The upcoming Cabot Tour will be a great opportunity for local bicycle and trail advocates to demonstrate that the St. Johns River Ferry is a vital resource for local cyclists, and at the same time, a key link in the East Coast Greenway. The only way to get across this area of the river for miles and miles is by way of this ferry. There is currently no infrastructure or safe travel for bikes on the Dames Point Bridge.
The tour will kick off from Miami on Saturday May 12, and will arrive in Portland Maine on Saturday July 7. According to Eric Weiss, the Trail Program Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance –
“The Cabot Community Tour riders will bike from St. Augustine to Fernandina Beach on Sunday, May 20, 2012. They will be delighted if a group of local cyclists joins them for crossing the St. Johns River (which I’m guessing would be early afternoon), and for any other part of their ride that day.”
As noted above the Cabot Tour will arrive at the ferry on Sunday May 20, most likely in the early afternoon, but possibly sometime earlier or later.
My understanding is that the Cabot Tour is currently set to stay overnight on Amelia Island on May 20, 2012 and also on May 21, 2012. On May 22, 2012, the Cabot Tour is set to depart from Amelia Island for St. Mary’s Georgia .
Here’s the link to the Cabot tour web site…
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