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About the Ride

The Jamaica By Bike Organization has its origins in the NEGRIL RIDE event, which was conceptualized and first accomplished by three (3) pioneering road cyclists, Dr. Franklyn Bennett, Paul Andrew Goldson and Tim Byam, back in 1992.

It was initially envisioned as a challenge for the amateur cyclist to test himself after a full year of training. It was a daunting task, but the challenge soon got the attention of cycling public, and soon after, the ride was established as an annual event on the cycling calendar. The nature of the ride has also evolved into a social event which marks the start of the National Heroes weekend in Jamaica, attracting both recreational and professional cyclist locally and overseas.

Our Goal

Jamaica By Bike through its membership and events, is dedicated towards promoting healthy lifestyles, fitness, teamwork and family bonding while raising money for worthy charities. The primary objective has always been to have fun while making a difference in the lives of others. As we often say: "Everyone is a winner for starting the ride". We look forward to your participation in the next Jamaica By Bike event.

The Route

Starting in Kingston the ride will take us west for a fairly flat 40 miles to the first rest stop at Clarendon Park. There begins the gradual climb over Melrose Hill to Mandeville via Royal Flats, and on to the highest point of the day Spur Tree. A quick descent in to Santa Cruz follows and lunch awaits in Luana. There remains 45 miles of undulating roads to Negril, refreshed riders then continue to Savanna-la-mar for another quick stop, and finally after approximately 142 miles arrive in Negril.