Gone Riding, Inc.was founded in 1993 by David and Terri Berger. Our goal was to bring a high standard of organization and promotion to the sport of cycling in Florida, we have since expanded that goal to include all of the South Eastern States. We primarily specialize in off road or mountain bike cross country and endurance events but we also organize and promote bicycle road racing, duathlon and triathlon events. We have been NORBA (National Off Road Bicycle Association, now USAC-MTB) sanctioned since our first race in 1993 and have had the honor of hosting the Nation's first AMBC (American Mountain Bike Challenge) in Ocala, Florida in 1996 as well as the AMBC National Finals in 1997. Gone Riding is also proud of it's trail advocacy efforts we are a proud member of the International Mountain Bike Association IMBA and have annual contibutions of nearly $5000 per year to local bicycle clubs and associations, including SORBA (the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association).
By the end of the 2011 we will have promoted over four hundred and fifty events in a nineteen year period, which include many series and special events. We are fortunate in Florida and in the South East to have the opportunity to race and ride year round and because of this we have been able to promote races and series events starting in January and ending in December. These events include the South Florida Championship series, the Spring Challenge, the 12 hours of Santos, the 8 hours of labor, the Florida State Championship series and the South Eastern Regional Championship series / US Cup East. (See our events page for a complete list). Our goals are to continue to grow the sport of cycling in our region and to continue to improve and maintain our high standards of cycling organization and promotion. We would like to thank all of the riders, racers, enthusiasts, families, support people, bike shops, volunteers, land owners, park management teams, our sanctioning body, our web provider and last but not least sponsors for allowing us to continue on this fulfilling and successful journey.