VIDEO: 2018 Cotton Plant Grubbin’ Ride – Ocala, Florida

Cotton Plant Grubbin’? This ride draws its name from the Armed Occupation Act during the 1840’s, a draw to the early pioneers settling in Marion County (home to Ocala Florida).

Joseph Pottle Barco came to Florida from Georiga in 1848. He eventually settled in a community that was named Cotton Plant as a result of farming and cotton growing.

The route passed through several communities including York, Leroy, and Lake Tropicana. Road surfaces included pavement, chipseal, lime rock, dirt roads, and grass roads.

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One thought on “VIDEO: 2018 Cotton Plant Grubbin’ Ride – Ocala, Florida

  1. As with many gravel rides the terrain was the biggest competitor…heat, humidity and fluffy deep sugar sand.
    There were several new “Groadies” who lost their virginity this ride.
    Just look for the guys who looked like dessicated powdered donuts at the end.

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