Orlando, FL to Key West, FL
Segment 5 hits the ground running as we take route towards our final destination: Key West, FL! Day 1 of this week leads us back out to the coast to the town of Melbourne, FL, not to be confused with its Australian counterpart. After yet another cozy night in the Floridian heat, we press onward to Port St. Lucie, where you may cruise the River Lillie or explore the Spruce Bluff Preserve.
Leaving Port St. Lucie, we pedal onward to Ft. Lauderdale, a bustling South Florida city with attractions aplenty. Ft. Lauderdale will lead us to a home for the night in Homestead, FL after riding 59 miles. On the eve of the final ride day, we leave Homestead and continue our marathon in Marathon, FL along the keys. Surrounded by water for the night, you will hardly believe there is anywhere left to go, but Key West awaits! Our final day of the ride includes 53 miles, a glorious sense of achievement, and camaraderie aplenty.
Build Days: 0 Bike Days: 6 Total Miles: 429 Average: 73
|August 13||–||Orlando, FL||Off Day|
|August 14||Orlando, FL||Melbourne, FL||73|
|August 15||Melbourne, FL||Port St. Lucie, FL||70|
|August 16||Port St. Lucie, FL||Fort Lauderdale, FL||97|
|August 17||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Homestead, FL||59|
|August 18||Homestead, FL||Marathon, FL||86|
|August 19||Marathon, FL||Key West, FL||53|
|August 20||–||Key West, FL||All Riders Depart|
(Note: This mileage is an estimate and could change depending on church host locations, and the major cities are listed although we may stay in a suburb.)