Join us at the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration

SJR2C SummitDon't miss out on the first St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration on October 26-28 in West Volusia. This is your chance to "get in the Loop!" Learn what's happening in all five counties around the Loop:  Putnam, St Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard.  Meet the teams working on the Loop and find out how to get involved.  Bring your bike to join the tour from Green Springs Park. 

10/26 - Taste of the Loop in Southwest Volusia 

10/27 - Community Outreach: Fulfilling the Loop's Promise

10/28 - The Great DeLand Pumpkin Ride and Bike Safety Event

 

Taste of the Loop - Tour DeBary Hall Trailhead, guided bike tour, Happy Hour and Dinner at Enterprise Heritage Center 

Community Outreach: Fulfilling the Loop's Promise happens Friday, October 27 at the Volusia County building in beautiful downtown DeLand - recently voted America's Best Mainstreet! The afternoon of October 26 will feature a Discovery Tour of the completed sections of the Loop near Enterprise and Green Spring Park, followed by a reception and dinner.  Saturday's event,

The Great DeLand Pumpkin Ride is a family event and fun Halloween Ride and costume parade at Bill Dreggors Park in DeLand. 

Click here to register for all events

Advance Registration Discount in effect until October 11

Attention Sponsors, Speakers and Friends - you may be entitled to discounts.  Contact Us for more information.

A Big Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors 

Location

Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center 
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

Map to TCK Building

Parking for Summit on Rich Avenue and Alabama

Note: if you are coming from out of town be sure to make reservations early.  Big Football weekend in DeLand.  The Hampton Inn group rate can only be honored until October 7, so don't wait to make reservations.  

Summit Schedule

Thursday Oct 26, 2017 

  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Stakeholder Strategic Planning Meeting:
    Update on Loop Status and obtain input for the Loop Strategic Plan which will focus on operations, branding, economic development, marketing, and advocacy.
  • NOTE:  
    • The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council has been funded by the Department of Economic Opportunity to develop the Loop Strategic Plan and organize Stakeholder Meetings 
    • You will be receiving a separate announcement with registration instructions from the ECFRPC
    • Continental Breakfast will be provided
  • Lunch on your own in Downtown DeLand or en route to Enterprise
  • 2:30:  Loop Discovery Tour 
    • Meet at DeBary Hall for tour followed by meeting at Green Spring Park in Enterprise for bike rides and walks around this beautiful and historic completed section of the Loop
  • Evening: 

Friday Oct 27  

Parking for Summit on Rich Avenue and Alabama

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Community Outreach: Fulfilling the Loop's Promise 

  • Presentations/Panels/Breakouts/Action Plans
  • Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch provided
  • Get Involved - this is your chance to join in the action around the Loop
  • Learn what's happening County-by-County around the Loop 
    • Strategy -  benefits the Loop can bring to county, how we plan to achieve them, intra-county and cross county coordination, role of the Alliance, and leadership groups
    • Tourism and Promotion, highlights of Loop, how we are promoting and plan to promote 
    • Economic development opportunities and how we are pursuing them
  • Learn about special projects and actions
    • Cross-county collaboration 
    • New leadership groups and Action Groups forming 
    • Urban revitalization
    • The Agritourism Corridor
    • Loop mapping and Corridor Resource Directory funded by Department of Economic Opportunity 
  • Emphasis on community building, strategy, benefits of trails
  • Volunteer or connect with Ambassadors and Correspondents around the Loop
  • Register here for this event 

Saturday Oct 28  -  Great Pumpkin Ride, Safety Village, Costumes - Bill Dreggors Park

  • Fun for Everyone
  • No charge but registration required
  • Register here for this event
  • Safety Village, Training and mentoring for kids
  • DeLand Great Pumpkin Ride - a guided tour of the historic district including the historic people buried in Oakdale Cemetery
  • Costume and bike decor parade
  • Helmets and safety gear by FDOT, R2CTPO, Space Coast TPO and others

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    A Big Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors 

    Summit Theme and Purpose

    The Summit theme is SYNERGY - the mutually beneficial, reinforcing relationships, that trails bring to individuals and communities  

    • Active Mobility
    • Safe biking and walking - safe routes to trails, parks, schools and shopping
    • Multi-modal Connections - SunRail and buses
    • Economic Development and Revitalization
    • Cycle Tourism - affluent, ecology-conscious visitors
    • Healthy, Vibrant Communities
    • Healthy, Happy People
    • Active Aging

    The Summit purpose 

    • to advance the evolution and image of the Loop
    • to raise awareness of the SJR2C Loop Alliance
    • to reinforce connections and relationships with communities and organizations
    • to increase volunteers, friends and sponsors of the Loop 
    • to increase awareness of Locally-Resourceful Trail-Oriented Development and revitalization projects such as the Tri-County Agritourism Corridor 

    Announcing the Summit

    We are pleased to announce the first St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration taking place in beautiful downtown DeLand - recently voted America's Best Mainstreet!  The event will include participation and programs from all five counties around the Loop:  Putnam, St Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard.  It will take place October 26 through 28 and will be the kick-off event for 2017 FDOT Mobility Week.  The Summit theme is SYNERGY - the mutually-beneficial ways trails enable or act as a catalyst for active mobility, safety, community spirit, multi-modal connections, cycle tourism, economic development and health and fitness for all ages.  It will include updates on trail construction and the latest news from around the Loop.  It will also include updates on trail-oriented development projects such as the Tri-County Agritoursim Corridor now taking shape.

    The event will include stakeholder meetings, county round-tables, a reception and happy hour on Thursday evening, a full day of programs and panel discussions on Friday, planned events Friday evening, and a Bike Fair and Spook Ride on Saturday.    The purpose of the Summit is to raise awareness of and support for the Loop and the Alliance and to celebrate the way trails improve our lives and our communities. Presentations will focus on the evolution and status of the SJR2C Loop and the Alliance, the safety and health benefits of the Loop, the potential economic impact of the Loop exemplified by the economic turn-around of cities such as Winter Garden, and the importance of cities, counties, destination marketing organizations, nonprofits and other interests working together to support and promote trails.

    If you are interested in attending or participating in the planning, please click here  to complete the interest form. This will get you in the LOOP for planning, get you on the mailing list for the newsletter, and allow you to post comments in our planning forum.

    Click here for a printable announcement.

    If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please click here to view the sponsor categories.