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2018 Inaugural Good Neighbor Trail Ride is October 14, 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 1, 2018

Eighteen years in the making, the Good Neighbor Trail rolls through fields and forests on its way to becoming part of the 220 mile Coast to Coast Trail. Pedal into Florida’s wild side on scenic bike trails designed for serious cycling. Visitors from near and far visit the Adventure Coast for some of the best biking found anywhere.

This month the Brooksville Good Neighbor Trail eastward extension will now connect with the 46 mile Withlacoochee State Trail. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Brooksville Main Street program is planning a 2018 Inaugural Ride is set for Sunday October 14, 2018.

Walk-up registration and Check-in for pre-registered participants is from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Our ride begins and ends at the Historic Brooksville Train Depot located at 70 Russell Rd, Brooksville, Florida. The Good Neighbor Trail is a 10 mile stretch of paved trail that connects to the Withlacoochee State Trail, a paved, 46-mile long converted railroad track. You can determine your own ride distance. We are offering a 10 mile “Out and Back” family ride, a 20 mile ride (10 miles out to the Withlacoochee and back), a 35 mile ride and a 65 mile ride that will take riders up into Citrus County on the Withlacoochee and return to the start/finish at the Train Depot. All routes are on paved rail trails.


The day begins with a Continental Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Train Depot Trailhead. Along the trail, we will have four SAG Stops with water, sports drinks and food. Restrooms will be available at all SAG Stops. A free catered lunch will be provided between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM at Coney Island Drive Inn. All pre-registered riders as of 3:45 PM, October 1st, will receive a T-Shirt.


Riders 12 years old +

$40.00 Regular Rate – register between July 16th – Sept 30th

$45.00 Late registration – between Oct 1st – Oct 13th

$50.00 Event Day registration – October 14th


To register online visit:

Those riders who initiate an ONLINE registration after 3:00pm, Friday October 12th will not be included in the pre-registered listings and must register as a “WALK UP” the day of the ride.


Submit the registration form along with your payment to Brooksville Main Street – GNT Trail Ride, P.O. Box 1323 Brooksville, FL 34605. Make all checks payable to the, “Brooksville Vision Foundation”. Mailed entries must be received by Friday October 12, 2018.

This is a fundraising ride to benefit the Brooksville Main Street Program. The Brooksville Vision Foundation is a Florida 501(c)3 nonprofit and is a committed partner of Brooksville Main Street Program in partnership with the City of Brooksville and Hernando County. The Main Street Program has brought a positive impact to many cities in Florida and across the USA. The Brooksville Vision Foundation recognizes our community’s desire to have a thriving urban core, one that supports an active business environment, a place to recreate and a place proud to call home. There are many events and activities planned this year, such as Brooksville “Christmas on Main Street”, Friday Night Live, and Un-Common-Ly Artsy: The Historic Downtown Brooksville Arts Market. Each helps bring our community together, as well as create a positive economic impact to our city as a whole. Brooksville Main Street is passionate about Brooksville and dedicated to seeing it grow and thrive.  To learn more, visit us at

To contact Brooksville Main Street, write to Ryan A. Malloy, Executive Director, Brooksville Main Street, PO Box 1323, Brooksville, Florida 34605, or call 352-540-6409, or email [email protected].