Freebird Forever Loop

Freebird Forever Loop

Scenic Ride 30

This ride bridges the gap between southern rock music and department stores. Starting and ending in Green Cove Springs, a small town south of Jacksonsville. Along the first half of this ride you'll pass the Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park, a tribute to the Lynyrd Skynyrd founder. The last part of the ride takes you through Penney Farms, a town that was founded as an experimental farm by J.C. Penney, of the department store fame. Today it's a retirement community. 

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in Green Cove Springs at US 17 and Leonard C Taylor Pkwy
  2. US 17/N Orange Ave - North - 4.0 Miles
  3. CR 209/Russell Rd - Left - 0.6 Miles
  4. CR 209/Russell Rd - Right - 2.7 Miles
  5. CR 739B/Sandridge Rd - Left - 3.7 Miles
  6. (Ronnie Van Zant park will be on your right along this road)
  7. CR 739/Henley Rd - Right - 3.5 Miles
  8. CR 220W -Left -1.3 Miles
  9. Baxley Rd -Right - 0.5 Miles
  10. SR 21/Blanding Blvd - Left - 3.1 Miles
  11. Scenic Dr - Right - 1.7 Miles
  12. Johns Cemetery Rd - Right - 1.7 Miles
  13. N Mimosa Ave - Left - 1.2 Miles
  14. CR 218 - Left - 2.1 Miles
  15. SR 21/Blanding Blvd - Right - 2.1 Miles
  16. CR 215 -Right - 6.1 Miles
  17. SR 16 - Left - 8.2 Miles
  18. Thunder Rd - Left - 4.5 Miles
  19. CR 218 - Right - 5.8 Miles
  20. SR 16 - Left - 6.7 Miles
  21. S Oakridge Ave - Right - 0.6 Miles
  22. Green Cove Ave - Left - 0.6 Miles
  23. Cooks Ln - Straight - 0.5 Miles
  24. Returns to starting point

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Backroads To Bok Tower

Backroads To Bok Tower

Scenic Ride 04

There are quicker ways to get from Tampa to Lake Wales, but we believe scenic is always better. This route will give you some curvy roads, some country roads and a few stretches of highway. The destination, Bok Tower Gardens, is just as scenic as the ride with colorful gardens and a reflection pool surrounding a majestic 205-foot tall carillon tower with 60 bells. It's been a Florida landmark since 1929.

Road Name- Direction - Miles

  1. Start at the Intersection of SR 60 and McMullen Booth Rd
  2. SR 60/Gulf to Bay - East - 4.0 Miles
  3. SR 50/Courtney Campbell - Straight - 7.8 Miles
  4. Follow signs to I-275 St Petersburg
  5. 1-275 - South - 36.6 Miles
  6. Sunshine Skyway toll is $1.50 or use your SunPass
  7. Exit 2/US 41 North - North - 28.6 Miles
  8. Causeway Blvd - Left - 3.7 Miles
  9. SR 60/Adamo Dr - Left - 0.7 Miles
  10. Channelside Drive - Left - 0.7 Miles
  11. Construction on the Woter Street Project may
  12. require
  13. some detours to get to Bayshore Blvd.
  14. Traffic circle/Channelside - Right - 0.3 Miles
  15. Union Station St - Right - 0.2 Miles
  16. E Borein/e Cumberland - Straight - 0.5 Miles
  17. Bayshore Blvd - Left - 4.4 Miles
  18. W Gandy Blvd - Right - 12.6 Miles
  19. US 19 North - Right - 1.6 Miles
  20. CR 611/49th Street - Right - 6.6 Miles
  21. Return to the Start

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"O" What A Ride!

"O" What A Ride!

Scenic Ride 08

The Interstate highways will get you up and down the peninsular part of Florida quickly on either coast but the good riding is smack dab in the middle of the state. This ride from Okeechobee to Ocala is a backroad honey hole and includes portions of three designated Scenic Byways; The Ridge is at the start, The Green Mountain winds along Lake Apopka, and the Florida Black Bear takes you through the Ocala National Forest. Ride the full route or pick out a slice along the way to enjoy.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in Okeechobee at intersection of SR 70 and US 98
  2. US 98 - North 42.2 Miles
  3. US 98/US 27 - Right 20.6 Miles
  4. SR 17/N Scenic Hwy - Right - 35.0 Miles
  5. E Hinson Ave - Right - 0.3 Miles
  6. US 17/US 92/SR 700 - Left - 4.1 Miles
  7. Magnolia St - Left - 0.1 Miles
  8. Polk 547/Lee Jackson Hwy - Right - 6.3 Miles
  9. Ron Reagan Pkwy/Polk 54 - Left - 3.7 Miles
  10. Champions Gate Blvd - Right - 0.4 Miles
  11. Masters Blvd - Left - 0.8 Miles
  12. S Goodman Rd - Straight - 4.9 Miles
  13. Westside Rd - Right - 2.0 Miles
  14. CR 545/Avalon Rd - Right - 16.3 Miles
  15. Tildenville School Rd - Straight - 0.3 Miles
  16. SR 438/Oakland Ave - Left - 3.1 Miles
  17. SR 438 - Right - 0.4 Miles
  18. Old County Rd 50 - Straight - 1.9 Miles
  19. CR 455 = Straight - .3 Miles
  20. CR 455 - Left - 5.5 Miles
  21. Traffic Circle straight on CR 455 - 1.7 Miles
  22. CR 561 - Right - 8.7 Miles
  23. SR 19 - Right - 2.0 Miles
  24. SR 19/44/500 Burleigh - Right - 3.0 Miles
  25. Ramp for SR 19 - Right - 0.2 Miles
  26. SR 19/Bay St - Left - 1.7 Miles
  27. SGrove St - Straight - 1.1 Miles
  28. SR 19 N - Straight - 22.4 Miles
  29. SR 40 - Left - 32.0 Miles
  30. Ending point is Ocala

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Leesburg Sugarloaf

Leesburg Sugarloaf
Mountain Loop

Scenic Ride 11

Leesburg is located in one of the most scenic areas of the state. This loop circles a couple of the lakes south of town and includes a ride across Sugarloaf Mountain, the 2nd highest natural elevation in Florida.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start at the corner of Canal and Main Street in Leesburg
  2. Canal Street - South - 0.3 Miles
  3. E Dicie/SR 44 - Right - 0.9 Miles
  4. US 27 - Left - 4.0 Miles
  5. CR 48 - Left - 2.5 Miles
  6. Number 2 Rd - Right - 5.4 Miles
  7. W Central Ave - Straight - 0.7 Miles
  8. S Lakeshore - Right - 1.0 Miles
  9. E Revels Rd - Straight - 0.9 Miles
  10. SR 19 - Left - 2.6 Miles
  11. Arrowree Blvd - Left - 1.8 Miles
  12. Howey Cross Rd - Left - 1.6 Miles
  13. CR 561 - Right - 1.8 Miles
  14. CR 561A - Left - 2.5 Miles
  15. Sugarloaf Mt Rd - Left - 3.7 Miles
  16. CR 561 - Right - 4.5 Miles
  17. Florida Ave - Right - 4.3 Miles
  18. CR 448A - Left - 1.4 Miles
  19. CR 448 - Straight - 4.7 Miles
  20. CR 561 - Right - 1.6 Miles
  21. SR 19 - Right - 1.7 Miles
  22. Lake Shore Blvd - Left - 0.2 Miles
  23. US 441 - Left - 7.9 Miles
  24. E E Dixie Ave - Left - 0.1 Miles
  25. E Main St - Right - 1.0 Miles
  26. Return to the starting point

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Ocala Forest Roads

Ocala Forest Roads

Scenic Ride 12

Want to get away from the crowds? This ride through the Ocala National Forest will have you rolling down the backroads where the only things you need to look out for are the forest creatures. Be especially wary if riding through here at night. This ride has a bit of everything: tight curves, long straight runs, and even a couple of hills. Enjoy.

Road Name Direction Miles

  1. Start east of Silver Springs at SR40 & Hwy 315 intersection
  2. SR 40 - East - 2.4 Miles
  3. Hwy 314 - Left - 2.7 Miles
  4. NE 46 St - Right - 1.7 Miles
  5. NE 145 Ave - Straight - 2.8 Miles
  6. SR 40 - Left - 1.7 Miles
  7. CR 314A - Left - 7.0 Miles
  8. NE Hwy 314 - Right - 7.8 Miles
  9. NE 231" Ave/FR 88 - Right - 10.4 Miles
  10. SR 40 - Left - 7.8 Miles
  11. SR 19 - Left - 16.5 Miles
  12. CR 316 - Left - 15.2 Miles
  13. CR 315 - Left - 10.7 Miles
  14. Return to starting point

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Lake "O" East Side Ride

LAKE "O" East Side Ride

Scenic Ride 15

Good riding roads are rare to be found between the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic coast, but we found a nice little route that you're sure to enjoy. The ride isn't all that long but make sure you've got enough fuel before you start as you won't find a lot available on this ride. You will enjoy some scenic backroads and a few stretches of canopied highway along the way to afford some shade from the sun.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start west of Stuart at intersection of SW Martin Hwy & SW Citrus Blvd
  2. SW Citrus Blvd/CR 76A - South - 15.9 Miles
  3. SW Warfield/SR 710 - Right - 4.1 Miles
  4. SW Fox Brown Rd - Right - 8.6 Miles
  5. SW Martin Hwy/CR 714 - Left - 7.7 Miles
  6. SW Warfield Blvd/SR 710 - Left - 15.0 Miles
  7. SW Allapatah Rd - Left 9.1 Miles
  8. SW Martin Hwy/CR 714 - Right - 9.8 Miles
  9. Returns you to the starting point.

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Samsula Spin Scenic Ride

Samsula Spin

Scenic Ride 21

This ride begins and ends at the famous Cabbage Patch in Samsula. It's a relaxing ride with some unique stopping off points such as Cassadaga, the town known as the "Physic Capital of the World". Don't worry they know you're coming. Reaching the coast you can add a side trip south about 20 miles to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Starts at Tomoka Farms Rd and Pioneer Trail
  2. Pioneer Trail - West - 3.8 Miles
  3. SR 44 - Right - 5.9 Miles
  4. IN Prevatt Ave - Left - 3.4 Miles
  5. Lake Helen Osteen Rd - Straight - 4.3 Miles
  6. Howland Blvd - Left - 4.2 Miles
  7. SR 4155 - Right - 1.6 Miles
  8. New Smyrna Blvd - Left - 0.1 Miles
  9. Florida Ave/Maytown Rd - Straight - 15.5 Miles
  10. Maytown Osteen Rd - Straight - 5.9 Miles
  11. Beacon Light Rd - Left - 4.0 Miles
  12. Volco Rd - Right - 2.1 Miles
  13. Ridgewood Ave/US1 Left - 6.1 Miles
  14. SR 44 - Right - 0.1 Miles
  15. @Palmetto St U-Turn - 0.0 Miles
  16. SR 44 - West - 2.9 Miles
  17. NGlencoe Rd - Right - 0.9 Miles
  18. Pioneer Trail - Left - 6.5 Miles
  19. Returns to starting point.

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The Ormond Loop And Beyond Scenic Ride

The Ormond Loop And Beyond

Scenic Ride 22

The Ormond Loop, a National Scenic Byway, takes you on a tranquil ride through the Tomoka Basin. We start beachside before winding through the marshlands and canopied covered two-lane roadways. We've extended our ride north to Bunnell. The scenery continues though with less traffic.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in Ormond Beach at the Intersection of A1A and E Granada Blvd
  2. A 1A/Ocean Shore Blvd - North - 8.8 Miles
  3. High Bridge Road - Left (West) - 2.0 Miles
  4. Walter Boardman Lane - Left - 1.2 Miles
  5. Old Dixie Hwy - Right - 3.6 Miles
  6. A left tum here keeps you on the official Loop route back to Ormond Beach
  7. US-1 - Right (North) - 5.6 Miles
  8. SR 100/SE Moody Blvd - Right - 5.0 Miles
  9. Old Kings Road S - Right - 5.4 Miles
  10. Old Dixie Hwy - Left - 7.4 Miles
  11. N Beach Street - Straight - 3.2 Miles
  12. W. Granada Blvd - Left - 1.0 Miles
  13. Returns you to the start.

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Gainesville Loop Scenic Ride

Gainesville Loop

Scenic Ride 23

You don't have to be a Gator fan to enjoy this ride which circles through the woodlands and prairies surrounding Alachua county's largest city. The route includes a portion of the Old Florida Heritage highway as you roll across Paynes Prairie Reserve. Time seems to have stood still in Micanopy, a small town with stately mansions and historic homesteads. You'll find some history, nature, and culture all in one ride.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start at intersection of 1-75 (Exit 382) and SW Williston Rd
  2. SR 331/SW Williston Rd - East - 2.0 Miles
  3. US 441/SW 130 ST - Right - 8.7 Miles
  4. CR 346 - Left - 9.7 Miles
  5. CR 325 - Left - 4.9 Miles
  6. SR 207SE Hawthore Rd - Left - 1.5 Miles
  7. CR 234 - Right - 7.1 Miles
  8. SR 26 - Left - 2.9 Miles
  9. SR 222 - Straight - 4.4 Miles
  10. SR 24/Waldo Rd - Right - 1.4 Miles
  11. CR 232/NE 53" Ave Left - 0.1 Miles
  12. CR 225/NE 39 St - Right - 6.4 Miles
  13. NW 156 Ave - Left - 8.5 Miles
  14. CR 237 - Left - 2.2 Miles
  15. SR 20/ML King Blvd - Right - 4.8 Miles
  16. CR 241/NW 140 SI - Left - 9.7 Miles
  17. SR 26/W Newberry Rd - Right - 1.6 Miles
  18. CR 241/SW 170 St - Left - 7.5 Miles
  19. US 41/N University Ave - Left - 1.1 Miles
  20. CR 346 - Left - 7.3 Miles
  21. SR 121/5W Williston Rd - Left - 8.0 Miles
  22. Return to start

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Christmas Scenic Ride

CHRISTMAS

Scenic Ride 25

When it was founded in 1837, the area was called Fort Christmas but was shortened to Christmas when the Post Office opened in 1892. The Post Office is extremely busy during the holiday season with those seeking the coveted Christmas, FL postmark on their holiday cards and letters.

This route does include some toll roads. You can use your Sunpass or the state will bill you by plate number.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in Christmas on Hwy 50 at the Post Office
  2. SR 50 - East - 0.5 Miles
  3. Taylor Creek Rd - Right - 5.4 Miles
  4. SR 520E - Left - 7.3 Miles
  5. Nova Rd - Right - 26.5 Miles
  6. US 192/US 441 - Right - 1.3 Miles
  7. S Narcoosee Rd - Right - 11.2 Miles
  8. FL 417N (toll) - Right - 3.4 Miles
  9. Exit 26 to Cocoa - Right -1.0 Miles
  10. FL 528E (toll) - Merge - 7.5 Miles
  11. Exit 24 Dallas Blvd - Right - 0.3 Miles
  12. Dallas Blvd/SR 13 - Left - 4.6 Miles
  13. Majestic St - Right - 1.0 Miles
  14. Bancroft Blvd - Right - 0.4 Miles
  15. Maxim Pkwy - Left - 1.1 Miles
  16. SR 520 - Left - 1.7 Miles
  17. SR SOE - Right - 3.5 Miles
  18. Returns to starting point

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Mt Dora To Zellwood Loop

MT. DORA to
ZELLWOOD LOOP

Scenic Ride 28

Finding scenic rides near Orlando is a challenge with all of the tourist sprawl. We did find a few good backroads in the area near Mt Dora and Zellwood. The ride itself will only take you an hour but that gives you time to detour to Wekiwa Springs State Park or sample the sweet tastings at the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival in May of each year. And, no matter what time of year you make the ride, the shops and restaurants in Mt Dora are open for business.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start east of Mt Dora at US 441 & SR 46 Intersection
  2. SR 46 - East - 1.9 Miles
  3. Round Lake Rd - Right - 2.0 Miles
  4. Ondich Rd - Left - 2.1 Miles
  5. CR 437/Plymouth Sorrento Rd - Left - 1.4 Miles
  6. Adair Dr - Right - 1.4 Miles
  7. Troon Ave - Right - 0.2 Miles
  8. CR 435/Mt Plymouth Rd - Right - 2.9 Miles
  9. w Kelly Park Rd - Left - 0.5 Miles
  10. CR 435/Rock Springs Rd - Right - 2.0 Miles
  11. E Ponkan Rd - Right - 5.2 Miles
  12. N Round Lake Rd - Right - 0.3 Miles
  13. W Jones Ave - Left - 4.2 Miles
  14. Duda Rd - Straight - 0.3 Miles
  15. CR 448A - Left - 0.5 Miles
  16. CR 48 - Right - 4.3 Miles
  17. CR 561/Monroe St - Right - 3.9 Miles
  18. CR 448 - Right - 6.0 Miles
  19. Dora Dr - Left - 2.3 Miles
  20. Beauclair Ave - Right - 0.2 Miles
  21. S Clayton St - Left - 1.3 Miles
  22. E 1 Ave - Right - 0.7 Miles
  23. Returns to starting point

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Heartland Ride #2

Heartland Ride #2

Scenic Ride 29

The area northwest of Lake Okeechobee is known as Florida's Heartland. Citrus groves, farm fields, and cattle ranches cover this area. There are quaint and historic towns like Arcadia, Avon Park and Wauchula along the route with excellent opportunities for dining and sightseeing. Highlands Hammock State Park is one of the state's oldest and Lake Placid's business district has more than 40 murals depicting everything from dinosaurs to the Last Supper. 

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start at intersection of SR 70 & US 27
  2. US 27 - North - 9.7 Miles
  3. CR 17 - Right - 6.7 Miles
  4. US 98 - Left - 0.5 Miles
  5. CR 178 - Right - 3.4 Miles
  6. CR 623/Airport Rd - Left - 2.8 Miles
  7. SE Lakeview Dr - Left - 1.1 Miles
  8. Keep Right at the fork in the road
  9. US 27/0S 08 - Straight - 1.7 Miles
  10. CR 634/Hammock Rd - Left - 8.0 Miles
  11. Parnell Rd - Right - 1.8 Miles
  12. Steve Roberts Special - Left - 10.8 Miles
  13. SR 64 - Left - 0.8 Miles
  14. US 17/SR 35 - Right - 10.3
  15. FL 664/NW County Line - Right - 12.1
  16. w Bereah Rd - Left - 2.4
  17. Avon Park Cutoff - Right - 4.8
  18. US 27/US 98 - Right - 6.4
  19. SR 64/W Main St - Right - 6.8
  20. SR 671/Parnell Rd - Left - 10.8
  21. Crossing SR 66 - Straight
  22. Crewsville Rd - Straight - 9.3
  23. Sweetwater Rd - Left - 5.9
  24. US 17/SR 35 - Left - 14.4
  25. SR 70/E Magnolia St - Left - 32.7
  26. Return to starting point

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Leesburg Bellview Loop

LEESBURG BELLVIEW LOOP

Scenic Ride 36

The countryside around Leesburg offers some great riding opportunities. The roads wind around the many waterways in this area give credence to the name "Lake County".

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in Leesburg at E Dixie Ave(SR 44) & US 441
  2. US 441 - East - 1.8 Miles
  3. CR 44 East - Left - 10.1 Miles
  4. CR 452 - Left - 10.8 Miles
  5. SR 42 - Left - 8.9 Miles
  6. SR 25 N/Ocala Rd - Right - 12.1 Miles
  7. SE 110 St - Left - 0.2 Miles
  8. SE Hames Rd - Straight - 0.2 Miles
  9. SE Magnolia Rd - Left - 0.1 Miles
  10. US 301- Left - 9.2 Miles
  11. CR 466A - Left - 7.6 Miles
  12. CR 468/Rose Ave - Right - 3.5 Miles
  13. Main Street - Left - 3.2 Miles
  14. Cloud St - Left - 0.1 Miles
  15. US 441 - Right - 0.4 Miles
  16. Return to starting point

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Christmas Ride Part 2

Christmas Ride Part 2

Scenic Ride 38

The town of Christmas was founded as a U.S. Army fort on December 25, 1837, during the Second Seminole War.

Rode Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Starts in Christmas at SR 50 & Fort Christmas Rd
  2. SR 50/E Colonial Dr - East - 13.7 Miles
  3. US 1/Washington Ave - Left - 4.1 Miles
  4. A. Max Brewer Pkwy - Right - 7.0 Miles
  5. Courtenay Pkwy N - Straight - 9.1 Miles
  6. Kennedy Pkwy/Shiloh Straight - 3.8 Miles
  7. US 1 - Left - 13.0 Miles
  8. SR 46/W Main St - Right - 15.6 Miles
  9. S Jungle Rd - Left - 0.4 Miles
  10. Old Mims Rd - Right - 2.0 Miles
  11. CR 13/Snow Hill Rd - Left - 4.7 Miles
  12. Avenue H - Left - 0.1 Miles
  13. Brumley Rd - Left - 1.0 Miles
  14. Lake Mills Rd - Right - 0.8 Miles
  15. Fort Christmas Rd - Left - 9.4 Miles
  16. Return to start

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Fernandina Amelia Island

Fernandina Amelia Island

Scenic Ride 39

There are few places in Florida that can match the historical legacy of the northeastern corner of the state. Eight different flags, including those of Mexico, Spain, France, and England have laid claim to Amelia Island and the surrounding territory in a timeline that stretches back more than 400 years. This month's ride runs through the coastal marshlands, down the coastline, and along the St. Johns River. Along the way, you can turn back the pages of time in historic Fernandina Beach or hit the beach on Little Talbot Island, one of the few undeveloped barrier islands left on the Florida coastline.

Road Name - Direction - Miles

  1. Start in North Jacksonville at Main St (US 17) and Hecksher Drive
  2. US 17/Main St - North - 15.9 Miles
  3. A1A/Buccaneer Trail - Right (East) - 11.3 Miles
  4. Atlantic Ave - Right - 1.6 Miles
  5. A1A/S Fletcher Ave - Right - 4.9 Miles
  6. Amelia Island Pkwy - Left - 1.7 Miles
  7. Julia St - Straight - 0.1 Miles
  8. A1A/1" Coast Hwy - Left - 14.7 Miles
  9. Heckscher Dr - Straight - 14.3 Miles
  10. US 17/Main St - Right - 0.3 Miles
  11. Returns you to the starting point

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