JDRF iRide 2018 - JDRF iRide 2018
Located in Northeast Florida, Amelia Island is an island oasis just 35 miles from Jacksonville. At this JDRF Ride, you’ll cycle along pristine beaches, over marshlands and through beautiful maritime forests for up to 100 miles.

Amelia Island also features dozens of artisanal shops, over 70 restaurants and a historic district that gives you a glimpse into Amelia Island’s Gilded Age.

This Ride is unlike any other, and its flat terrain makes it perfect for families and new cyclists. Register today and don’t miss your chance to be part of JDRF’s Amelia Island Ride!

The Amelia Island Ride to Cure Diabetes will feature the best of the coastal South. Flat roads, Spanish Moss and ocean views are just a few of the highlights that will welcome riders to this beautiful location. Starting out with a northerly spin through the island, riders will experience the scenic roads through Fernandina Beach. A turn south will take the ride off the island and down Highway A1A, with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Multiple route options will be available for riders of all abilities and the views and roadways are sure to make this a memorable ride for all!

Amelia Island GPS Route Options

2018 Route Map

Each fundraising package includes different travel options, some of which may include:
• Round-trip airfare to Amelia Island
• Round-trip shuttle from the Jacksonville International Airport to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
• Bike shipping to and from Amelia Island
• Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at host hotel
Please consult the fundraising packages to learn what each package includes.

The JDRF host hotel for the Amelia Island Ride will be the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. This resort features pools, beachfront views and is a short distance from downtown Fernandina Beach. Depending on your fundraising package, JDRF covers hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note, private rooms are accommodated based on availability.

Please consult the fundraising packages to see what each package includes.


All fundraising packages include the following meals throughout the Ride weekend:
• Thursday evening Welcome Reception Dinner
• Breakfast Friday-Sunday
• Pre-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Friday evening
• Post-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Saturday evening
After training with our coaches, meeting your fundraising goals and traveling to Amelia Island, JDRF offers a four-day experience unlike any other.
• Arrive at host hotel.
• Pick up JDRF Ride tech t-shirt and information packet at the JDRF registration booth.
• Attend evening welcome reception, featuring dinner and presentations.
• Course Overview / Mandatory Safety Clinic
• Tune-up ride in the morning
• Free afternoon to explore the area
• Optional afternoon seminars, which may include:
      o  Cycling with T1D
      o  JDRF Research Update
• Pre-ride celebration and awards dinner
Saturday - Ride Day!
• Amelia Island Ride and finish line party
• Post-Ride celebration dinner


• Breakfast and departures