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KEY BISCAYNE Y OTROS CIRCUITOS DE BICICLETA EN MIAMI

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Key Biscayne es considerado junto a Virginia Key uno de los mejores sitios de Miami para los amantes del ciclismo. Ingresando por la autopista Rickenbacker ambos cayos ofrecen una gran variedad de alternativas y circuitos ciclisticos, ademas de hermosas vistas de Miami y toda la Bahia Biscayne al cruzar los puentes, y un entorno inigualable de mar y naturaleza.
El circuito ciclistico de Key Biscayne, que se extiende hasta el parque Bill Baggs y su historico faro, es uno de los mas atractivos de la region y elegido por miles de ciclistas cada fin de semana.
Pero no solo hay buenos circuitos de ciclismo en Key Biscayne. Miami ofrece una gran variedad de rutas y alternativas.

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KEY BISCAYNE

Rickenbacker Trail
Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 8.5 miles of paved roads (bike lane and wide sidewalks)
Style of Bike: All (Although a bicycle with gears will help in climbing the Powell Bridge)
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen, camera and snacks. It’s a gorgeous ride overlooking Brickell and Key Biscayne. Virginia Key, Miami Seaquarium, Crandon Park and Bill Baggs State Park are additional stops along the trail.

Virginia Key
Virginia Key, Key Biscayne
Cost: Free entry by bike, $5 entry by car on weekends
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 4 miles of rock/gravel trail
Style of Bike: Mountain Bike
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen, camera and snacks. This trail winds through tree hammocks, coves and beaches.

Crandon Park
6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
Cost: Free entry on bike, $5 per car on weekdays, $6 per car on weekends
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: Few miles of paved sidewalk
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen, camera and if you’re interested in tanning the beautiful flat beaches are to your east. The nature center is located at the beginning of the North Beach entrance.

Bill Baggs State Park
1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne
Cost: $2 entry by bike, $8 by car
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 1.5 miles of flat, unpaved trail
Style of Bike: All
Good for solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: The trail will bring you through the trees and past the views of Biscayne Bay. Stop by the the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest structure in South Florida, for a free tour Thursdays through Monday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Grab a bite to eat at Lighthouse Cafe. Bicycle rentals on-site for $5 – 15/hour.

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COCONUT GROVE / OLD CUTLER

Commodore Trail
Coconut Grove, FL
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 5 miles of paved trail
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Commodore trail takes you along historic South Miami Ave., Bayshore Dr., Main Highway and Douglas Road. Alice Wainwright Park, Museum of Science/Planetarium, Vizcaya Museum, Kennedy Park, Peacock Park, and the Barnacle Historic State Park are along the way and worthy of checking out.

Old Cutler Trail
Cocoplum Circle, Coral Gables
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 11 miles of paved trail
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen and snacks as this trail takes you through a Coral Gables neighborhood. Calm and beautiful ride under the Banyan trees along Old Cutler Road. Take the time to visit these stops along the way: Matheson Hammock Park (you can also bike through here for beautiful Biscayne Bay views), Fairchild Tropical Garden, Pinecrest Gardens (Farmers Market on Sundays in the summer months), and The Deering Estate.

Biscayne Trail
From the end of the Old Cutler Trail, head east on 87th Ave. to begin the Biscayne Trail in Palmetto Bay
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 2.7 miles of paved trail
Style of Bike: All
Good for solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen and snacks as this trail takes you through another South Miami-Dade neighborhood. The Biscayne Trail also cross over the Black Creek Trail .

Black Creek Trail
SW 137th Ave and SW 184th St., near Zoo Miami.
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 8.7 miles of paved trail
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, sunscreen and snacks as this trail takes you through another South Miami-Dade neighborhood. The Black Creek Trail crosses by the Old Cutler Trail and Biscayne Trail and leads into Black Point Park and Marina. At the marina, you will have the chance to spot manatees, alligators and birds and grab some snacks at the restaurant.

M Path Trail
Florida City to Downtown Miami, under the Metrorail System
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 30 miles of paved road
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Not the prettiest trail in Miami, but efficient if you want to avoid the US 1 traffic and your office has a shower! (Or you can bike to the Metrorail stop of your choice, and ride our lovely transit system into Brickell and Downtown Miami.)

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BISCAYNE – EVERGLADES

Everglades National Park, Florida City
Cost: $10 by car, valid for one week
Best time to go: Year Round (though expect to be attacked by mosquitoes in the summer months)
Paved or Off-Road: 45 miles paved/gravel roads
Style of Bike: Mountain Bike
Solo riders or groups: Both (though I would say this is when you might need a buddy system!)
Notes: The only bike trail in the world that connects two National Parks! (Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park). The trail will also travel through Florida City, City of Homestead, and surrounding farming areas. Bring water, sunscreen and snacks.

Southern Glades Trail
Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area
Runs north and south along the C-111 Canal right-of-way, from Ingraham Highway/State Road 9336 to U.S. 1/South Dixie Highway
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 13 miles unpaved roads
Style of Bike: Mountain
Solo riders or groups: Both (safety in numbers)
Notes: No bathrooms along trail. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks, bug repellent, and a cell phone (in case of emergency)

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NORTH MIAMI / AVENTURA
Oleta River State Park

3400 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami
Cost: $2 entry by bike, $6 entry by car
Best time to go: Year round
Paved or Off-Road: 15 miles of off-road, mountain bike trails
Style of Bike: Mountain Bike
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Bring water, bug spray, snacks and a camera to take pictures amongst the wetlands, tree hammocks, river and Biscayne Bay. Picnic tables along the way to stop and take a breath. There are also paved trails around the park, but the trails are the headliner.

Snake Trail

South of Snake Creek Canal from NE Miami Gardens Dr. in North Miami Beach to Florida’s Turnpike in Miami Gardens.
Cost: Free
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 3 miles of paved road
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: Neighborhood trail in Miami Gardens. Easy ride. Greynolds Park and the Spanish Monestary Gardens are nearby and worth checking out!

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WEST KENDALL / EVERGLADES

Shark Valley
US Hwy 41, 25 miles off the Florida Turnpike
Cost: $10 by car, valid for one week
Best time to go: Year Round (mosquitos in attack mode in the summer time)
Paved or Off-Road: 15 miles of paved roads
Style of Bike: All
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: At the halfway point there is an observation tower which overlooks the calm tranquility of the Everglades. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks (gummy bears will not suffice during this 2-3 hour trail) and remember not to feed the alligators!

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HIALEAH / MIAMI LAKES


Amelia Earhart Park
401 E 65 Street, Hialeah
Cost: Free entry arriving by bike, $6 entry arriving by car
Best time to go: Year Round
Paved or Off-Road: 8 miles unpaved trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders
Style of Bike: Mountain
Solo riders or groups: Both
Notes: This park also has a lake, mini-farm, soccer fields and a dog park. Bring sunscreen, water, and enjoy snacks on the lake front.

FUENTE: Miami.com / MiamiandBeaches.com

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