THE RIDE

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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 through the scenic Bog Walk Gorge, traversing the historic Flat Bridge along the banks of the Rio Cobre river to Bog Walk, with a rest and refueling stop in Ewarton. The gradual climb over Mount Rosser descending into Moneague, for a quick rest stop, before proceeding to Ocho Rios via the scenic Fern Gully. Once on the coast we then continue pass Dunns River on our way to Drax Hall. The ride continues westward along the coast passing through several scenic and historic towns before reaching the city of Montego Bay where a lunch stop is planned, before taking on the final forty plus miles into Negril..