Florida District - Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Sunrise to Sunset
Florida District Ride
October 26th, 2019
Meeting at Andy Romano Beachfront Park 839 S Atlantic Ave. Ormond Beach, FL at 7AM on October 26th for a 7:30 sunrise and an 8AM departure. There are nice restrooms and a beautiful parking lot for us here and some very nice pavilions. Everyone will be riding in individual groups of 6 to 8 bikes with Road Captain leaders and tailgunners hopefully having CB radios and GPS. Each group will set their own pace and will schedule their own stops as needed. Some groups will stop for breakfast, lunch and dinner with breaks in between. If you do not have your own group, we will do our best to assign you to one. No one will be left behind.
The designated route will be approximately 218 miles with lots of turns and curves and will take about 5.5 hrs of ride time to complete not counting any stops. The route includes riding the Ozello trail to Peck's Old Port Cove restaurant where some groups may want to catch an early dinner and then onto to the Sunset part at Fort Island Gulf Beach Park in Crystal River at the western end of State road 44. We would like everyone to be at the sunset destination by 6 PM for a little get together before sunset at 6:47 PM. The parking lot here is not as nice as the starting point one. There are some paved parking spots but mostly sand or grass and the pavilions are very small here. It’s a beach!
Some of us will be staying at the Days Inn at Ormond Beach 281 S, Atlantic Ave. which is about one miles north of the Andy Romano Park starting point. We booked it through GWRRA. There is also a Quality Inn right next door and many other hotels in the area. When I went to test ride the route, I stayed at a Sleep Inn about 4 miles away and it was very nice.
.Crystal River also has many choices for places to stay but the last time we stayed at the Quality Inn there, it was not a good experience. There is a nice Best Western in Crystal River right next door to Crackers Restaurant which is another favorite many. There is also a Holiday Inn and several other hotels.
Assistant District Ride Coordinators
Ed & Jeanette Carr
District Ride Coordinators
Denis Turcotte & Nikki Blaha
Anyone wanting the downloadable GPX file for your GPS, contact Denis Turcotte at email@example.com