Sunshine 1200k
Intro
  • The Sunshine 1200k, inaugural edition in 2015, is actually a horseshoe shaped ride.  
  • To make it easier for riders we are arranging accommodation and transportation from Fort Myers Beach, where the ride officially ends, to the starting point in Key West.   
  • Riders may choose to spend more time in Key West either before or after the ride and/or make their own arrangements in Key West.  
Tuesday
May 12
  • Arrive in Fort Myers Beach, staying at the Hampton Inn, 11281 Summerlin Square Dr, Fort Myers Beach, FL, (239)437-8888
  • Single or double occupancy at the Fort Myers Beach Hampton Inn is optional at registration -- book and pay through the registration system, do not call hotel
  • Hand over either assembled bicycles or bicycles in boxes to organizers who will pack them in trucks that evening
Wednesday
May 13
  • take Key West Express from Fort Myers Beach to Key West. 
  • Boarding starts at 7am; Departure time is 8:30 a.m.; Arrival time in Key West is noon.
  • Ferry departs from the pier at 1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL. 
  • We will provide transportation from the hotel to the ferry, leaving the hotel at 7a.m. and from the Ferry to the hotel in Key West (TBD).
  • Trucks carrying bicycles will meet the riders at the ferry in Key West 
  • There will be a late afternoon / early evening mixer during which riders will register and undergo bike inspection
Thursday
May 14
  • Drop bags will be collected at designated hotels as well as at the ride start
  • The ride will start from Southernmost Point at 4 a.m., up to 4 miles from the hotels
  • We will accomodate late arriving riders' registration and bike inspection at the ride start
  • Light breakfast items will be available at the ride start
  • Overnight that evening at La Quinta Inn in Jupiter FL, 34 Fisherman's Wharf, Jupiter, FL, (561)575-7201
  • Rooms are reserved on a double occupancy basis and will be assigned by organizers to the best of their ability based on arrival time and partner preference.  Note that some rooms may have king beds.
  • Hot meal will be served along with breakfast items
Friday
May 15
  • Depart Jupiter, FL
  • Overnight that evening at Daytona Oceanside Inn, 1909 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL, (386)255-4492
  • Rooms are reserved on a double occupancy basis and will be assigned by organizers to the best of their ability based on arrival time and partner preference.  Note that some rooms may have king beds.
  • Hot meal will be served along with breakfast items
Saturday
May 16
  • Depart Daytona Beach, FL
  • Overnight that evening at Hampton Inn, 22900 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL, (863)734-3000
  • Rooms are reserved on a double occupancy basis and will be assigned by organizers to the best of their ability based on arrival time and partner preference.  Note that some rooms may have king beds.
  • Hot meal will be served along with breakfast items
Sunday
May 17
  • Depart Lake Wales, FL
  • Finish ride at Hampton Inn, 11281 Summerlin Square Dr, Fort Myers Beach, FL, (800)426-7866
  • Single or double occupancy at the Fort Myers Beach Hampton Inn is optional at registration
  • Some food / refreshment items will be available at ride’s end
Bag Drops
Hotel Rooms
  • Drop bags will be collected at the designated Key West hotels as well as at Southernmost Point. 
  • A one-bag-per-person strategy will be employed, with the bags arriving at each overnight location prior to hotel check-in time; the goal being noon each day
  • There is no guarantee that hotel rooms will be available before normal check-in time, however, we, and the hotels, will do our best.
  • Food will be limited or unavailable prior to normal hotel check-in time, however each of the chosen locations has ample food and hotel options in the area, generally 24/7
Airports
  • There are flights directly into Key West – taxi service to the hotel
  • Flying into Orlando or Miami – would probably make sense to rent a car and drive to Key West
  • Flying into Fort Myers Beach – taxi service to the Hampton Inn
  • For those who make their own way to Key West, it would be logical to then take the ferry back to Key West at the end of the ride before returning home OR we would have some limited capacity to move luggage to Fort Myers Beach, TBD