Biking the Seminole Wekiva Trail

I recently had the pleasure of a Sunday family bike ride on the Seminole Wekiva Trail from the Jones Trailhead to the San Sebastian Trailhead and back. Each way was about 6.5 miles for this ride, but the entire trail is almost 14 miles long. This section feels like a ride on a country road, […]

Seminole Wekiva Trail

Blackwater Creek

Hiking Seminole State Forest

Like a jigsaw puzzle piece, Seminole State Forest’s irregular shape snaps right into place against the nationally-designated Wild and Scenic Wekiva River and the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park. These properties are joined with Black Bear Wilderness Area, Rock Springs Run State Reserve and Wekiwa Springs State Park to protect the Wekiva watershed. The […]


Biking Van Fleet State Trail

Nearly laser straight, the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail has only 1 curve in its entire 29+ mile length. Seriously…check out the ride map below. It’s almost flat, too — less than 5 feet of elevation change per mile. For comparison, my South Lake Trail ride showed more than 42 feet per mile elevation […]

Van Fleet State Trail

Cocoa Beach

Biking the Beach

Ever since I got my fat tire bike a year ago I’ve been thinking about doing an epic ride on the beach…like 20 miles or more. After all, fat bikes are built for soft surfaces like sand and Florida’s beaches are world-class. Right? Truth be known, I probably should have titled this Biking the Beach; My […]


Biking the Withlacoochee State Trail

I’d wanted to ride my bike on the Withlacoochee State Trail, especially through the Withlacoochee State Forest, since I first rode the Blue Loop on the Croom Mountain Bike Trails. I also wanted to return and ride Croom’s Yellow Loop, reportedly the most popular of the two off-road single track trails. So I planned a […]

Withlacoochee River