EBC Roland Mazzotti Snowbird Century 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015 Homestead Air Reserve Park





2015 EBC Snowbird Century Proudly presented with the support of:


Snowbird 2015 is now closed but click here to check out the next 2016 Snowbird Century.


The Roland Mazzotti Snowbird Century is one of EBC's most popular events.  Named after the late Roland Mazzotti, beloved by his colleagues and fellow members for his down to earth humor, love of all things cycling, and dedication to EBC.  We honor the memory of Roland with this ride each year. We have something for everyone, experienced road cyclists can choose from the 100 mile century or 62 mile metric century.  Or have fun cycling with your family or friends on our 40 mile route.  The 30 mile route allows beginners and touring cyclists an excellent option. Come out and ride with us! Proceeds to benefit a charity of the ride chairmen's choosing.

Be a part of EBC Roland Mazzotti Snowbird Century 2015!

Great sponsorship opportunity!  Lots of volunteer opportunities! Please contact EBC at info@evergladesbc.com.

Photo: Roland Mazzoti courtesy of Alfred ‏@ImagesMD on twitter.



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






Video: Everglades Snowbird Century Ride March 2015, presented by Pruna Productions. Thank you Alex Pruna for sharing this on YouTube.


EBC Snowbird 2015 Album

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Updated on: 10 Jan 2016
Whether you were in saddle, doing SAG or manning the tents at the ride start and stops as a sponsor or volunteer, it was a great day out for all! Congratulation to all riders for reaching your goal in completing the grueling 30, 40, 62 or 100 mile loop! (Appears that your weekly training rides with EBC is paying off). Behind the scene a lot of "busy-EBCs" (i.e. busy-bees) were hard at work putting it together. Ride Chair, Volunteer Chair...Hey whatever the hat maybe, Pat Massey,  pulled a "Hail Mary" out her EBC gator hat that day! Pat sends her gratitude to every one who supported the event in front and behind the scenes, it would not have been possible without all your contributions. Yep, a big pat on the back to all, cause though we all share a love of cycling and fun times, at the end of the day our 2015 Snowbird efforts was towards a worthy charity, PATCHES. (Stay tuned for when we do the ceremonial handing of the "big" charity check to PATCHES at our monthly club meeting, typically it is usually the same time as our annual Club BBQ picnic beach party). In the mean time, why not take some time to "Like" Patches on Facebook, tweet about Patches... let's get it out there and share the good work that the people of PATCHES do in our community!





Club Secretary, Pat Massey in her Gator Hat, (a.k.a one of Aly's, the club mascot growing brood of babies).

Check out these awesome photos (above photo album) from the event from your fellow EBC members and friends of EBC facebook page. Only EBC Members can upload photos to to the EBC Snowbird 2015 Album (you have to login as an EBC member first, then come back to this page, the "upload" button will show up at the top, left of the album. You can upload up to 5 photos at a time). Or you can send your photos to admin@everglesbc.com and we will upload the photos for you.  

2015 Registration Information


Register early-fees increase after

March 15


Fees
$40 for EBC members ($50 after March 15)

$50 for non-members ($60 after March 15)


Early Packet Pickup & Walk Up Registration

THURSDAY, MARCH 26; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Elite Cycle, 13108 South Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156


SATURDAY, MARCH 28; 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
LOCATION: MACK CYCLE, 5995 SW 72nd Drive, Miami, FL 33143


SUNDAY, MARCH 29; 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Homestead Air Reserve Park, Its the day of the ride - get there early to avoid the long lines!! 

* Don't forget to download, print and sign the  Snowbird_registration and waiver form and bring it in for walk up registration.  We will have waivers on site too.  Each rider must sign a waiver, so you must be present to pickup your packet.


Your participation benefits...



Everyday PATCHES Iis making a difference in the lives of medically complex children and their families. Every child deserves to live free of pain and be as healthy as they can be to grow and play.

Because of PATCHES, many babies and children are able to get out of the hospital sooner or leave the isolation of home care and spend the day in a safe, enriching environment where they can thrive physically, developmentally and socially.

PATCHES has helped countless families manage their child’s health care needs so they can feel secure in returning to work or school.


Video: Everglades SnowBird Century Ride March 2013, presented by World One & O-sharif Productions. Thank you Celso Souza for sharing this on YouTube.


Ride Description


The 2015 Roland Mazzotti Snowbird Century starts at the Homestead Air Reserve Park at 7:30 am. It is one of EBC's most popular annual events attracting over 600 riders every year. Best supplied rest stops. Plenty of water, sports drinks, fruit and more. SAG provided by local bike shops, as well as roaming SAG on the route. Nominal charges for parts. Well marked routes. No fundraising required. We ride for fun and we ride to support our community. This year we have chosen Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade as our charity beneficiaries.


30 Mile Family Fun Ride This is the perfect distance for the touring rider, the beginning cyclist, or those of you just getting back in the saddle.


40 Mile Ride Back by popular demand! We are offering an intermediate ride for a fun day out on the bike with your family and friends.  Make a day of it and see picturesque South Dade countryside by bike!. 

62 Mile Metric Century
For those a little more ambitious. Metric century riders will accompany the century riders through the scenic and rural Homestead, Florida City and Redland areas. THIS YEAR, FOR METRIC CENTURY RIDERS THE ROUTE INCLUDES AEROJET ROAD!!

100 Mile Century
  BEST VALUE !! For those that are looking for the ultimate challenge. Century riders will visit the extremes of South Miami-Dade County.  They will be on the edge of the Everglades when they visit the Chekika rest stop, they will visit the secluded Aerojet base in the southern reaches of the county, and get a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay at Homestead/Bayfront Park. 

Note to Century Snowbird Cyclists: The 2015 Roland Mazzotti Snowbird Event ends at 3pm. For the 100 mile riders - "All Century riders passing mile 45 after 11:10 am will be directed to finish with the Metric Century riders" to ensure that you will be able to enjoy the catered lunch at the end and we can provide SAG support for you. This information is also posted on the 62/100 route maps.


IMPORTANT: PLEASE WEAR THE RIDER IDs WE PROVIDE YOU (EBC HELMET STICKER, WRISTBAND, AND JERSEY BIB NUMBER). WE WILL BE CHECKING FOR PIRATE RIDERS. THOSE WITHOUT WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM REST STOPS AND OUR PAID CATERING.


Directions to Homestead Air Reserver Park Florida Turnpike South. Exit on Allapatah Rd. Exit 9A South. Continue on 112 Ave. until 268th Street turn right. Continue to 122 Ave. The entrance will be on your left.




Volunteer Information and Rest Stop Sponsorship 


As many of you have in past years, given generously of your time to support this event,  we hope that EBC can once again count on your generosity for this year's ride.  There are many, many opportunities to volunteer  and support our riders, whether it is sponsoring a rest stop, packing and sorting the truck before the ride and of course, the usual fun-fun-fun of the clean up afterwards. 

Below is a brief overview of the opportunities/vacancies that need to be filled. We're using VolunteerSpot to organize this event.  Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


  1. Click this link to see open positions on Volunteer Spot http://vols.pt/mXvESh
  2. Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! Its easy and you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on Volunteer Spot.   VolunteerSpot DOES NOT share your email address or other contact info with anyone, nor will EBC.  



Rest Stops to Sponsor/staff:


Each site needs a team of approx. 2-7 volunteers:


1. Homestead Air Reserve Park: Opens 5:30 am (for Registration & Rest stop staff) \ Rest stop Closes 4:30 pm 

2.  Kingswood Montessori Academy: Open 7am - Closes 1:30 pm
     20130 SW 304th St., Homestead FL 333030-3510 305-248-2308

3. Aerojet: Opens 8 am - Closes 10:30 am
    22700 SW480th St., Homestead FL

4. Phil's Berry Farm: Opens 9:45 am - Closes 1pm
    24200 SW 160th St., Miami FL 33125

5. Homestead Bayfront Park: Opens 8:15 am - Closes 2:30 pm
    9698 SW 328th St., Homestead, FL


Other Opportunities:


6.   Packet Stuffing Party: 3/24 Thank you volunteers
7.   Purchasing, Sorting & Logistics: 3/28  @ 09:30am - 11:00 am  NEED 6 people
      Meet at Costco in Kendall (13450 SW 120th St),

8.   Sorting & packing truck at Air Reserve Park  3/28@ Noon - 4:00 pm  NEED 8 people
8.   Truck pick up (Friday) and Warehouse Packing/Truck Return (Sun)NEED 3-4 people 
9.   Parking Attendants Homestead Air Reserve Park 3/29 from 05:30 - 0800:  NEED 2-3 people
10. Clean up Crew at Homestead Air Reserve Park 3/29 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm: NEED 8 people

Thank you again for your past support and we do look forward to hearing from you.  You can also contact Patricia Massey,
EBC Secretary and Volunteer Chair, pmassey@southmiami305.com, Cell: 954-646-3341



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