2022 Tour de TC: Jacksonville to Key West
This leisurely tour from Jacksonville to the southernmost point in the U.S, Key West, follows the beautiful Atlantic Coast of Florida and provides riders with ocean views along most of the route. Daily mileage is between 48 and 71 miles per day on flat bike friendly roads. The biggest hills are the bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway that are high enough for boats to pass underneath. There is a bit of urban riding but there are good bike lanes and some paved bike paths. The biggest challenge is the wind, generally not a problem.
Bring an appetite for fresh seafood and lots of sunscreen for all that Florida sunshine! If we get lucky we may see a rocket launch. There are 3 SpaceX launches from Cape Canaveral planned for April with no specific dates yet.
There will be van SAG support to transport luggage, provide water and snacks at rest stops, provide help with routine repairs, and provide transportation when needed.
You can look at the route for each day with RidewithGPS.com, which can be downloaded and installed free of charge. The maps offer Google Maps functionality on your computer, including street view, satellite images, etc. Below are the links for the daily routes. NOTE: the street view is not always current and may show construction that has been completed or not show current road construction.
All routes are subject to change as we continue to plan for safety and transplant center involvement.
Day 1 - April 20
Miles: 64 | Climb: 1,724449 | Mayo Clinic JAX to Palm Coast
Day 2 - April 21
Miles: 48 | Climb: 348 | Palm Coast to New Smyrna Beach
Day 3 - April 22
Miles: 71 | Climb: 626 | New Smyrna Beach to Cocoa Beach
Day 4 - April 23
Miles: 71 | Climb: 312 | Cocoa Beach to Ft Pierce
Day 5 - April 24
Miles: 55 | Climb: 350 | Ft Pierce to Jupiter/Juno Beach
Day 6 - April 25
Miles: 65 | Climb: 439 | Jupiter/Juno Beach to Ft Lauderdale
Day 7 - April 26
Miles: 54 | Climb: 378 | Ft Lauderdale to Coral Gables
Day 8 - April 27
Miles: 60 | Climb: 218 | Coral Gables to Key Largo
Day 9 - April 28
Miles: 55 | Climb: 255 | Key Largo to Marathon Key
Day 10 - April 29
Miles: 48 | Climb: 293 | Marathon Key to Key West