The Great Floridian Bike Course takes place on the rural country roads of South Lake County. While most people assume all of Florida is flat, the GFT is in the hilly sand ridge section of Florida so you'll find gently rolling hills throughout the course. The course is often said to be challenging, especially by Florida standards, but with proper gearing you can breeze through the course.
The 112 mile course is a two loop course. Each bike lap will travel up Sugarloaf Mountain. The GFT HALF Distance race will only complete one lap of the course. Each lap of the bike has three support stations along the course. The 112 mile cyclists will also have a special needs station with support at the end of lap 1. Each support station will have water, gatorade, and bananas.
The GFT bike course has been redesigned for 2022 and the 112 mile course will have 2700 FEET LESS ELEVATION CHANGE than in 2021. That means FEWER HILLS and MORE FLAT!
Bike support is provided by JPR Mobile Services & Velofix.
Click here to view previous course maps.