First Coast Bicycle Tours Welcomes Royal Highlands Group, not one day includes a cycling route of less than 25 miles!First Coast Bicycle Tours, based out of the Amelia Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast in Fernandina Beach, welcomes the Royal Highlands Bicycle Club to an Amelia Island bicycle tour scheduled for Thursday, November 12.
24 Members of the Royal Highlands Bicycle Club are living an active adult (ages 55 plus) lifestyle and First Coast Bicycle Tours has organized a scenic ride, including Amelia and Talbot Islands, and plenty of social interaction. After viewing their planned itinerary on their website, I was impressed at the level of cycling the group has in mind. Two of their excursions are portions of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, and the Amelia Island and Talbot Island routes are part of the East Coast Greenway that connects Maine to Florida thanks to the recent completion of the segment from St. Mary‚Äôs, Georgia, to Fernandina Beach, via the Amelia Island River Cruises. Not one day includes a cycling route of less than 25 miles!
Cyclists will have the option of two prearranged tours. One is a 36 mile trip led by Carmen Martinez, co-owner of Amelia Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast. She will lead her group of riders all over Amelia Island for ocean views, canopied trails and scenic marshland vistas. Option Two will take them 61 miles throughout Amelia and Talbot Islands. This excursion is led by Carmen‚Äôs partner, John Keen, of First Coast Bicycle Tours.
First Coast Bicycle Tours are fully supported tours with a ride leader, sweep and SAG vehicle and are designed for scenic riding. Their tours can be custom designed and don‚Äôt only take place in Fernandina Beach and on Amelia Island. Often the rides include oceanfront routes, marsh views and historic sites of interest in Fort George Island, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Mary‚Äôs, Georgia; St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida.
Carmen and John are looking forward to meeting the Royal Highlands Bicycle Club members and have not just planned exciting bike routes, they also have arranged a cocktail welcome reception and oceanfront dining. Their two night stay will give these avid cyclists the opportunity to explore the bike trails of Northeast Florida while allowing them an evening without planned activities, so they can explore Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach on their own!