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Welcome to Highlands Bike Fest

Start: Date    Friday, December 9th, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
End Date:     Sunday, December 11th, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Address:       Sebring Civic Center, 335 West Center Ave & Lakeview Dr., Sebring FL 33870

"For directions to the Sebring Civic Center, Click here."

Important Notice

Dear 2016 Highlands Bike Fest Registrants,

As most of you probably already know we have had to make some unexpected changes for the Highlands Bike Fest 2016.

Unfortunately the Kenilworth Lodge, our host hotel and main congregation point has been closed due to a fire code violation. Thus we had to move the event to the second weekend in December as locations to host the event were unavailable.

The Rides, Routes, Rest Stops and SAG support will be the same and everything occurs at the Sebring Civic Center just a few blocks from the Kenilworth Lodge.

An updated schedule is now available.

We apologize for any inconveniences or disruptions caused by these changes at the Highlands Bike Fest, but we are working as hard as we can to continue to provide an enjoyable event to all who attend.

We are confident this event will be just as enjoyable as the Tour of Sebring and I'm sure those who attended will attest, the event went very well even with the short notice of the Kenilworth not being available.

Your patience and support is greatly appreciated.

We hope you can make it.

Only -75 days........Until Highlands Bike Fest

When & Where

Second weekend in December. One, two or three days of cycling in the gently rolling hills of Highlands County, excellent buffet lunch meals by Chef Mac, Ice Cream Socials, Door Prizes, etc.

Escape the pre-holiday bustle and enjoy a mini-vacation during the cooler fall weather. Discover the natural beauty of rolling hills, citrus groves, small towns and the lakes of Highlands County.

There is time for shopping at the unique boutiques as well as the large chain stores, so have some fun for yourself during the holiday season.

Online Registration is now open and requires a credit card payment. We have implemented tiered pricing this year, so you can save yourself some money by registering before November 7th, 2016.

You are also assured an event T-shirt when you register early and prior to our ordering deadline.

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Fully Supported Routes
This event is designed for bicyclists of all levels. image of SAG support vehicle Road riders will especially enjoy the low traffic roads of rural Florida.

Cue sheets & maps are provided, as well as on-road route marks, excellent rest stops, bicycle mechanic, and dispatched SAG service vehicles. Daily rides ranging from 11 to 62 miles plus our Highlands County Century (100 miles) on Saturday.

See our Rides/Routes pages to view & print or download routes to your gps from (click on link at top left of maps).
Meals, Massage & T-shirt
Registrants will enjoy a daily continental breakfast and a image of 2016 HBF Tshirt deluxe buffet lunch that includes salad station with assorted dressings and rolls, carving, and desert stations as well as a buffet line. For example main entrees on Saturday include: Carved Brisket with Horse Radish Sauce, Chicken Florentine & Baked Tilapia with Lemon caper Butter Sauce.

We provide a nice sport fabric Ride T-Shirt for all registrants who are registered and paid before the cut off date. There are also drawings and prizes as well. (T-shirts will be available ONLY for RIDERS PAID UP by November 30th.)

A massage therapist will be available after the rides for those who push too hard.
Be sure and register before Nov. 7th, 2016 to get the best deal. Prices will increase $5.00 on Nov. 7th and increase $10.00 at walk in registration. Sorry but mail in registration is no longer available. Walk in registration is the only time we will accept cash or checks and of course credit cards.

We understand some don't like the online registration, but it saves everyone time and congestion at the event registration desk and allows us to better prepare so we can continue to provide a well planned and enjoyable event. You will also be sent an email verification, once your payment is complete.

Early Registration Deadline is November 7th, but event T-shirts will be available for riders with paid registration before Nov. 30th.

No refunds or T-shirts after Nov. 30th, 2016.

Early registration is highly recommended as lodging may sell out. For discounted rates be sure to mention you are attending the "Highlands Bike Fest".
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For Your Safety
Bicycle helmets are required and please be courteous to all motorists and cyclists, the rules of the road apply to us as well as the motorist.

Also remember, if riding before sunrise or after dark you must have a working headlight and taillight to be legal and most importantly SAFE!
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Other Things To Do
Enjoy riding stables, kayak tours, bowling, golf courses, walking or rollerblading in Highlands Hammock State Park, and visits to Archbold Biological Station or to the local Henscratch Farms winery to sample their wines.

We look forward to seeing you again or for your first time.
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Our Sponsors
This event is partially funded by the Highlands County Board of County
Commissioners & Tourist Development Council
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