Currenlty Biking: Florida

30 April, 2015

Biking and Florida. A great pair if you ask me. Who would've known in all places in America that Florida is great for cycling?! I never thought I would be cycling this side of the coast but here I am off road cycling and riding through every nature preserve and beach I could get to. Not only is Florida blessed with wonderful climate but with paved cycling infrastructure too. And if it's too humid during your ride, you could just stop by the nearest beach and jump in to cool down which I find myself doing often.

While I'm here temporarily, I'm lucky to have a neighbor let me borrow their bikes for long distance riding and off road biking. There are so many biking trails in Florida but the one I find most satisfying is the A1A called Flagler Trail. Starting from Flagler Pier, it has wonderful spurs and curves into woods at various points. Just a few miles in lies the Compra Mala trail, a 5.5 mile off road trail which contains both easy and technical trails that have secret pathways to state parks and beaches. Covered in palm trees, oaks, and Spanish moss, it's a great trail with so much to admire.

Every weekend my partner and I do a long bike ride where we often find many cycle tourists and road cyclists. Everyone is friendly and often filled with touring stories that will make you cringe when you hear alligator and snake at a camp site. Cringe aside, these stories fill me with inspiration to do more on two wheels which is why I have returned after so long. I was told by a roadie that I shouldn't stop blogging about these adventures, that my travel may inspire others and help those who want to tour Florida.

On a side note, I hope you'll keep along with my journey in Florida where you can follow on Instagram and Twitter.
Georgie Ormrod said...

And they're right. I'd never have considered even visiting Florida, but hearing its a great place to cycle might just change that and it may get added to by Bike-it list ;-)

Alisha Ippolito said...

Great post entry back into the cycling world :) I really like that road bike - what is it?

christina torres said...

Sorry for the late reply Alisha, it's a Bianchi Pista

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