Best Florida Motorcycle Roads To Ride This Spring
The chilly winds of Florida’s winter are on their way out and soon it will be time to break out the bike. Strip away from the stresses of life and welcome the warm Spring weather with a motorcycle road trip! Hitch up the trailer, pick one of the best Florida motorcycle roads, and hit the road.
1. US Route One | Georgia to Key West, FL
Otherwise known as the “Overseas Highway,” US Route One is perfect to remind any bike lover why they decided to embrace the Florida lifestyle. The road includes a breathtaking view from the middle of a 7-mile bridge, where there is nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see. Plan your trip accordingly – this road can get busy during tourist season.
2. Ozello Trail | Homosassa to Crystal River, FL
You’ll find this route on a map as Route 494. Ozello Trail lets you experience Old Florida at its best. It’s a mostly scenic ride with a few tricky spots and plenty of marshlands. The 10-mile trek is spotted with local gems with the best homegrown foods and fresh seafood one could ask for.
3. Old Highway 50 | Oakland to Minneola, FL
For those wanting a little more excitement, Old Highway 50 provides some twists and turns. The road is nothing extreme, but there are some hilly spots and curvy roads that offer more fun than a traditional straight shot. It also satisfies any scenic needs and often does not require sharing the road.
4. Tamiami Trail | Tampa to Miami, FL
This two-lane trail is also known as US 41. Tamiami Trail is a breathtaking way to see the botanica and wildlife of the Florida Everglades. From flamingos to alligators, this road sees it all. Why pay for the zoo when you could see it all in its natural habitat? Come see why Motorcyclist magazine ranked this route as one of the top 10 in the country.
5. North River Road | Alva to LaBelle, FL
North River Road (or County Route 78) is considered by many to be one of the nicest routes Southwest Florida has to offer. Filled with easy, sweeping curves and beautiful fields, this is a relaxing Sunday afternoon trip. As a tip, if you’re planning on driving this route, keep in mind that food options can be scarce and you might benefit from packing a lunch.
William Least Heat-Moon said it best: “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” There is something unique that riding a motorcycle down the open road offers. Prepare yourself for Spring by taking time to find a clear mind and a taste of freedom. Which one of these trips will you chose?