Florida Bicycle Safari 2021 Logo
40th Annual
April 10-15, 2021 - Live Oak & Cherry Lake
2021 Safari Director: Louis McDonald


Can I register at the event?

Yes! You can register on site for the three-day Safari and you can register on site for the six-day Safari if it is not sold out. T-shirts for on-site registrations are not guaranteed and will be distributed first come, first served. There is a $25 late fee for registration after March 12th.

What will the weather be like?

We never really know, but average temperature during the day is in the 70s, nights are in the 50s. But Safari is anything but average! Prepare for both hot and cold. Rain is always a possibility, so please pack accordingly.

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Can I bring my pet?

No, unfortunately pets are not allowed at Safari.

How do I get my bike to Safari?

If you are unable to drive your bike to Safari, we can help! For a fee, we will receive, unpack and assemble your bike(s) if you so desire, as well as disassemble, pack, and ship it back to you once Safari is over. Contact the ride director at safari@floridafreewheelers.com for additional information.

Can I bring my RV? Is there electricity? Hookups?

There is a charge for RV's if you want water and electricity. Hookups are limited, so reserve early. There is no charge in Live Oak if you do not need hookups. Space for RV's at Cherry Lake is very limited. Contact us for additional information and space availability. Contact: safari@floridafreewheelers.com for availability.

What are the RV fees?

RV parking at Live Oak with hookups - $50 (limit 18) - without hookups - $0.
RV parking at Live Oak with hookups and Cherry Lake - $75 (limit 12).
You will not be able to park an RV at Cherry Lake without a reservation.

What if I am not a camper, are there hotels nearby? Is there transportation to/from?

There are hotels in Live Oak relatively close to the Suwannee County Fairgrounds. There are hotels in Madison, Florida that are approximately 17 miles away from Cherry Lake. There will not be transportation provided between hotels and ride headquarters.

Is there support on the biking route?

Safari has SAG vehicles that travel the route to assist stranded cyclists. Floor pumps, water, limited food and a first aid kit will be in the vans. Bring your own tubes, tire levers, etc. and be able to change your flat or repair your vehicle on the road yourself. Mechanics are available for repairs that you cannot perform yourself, but you might have to wait to connect with them at a rest stop or back at camp. Labor is free for minor repairs, and you will only be charged for parts. Get your bike tuned up before heading to Safari! Safari has plenty of rest stops along the route with drinks and snacks. Rest stops will be noted on your maps, cue sheets, and GPS files.

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How do I get a cabin at Cherry Lake?

There are a limited number of cabins available for $25 per person on a first come, first served basis. The cabins have electricity but do not have water, A/C or heat. You can select this option during your online registration. There is an air-conditioned dorm with room for 14 people. The dorm is reserved for women only this year. It has showers and bathrooms. Cabins are designated as male, female or coed. Contact: ffwmail@aol.com to specify cabin roommate preferences.

How do I volunteer for the event?

Please contact the Safari Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@floridabicyclesafari.com and let them know your qualifications, what position you want to work, three/six day, etc. They will give you instructions on how to register to volunteer. Some positions are rest stop worker, SAG driver (good driving record/license required), route marking, etc.

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If the six-day sells out, can I get on a waiting list in case spots open up?

Yes, email safari@floridafreewheelers.com to be added to the waiting list.

What is there to do besides ride?

There will be daily afternoon and evening activities planned, including games, corn-on-the-cob, refreshments, live music, and dancing. At Cherry Lake you can swim, use canoes/kayaks, fishing poles, etc.

Reminder: No bikes will be allowed in the buildings or the inner pavillion.

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