Year-round riding weather means Florida is the perfect place to be a motorcyclist.
The only question, “Where do I find the best places to ride?”. Answer, “Right here”.
We've accessed the map archives from Go For A Ride Magazine to show you some of the state's best back roads for motorcycles with turn-by-turn directions. We call them “Go For A Ride Classics”.
Go FAR was one of Florida's most popular motorcycle magazines and featured a scenic ride map as the centerfold for each issue.
Each monthly route was crafted specifically for the magazine and encouraged riders to explore the backroads of Florida. Riders looked forward to each new ride and many collected the maps and continue to use them.
We've selected some of the best of those maps, made some updates and put them here in an easy-to-print PDF format.
Finding scenic rides near Orlando is a challenge with all of the tourist sprawl.
Touring three central Florida counties, this ride takes you along parts of Florida's historic Cracker Trail.
Central Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to riding.
When it was founded in 1837, the area was called Fort Christmas.
The Goethe State Forest in Levy County was established in 1992.
You don't have to be a Gator fan to enjoy this ride.
The Ormond Loop, a National Scenic Byway, takes you on a tranquil ride through the Tomoka Basin.
This ride begins and ends at the famous Cabbage Patch in Samsula.
Starting in Sebring this ride winds through Highlands Hammock State Park.
Auburndale was founded in 1880 by some northern folks seeking a warm winter refuge.
The inspiration for this ride is the Lemon Bay/Myakka Scenic Highway route.
Haines City's historic ride.
Heading through Naples on 1-75?
Good riding roads are rare to be found between the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic coast.
The Leesburg/Lake County area has some excellent riding roads.
This ride takes you past some of the architectural wonders of central Florida.
Want to get away from the crowds?
Leesburg is located in one of the most scenic areas of the state.
Finding valleys in Florida is sort of liking searching for palm trees in Alaska.
Some of the best costal roads are found in an area known as the Nature Coast which stretches from Pasco to Wakulla counties along the Gulf Coast.
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.
Webster is a great destination for the weekly flea market on Mondays or the pt Sunday monthly motorcycle swap meets.
This ride starts in Apollo Beach and winds southward to Ellenton and back.
Follow this route from P-City to Z-hills and back again.
Webster is a great destination for the weekly flea market on Mondays or the Sunday monthly motorcycle swap meets.
If Pablo Picasso were to interpret Plant City's world famous strawberry, the outline might resemble our map route.