For two years now, Atomik Adventures’ has been jammin’ down in Florida. Their Rocks, Roads, and Reggae ride has combined gravel riding, live Reggae and Soca music, and amazing Jamaican cuisine in one big weekend-long party on two wheels. Most of that won’t change for RRR III, but there will be a major change in event’s format to make it better for all types of riders.
Originally, riders started out at the Critter Creek Farm in Gainesville, and rode to the overnight camping spot at O’Leno State Park. Riders could either ride in true bikepacking fashion and carry all of their gear, or have Atomik carry it to the site for a bit of ‘slackpacking’.
This year though, the ride will start and end at O’Leno State park to allow for riders to choose the amount of riding involved. Saturday and Sunday will feature a 50 mile, SAG supported out and back ride which starts and finishes at the campsite. That way, riders will have the option of riding Saturday only and not staying over night, or staying for the full weekend, camping, and riding as much as they’d like.
Live Reggae music and Jamaican cuisine will still be on the menu for those staying the weekend. Trust us, you’ll want to.
There will also be a charcuterie spread and local beer on tap for all riders after the first ride on Saturday, including those who opt for the Saturday only ticket. Prices start at $50 for the Saturday only ride, and $110 for the full weekend which includes camping.
This is primarily a gravel ride with a good amount of sandy sections, but riders have done it on all kinds of bikes. With that said, Atomik recommends at least 32mm tires. More info at the link below.