Bob’s Annual Ride

Come ride with us…across Florida.

If you would like to ride with us or would like more information – send Bob Brubaker an email. This will make sure you get follow up emails.

Basic information:

The 2018 “One Breath From Death” Celebration Ride

Melbourne Beach to North Tampa

April 13 & 14 (two-day event)

We start at Melbourne Beach and ride to the “Main Gate” area also known as the intersection of I-4 and US 27. We have made arrangements with the Hampton Inn but there are other choices in that area.

All gear will be transported to the midway hotel and to the finish area in North Tampa.

Hydration and Nutrition products will be available at the start and finish of each day, otherwise we rely upon convenient stores along the way.

The finish is the trail head picnic area of the Upper Tampa Trail, just after the intersection with the Suncoast Trail. (West Lutz Lake Fern Road)

  • This is a “no rider left behind” ride, although we request that riders who sign up to ride should be able to hold an 18-20 mph pace and have some experience with group rides as well as distance rides.
  • Riders who “feel the need for speed” can exercise their option to speed up – we just ask you to wait at the next intersection to regroup.
  • Aid stations are convenient stores along the way where there will be a variety of hydration and nutritional choices.
  • We are getting kits made for the ride so we need a count of who is going with us. Details will be sent to you when we get your email. We’ll need to know your sizes for jersey and bib shorts and whether you prefer a “race cut” or a “club cut.”
  • Getting there…
    • The start at Melbourne Beach (At the end of 192 on A1A)

      • Option One – Drive over with your family, spend the night if you desire, and a family member can drive your car to the finish
      • Option Two – In the past several years, riders have pooled resources to rent a one-way van to the start.
    • Mid point Hotel – Hampton Inn – all gear will be transported from the start to the over night hotel and to the finish. We will car pool to a local restaurant for a well-deserved dinner. The hotel is located at the intersection of I-4 and US 27.
      • The Finish – Upper Tampa Trailhead (West Lutz Lake Fern Road) – friends and/or family meeting you. There will be a party, so we need a count of how many to expect at the finish.
      • Can you join us?  Or Need more information?

      • Send Bob Brubaker an email. Please email as soon as possible so we can finalize the kits and other provisions.



The One Breath From Death – Celebration Ride Across Florida

Melbourne Beach to Tampa Bay

April 13 & 14, 2018

The purpose of the ride is to promote camaraderie in exercise and to help riders go farther than they have before while celebrating Bob Brubaker’s come back from one breath from death in 2005.

The riders will be wearing a custom bike kit (jersey and shorts) and the design allows for two sponsorship opportunities:

$500 level – receive a prominent place on the front and back of the jersey and at least one place on the shorts, plus a jersey to display.

$200 level – receive a place on the back of the jersey plus a jersey to display.

Your logo will be seen as we ride across Florida, and as riders wear their kits throughout the next year.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited.

Make checks to:      Bob Brubaker (memo: Sponsor – ride across FL)

19029 US Hwy 19N, Unit 20E

Clearwater, FL 33764

Please contact Jan Brubaker with any questions:

Logos need to be in Vector like ai. file or .eps file; email details to Jan by 1/15/18.

Ride details and Bob’s story at