Ride Format: Bike-Packing Bike packing is when you load all your own gear, clothing, tents, food and any other necessities on your own bike as you ride from one place to another. Riding this way gives you a feeling of adventure that you would not otherwise have on a standard supported bicycle tour. Bike Florida's version of bike-packing is a little different. On our tour, you carry your own camping gear and supplies on your bike while we take care of everything else. This allows you to have that feeling of adventure without the worries of getting lost, needing food, or taking care of any bike mechanical issues. You are encouraged to ride at your own pace and if you have a compatible GPS unit you can ride self-guided for the duration of the event. You will receive time windows indicating when SAG/Lunch stop will be open and closed.There will be a SAG vehicle on the route, a route guide and a sweep.If you prefer to ride with the guide, that is great. Both the guide and the sweep will keep about a 13mph avg pace, but will start at different times. However, if you really want to ride but you really hate the idea of carrying your own stuff, for an extra $75 you can have your gear shuttled from site to site. Spots are limited and first come, first serve.