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 three loop course. This year the first lap is 42 miles and laps 2 and 3 are each 35 miles. Each bike lap will travel up Sugarloaf Mountain. The GFT 1/3 Distance race will only complete the first 42 mile segment of the course. The 2/3 Distance race will complete the first two laps of the bike course for a total of 77 miles. 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 laps 1 & 2. Each support station will have water, gatorade, and bananas.
Bike support is provided by Epic Cycles World and The Ride Experience.
Click here to view the mosr current course maps.