needing assistance during the ride. The Classic is open to both SPBC members and non-members alike. Link to Routes.
Staged in February, The Classic takes advantage of usually PERFECT WEATHER (avg. high 72 degrees) and allows more of our “snow bird” friends to join in the fun!)
We'll leave from the Manatee River Fairgrounds after a light BREAKFAST and COFFEE. After the rides, enjoy a catered LUNCH, along with artisan craft BEER, compliments of the award-winning Pinellas Ale Works, as well as music and other festivities.
The Classic is our main club fundraiser. We are honored to have a great group of sponsors this year, including our title sponsor for the third year in a row--PSCU
Schedule at a glance:
Sat., Feb. 8, 8 AM
Women-only ride with Kristin
30 miles at easy pace
Sat, Feb 8, 8:30 AM
Club rides from Northshore Pool
Sat, Feb 8, 6-8 PM
An Evening with Kristin Armstrong - 2/8/2020
(Event Registrants and Volunteers Free
All others may register for a $10 fee by clicking on the link above)
2222 1st Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Sun, Feb 9, 6 AM-3 PM
SPBC Cycling Classic
Palmetto's Manatee County Fairgrounds
1303 17th St W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Packet Pickup from 6 AM until 10 AM
Tentative Sunday start times are as follows:
100 miles: 7:00 AM
60 miles: 8:30 AM
36 miles: 9:30 AM
20 miles: 10:00 AM
Due to construction and for safety concerns, several route changes were implemented. Some routes have changed considerably, so please make sure you have the latest version.
SPBC Cycling Classic Maps, Cue Sheets & Bike Computer Files
Routes are clearly marked with arrows. Printed route maps will be included in your registration packets.
(Last update Feb 3rd, 12:30 PM).
2020 Sponsors Included:
A T-Shirt is guaranteed with your registration if you register by Jan 16th
. We are also offering a SPBC Cycling Classic 2020 jersey
. To order a jersey, click here
. (Use SPBC20)
Some of the proceeds for The Classic will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Advanced registration will be online ONLY. No processing fee for Members. No mail-in registrations.
If you need accommodations for the weekend, check airbnb.com, trivago.com or similar online reservation services.
Event day registration is available at a higher price. And we’ll have a special discount that includes the ride registration and new club membership. Start times, etc. are coming soon.
So mark Feb 8 and 9, 2020 on your calendars for THE SPBC CYCLING CLASSIC weekend.