You’ll discover a different side of Florida on our trails, which wind through small friendly communities, along the magnificent St. Johns River and through many beautiful parks.
The West Volusia County region has two multi-use trail systems: the Spring to Spring Trailand the East Central Regional Rail Trail, which are incomplete, but still offer miles of recreational enjoyment as they traverse through shaded tree canopies, open prairie, cypress swamp and magnificent vistas of pristine lakes and the St. Johns River.
When complete, the Spring to Spring Trail will stretch 26 miles from Gemini Springs Park in DeBary to DeLeon Springs State Park located in DeLeon Springs. To date, Volusia County has completed several segments. In addition, five trailheads have been built for your convenience at DeBary Hall Historic Site, Gemini Springs Park, Lake Monroe Park, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park and along Grand Avenue in Glenwood.
The East Central Regional Rail Trail, is being constructed along the longest abandoned rail line ever purchased in Florida. When complete, the rail trail will cover 50 miles, stretching from Enterprise to Edgewater with a 10-mile leg through Brevard County to Titusville. The first completed 5.7 mile trail segment winds through green canopies of trees and unspoiled rural areas from a trail head at Green Springs Park in Deltona to State Road 415 in Osteen. The rest of the trail can be traveled by off road bicycles.
Many cyclists use Map My Ride to find Florida rides and record their journeys.
The Chuck Lennon Mountain Biking Trailis unique in Central Florida with great features that make it excellent riding for experienced mountain bikers. This clay based trail has a good flow and very few sandy spots. It is an intermediate skill level single track for biking that will test all your riding skills, from the steep ups and downs to the hairpin turns. There are 4 separate trails you can ride that total about 5.85 miles.
Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders and helmets are Florida law for riders under 16 when biking at Chuck Lennon Park.
On Road Bicycling Routes
One of the best places from which to appreciate our spectacular landscapes, historic sites, wildlife, welcoming communities and bountiful recreational resources is the seat of a bicycle. Take your time exploring our many parks, the St. Johns River, charming historic towns and festivals. Bicycling opportunities abound here from mountain biking trails to leisurely pedaling along a country lane.
The Florida Bicycle Association headquartered in DeLand, is an advocate for a bicycle friendly state. Their website has a Florida Touring Calendar and information on cycling education.
Bike Florida is primarily a touring organization and offers tours that link small towns with natural and historic landmarks. Each Spring, the Bike Florida organization sponsors a week-long tour with riding destinations that change each year. Bike Florida also conducts safety programs.
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