Thanks to everyone who attended and made this event extra special. Look for info on next year's event. Save Oct 22 and Oct 29 2017. The 2017 Speedway event will be held one of those two Sundays.
EBC rides benefit charity, and this year we have chosen FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS (Achilles International).
2016 SPONSORS ARE NOW WELCOMED! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be a sponsor or a vendor at this incredible event, anticipating over 700 cyclists! AND ALL FOR A EXCELLENT CAUSE. Please click on our sponsor's logos to visit their place of business to learn more, and to show your appreciation for their support of our community.
Sponsorship Categories listed below:
#3 Rest Stop Sponsor
With 4 rest stops along the route, our rest stop sponsors are here to cheer us on...after stretching our legs, bathroom break, and replenishing with *energy snacks/liquids. (*Provided by EBC).
#4 Beer/Beverage Sponsors:
When cycling...HYDRATE! HYDRATE! Thanks to our TOP thirst quenches!
Please contact our volunteer chair, Janet Cohen at email@example.com.
See about volunteer opportunities at the bottom of this page.
Registration is closed. Check back in Sept/Oct 2017 for next year's event.
Online Registration Ended Midnight Oct 29 2016
No Fundraising - Only Event Registration
Register for Event Only:
Register for Freedom Ride Event AND become an EBC member PACKAGE DEAL. Available for a limited time on Active.com Freedom Ride page:
$10 discount when you do both; become an EBC member or RENEW your membership AND register for the event on ACTIVE.com. CLICK HERE.
EBC members SAVE $$ on each of our annual events! For a LIMITED TIME Purchase your package deal (membership + event registration) on ACTIVE.com to join or renew your membership NOW and save on this and future annual event registration!
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*Is your EBC membership still active?
Only EBC members active on the day of Packet Pickup will qualify for EBC members rates. Check your EBC MEMBERSHIP STATUS at the EBC ACTIVE members directory. If you are not listed, then your membership has expired. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with your existing membership.
EBC's 14th 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 29 and 42 mile courses continue through rural south Miami-Dade County.
1.5-3 miles loop around the Speedway Track
For beginners who want that one of a kind experience on their bicycle
12 Mile Beginner & Freedom Team Members Fun Ride
For those looking to ride a short distance, but still experience the lap on the Speedway track, this is it!
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.
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.
FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS (Achilles International)
Net proceeds from EBC "Freedom Ride presented by MACK CYCLE & FITNESS" 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.
(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 5:30 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 rider complimentary lunch). Place rider numbers at designated locations on your jersey & bike.
We're using SignUp (which is the new name for VolunteerSpot) to organize Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see open positions on SignUp: http://signup.com/go/ngfpUq
2) Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy and you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp. Remember, SignUp does not share your email address with anyone-nor will EBC.