Space Coast Freewheelers

Cyclists participate in Space Coast Freewheelers' annual 'Intracoastal Waterway Century' ride.

BREVARD COUNTY — For those looking to be challenged, or to just enjoy a nice day on the bicycle, Space Coast Freewheelers’ 30th annual Intracoastal Waterway Century offers rides from 14 miles to 125 miles.

Hundreds of cyclists from within the county and beyond will join on multiple rides that will showcase some of Brevard’s beautiful landscapes on Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at the Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave.

New to this year’s event is the long-distance ride for 125 miles, while the 63-mile and 100-mile routes have a new feature, which includes a SCFW ride leader to guide participants (as well as for the 125-mile ride).

Each ride is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., except for the Family Fun Rides (at a distance of 14 miles and 28 miles), which will then start at 8:15 a.m.

Long-time member and volunteer of SCFW, Eddie Echevarria, plans to ride the 125-mile route, and said he is looking forward to riding in the beautiful weather.

“I’m a retired veteran and the two groups that I advocate for are for disabled veterans,” Mr. Echevarria said. “Getting out of the house and riding helps them with PTSD.”

Two veteran groups participating in this year’s ride includes Warriors 4 Life and Ride 2 Recovery, along with others.

All that is needed to participate in this year’s Intracoastal Waterway Century is a bike and a helmet. There will be five SAG stops throughout the routes for riders to take a break, get some water or a snack.

A post-ride meal will be provided at the Civic Center.

Online late registration is $60 until Oct. 27 and $65 on-site for cash or check only. Net proceeds raised during this event will go toward local charities.

For more information, visit spacecoastfreewheelers.com/icwc.

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