Friday, December 28, 2012

BFSC Ride Schedule Dec 29, 30 & 31 - New Years Weekend and Week - Optional MTB Ride Sunday @ 8:30 - Sunday/Monday Road Ride @ 9:00


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Optional 8:30 AM Mountain Bike ride at Hanna Park on Sunday, due to the COLD weather forecast at the 8:00 Ride Time. On Sunday 8:00 ride time temperature forecast is 43 F with 14 mph N wind and Sunny.

For those that are Road Riding on Sunday and Monday the start time is 9:00 AM. Sunday 9:00 AM start time forecast is Sunny at 47 F with 14 N winds. Monday 9:00 start time is 50 F 10 mph SE wind with Partly Cloudy with 20% chance of rain.   

There are no scheduled rides on Tuesday – New Years Day.

Beaches First Street Cycling’s Winter Weekly Ride Schedule
New Years Week Ride Schedule

Please Check the BFSC Facebook Page for any additional Ride information.

No RIDE -Tuesday Night Guana – IT IS THURSDAY Night!!! – 6:00 PM – Meet under Palm Valley 210 Bridge
We are riding a variety of bikes: mountain, urban assault and cyclocross bikes.
Lights are required. This is an out and back 20+ miles course, so if you get dropped, you will be picked back up on the faster group’s return.

No RIDE on Tuesday at 6:30 or 9:00 AM!!
Thursday 6:30 AM morning rides from the PV Inn & Club. Continue to check this BFSC Blog and Facebook page for time changes as sunrise continues to be later rising.

Thursday 9:00 AM morning ride leaving from the Lodge: This is a group ride with a ride pace of 19/24 MPH. There are 2 routes – Tuesday is Nocatee loops and Thursday is down A1A to Vilano Bridge and back. Both routes are approximately 50 miles.

Twilight Begins/Sunrise = 6:59 / 7:24 AM
Sunset / Twilight Ends = 5:38 / 6:03 PM

Beaches Weekend Weather Forecast (observed at Mayport Naval Air Station)

The Beaches Weekend weather forecast: At the normal ride start time, Saturday’s temperatures forecast to be 59 F with 16 mph WSW wind and Cloudy with 60% chance of Rain. On Sunday’s the Forecast is 43 F with 14 mph N wind and Sunny. On Monday the forecast is Partly Sunny at 47 F (@ 9:00 AM Temp Forecast is 50 F) with 10 mph SE with 20% chance of rain.  


   
Beaches First Street Cycling Weekend Ride Schedule

Sunday Optional Mountain Bike Ride @ 8:30 AM due to COLD weather.
Sunday – 8:30 AM @ Hanna Park – Front Parking Lot
$1.00 Entrance Fee

We ride as a semi group, which means you ride your pace and we will regroup at the trailheads or major intersection in the trails.

 
Saturday – 8:00 AM @ the Lodge – 40 miles =
There maybe a small group due to the 60% chance of Rain
There are Two Groups on Saturday

The BFSC splits into 2 groups base on Ride Pace either at the PV Bridge
Or at the Traffic Light at Crosswater Parkway & Old 210
Group 1 = Ride Pace 25+ MPH with max speed 30+
Group 2 = Ride Pace 19 – 25 MPH 
See link for the Map on the right. 
Group 1 will make Right at Crosswater Parkway. 
Group 2 will make a Left at Crosswater Parkway

Sunday - 9:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 50 - 65 miles –
There maybe a small group due to the COLD temp forecast
Group Ride Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride. This means a NO drop Ride and we all stop for Flats/Mechanical issues.
We will regroup when necessary for those losing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.

Sunday – 8:30 AM Mountain Bike Ride – Hanna Park

Monday - 9:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 40 - 65 miles
Group Ride Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride. This means a NO drop Ride and we all stop for Flats/Mechanical issues.
We will regroup when necessary for those losing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.


ALL RIDE MILEAGE IS BASED on from the starting location: The Lodge and back to The Lodge


Friday, December 21, 2012

BFSC Christmas Week Ride Schedule - Dec 22, 23, & 24 - Optional Mountain Bike Ride and Road Ride 9:00 Start Times


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Optional 8:30 AM Mountain Bike ride at Hanna Park on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Due to the COLD weather forecast at the 8:00 Ride Time. Saturday’s temperatures forecast to be 38F with 15 mph WNW wind that will feel like 30 F but Sunny skies. On Sunday more of the same 40 F which will feel like 36 F with 6 mph NW wind and Sunny. On Monday the forecast is Sunny at 50 F with 4 SSW winds that will feel like 50 F.   

For those that are Road Riding the Saturday start time is 8:00 AM. On Sunday and Monday the start time is 9:00 AM.

There are no scheduled rides on Tuesday – Christmas Day.

There is a Fix Gear Time Trial this Saturday morning leaving from Mickler’s at 7:30 AM. They will be riding North on PVB to the Cabana Club and returning South on PVB. The Saturday 8:00 Road Ride, Please watch out for the race going south and not impede their Time Trail.

Beaches First Street Cycling’s Winter Weekly Ride Schedule
Christmas Week Ride Schedule

Please Check the BFSC Facebook Page for any additional Ride information.

No RIDE -Tuesday Night Guana – 6:00 PM – Meet under Palm Valley 210 Bridge
We are riding a variety of bikes: mountain, urban assault and cyclocross bikes.
Lights are required. This is an out and back 20+ miles course, so if you get dropped, you will be picked back up on the faster group’s return.

No RIDE on Tuesday at 6:30 or 9:00 AM!!
Thursday 6:30 AM morning rides from the PV Inn & Club. Continue to check this BFSC Blog and Facebook page for time changes as sunrise continues to be later rising.

Thursday 9:00 AM morning ride leaving from the Lodge: This is a group ride with a ride pace of 19/24 MPH. There are 2 routes – Tuesday is Nocatee loops and Thursday is down A1A to Vilano Bridge and back. Both routes are approximately 50 miles.

Twilight Begins/Sunrise = 6:55 / 7:20 AM
Sunset / Twilight Ends = 5:32 / 5:58 PM

Beaches Weekend Weather Forecast (observed at Mayport Naval Air Station)

The Beaches Weekend weather forecast: At the normal ride start time, Saturday’s temperatures forecast to be 38F with 15 mph WNW wind that will feel like 30 F but Sunny skies. On Sunday more of the same 40 F which will feel like 36 F with 6 mph NW wind and Sunny. On Monday the forecast is Sunny at 50 F with 4 SSW winds that will feel like 50 F.  

   
Beaches First Street Cycling Weekend Ride Schedule

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Optional Mountain Bike Ride @ 8:30 AM due to COLD weather.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday – 8:30 AM @ Hanna Park – Front Parking Lot
$1.00 Entrance Fee

We ride as a semi group, which means you ride your pace and we will regroup at the trailheads or major intersection in the trails.

 
Saturday – 8:00 AM @ the Lodge – 40 miles = There maybe a small group due to the COLD weather forecast of HIGH Winds & Wind Chill.
There are Two Groups on Saturday

The BFSC splits into 2 groups base on Ride Pace either at the PV Bridge
Or at the Traffic Light at Crosswater Parkway & Old 210
Group 1 = Ride Pace 25+ MPH with max speed 30+
Group 2 = Ride Pace 19 – 25 MPH 
See link for the Map on the right. 
Group 1 will make Right at Crosswater Parkway. 
Group 2 will make a Left at Crosswater Parkway

Sunday - 9:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 50 - 65 miles
Group Ride Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride. This means a NO drop Ride and we all stop for Flats/Mechanical issues.
We will regroup when necessary for those losing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.

Monday - 9:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 40 - 65 miles
Group Ride Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride. This means a NO drop Ride and we all stop for Flats/Mechanical issues.
We will regroup when necessary for those losing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.


ALL RIDE MILEAGE IS BASED on from the starting location: The Lodge and back to The Lodge


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

BFSC Ride Schedule - December 15 & 16 - Optional Mountain Bike Ride Sunday at White Springs, FL


Optional Mountain Bike Group Ride – Sunday – 9:00 AM – White Springs
There is a group mountain bike ride meeting at the Suwannee Bicycle Association (SBA) HQ in White Springs, Sunday, December 16. You need to be ready to ride at 9:00 AM. We will be riding the trails used in the SBA’s January
26, 2013, 50-mile IDIDARIDE mountain bike rides.

Beaches First Street Cycling’s Fall Weekly Ride Schedule

Tuesday Night Guana – 6:00 PM – Meet under Palm Valley 210 Bridge
We are riding a variety of bikes: mountain, urban assault and cyclocross bikes.
Lights are required. This is an out and back 20+ miles course, so if you get dropped, you will be picked back up on the faster group’s return.

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 AM morning rides from the PV Inn & Club. Continue to check this BFSC Blog and Facebook page for time changes as sunrise continues to be later rising.

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 AM morning ride leaving from the Lodge: This is a group ride with a ride pace of 19/24 MPH. There are 2 routes – Tuesday is Nocatee loops and Thursday is down A1A to Vilano Bridge and back. Both routes are approximately 50 miles.

Twilight Begins/Sunrise = 6:52 / 7:17 AM
Sunset / Twilight Ends = 5:29 / 5:55 PM

Beaches Weekend Weather Forecast (observed at Mayport Naval Air Station)

The Beaches Weekend weather forecast at Saturday’s start time is 58 F, 6 mph ENE wind, and Cloudy with 20% chance of rain. On Sunday the forecast at start time will be Partly Sunny and temp being 62 F, 7 mph S wind. White Springs Sunday’s forecast is Partly Sunny and 60 F at ride starts time.

   
Beaches First Street Cycling Weekend Ride Schedule
 
Saturday – 8:00 AM @ the Lodge – 40 miles =
There are Two Groups on Saturday

The BFSC splits into 2 groups base on Ride Pace either at the PV Bridge
Or at the Traffic Light at Crosswater Parkway & Old 210
Group 1 = Ride Pace 25+ MPH with max speed 30+
Group 2 = Ride Pace 19 – 25 MPH 
See link for the Map on the right. 
Group 1 will make Right at Crosswater Parkway. 
Group 2 will make a Left at Crosswater Parkway

Sunday - 8:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 50 - 65 miles
Group Ride - Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride. This means a NO drop Ride and we all stop for Flats/Mechanical issues.
We will regroup when necessary for those losing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.

ALL RIDE MILEAGE IS BASED on from the starting location: The Lodge and back to The Lodge

Sunday – 9:00 AM - Mountain Bike Group Ride –– White Springs
There is a group mountain bike ride meeting at the Suwannee Bicycle Association (SBA) HQ in White Springs, Sunday, December 16. Plan on arriving to be ready to ride at 9:00 AM. We will be riding several of the trails used in the SBA”s January 26, 2013, 50-mile IDIDARIDE mountain bike rides. Please allow 1.5 hours drive from the Beach to White Springs.

We will ride the trails at your pace and regroup at the trailhead or major trail intersections. All trails begin and end around the SBA HQ building or Highway 41, so if you need to cut the ride short, you will always come back to the starting point.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

BFSC/BEAM Bike Building Party


Beaches First Street Cycling had a very successful bike building party on Wednesday and delivered 40 kids bike to B.E.A.M.

Thank you to Sean Crichton and Stephanie Tamplin Crichton for hosting the bike building party. And Sean organizing the bike build.

Thank you to the BFSC cycling community for their time & money to make our BEAM bike donation project successful.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beaches First Street Cycling & B.E.A.M. Bike Building Party Wednesday, December 12 6:00 PM


Beaches First Street Cycling & B.E.A.M. Bike Building Party
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 PM – till

Sean, Stephanie & Gunner Crichton’s Home
3300 South 1st Street and 33rd Ave South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(The Orange Water Cooler House)

We will build up bikes in the garage and driveway, so bring your tools, pump and BIKE STAND.

If you have a truck, please bring. We will deliver bikes to B.E.A.M. (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministries)  as we build a truckload of bikes on Wednesday.

                    Pizza and Beer & Soft Drinks will be provided

If you’re not building a bike, stop by anyway and socialize with your bike friends and enjoy the Christmas Spirit.

If you have a used kid’s bike that’s in good shape, maybe your child has out grown their bike, bring it to the Bike Building Party Wednesday. It needs to be in working riding shape. We DO NOT have the resources or parts to fix the bike.

Thank you to all the BFSC riders who have donated to our Christmas charity project to donate kids’ bicycles to our local needy family organization called B.E.A.M.

We have been very successful in raising a little over $2500 dollars, which allowed Walter & Robert to purchase approximately 35 kids’ bikes with additional helmets and bike locks.

It is not to late to donate, bring your checks or cash Wednesday to the Bike Building Party.  We will forward the donations to B.E.A.M. Or you can mail donations directly to B.E.A.M. 850 Sixth Avenue South, Ste 400 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Please note Beaches First Street Cycling in the  notation line.

Give your cash & check donations to Walter or Robert.
Make checks payable to: Beaches First Street Cycling

Special Thank You to our BFSC Riders for their additional help.

Lee Ann Buck was able to secure through LandStar 30 FREE kids’ helmets from FLDOT Kids’ Helmet program.

Chris Cusimano was able to work with Champion Cycling to purchase 25 combination locks for the bikes.

Open Road Beaches for extra bike tubes and chain lube.

Pat Falke working with The Beaches Leader and The Ponte Vedra Recorder to get our group some good press.

Pablo Rivera is coming to take pictures of the bike building and presentation to B.E.A.M.

Mary Ellen Darretta contacting First Coast News. They may show up.