2010 Cocoa Beach Century Ride
On Sunday, October 31, my husband and I participated in the 22nd annual Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride. This was a 102.5 mile bike ride which started and ended in historic Cocoa Village in Florida. The ride was hosted by the Space Coast Freewheelers bicycle club.
Above: Participants lined up and ready to start the Cocoa Beach century ride, in front of the Cocoa Civic Center.
Historic Cocoa Village
It was a nice day for a ride. The ride started at 8 AM, in front of the Civic Center in historic Cocoa Village. Approximately 300 cyclists lined up for the start. Riders had the option to do a 14 or 28 mile ride, a 62 mile metric century ride (100 kilometers) or the full 100 mile century ride.
Although the forecast called for mild winds, there was quite a bit of wind out on the route, especially during the last few miles of the ride. The temperature ranged from 70 to 80 degrees, but because of the wind, and being in quite a bit of shade for the majority of the ride, the temperature was not too hot, and even a bit cool at times.
A total of 9 riders were on our team from the Palm Beach chapter of Team in Training. We all completed the 100 mile, actually 102.5 mile, full century ride. Our team consisted of 2 coaches, 1 mentor and 6 team members.