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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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***UPDATE***
There seemed to be a problem getting this to Post properly over the weekend. Part of the post didn’t upload and I am amending the original post to include the missing material. It also appears that, in some instances, the map graphic is not including the information from the GPX file. I continue to work on that issue. If I find I cannot resolve the issue, I will discontinue the use of the plug-in until I can find an alternative method of posting the map with route information. Thank you for your patience!

With this post and going forward, I will be posting a link to MapMyRide giving details of the ride. In addition, I will start embedding a map of the ride within the post to give the user the ability to zoom in and out of the ride to gather details and so that any potential riders can get their bearings. I hope you enjoy these small improvements to my posts. My hope is to make the posts a little more interactive and informative. Enjoy and read on! :-)
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Before You Go:

If you visit in the early morning or late to early evening, you probably can get by without sunglasses or sunscreen. Once the sun clears the trees though, you will probably want both. Insect repellant of some kind is recommended since this is the wettest portion of the trail and mosquitoes abound. There is water at the Green Pond Road Trailhead but that is it for the section. I recommend bringing along water bottles and snacks.

Van Fleet Trail-Green Pond Road Trailhead

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Before You Go:

If you visit in the early morning, you probably can get by without sunglasses or sunscreen. Once the sun clears the trees though, you will probably want both. Insect repellant of some kind is recommended since I was accosted by several biting insects along the way. There are no water stations along this trail except at the trailheads and, toward the northern end of the trail, it is very rural with no road crossings for miles. Bring along snacks since there is a definite lack of any type of convenience store within site of the trail.

Van Fleet Trail-Rest Area

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