Join us in a day full of activies and family fun!
The VTX Festival & Race is scheduled to start at 9am until 4pm, on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
The VTX Festival & Race is an exclusive event for Vertilux existing customers and Vertilux employees, their spouses and kids.
You can bring your spouse and kids. Please make sure you include them when you fill out the RSVP form.
A full day of outdoor games and activities for all ages is planned for the VTX Festival & Race. The highlight of the day will be the VTX by OTB Race, a mountain bike race that will let you discover the beauty of our Florida nature and wildlife. Please come back in the upcoming weeks to our Schedule Section for more details.
Snacks and refreshments, as well as non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the day. A tasty and varied menu will be served for lunch. There will be a "Beer Wine Happy Hour" in the afternoon. -Please check our Schedule Section in the upcoming weeks for more details.
The invitation to participate in the VTX Festival & Race includes: food, drinks, participation in the mountain bike race, bike rental, keepsakes and other recreational and fun activities for all members of the family.
If you are staying at the recommended hotel, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service, which picks you up at the Miami International Airport on the day of your arrival.
Please contact the hotel 24 hours before your arrival to let them know the specifics of your itinerary, like flight number and airline.
If you are staying at a different hotel, you might want to check with them if they offer shuttle rides to and from the Miami International Airport.
If you are a local, please check the park address here.
If you are visiting, and are staying at the event recommended hotel, a complimentary shuttle will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at the park. After the event, the same shuttle will take you back to your hotel.
Recommended hotels will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Check this page regularly for the most updated information.
All vehicles must park in regular parking. No parking on grass areas
There are two levels:
Competitive-Skilled Level & Leisure Level.
This level is only for people with previous experience in mountain biking -off-road riding-, people in good physical shape and able to ride at a good pace. Experience is a must because the route includes areas with steep descents, jumps, and technical zones. This group will leave 10 minutes earlier than the Leisure group and will be timed. Three winners will be awarded.
This level is suitable for anyone who can ride a bicycle. This group will not be timed, as the main idea is to enjoy the ride. Participants will receive "completion” rewards.
When registering for the race also keep in mind that there are some age considerations:
Solo Riders are required to be 16 years old or above.
10-15 year old riders need to be accompanied by an adult (21 years old or more)
There is a kids trail available for riders below 10 years old.
There are different courses within the Oleta River trails for Competitive and Leisure levels. Each course will be clearly marked to avoid confusion or even accidents.
No, they will not be closed to the general public. Oleta River State Park is a public park which can not close to the general public due to private or corporate events. Therefore, trails are to be shared with other park visitors. For this reason, we encourage all participants in the VTX by OTB Race to keep within the course signs and marks, and obey to the event rules. Vertilux will provide you with a special T-Shirt, so you can easily identify other members of the Vertilux group from the rest of the park visitors.
Yes, you can. Please remember to bring also a helmet, as it is required to ride the trails of Oleta River State Park.
For those who cannot bring their bike or simply do not own one, Vertilux will provide mid-range mountain bikes. Please make sure you RSVP and register for the race soon enough, as the amount of bikes is limited (first come, first serve).
Vertilux will also provide a helmet with your bike, as it is required to ride the trails of Oleta River State Park.
The contacts of local shops, from where you can rent a professional bike will be provided soon.
There is a kids trail for children 10 years old or less.
Even though we don't expect to need any kind of medical assistance, Florida State Park Rangers will take care of us in the event of an unfortunate injury. Minor wounds and scratches will be taking care of in the Festival Area.