This year’s event is now sold out and registration is closed.

Atomik Carbon was born during mountain biking trips in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and for the fourth year we are bringing that island vibe to our backyard in Florida with the Rocks Roads & Reggae IV gravel biking adventure. And, this is the first year at an all new location; Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in High Springs, FL. Oh, and did we mention the beautiful, cool spring that is on location? Not a bad way to end the first day’s ride.

Rocks, Roads and Reggae IV will take place April 24 & 25, 2021 at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in High Springs, Florida. Jayson of Gravel Cyclist has again worked with us to develop the remote backcountry routes exploring the most scenic locations North Florida has to offer to build this 100-mile, two-day route, and we’re inviting you to join us for a weekend of two wheels and one love.

The ride will depart from the campground on Saturday morning, April 24, and set out to cover 50 miles on incredibly beautiful country roads and historic routes throughout the Gainseville area. The ride will return to the campground for an evening of live music and authentic Jamaican food prepared on-site by a local chef. Breakfast will be provided in the morning before setting out on another 50-mile day of adventure concluding back at the campground to round out the weekend.

This is a social, fun ride – not a competition. Beautiful scenery and good company are what this ride is all about.

Itinerary

Registration and Meet and Greet: Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, Friday, April 23 starting at 6 PM. Click here for directions using Google Maps (1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601) | P: (352) 376-4993.

Day of Ride: Park gates open at 8 AM The entire event is held at the campground and will be out and back on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday – Ride Start: starts at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park campground (www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ruth-b-kirby-gilchrist-blue-springs-state-park) – Click here for directions using Google Maps (7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643) | P: (386) 454-1369. 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 the campground. 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.

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. Breakfast will be served before the ride leaves.

REGISTER FOR RR&R 2021

RECOMMENDED BIKE SETUP

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!

WHAT TO BRING

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.

STAGING

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
7450 NE 60th Street
High Springs, FL 32643
P: (386) 454-1369

Our Event Sponsors:

Places To Stay Before and And After the Event.

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

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

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

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

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

Doubletree by Hilton Gainesville
3726 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
doubletree3.hilton.com
(352) 375-2400

Hampton Inn Gainesville
4225 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
hamptoninn3.hilton.com
(352) 371-4171

Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville
4075 SW 33 Pl
Gainesville, FL 32608
hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com
(352) 338-1466

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

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
3333 SW 42nd St
Gainesville, FL 32608
homewoodsuites3.hilton.com
(352) 335-3133

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

Motel 6 Gainesville Fl
7413 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
motel6.com
(352) 373-1604

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

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

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

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