Riding Heaven's Highwayson the grand tour
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tehachapi Mtns, Calif.
Bikes: '10 C'Dale Tandem RT2. '07 Trek Tandem T2000, '10 Epic Marathon MTB, '12 Rocky Mountain Element 950 MTB, '95 C'dale R900, "04 Giant DS 2 '07 Kona Jake the Snake, '95 Nishiki Backroads
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Tandem riding-North/Central Florida
We have an opportunity to spend February in Northern and Central Florida to ride our tandem and enjoy the warmer weather.
We found two weekend events we’ll do for certain (Great Valentine Cent in Sanford, Feb 7th and the Suwannee Sweetheart Weekend in White Springs, Feb 13-15). But we need help in finding tandem friendly mid week ride suggestions of 30 to 70 miles for filling in the middle portions of our weeks.
Ideal choices for us are rail trails (paved or hard-pack) or quiet/safer rural roads with minimal traffic. We would like to stay out of the population centers of retirees and heavy car volume unless it is a separate bike trail of 30 + miles or so.
Rides within 100 miles +/- of Tampa, Ocala, and Orlando are of most interest. We have seen some rail/trail options but would appreciate views of tandem riders.
Would also like to spend more time riding the northern portion of the state after doing the White Springs event either east in the general Jacksonville area or west towards Tallahassee, but just haven’t found anything of note yet in either area… so we really need help with these two.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions…