With the number of paved bike paths around Florida, it’s hard to believe that it’s been just a little more than 25 years since the very first one opened between Tallahassee and St. Marks in 1988. With John’s extensive cycling background, it’s our mission to explore them all, eventually. We’ll be sharing ride reports here, eventually expanding to full trail details. Take advantage of the cool breeze a bike ride provides in these hot summer months, and enjoy!
Ride Reports & Trail Information
- Biking the City of Titusville Multi-Use Trail (9/8/2016) - Exploring Titusville by bike, I return to an old favorite and little-known 3.6-mile round-trip bike path that gives cyclists a great workout as it climbs atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge: the City of Titusville Multi-Use Trail
- Biking Downtown Titusville (9/4/2016) - It's taken six months to be able to get back on a bike, and I'm back to checking out progress on the C2C. Here's what's new through downtown Titusville for riders.
- Florida Trail, New River to Hampton (6/23/2016) - A surprisingly pleasant section of the Florida Trail that sees very few hikers, the most remote part of the Palatka-Lake Butler Trail stretches 9.3 miles between Hampton and the New River, southwest of Starke.
- Taylor Creek STA (12/2/2015) - Encompassing the ancient shoreline of Taylor Creek and man-made marshes, this wetlands park is a gem for birding and wildlife watching just north of Okeechobee.
- Overseas Heritage Trail (9/23/2015) - The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a ride the length of the Florida Keys, a island-hopping slice of tropical paradise - part bike path, part road ride
- Biking the Lake Butler Trail (9/4/2015) - There aren't a lot of places you can (or should) bike down the Florida Trail, but the Lake Butler Trail in Union County is a nice country bike path that shares the trail with hikers.
- Biking the Seminole Wekiva Trail (9/1/2015) - John bikes the next segment west on the Coast to Coast Connector, the Seminole Wekiva Trail. This well-established bike path connects Seminole County communities.
- Biking the Woodpecker Trail (8/30/2015) - The Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals State Park provides a 7-mile wildlife-rich round trip ride, but watch out for those puddles! John plunges in anyway to get the story.
- Biking the Rinehart Trail in Sanford (8/13/2015) - John takes on an urban piece of the C2C in Sanford following the Rinehart Trail - bits of path, sidewalks, and road shoulders - to meet the Seminole Wekiva Trail
- Biking from the St. Johns River to Osteen (8/11/2015) - John explores the C2C between Osteen and the St. Johns River by starting at Lake Monroe Park and ending at Osteen, using the Spring-to-Spring and ECRRT trails through southern Volusia County
- Pinellas Trail (8/9/2015) - A paved ribbon stretching the length of Pinellas County from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail provides cyclists with more than 32 miles of low-stress cruising
- Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (8/9/2015) - With a corridor spanning nearly 50 miles through North Florida, the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail provides paved trail for riders and an unpaved corridor used by the Florida Trail
- Biking from Osteen East (8/5/2015) - After watching the progress on the ECRRT at Osteen over the past year, John takes a ride to the east to see how far the new paved bike path goes
- South on the Edgewater Bike Path (8/4/2015) - How far does the new Edgewater Bike Path go south of SR 442 in Edgewater along Cow Creek Road? John hopped on his bike to find out.
- Exploring the Edgewater Bike Path (8/2/2015) - On a ride to discover how close the bike path in Edgewater is to completion, John discovers this connector to the state-spanning C2C is almost ready for riders
- Exploring the Gemini Springs Addition (10/17/2013) - It took a serendipitous turn one morning for us to stumble across a new-to-us hiking trail not fifteen minutes from home. Now we’d thought we’d covered everything nearby when were were looking for trails while finishing up “Five Star Trails Orlando,” but this one slipped past us. Perhaps due to the location – access to […]
- Riding Spring-to-Spring and the Seminole-Wekiva Trail (9/25/2013) - Pile on the mileage with two bike trails within easy reach of each other - the Spring-to-Spring in Volusia and the Seminole-Wekiva in Lake Mary and Longwood
- Riding the ECRRT (6/25/2013) - Volusia County's East Central Regional Rail Trail, or ECRRT, runs east towards the coast from Green Springs Park. It ends after 5 miles, but provides a nice ride.