Olustee Overlander Mixed-Surface Ride: Alachua, Florida – A Test Event for 2023?

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Rollout time!

The Olustee Overland Gravel Grind: “A dirt road Odyssey into Olustee, Osceola National Forest and Back. There is a 130-mile route and a 100-mile option for riders to choose from. This ride is self-supported, and there are several well-spaced store stops along the way.” – https://www.singletracksamurai.com

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

“The Olustee Overland Gravel Grind is a route created by Mr Graham Partain that features a ton of fresh dirt for riders to explore. We hope to make this an annual event and need folks to ride this year and provide feedback.”

Olustee Overlander Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew is joined by the Lady Gravel Cyclist and others, for a cruise about the 100 miler version of this new trial event.

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

About the Singletrack Samurai

“Specializes in Creating One of a Kind Cycling Experiences in the Southeast.”

“Karlos Bernart (DeLand, Florida) is better known as the Singletrack Samurai and has spent nearly a decade coordinating and developing bikepacking routes in Florida and the Southeast. An avid bikepacker and rider, Karlos is constantly at work with new routes and advocacy for all trail users. He is currently ultra-focused on the organization and the development of the Eastern Divide Project.”

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

In a similar vein, if you enjoy true grass roots gravel events at no cost to you, and you happen to be visiting or in North Florida, check out the long-standing North Florida Freeride Gravel Series, going into its 11th year of running in 2022. The official Facebook page for NFFGS – https://www.facebook.com/norflafreeridegravelseries

Additional Photos

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Chris T, always a pleasure to ride with

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Graham, the Gent who developed this route
Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
NorFLA farmland
Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
A fun little peloton
Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Tree canopies of NorFLA

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Hard pack sandy road
Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Bye 🙁
Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
LGC is recovering nicely from surgery

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
One of several beautiful roads along the course.

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Welcome to Brooker, Florida

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind

Olustee Overland Gravel Grind
Lee rolled almost 100 miles on his big tyre MTB

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