Miami to Key West
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15 &
THURSDAY DECEMBER 16
Check-Out at Hawk's Cay
Do NOT leave a maid tip -- we have generously tipped for you.
Your luggage should be inside your room, by the front door no later than 7:00 a.m.
A full buffet breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. at the Marketplace restaurant, located right next to the pool. Don't forget to bring the breakfast voucher that was in the envelope you were given when you checked in; otherwise they will charge you for breakfast! Please do NOT tip at breakfast – we have already generously tipped for you. The Marketplace is located right next to the pool.
Meet outside in front of the hotel – dressed, fed, ready to ride!
You have a choice of routes today:
ABOUT 61 Miles • 50 Miles • 40 Miles • 30 Miles • 20 Miles
NOTE: Today we cross over Seven Mile Bridge. We've been doing this ride for years and we hear this a LOT:
A) "This was the best part of the trip!
B) This was the worst part of the trip!
SO... here's what you need to know.
• The bridge does indeed have great views as you cross. Just lovely. A fun and challenging piece of roadway.
• It can be windy on the bridge. I mean, not windy like you will be blown across the road, but you will notice it.
• The shoulder for biking is quite wide.
• Right next to that very wide shoulder is traffic that is moving at 60 mph. This does not bother me one bit, and it bothers other sane reasonable people A LOT.
SO... if you pick the 50- or 61-mile routes today, you'll be pedaling over the bridge. If you don't want to pedal over the bridge that is FINE, and you will be in good company. Just pick the 40-, 30-, or 20-mile route. AND... if you want the 40-mile route please be sure to point this out to the crew. We need to load your bike in a slightly different way. Happy to help; just want to do right by you here.
Again, very few painted marks – exit Hawk's Cay the same way you came in and turn LEFT (carefully!) Follow the road all the way to Key West.
HOWEVER… when you cross the final bridge into Key West turn LEFT and look for our ORANGE painted marks to the finish line.
There is a rest stop today at Mile 15 at Baby's Coffee, located on the LEFT side of the road (careful crossing over!) Don't go speeding past and make us chase after you!
The Finish Line
Todays' finish line is in downtown Key West:
Conch Republic Seafood Company
631 Greene St
Key West, FL 33040
Look for us there at a table near the water and we'll buy you a drink! Bring your bike with you to the restaurant and we'll show you where to park.
We are staying at
La Concha Hotel & Spa
430 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040
Bring your bike to your room.
Meet us at 6:00 p.m. in front of the hotel.
We are going to a terrific restaurant for dinner. Everywhere in Key West dress is very casual, but this place is just a bit nicer, so tonight you may not want to wear that shirt you used to clean the grease off of your chain.
As always, don't tip the hotel maids – we have tipped for you. Breakfast is at leisure. (That means that you are on your own Jack!) Lots of great places nearby.
Meet at the big truck at 10:00 a.m. sharp with your bike and luggage for the trip home.
NOTE: If you have an early flight let us know so we can make arrangements to get your gear for you.