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Cycling

The corridor offers some great opportunities for cyclers!

Visit the Equestrian, Hiking, and Paddling sections for more trail-related options on River of Lakes Heritage Corridor.

General Florida Cycling Resources

Florida Bicycle Association has great general tips for anyone biking in Florida.

Ongoing local cycling groups to join in on: CFL Cycling.

Some Featured Cycling Locations

East Central Regional Rail Trail

Volusia County has completed construction of the first segment of the new East Central Regional Rail-Trail, which one day will stretch 52 miles from Enterprise to Edgewater, including a 10-mile leg to Titusville. The segment, which covers 5.7 miles from Green Springs Park to State Road 415, was completed in March 2012. This showcase trail is 12 feet wide and paved, making it accessible to walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and people with disabilities.

Residents and visitors can access the trailhead at Green Spring State Park.

Printable map
East Central Regional Rail Trail

Hickory Bluff Preserve

The 150-acre Hickory Bluff Preserve overlooks the St. Johns River and contains many natural communities including mesic and scrubby flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress domes, floodplain swamp, and wet prairie.

Hickory Bluff Preserve
598 Guise Rd., Osteen, FL 32764
(386) 740-5261

Hontoon Island State Park

Bike areas are hard packed service roads. Bring your own bike or rent bikes here. Helmets are included with bike rentals. All bikes must be returned no later than one hour before sunset.

Hontoon Island State Park
2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand, Florida 32720
(386) 736-5309

The Spring-to-Spring Trail

Currently the trail links Gemini Springs with Lake Monroe (in DeBary), Lake Beresford with Blue Spring (in Orange City), and another nearby portion links Gemini Springs with Green Springs (in DeBary and Enterprise).  When complete, the Spring-to-Spring Trail will stretch 26 miles from Gemini Springs Park to DeLeon Springs State Park. It is being designed to accommodate walkers, joggers, inline skaters, bicyclists and people with disabilities. To date, Volusia County has completed several segments of the trail totaling nearly 15 miles. In addition, five trailheads have been built for your convenience at DeBary Hall Historic Site, Gemini Springs Park, Lake Monroe Park, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park and along Grand Avenue in Glenwood.

Spring to Spring Trail – Map and Trailheads

Wiregrass Prairie Preserve

1,400 acres situated almost entirely in the St. Johns River valley. Features three trails open to hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. Group camping by permit.

Wiregrass Prairie Preserve
1751 Lopez Rd., Osteen, FL 32764
(386) 740-5261

Map My Ride

Here are links to some of the main Cycling Tails available on MapMyRide – if you ride these routes, you can plan your biking trip and log your rides.

TraiLink by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – Florida Section

Explore Florida trails and find comprehensive trail guides including Florida trail maps, descriptions, photos and reviews. Whether you’re getting outdoors for recreation, fitness, commuting or travel you’ll discover top trails for bicycling, hiking, running and more on TrailLink.com.

If you are a die-hard trails traveler, download the free Rails-to-Trails Conservancy App.

More Cycling Resources

SportsVolusia – Cycling

http://www.sportsvolusia.com/activities/cycling.stml

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