Rocks Roads & Reggae 2019. Event Info.

Early Registration and Meet and Greet: Info coming soon!

Registration/Sign-In: opens 8 A.M. Saturday morning at the Dogwood campground at O’Leno State Park ( If you have any problems finding the location, you can reach us at 813-423-2120 or 941-713-6355. Things are being changed up a little this year. The entire event is being heald at the campground this year and will be out and back on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday – Ride Start: starts at 10 A.M. from the campground at O’Leno State Park. This year’s ride will be an out and back from the campground on both days. There will be a SAG provided around the mid-way mark on Saturday, and the mid-way point on Sunday. Water, Liquid GU, GU Packets and fresh fruit will be available at the SAG stops on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday Night Camping: Saturday night camping will be at O’Leno State Park ( All camping is included with the event – no fees are due at the gate. Electricity is available at each campsite and firewood will be supplied for that totally necessary campfire. Live Reggae music and catered Jamaican fare will be provided.

Shuttles: There will be support shuttles during the ride. We want this to be a fun and safe event for everyone. We will be following up with vehicles, so no one is left behind. If you get lost, encounter mechanical issues or get to a point where you simply can’t ride any longer, shuttle service will be provided.

Sunday Ride: will leave the campground around 10 A.M. and is and out and back marked route that will return to the campground. A SAG stop will be provided at around the mid-way point.

Day 1 route coming soon!

Day 2 route coming soon!


This year – things are being changed up a little. To simplify logistics and make it easier for everyone to bring their necessities for camping and have access to their vehicles, the entire event will start and end at the “Dogwood” campground.

We will leave the campground on Saturday, December 7, and set out to cover 50 miles on incredibly beautiful country roads and historic routes, including the first Federal Road in Florida that connected the capitol of Tallahassee with Jacksonville. This is an out and back route which returns to the campground.

We will camp overnight at O’Leno State Park. A local chef will prepare authentic Jamaican cuisine on site including jerk chicken, while live reggae will set the vibe. Breakfast will be provided in the morning before setting out on another 50-mile day of adventure concluding back at the campground.

Each day will be approximately 50 miles with two sag stops, one each day.


We will be covering 100 miles on gravel roads, so anything you are comfortable on! Gravel/adventure bikes are probably best with minimum 32-millimeter tires, but cross-country mountain bikes are also suitable. “Run what you brung,” — it’s an adventure!


Your bike and camping gear (including toiletries, towel, etc.). If your bike isn’t set up for bikepacking, don’t worry, we can transport your gear to the campground for you. Anyone using a hammock must have tree straps. We will provide the food, brews and tunes.


410 SE Oleno Park Road
High Springs, FL 32643
P: (386) 454-1853


Our Event Sponsors:

Places To Stay Before and And After the Event.

Baymont Inn & Suites Gainesville
6901 NW 4th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 332-8292

Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 331-3336

Comfort Inn University
3440 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 264-1771

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
4015 SW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 375-1550

Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville
3700 SW 42nd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 335-9100

Doubletree by Hilton Gainesville
3726 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 375-2400

Hampton Inn Gainesville
4225 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 371-4171

Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville
4075 SW 33 Pl
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 338-1466

Holiday Inn Express Gainesville
3905 SW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 376-0004

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
3333 SW 42nd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 335-3133

La Quinta Inn Gainesville
920 NW 69th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 332-6466

Motel 6 Gainesville Fl
7413 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 373-1604

Quality Inn Newberry Rd.
7516 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 332-3033

Red Roof Plus+ Gainesville
3500 SW 42nd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 336-3311

Residence Inn by Marriott Gainesville I-75
3275 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 264-0000

Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
4110 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 376-4145
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville
4155 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 376-8873
Super 8 Gainesville
4202 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 378-3888