The Strava Heat Map
shows popular biking roads, based on a year of rides uploaded from strava members. Dark red is the most popular, then blue. I'd avoid roads that are only faint blue if there are nearby dark blue or red roads. (Outside of cities, there's not as many riders, so there's few red roads out there.)
Here's the Disney area map
. On the left side, click "Toggle Labels" to show the road and town names.
They also have the Strava Route Builder
, using the same data. You can click a starting point, click a waypoint, and it will pick popular roads to get there, and tell you mileage and elevation (heh.) You can undo/redo or drag the route to a different road. You need a free strava login to use it.
To use Route Builder:
Enter the town or location you want to start from, and the map zooms there.
On the left side, click the settings icon, then turn on Heat Map, so you can see the red and blue popular roads, to help decide which direction to go.
Here's a sample route
near Disney World that I made. I don't know the area, and didn't spend much time on this, but it should be a decent ride. You probably want a GPS to navigate some of these Route Builder routes, they can have a lot of turns. There's a simple cue sheet on the left side.
The elevation graph at the bottom makes it look hilly, but note the strava segments listed below. Most of the hills are 50 feet tall or less.
Originally Posted by italianstallion
To get off property and into some nice rolling hills, you can take Western Way on the southwest side of the property, take a right on Flamingo Crossings Blvd and head north on that road until it ends at Avalon Rd. Taking a right on Avalon will bring him north again towards the hills of Clermont and the nice old Florida town of Winter Garden. Plenty of quiet rural roads to ride on back there. Coming back to Disney he can go through the backstage area of the Magic Kingdom (bikes are allowed), take a left at the Magic Kingdom, ride past Space Mountain and wait for pickup at the Contemporary.
Ha, my experimental route headed toward Winter Garden--I could see lots of popular roads up that way. I turned back early to shorten the route. Interesting how the Route Builder picked the same roads.
Last edited by rm -rf; 06-24-16 at 06:34 AM.