Road Biking Florida  by Rick Sapp

Road Biking Florida Guide Book

by Rick Sapp (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Florida  by Rick Sapp
Road Biking™ Florida features forty-two carefully designed rides throughout the state, from Navarre Beach, Okefenokee, and Atlantic Beach in the north to Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and the Keys in the south, and Tampa Bay and the Cape Canaveral seashore in between. Highlighting not only the unique features of the road but also the people, the ecology, and the history of the areas covered, local cyclist Rick Sapp provides a sampling of Florida’s diverse offerings. Enjoy halcyon rides under hammocks of oak draped with Spanish moss as well as edgy rides so uptown that your eyes may blur at the endless series of stops and turns. Look inside to find: • Detailed maps and directions • Rides for every fitness level and ability, from easy 25-mile rambles to more challenging 100-mile classics • In-depth information about each ride, including length, terrain, traffic conditions, and road hazards • Vivid descriptions of points of interest • Options to create longer or shorter rid

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Trails from the "Road Biking Florida" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.

This magnificent cruise on historic Amelia Island, the “Isle of Eight Flags,” gives you miles of beachfront riding alternating with miles of intensely shaded and winding roads. There are shrimp boats ...
Fernandina Beach, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36.5
This is a busy ride, twisting up-and downhill and winding among a half-dozen sparkling lakes. It is central Florida at its best, with one of everything—cattle and horse and goat ranches, trailer parks ...
Mount Dora, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29
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This is a wonderfully scenic ride on Highway A1A along the Atlantic coast of north Florida, beginning in Flagler Beach and riding north to Crescent Beach (and perhaps to St. Augustine Beach if you wis ...
Flagler Beach, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44
A fine ride south from Flagler Beach to Ormond Beach, a suburb of Daytona. The views of the ocean are bright and fresh, and one gets a sense of old beach property . . . and the future as well. Traff ...
Flagler Beach, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29
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Just when you thought a challenge ride in Florida simply meant long—and hot— and sunscreen, along come hills, serious hills! If you like to push yourself, this ride has it all: scenery, length, heat . ...
Killarney, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 58.1
A mix of old and new, traffic and country, bike lanes and construction zones, there may be more digging, paving, and building along this ride than in the entire states of Alabama or Kansas or Ohio! Tr ...
Bradenton, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 63.4
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This is a splendid ride—one of the finest in Florida—and it is mostly over water on bridges with high center spans to accommodate sailboats with high masts. Below, in Apalachicola Bay, notice the oyst ...
Eastpoint, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.4
This ride through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore on the north end of Merritt Island will put you in harmony with the wind and water, with a natural conditi ...
Titusville, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34.7
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Along the majority of this wonderful ride through the country, there is very little traffic. The delightful fishing village of Cedar Key sits smack-dab in the middle of Florida’s “Nature Coast.” It le ...
Cedar Key, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52
What a delightful ride through the countryside east of Tallahassee. Gently rolling, even hilly in a few places; shady and cool as well. There is not much traffic on these two-lane roads, and at popu ...
Capitola, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38.1
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This is, without a doubt, the finest ride in Florida! It ought to be 100 miles long. Congratulations to the activists, environmentalists, and political leaders who made this wonderful park happen. Rid ...
Tierra Verde, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.1
Commencing with a marvelous stretch of rail-to-trail network, this ride loops through rural North Florida and south Georgia, crossing state lines—technically in the middle of the St. Mary’s River—twic ...
Callahan, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 103.1
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This wonderful and awfully flat ride affords marvelous miles of wheeling through several distinct Floridas in what is colloquially known as the “flatwoods.” Beginning in one of the most beautiful stat ...
Crawfordville, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 73.9
Florida Keys Over-the-Ocean Classic This is Florida’s Royal Ride, with ocean and lagoon views so spectacular that words are simply insufficient to describe them. The ride, though limited to a single h ...
Key West, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 105
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From Branford, Florida’s self-proclaimed cave-diving capital on the fabled Suwannee River, through “Hatch Bend” farm-and-ranch country in Lafayette County, you will enjoy this rural slice of life. Hat ...
Branford, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.9
Ride this mild loop on a summer eve and you will agree there’s no sweeter countryroad ride in America. To make this pedal more inviting, you can picnic or just sit and enjoy the view of fields and cat ...
Florala, AL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
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For cyclists who are accustomed to endurance sprints and marathons, this will be a beginner ride. Relax! Have fun. Take it easy, ride it in both directions, and enjoy spinning around Lake Henderson. T ...
Inverness, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
This ride gives us a unique opportunity to ramble close to the grounds of America’s Spaceport, and if we are lucky and time our ride properly, we may even see a rocket launch. This ride is only an e ...
Titusville, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.6
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Citrus once grew as far north as the Georgia border, but since the great freeze of 1898, earlier and earlier frosts—in an era of global warming!—have driven cold-sensitive oranges south. This ride tak ...
Lake Mary, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 39.2
This is the longest ride in the book, more than 100 miles. If you take it between the middle of May and the middle of October, you will feel that it is the longest ride of your life; it is very flat, ...
Clewiston, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 116.6
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