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
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.
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.
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!
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.
(Bring CASH or CHECK for event registration and event merchandise)
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.
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.
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 WELCOMED! EVEN 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 email@example.com or 305-898-5029.
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