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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Day 5 - Thur May 11

Today's ride is 42.5 miles - from Titusville to Ocean Dunes. We leave Titusville and slowly make our way back out to the beach. From mile 11 to mile 25 we ride along the western shore of the Indian River. The Indian River is a 121-mile (195 km) long brackish lagoon in Florida, and is part of the Indian River Lagoon system, which in turn forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The Indian River Groves got started on the north end of Merritt Island in Brevard County Florida way back in 1807 when a man named Captain Douglas Dummitt was searching for a place to call home for him and his family. During his search for the perfect homestead he would routinely smell the sweet, citrusy smell of the orange blossoms. Today, nearly 75% off all grapefruits grown and sold in Florida come from the Indian River region of Florida In 1930 the FTC issued a "cease and desist" order disallowing the use of the words Indian River Citrus for anyone selling citrus from outside this region. This order made the Indian River region the American version of Champagne, France. Finally, at mile 37.5 we return to the beach at Ocean Dunes.  Plan to stay at Tuckaway Shores Resort, 1441 S Miramar Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903 - (321) 723-3355 -

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