200K – Tavares-Lakeland ACP Brevet (19 January 2019)

Date: 19 January 2019
Start Time: 0700 (Sunrise: 0718; Sunset: 1754) Lights required if riding after dark!
Time Limit: 13.5 hours (must finish by 2030)
Cost: $25
Inn on the Green, 700 East Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL. This is about 75 minutes from the Orlando Airport (MCO) and 2 hours from the Tampa airport (TPA). See below for hotel reservation information.
Rider Check-in
: Hotel lobby, 6-7pm Friday or 6-6:45am Saturday
Cue SheetFinal (as of 1/13/2019)
Climbing: 4,311 ft (measured by Garmin 500); 3,382 ft (measured by Map My Ride)
Bike Inspection: None. However, no lights/reflective stuff + riding in low-light or dark conditions = DNF with no exceptions.
Sample Waiver: here
Registered Riders: 72 (as of 15 January 2019) — Akbarian, Ashby, Bacho, Barths, Bartolin, Bass, Beaty, Bennett D, Bennett E, Benson, Bernasky, Bol, Brougher, Buciuc, Burke, Burnside, Buzzee, Carleton, Clark, Clayton, Cruz, Emery, Feinberg, Fritz, Graham, Gryder, Halay, Hands, Haptonstall, Healy, Heller L, Heller M, Hoffman, Kehler, Kralovanec, Kusters, Lebron, Machuca, Magliulo, Mancheski, Marrocco, Maertyny, Memarbashi, Mennona, Newcomer, Osborn, Oulton, Paulson, Phelps, Piech, Pooler, Rich, Robinson, Rodehegier, Rozelle, Rozzelle, Schreck, Shanklin, Shuya, Slocum, Smith, Solanick, Spence, Stephens, Stoneman, Strauss, Sturchio, Thompson, Walker, Watkins, Wegeng

Some notes on the ride:

— The route is Tavares-Lakeland-Tavares (RUSA No. 1682), which was last held in 2015. It’s gorgeous and rural. It’s not terribly challenging, but definitely not flat, either. The final cue sheet will be posted after the preride, no later than Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

— The hotel is holding a block of rooms for us. Call 877/220-2687 and ask for the block for “Central Florida Randonneurs.” The rooms are $69.99 for one night or $65.99/night plus tax for two nights. (There’s a 300K the next day!) Reserve asap to secure this rate and to ensure that they have rooms available; they have been selling out two weeks in advance!

— Thinking about PBP? Definitely going? Just curious? I’ll host an info and Q&A session immediately following the rider check-in at the host hotel, from 7pm to 8pm on Friday night. More info to follow.


You MUST pre-register for this event! No day-of registrations. Preregistration must be completed by no later than 5pm, 17 January 2019.

There are two steps to completing your registration.

Step 1. Please fill in the information here.

Name (Last, First)

Street Address






RUSA# (if you have one)

Emergency Contact (Name)

Emergency Contact (Phone Number)

Step 2. Send in your payment. Please make your $25 check payable to Paul Rozelle, RBA, and mail it to:

Paul Rozelle, RBA Central Florida Randonneurs 1300 Friendly Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705