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Just bought a bicycle? Here's where to ride it!

If you weren't already aware, we are fortunate to have some incredible riding areas in our own backyard. Here's a few of the more popular on and off-road spots.

Alafia State      Park       

Alafia is the go-to spot if you are new to mountain biking. There are extensive trails and they are well marked according to difficulty. It takes about an hour to get there from St. Pete, but it is well worth the drive.

There are picnic tables, rest rooms, and a bike wash rack for your use.

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Pinellas Trail

The Pinellas Trail is a rails to trails multi-use trail running from south St. Pete to Tarpon Springs. There are many rest areas, parks, and retail facilities along the trail.

It is paved along it's entire length and has many overpasses to avoid busy intersections.

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Boyette Preserve

Boyette has some of the most challenging trails in the state. Parking and facilities are limited and you must ride in a couple of miles to get to the good stuff.  Trail difficulty ranges from super easy to super tough with Ridgeback being the toughest. Bring all the water and supplies you will need with you.


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Bike Club Rides

St. Pete Bike Club has rides originating from North Shore Park in downtown St. Pete almost every day, weather permitting. These are road rides using paceline techniques. Distances and speeds vary according to which group you ride with. Best to start with an easier group if you are not familiar with the ride etiquette.


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Morris Bridge Flatwoods

The grandaddy of all off-road trails in our area. Very flat with some sand and rooty areas. Plenty of tree cover. Very easy riding suitable for riders of all abilities.


Restrooms, water and plenty of parking on site.


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Santos Trails

Just south of Ocala, it is a bit of a drive to get to these trails, but they are awesome. You could ride all day and keep hitting new sections of trail. The trails range from super-easy to super-tough. The Vortex section has many man-made wooden features.


Restrooms, water, picnic areas, and camping are available.


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