15 Sep 2017
There are few better ways to take in the gorgeous natural panorama of Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A than by bike. Feeling the salt-tinged sea breezes rush past you as you cruise along soft white sands and the lush tropical greenery that marks Highway 30A as a paradise brings a person a distinct, unparalleled sense of joy.
As an added bonus, it’s also a fantastic way to have fun and go sightseeing while getting in a nice workout. Oftentimes, it’s less of a hassle to rent a bike for your excursions into town than it is to drive a car. It’s convenient, better for the environment, and relaxing. It also provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the 30A area in a way that allows them to slow down and truly enjoy the experience of the adventure.
Where to Find 30A Florida Bike Trails and Rentals
Of course, unless you’re up for bringing your bike along on your travels, you’ll probably need to rent a bike locally. Fortunately, there are a number of bike rental shops in the area, particularly around the various nature trails by the local forests and beaches, making it convenient to just pick your destination, hop on the trail, and go.
30A Cruisers is one such rental shop, located near East Lake Beach, just off of the 30A. With affordable prices and high-quality bikes, you can hit the road and get to enjoying yourself sooner and safer, without breaking the bank.
There are many popular Florida bike trails along the 30A, but perhaps the best and most frequented trail is Timpoochee Trail. Spanning over the course of nineteen miles of paved pathway, Timpoochee Trail takes you through several beach areas, beginning with Dune Allen, traversing through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, and eastwards to Rosemary Beach.
Covering so much ground, taking Timpoochee Trail is one of the most convenient and scenic ways to explore the 30A area, including sightseeing locales such as Deer Lake Park, innumerable beaches, and iconic 30A foodie haunts like La Loba’s Bakery. By the end of the trail, you’ll feel like a local!
Florida Biking Laws and You – What to Keep in Mind When You Ride
Whether it’s your first time coming here or your hundredth, it’s always wise to make sure you’re up to date on Florida’s local biking laws and avoid any unpleasant surprises during your scenic 30A Florida bike rides. Firstly, all riders under the age of sixteen are legally required to wear a helmet. Second, riders are also forbidden from wearing headphones while riding. Other rules are similar or the same as elsewhere in the nation, including biking on the right side of the road and giving pedestrians the right of way.
However, don’t let these simple rules hold you back from experiencing the 30A to the fullest! Remember to bring your camera for pit stops along the way, as the sightseeing on these trails is truly spectacular!
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