The Coast to Coast Connector, or C2C, is a 250-mile paved bike trail route between St. Petersburg and Titusville. It uses existing bike paths – some of which, after many years in the planning stage, are finally being completed – while also proposing some new segments that do not yet exist. Overseen by the Office of Greenways & Trails and backed by FDOT, the route is currently seeing a flurry of construction that is planned to have it complete by 2019.
Trails that make up the C2C include (east to west):
Pine Hills Trail
West Orange Trail
Van Fleet Trail
Withlacoochee State Trail
Good Neighbor Trail
Starkey Wilderness Park Bike Path
Exploring the C2C
In August 2015, John began riding all completed segments of the C2C westbound to assess the progress of the project. Follow his journey and detailed ride reports here.
- 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.
- 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.
- Following the C2C in downtown Titusville (8/20/2015) - The paved ECRRT ends at Draa Rd in Titusville, but the plans for the Coast to Coast Connector take it right downtown. Here's what we found along the route.
- Biking north from Titusville (8/18/2015) - Living in the area, John was excited to learn that a cross-Florida trail was coming to Titusville. A year ago, we explored where it went, and discovered it ended without going very far.
- 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
- 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