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Ocala Nat. Forest Away Ride With Dinner Option


30 Mile--16/17 mph--mostly flat ride leaving from and returning to the Dam Dinner with the option of dinner afterward. The ride leaves the parking lot at 2:00 PM and likely returns at 4:30 PM.

Dam Diner-Ocala National Forest-Dam Diner
Away Ride-- 30 miles--16/17 mph

Cycling Route

This 30 mile, mostly flat, ride features varied landscapes.They range from tree line canopied roads to low volume rural roads through  fields and forest, as well as, shoulders on busy roads for short distances. There is a 70 yard, sand covered road which will require you to carry or walk your bicycle. There are two rest stops at convenience stores with restrooms. The ride will feature leaders and sweeps. Participation is limited to 18 riders and registration is required. This event has reached its maximum number of participants. A wait list is available by clicking on the "Wait List" button on the side of this page Your hosts are Dave and Cindy Taylor with assistance from Howie Johnson.

Dam Diner
The Dam Diner
9685 SE Highway 464C
Ocklawaha, FL 32179

All-you-can eat spaghetti special
All-you-can-eat fish special
An additional homemade dish special

The Dam Diner opens for dinner at 4:00 PM on Fridays. Dinner as a group after the ride is available as an option.  When you register, please check the appropriate activity box below. if you plan to have dinner. If all goes well we should return to the diner around 4:30 PM. 

Friday, January 18, 2019
Dam Diner
9685 SE Highway 464C
Ocklawaha, FL  32179

(352) 288-8332
Dave Taylor
(352) 633-1150 (p)
Away Ride
Registration is required
Guests who are not SLBC members must sign waivers to participate. Waivers will be available in the Dam Diner parking lot prior to the ride start.
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Ocala National Forest Away Ride
Dinner after the ride