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Before You Go:

There is water and facilities at the Highway 50 Trailhead near Ridge Manor. I don’t remember seeing any other water and facility areas along the rest of this route. If you have read my numerous other posts on this site, you will know I always recommend a helmet, a good pair of cushioned biking gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen and, if you are going to stop or go off trail, insect repellant.

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There is water at the Floral City Trailhead and a short distance south; the next source for water is further south at the Croom Rital Road Trailhead. The only rest room facilities located on the trail are at the Floral City and Croom Rital Road trailheads. There are probably facilities at Lake Townsend Regional park but they are not visible from the trail if they do exist. During the hot and humid summer months, carrying along some water to stay hydrated. Always wear a helmet, some gloves to cushion your hands and, if you venture along the River Path, insect repellant is advised.

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There is water at the start and end of this section and also at Wallace Brooks Park in Inverness. There are also restroom facilities at each of the three trailheads. In the early morning and early evening hours, there is quite a bit of shade. If you are biking between the hours of 10AM to 4PM, sunscreen and sunglasses would be advisable. Depending on the season, if you are biking in the early morning and later in the evening, you might consider applying some insect repellant.

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There is water at the 3 trailheads along this portion of the ride. There are also restroom facilities at each of the three trailheads. In the early morning and early evening hours, there is quite a bit of shade. If you are biking between the hours of 10AM to 4PM, sunscreen and sunglasses would be advisable. During the summer months, keep an eye to the sky as weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly during Florida’s thunderstorm season.

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There wasn’t a lot of water along the trail – though, there are signs that direct you, off trail, to sources of water, food, phone, etc.. So make sure you bring along some water to keep hydrated. Also, there was only one place that I saw along the trail with restroom facilities. There might have been restrooms at the Boulware Springs trailhead but they weren’t immediately visible. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend a helmet, a good pair of cushioned gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses.

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The basics of biking in Florida apply – sunscreen, helmet, a good pair of cushioned gloves and sunglasses are all highly recommended. The trail offers a mix of open and shaded areas. If biking during the heat of the day, you will most likely get sunburned so take care to apply the suggested sunscreen and, as always, hydrate!

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There is a lot of shade along this trail but, still, I got a little sunburned from the open areas you encounter around Lake Mary Boulevard and the business complexes you pass to the north. Sunscreen, helmet, a good pair of gloves and sunglasses are all highly recommended.

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If you do this ride in either the early morning or late afternoon, you can probably get by without sunscreen. Water is not abundant along the trail so bring some along.

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This isn’t a long or taxing trail. If you are riding in the early morning or late afternoon, you won’t need sunscreen or sunglasses. The main trailhead at Fellburn Park has full facilities – restrooms, water and picnic pavillions.

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This isn’t an overly long loop. From the north end to south end of Boca Grande is about 13 miles round trip. If you are doing the ride in the early morning or early evening hours, you can get by without any sunscreen.

Sunglasses are always a necessity along with a pair of riding gloves, helmet and – possibly – sunscreen during the mid-day hours.

Also, bring along at least $5.00 in cash. As of this writing, that is the fee for the Boca Grande Causeway. It is $2.00 by bicycle. I, personally, would not enjoy riding across the Boca Grande causeway. The bridges are very narrow and there is no designated cycling lane.

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