Bike Course

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.

Proposed 112 mile Bike Course for 2022

Proposed 59 mile Half GFT Bike Course

Sugarloaf Mountain

At more than 300 feet above sea level, Sugarloaf Mountain is the most prominent peak in Florida.  While Sugarloaf cannot truly be classified as a mountain, the challenging half mile climb to the top will make you feel as if you are climbing a mountain.  

Click here to learn more about Sugarloaf Mountain.


Sugarloaf Mountain - Great Floridian Bike Course

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