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13th Annual EBC Homestead Speedway

Sunday October 25,  2015 @ Homestead Miami Speedway






Art Lieberman (Ride Chairman), Janet Cohen (Volunteer Chairwoman) and key members involved in making sure the event went smoothly THANK YOU VERY MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION OF EBC'S 13 ANNUAL HOMESTEAD SPEEDWAY RIDE!


The Event is now CLOSED for 2015. 

Click here for 2016 EBC speedway ride event - FREEDOM RIDE.


Enjoy our album of the event!

Photos thanks to EBC member Dino Rio who posted on EBC Facebook page. 


2015 Homestead Speedway

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A BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors who have continued to support EBC events annually! Click on their logos and visit their websites to learn more about our sponsors.


Purple Heart Sponsor:




Bronze Star Sponsor:

Beverage Sponsors:




Bike Shop Sponsors:

Proud Partners:

   



Would you like to be a sponsor or a vendor at this amazing event that attracts over 500 riders?

For more information or questions about participating in the 2015 event, or becoming a sponsor, contact Ride Chair Art Lieberman at events@evergladesbc.com.  Would you like to help?  Please contact our volunteer chair, Janet Cohen at volunteer@evergladesbc.com or 305-898-5029.  See about volunteer opportunities at the bottom of this page.

Special FREE giveaway to the first 250 riders!


The first 250 who register will receive a commemorative Specialized brand insulated water bottle - a retail value of $20! This is not a cheap imitation, see here for a review of this.


Ride Description

EBC's 13th ANNUAL EVENT benefits the FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS, a branch of Achilles International.  The FREEDOM TEAM of handcyclists, accompanied by sponsoring cyclist-buddies, will be leading out the group of riders.  The event begins with with ONE LAP around the Homestead Miami Speedway Track. The Century (100 miles) and Metric Century (65 miles) head to Key Largo. The 12, 29 and 42 mile courses continue through rural south Miami-Dade County.

  • The Honda GOLD WING motorcycle club will serve as Freedom Team escorts and will ensure safe passage of all riders on heavily-trafficked or narrow roads like Card Sound Road.
  • SAG support will be available on all courses for mechanical and flat tire assistance, as well as transportation for cyclists suffering from fatigue. 
  • Rest Stops along each route will be stocked with water, sports drinks, and energy snacks.
  • Lunch is included in your registration and is served upon return to the Speedway
12th ANNUAL EVENT Benefits the FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS, a branch of Achilles International.  The FREEDOM TEAM of handcyclists, accompanied by sponsoring cyclist-buddies, will be leading out the group of riders.  Also at the front of the pack will be riders who are wearing the event jerseys. This event begins with with ONE LAP around the Homestead Miami Speedway Track.The Century (100 miles) and Metric Century (62 miles) head to Key Largo. The 7, 26 and 41 mile courses continue through rural south Miami-Dade County. The Honda GOLD WING motorcycle club will serve as Freedom Team escorts and will ensure safe passage of all riders on heavily-trafficked or narrow roads like Card Sound Road. SAG support will be available on all courses for mechanical and flat tire assistance, as well as transportation for cyclists suffering from fatigue.  SAG personnel and ride marshals will call for medical assistance when needed.

Rest Stops along each route will be stocked with water, sports drinks, and energy snacks.

Lunch (included in registration fee) will be served to riders upon return to the Speedway.  Riders will receive a lunch wristband in their event packets.
 

Great Routes available


12 Mile Beginner Ride
For those looking to ride a short distance, but still experience the lap on the Speedway track, this is it!  You will return to enjoy the Family Festival and await the arrival of the longer-distance riders!


29 Mile Ride
This is a perfect distance ride for the family get together, the beginning cyclist, or those of you just getting back into the saddle.

42 Mile Ride
Back by popular demand! We are offering an intermediate ride of 42 miles for those who desire to ride more than the 25 mile fun ride, but not a full metric century. A popular choice when it's windy outside!

65 Mile Metric Century Key Largo (Yes, just a few click over 62 miles but we know you can do it!)
For those a little more ambitious, metric century riders will accompany the century riders on the Key Largo Loop.

100 Mile Century Key Largo - BEST VALUE!!!
For those who are looking for the ultimate challenge Century riders will join the Metric Century riders for the Key Largo Loop, then travel thru southern Miami-Dade County.


Pedals up at 7:30 AM sharp! Get there early between 6:30 AM (when parking gates open) and 7:00 AM on the day of the event to setup.


LUNCH available for purchase at the event site.



We acknowledge and would like to thank Lee Holtsman for his continued kind support of the EBC events.  Since Roland Mazzotti's passing, Lee has provided Mountain Valley Spring Water for the EBC events in honor of his good old friend Roland Mazzotti.



Early Packet Pickup and walk-up registrations

(Bring CASH or CHECK for event registration and event merchandise)



  •     Thursday, October 22, 5 PM - 7 PM, MACK CYCLE, 5995 SW 72nd Drive, Miami, FL 33143
  •     Saturday, October 24, Noon - 5 PM, MACK CYCLE, 5995 SW 72nd Drive, Miami, FL 33143
  •     Sunday, October 25 - 6AM the morning of the event at the Homestead Speedway,  EBC Pavilion.

DOWNLOAD THE RIDE REGISTRATION FORM FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION - NOTE: You cannot sign the ride waiver for someone else during walk-up registration, only for yourself.  Individuals must sign the ride waiver for themselves or as a guardian/parent to a minor cyclist under the age of 18 (use 1 form per person).  If a friend is going to register for you during walk up registration, don't forget to download and SIGN the ride registration waiver form to provide the friend to bring in. Paper ride registration forms will also be available at packet pickup locations.


Day of Ride Information


Address: Homestead Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard Homestead, FL

Directions: Florida's Turnpike south. Exit on Speedway Boulevard (SW 137 Avenue). Turn left (south) on Speedway Boulevard, and go 4 miles to SW 336 Street. Turn right...YOU ARE THERE!


Parking: is available in the large lot across from the Speedway starting at 5 am.  Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle!


REMEMBER TO BRING:  
 Your bike, helmet, water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, cycling shoes, gloves, identification, health insurance card, cellphone, small amount of cash.  A plastic baggie to stash your valuables in case of rain.   And yes, people do forget their bikes!  Make sure to wear your event wristband (must have for rest stops and lunch)  and place rider numbers at designated locations on your jersey & bike.


SAG COMMAND CENTRAL HOTLINE    

 954-517-5051

(David Fernandez will be in charge in the communications trailer at the Speedway).

Please Remember to copy down the SAG COMMAND CENTRAL phone number to your phone, in case you need help on route. This SAG Phone number is also located on the top of the route maps. SAG support is available till 3pm. All Riders should be back by 3pm. Make sure you have completed the route by then. If not, please contact this number for a pick up.
RIDE ROUTE MAPS: Printed Route Maps will be available at packet pickup and at the event.

Benefiting Charity: 


FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS (Achilles International)
Net proceeds from EBC "Freedom Ride 2014" will go to the Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a program launched in 2004 by Achilles International, giving military veterans an opportunity to be active, build confidence & self-esteem, and achieve personal growth & goals.


The Freedom Team uses handcycles to ride and compete in marathons and cycling events, overcoming physical limitations by using cycling as a way to rehabilitate, train and participate in mainstream athletic endeavors.  The local Achilles International chapter works with the Miami VA Hospital and Jackson Health System in providing support and services for these wounded veterans.


Miami-Dade County Parks Department works with Achilles in providing park space for training rides & competitions, as well as storage space for the handcycles at the Homestead Air Reserve Park.


EBC supports our military veterans and welcomes all cyclists, regardless of ability, to join and become part of our cycling community.


DONATIONS WELCOMEDEVEN IF YOU DON'T RIDE YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Besides participating in this awesome cycling event hosted by EBC every year for the past 13 years to benefit a charity, you can also donate directly to the Freedom Team of Wounded warriors. Click Here to visit the online donation page.





Volunteers Needed - Click here!!
Would you like to become a volunteer for 2015 EBC Homestead Speedway Bicycle Festival?  Don't forget that even if you are riding at the event, there are many opportunities to help and ride.  Just one neat opportunity is to ioin the FREEDOM TEAM of handcyclists, who will be leading out the riders this year.   Give a little of yourselves as they have given us so much.  If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer chair, Janet Cohen at volunteer@evergladesbc.com or 305-898-5029.


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