TRAIN TOGETHER. RAISE TOGETHER.
TRIUMPH TOGETHER. CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER.
On February 16-17th, join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Pedal for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support, and belonging for children and individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while riding alongside tens of fellow Team Friendship cyclists! You will conquer mile after mile of famous Florida Keys views. Friends, family, and the entire community will gather at the finish line to celebrate your accomplishment with you.
Together, we will raise critical awareness and resources to further our mission in nurturing a more inclusive community.
SAVE THE DATE February 16-17, 2020
FUNDRAISING MINIMUM $3,600 / $4,500 *see the fundraising requirements section for more details*
ITINERARY + ROUTE
The ride will begin at theElement by Westin Miami Hotel. On day 1, the team will cycle from Miami to Baker's Cay Resort in Key Largo. On day 2, the ride will continue from Baker's Cay Resort to the finish line in Key West.
The route will be fully marked with SAG (Support and Gear) along the way. There will also be a bicycle mechanic and EMT traveling alongside the group in support vehicles.
Pit stops stocked with energy drinks, energy snacks, ice-cold water, and plenty of Friendship Circle energy will be open approximately every 20-miles/1.5-2 hours of riding. There will be a lunch pit stop which will remain open until all cyclists have passed through.
All current information is subject to change. A full schedule with exact times will be available closer to the event time.
The starting line location is: Element by Westin Miami Airport Hotel 3525 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33142
The finish line location is: TBA
SUPPORT & MORE
On Sunday morning, Team Friendship will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their jerseys and will be able to check in their gear.
Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last-minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide any help that is needed and cyclists will also be able to enter the vehicle in specific situations.
A police escort from the Florida Highway Patrol will accompany Team Friendship at designated spots along the route.
Cyclists are responsible to make their own travel arrangements. We suggest that you book flights arriving at Miami International Airport. There are complimentary, 24-hour shuttles to the Element by Westin Hotel at the Airport where our ride will begin.
Team Friendship will provide top-notch catered meals throughout the 2-day experience. The food will be Glatt Kosher, Cholov Yisroel. Menus are designed by our cycling coaches to ensure that they satisfy the nutritional requirements that Bike Miami to Key West entails. Our rest stops with be fully stocked with fuel efficient snacks and drinks.
Our Team Friendship Coach, Chaim Backman, is a Brooklyn, NY based physical therapist. Chaim has helped many people in their quest to begin running, biking, and swimming. He has coached many local and out-of-state charity teams and helped them prepare and complete length races. Coach Chaim is available for our cyclists for any and all training questions and support.
Saturday, February 15
Element by Westin Miami Airport Hotel
*Complimentary for Cyclist+ participants *Cyclists can book a room under Friendship Circle’s group reservation link.
Sunday, February 16
Baker's Cay Key Largo Resort
*Both Cyclist and Cyclist+ participants
Monday, February 17
Element by Westin Miami Airport Hotel
*Complimentary for Cyclist+ participants
*Cyclists can book a room under Friendship Circle’s group reservation link.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 8:30 AM - Breakfast and Gear Check 10:30 AM - Start Line Ceremony 4:30 PM - Arrive in Key Largo 7:30 PM - Celebratory Dinner
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 7:00 AM - Breakfast and Gear Check 8:00 AM - Ride 4:30 PM - Finish Line and Showers 5:30 PM - Celebratory Barbecue 7:00 PM- Transportation to Miami 10:30 PM- Arrival in Miami
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
There are two fundraising minimum options:
Cyclist Package- $3,600 *One night hotel stay in Key Largo. *Gourmet catered meals. *Well supported and safe ride. *Two Team Friendship bike jerseys. * Pre-ride Coaching support.
Cyclist+Package- $4,500 * Reservation at the Element Westin Airport Hotel for Saturday night, February 15th. * Reservation at the Element Westin Airport Hotel for Monday evening, February 17th. *A Carbon Road Bike rental (hassle free flying). *Flight reimbursement (up to $250). * One night hotel stay in Key Largo. *Gourmet meals. *Well supported and safe ride. *Two Team Friendship bike jerseys. *Pre-ride Coaching support.
All registrants will receive exclusive fundraising resources and guidance from our Fundraising Coach.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, registration is only open to male particpants. Thank you for your understanding.