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Good Neighbor Trail Ride

  • Trail Depot 70 Russell Street Brooksville, FL, 34601 United States (map)

Join us for the Inaugural Brooksville Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride as we celebrate the completion of the Brooksville section of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail!

The 2018 Inaugural Ride is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th, 2018. Our ride begins at the Historic Brooksville Train Depot located at 70 Russell Rd, Brooksville, Florida.
The Good Neighbor Trail is a 10 mile stretch of paved trail that connects to the Withlacoochee State Trail, a paved, 46-mile long converted railroad track. You can determine your own ride distance. We are offering a 10 mile “Out and Back” family ride, a 20 mile ride (10 miles out to the Withlacoochee and back), a 35 mile ride (10 miles to the Withlacoochee + 5 miles on the Withlacoochee and return to the Train Depot) and a 65 mile ride that will take riders up into Citrus County on the Withlacoochee and return to the start/finish at the Train Depot. All routes are exclusively on paved rail trails, and helmets are required.

This is a fundraising ride to benefit the Brooksville Main Street Program. The Brooksville Vision Foundation is a Florida 501(c)3 nonprofit and is a committed partner of Brooksville Main Street Program in partnership with the City of Brooksville and Hernando County. The Main Street Program has brought a positive impact to many cities in Florida and across the USA. The Brooksville Vision Foundation recognizes our community's desire to have a thriving urban core, one that supports an active business environment, a place to recreate and a place proud to call home. There are many events and activities planned this year, such as Brooksville “Christmas on Main Street”, Friday Night Live, Un-Common-Ly Artsy, and the Inaugural Brooksville Good Neighbor Festival set for October 13th and 14th, 2018. Each helps bring our community together, as well as create a positive economic impact to our city as a whole. Brooksville Main Street is passionate about Brooksville and dedicated to seeing it grow and thrive.

WHAT'S INCLUDED? The day begins with a Continental Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Train Depot Trailhead. Along the trail, we will have five SAG Stops with water, sports drinks, and food. Restrooms will be available at all SAG Stops. A free catered lunch will be provided between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM at Coney Island Drive Inn.

REGISTRATION FEE is $35 for riders over 12 years old and $15 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).
Walk-up registration and Check-in for pre-registered participants is from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM on October 14th. We will have a beautifully designed T-shirt to mark the occasion and each participant that is registered by October 1st is guaranteed to receive one in their size.

Those riders who initiate an ONLINE registration after 3:00 pm, Friday, October 12th will not be included in the pre-registered listings and must register as a “WALK UP” the day of the ride.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION Submit the registration form along with your payment to Brooksville Main Street - GNT Trail Ride, P.O. Box 1323 Brooksville, FL 34605. Make all checks payable to the, “Brooksville Vision Foundation”. Mailed entries must be received by Friday, October 12th.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the pavilion at the Train Depot Trailhead in Brooksville for PRE-REGISTERED RIDERS ONLY.

PARKING is located at the Train Depot Trailhead with overflow parking along S Main Street and at the Brooksville Health Department, 300 S Main Street.

We hope to make the Good Neighbor Trail ride an annual event, so come to join us for spring ride through the Brooksville and Hernando County countryside!

Please visit the official event page to keep up to date with new information as it becomes available!

Earlier Event: October 12
Friday Night Live
Later Event: November 9
Friday Night Live