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Ride Across America – California to Florida
An event every year that begins at 8:00am on of [month], repeating indefinitely
There are few things in life that compare to the adventure of crossing a continent on a bicycle. This supported, non-camping ride takes participants from the Pacific coast at San Diego, California to the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine, Florida. This is a relatively short route of approximately 3,000 miles. However, this route is abundant in aspects that excite explorers; the terrain is quite varied as are the cultures of the people riders meet as they pedal away the miles. As a rider, you will first encounter the influences of Mexico and Native Americas as you roll east from California through the Mountains and deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. You will find Spain has left its cultural mark in Texas and France did the same in Louisiana’s Cajun region. Once you roll into Mississippi and Alabama you will experience true southern hospitality at its best. As you enter Florida, the last state on your adventure, be on the lookout for alligators and other tropical creatures. Finally, after 46 days you and your new friends will arrive at historic St. Augustine, Florida, a city first established by Spanish explorers in 1565. This quaint city is the perfect place to end the tour. All riders will come together for the final act of this adventure, the ceremonial dipping of front tires into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The ride will be over but the memories and friendships will last a lifetime.