Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recumbent
Reload this Page >

Favorite Places To "Snowbird" With Your Trike?

Notices
Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

Favorite Places To "Snowbird" With Your Trike?

Old 03-10-22, 04:03 PM
  #1  
newbert
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Favorite Places To "Snowbird" With Your Trike?

Living in the northeast, riding my trike during winter is far from ideal. So, while it was snowing again this morning, the thought entered my mind about warmer climate areas to spend some of the winter months in.

Are there any particular areas in the southeast US that bikers/trikers flock to during the winter months? Perhaps somewhere with a nice mix of (paved) bike trails and/or roads with wide shoulders (ideally lightly trafficked) and/or bike lanes? If you were to spend a few months of winter "snowbirding" down south with your bike/trike, where would you go?

Thanks,
Bert
newbert is offline  
Old 03-22-22, 05:39 AM
  #2  
soloman
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 11

Bikes: Catrike Expedition

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
I live in the Tampa area, but if I were snowbirding, I'd pick Inverness, Fl. It has the Withlacoochee Trail (40+ miles) running through and isn't a long drive to the Suncoast Trail (40+ miles) and the Van Fleet Trail (29+ miles). There are several other trails nearby. See traillink.com for detais
soloman is offline  
Old 03-25-22, 09:31 PM
  #3  
bjjoondo 
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,104

Bikes: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 97 Times in 64 Posts
TUCSON AZ. has a lot of both paved and hard packed dirt trails. That's were we would winter if we had the funds!🌞👍😁🚲
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2014 Terra Trike Rambler
BJ: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8 now X24 (added 3 speed IGH)







bjjoondo is offline  
Old 03-30-22, 09:02 PM
  #4  
A350driver
Senior Member
 
A350driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Sebring, Florida
Posts: 128

Bikes: Emonda, Speed Concept, Stache, all Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 56 Posts
We have a lot of Snowbirds riding road bikes and trikes in Highlands County, which is in Central Florida, 85 miles south of Orlando. The 3 cities there, Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid, all have great paved roads for riding without much traffic once you get out of the city. It’s mostly farm country, orange groves and cattle ranches, lots of long, straight, flat roads.

There are a couple bike clubs that meet for group rides 5 days a week in Sebring and in Lake Placid. There’s also a nice State Park with a paved bike trail, and a dirt Jeep trail in the woods. It’s nice and shady in the park (called Highlands Hammock) so it stays cool even when the sunshine is heating up into the 80’s.

Check it out on Google Maps.
A350driver is offline  
Old 04-04-22, 07:02 AM
  #5  
Bob Ross
your god hates me
 
Bob Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,213

Bikes: 2018 Cannondale CAADX 105 SE, 2016 Richard Sachs, 2010 Carl Strong, 2006 Cannondale Synapse

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 437 Times in 254 Posts
Originally Posted by bjjoondo View Post
TUCSON AZ. has a lot of both paved and hard packed dirt trails.
And sure enough, there is a huge trike population here in Tucson! I'll see more tadpole 'bents in a one hour ride in Tucson than I would in an entire summer cycling in the New York tri-state area.
Bob Ross is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 08:26 AM
  #6  
jobtraklite
Senior Member
 
jobtraklite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 119

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dunedin, Fl

I snowbird at Dunedin, FL. The 40+ mile Pinellas Trail from downtown St. Petersburg to somewhere north of Tarpon Springs runs right through downtown. The trail seems to attract trikes and to generate bike riders all over town.

Like a lot of towns in central Florida (and everywhere), the original downtown is very attractive; but the rest is typical sprawl. However, there are lot of bike lanes and sidewalks. In the case of Dunedin, it is almost surrounded by Clearwater, which is also fairly bike friendly.
jobtraklite is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.