Spoonbills & Sprockets

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Register Now For The 2019 Event

Whether you're looking to enjoy the 100, 72, 36 or 15-mile route, we invite you to take in the sights of the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. Riders will see historic sites and natural landmarks in Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia counties while participating in the 8th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour on November 3, 2019.  

This year's kick off party and early packet pickup will take place at Genung's Fish Camp, in beautiful Crescent Beach. Join us for a shindig along the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday from 2-5 pm, with great food and music, while you explore our byway communities. 

Sunday's ride starts in the Town of Marineland, with a continental breakfast and pre-ride bike checks by VeloFix at the Coastal Policy Center. This fully supported ride includes SAG support, and is sure to please as you tour our beautiful A1A beach communities. All participants receive a signature finisher medal for this ride, and if you're a collector, be sure to order your jersey on the registration page, created by Salvo Art Project artist and founder JJ Graham! 

Parents, bring your little ones out for the "Tiny Tour" where they will enjoy their own "SAG Stop" and finisher medal, staffed by members of the St. Johns County River to Sea Loop Alliance and the FDOT District 5 Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Team. Free helmets available for the first 100 sign ups!

Once finished, enjoy relaxing and comparing experiences at the catered luncheon as you explore the Marineland Dolphin Adventure!

 

This year's ride features the Crazy 8's contest!  Share your photos with us of your Spoonbills & Sprockets weekend adventure at our hotels, restaurants, businesses, and pictures of your before, during and after the ride, for a chance to win one of two custom medals for this year's event!

Interested in joining us and want to try something different? Check out our inclusive packages on the registration page, coming soon! 

 

                 

A1A Learning Opportunities

A1A Learning Opportunities

Friends of A1A's mission is to preserve, protect, promote, and enhance the outstanding resources of the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway in a manner that provides a unique experience for visitors and maintains an unhurried lifestyle and “Old Florida” ambiance for all.

A variety of educational and communication workshops are offered as part of a Strategic Plan to inform everyone about the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. Topics include resource protection, traffic safety, community outreach, governmental support, economic development, tourism education, hospitality, volunteer and board training. Additionally, we invite the public to review our annual reports required by the
Florida Department of Transportation documenting efforts at achieving our goals.

Strategic Plan
file icon pdfA1A Strategic Plan 092208_without appendices.pdf
file icon pdf Summary A1A Scorecard_Strategic Plan of 2008_updated9.23.2013.pdf

Summary o Annual Reports
file icon pdf Friends of A1A 2012 Annual Report Brochure.pdf
file icon pdf Friends of A1A 2011 Annual Report Brochure.pdf
file icon pdf Friends of A1A 2010 Annual Report Brochure.pdf
file icon pdf Friends of A1A 2009 Annual Report Brochure.pdf

FL Department of Transportation Annual Reports
file icon pdf A1A Scenic And Historic Coastal Byway Annual Report for 2012.pdf
file icon pdf A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway Annual Report for 2011.pdf
file icon pdf A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway Annual Report for 2010.pdf
file icon pdf A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway Annual Report for 2009.pdf
file icon pdf A1A Sceinc and Historic Coastal Byway Annual Report for 2008.pdf

72 Miles of Real, Natural Florida

Subject Matter: Tourism and marketing along the A1A Byway
Delivery: 2-hour workshop covering key demographic assets of the Byway and data regarding tourism traffic and interests.
Content to be made available online to accommodate business hours and needs. Tips include attracting visitors highlighting their wants and needs and methods to reach target markets. Merchants can visit the website to download material from the workshop
Frequency: Offered three times a month.
Locations: Offered in Flagler Beach, Vilano Beach and The Hammock/Marineland communities
Capacity: 10 to 50 participants
Most likely to benefit: Merchants new to the area

 

A1A Hospitality – Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically – “WAVE”

Subject Matter: Tourism education for service workers identifying major A1A assets
Delivery: 2-hour workshop covering the availability of lodging, restaurants, attractions, greenway and blueway trails,
cultural events and historic public places. Content to be made available online to accommodate variable schedules.
Tips include beach etiquette, free resources for travelers and more.
Frequency: Offered twice a month.
Locations: Offered in all areas of the Byway.
Capacity: 10 to 50 participants
Most likely to benefit: Individuals in hospitality industries

 

A1A Board Development

Subject Matter: In-depth presentation of Friends of A1A operations and board member responsibilities in sustaining productivity toward achieving goals.
Delivery: 2-hour workshop covering policy, procedure, board protocols and relationships of Friends of A1A within the community. Tips include understanding funding cycles, a source of grants, fundraising and more.
Frequency: Offered twice a year or as new board members are appointed.
Locations: Offered in all areas of the Byway.
Capacity: 1 to 5 participants
Most likely to benefit: Prospective board members

file icon pdf Welcome!_Orientations.pdf

 

A1A Volunteer Training

Subject Matter: Basic awareness and history education of the A1A Byway intrinsic resources and locations (natural, cultural, recreational, archeological, scenic and historic). Identification of A1A projects and how Friends of A1A implements the Corridor Management Plan. How to communicate the mission of A1A to the public.
Delivery: 2-hour workshop covering basic organizational operations and deployment of the mission.
Content to be made available online to accommodate variable schedules. Resource material includes contact information on staff and board members and key governmental support individuals.
Frequency: Offered three times a year or as needed.
Locations: Offered in St. Johns County, Flagler County, and THE Hammock.
Capacity: 10 to 20 participants
Most likely to benefit: New volunteers performing community outreach & service projects

 

Contact Danielle_Anderson@scenica1a.org to sign up or schedule sessions as desired. 904-425-8055.
Community service hours can be earned for volunteering with Friends of A1A.

Friends of the Friends

We've launched our safety and awareness campaign for the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway.
Our mission is to promote, protect, preserve and enhance the A1A Byway while educating folks about the importance of pedestrian, cycling, motor vehicle, beach and waterway safety along the A1A coastal corridor...
.....and this takes community support working with us!
Pick up your Friends of A1A gear and help spread the word...

We guarantee you'll find a friend!

Tickets - $10

 

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Ph: 904-425-8055 or 904-540-0402 to register or pay at the door.

Raffle Sale proceeds benefit projects of the Friends of A1A.

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