Information about Gone Riding

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About Gone Riding

Gone Riding, Inc. was founded in 1993. 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 USA Cycling 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 its trail advocacy efforts we are a proud member of the International Mountain Bike Association IMBA and have annual contributions of nearly $5000 per year to local bicycle clubs and associations, including SORBA (the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association).

As of 2021 we will have promoted over seven hundred events, 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 Coconut Cup South Florida Championship series, the 12 hours of Santos, the Florida State Championship series, the South Eastern Regional Championship series and the Georgia State Championship series. (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.

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Frequentuly Asked Questions


At all Gone Riding events no qualifying is required, even in series events.

 It depends on if the event is sactioned or not, if sanctioned then the rider may be subject to purchase an annual license or a temporary one day licence, fees vary amoung organizations.  If it is not a sanctioned event, membership is not normally required.

Normally in cross country events the classes are broken down into age, gender and skill levels, the three main skill levels are base, sport and expert.  Simply take your age, gender and skill level into account and there should be a class just right for you.  At some events a novice class is offered which is an entry level class below the base class and is a non points paying class. 

Each course has it’s own character and levels of difficulty but in general we try to lay out our race courses with a wide variety of riders in mind and in some cases we will implement two different layouts, one for the base riders (white wave) and one for the advanced riders (yellow wave).

Normally base level riders will do between 9 and 12 miles or about one hour, sport level riders will do between 15 and 18 miles or about one hour fifteen minutes to one hour thirty minutes, while experts do between 20 miles and 30 miles or about one hour thirty minutes to two hours thirty minutes or more.

Most information can be found on the race flier, when the fliers are available they will be posted on the “events” page of our website, if your answers are still not being addressed don’t hesitate to email us

Enter online (click on the “register now” icon on the “events” page of our website) or register at the event (be aware a higher fee may apply)

 We don’t offer refunds however if we are notified (either in person, by phone or by email) before an event starts we can offer a credit towards another Gone Riding event.

Gone Riding always allows onsite day of registration up until the start of each race.

Point System

Place Points
1st 30
2nd 29
3rd 28
4th 27
5th 26
6th 25
7th 24
8th 23
9th 22
10th 21
Place Points
11th 20
12th 19
13th 18
14th 17
15th 16
16th 15
17th 14
18th 13
19th 12
20th 11
Place Points
21st 10
22nd 9
23rd 8
24th 7
25th 6
26th 5
27th 4
28th 3
29th 2
30th 1

all finishers after 30= 1

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