Top 10... Town of Cedar Key
Cedar Key is our top choice for small town bike rides. Listed on the National Historic Site Register, Cedar Key is what Key West was 50 years ago. For the laid-back traveler, this is the perfect stop - a step back into Old Florida. Whether you like to relax, fish, tour, bike ride, hike, or kayak, you can find your niche. (Detailed map and photos below.)
BIKING CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA... comments by MUDFISH
When you're on Cedar Key and there's sunshine, you won't need a car. The entire town (3 keys) makes for a great ride.
It's about 13 miles total if you bike the circumference of the three connecting keys and take in all the interesting side streets. Other than a sidewalk/bike path along a portion of the causeway into town and another on Way Key leading to the Museum State Park, this is street biking. But no worries, as things move slowly here. Bikes (and golf carts) are part of the culture. Many locals bike to work. Some motels keep an assortment of old beach cruisers for the use of their guests.
The most interesting sections are the original town and any portions of the ride along the Gulf shore. Slow down and look around. There are many places you'll want to stop and explore. Most people don't bother locking their bikes, but if you have a nice one, I recommend doing so.
Good orientation points are the two museums, Cedar Key Historical Museum on the N.W. corner of D Street and 2nd Street and Cedar Key Museum State Park on Way Key about 1.7 miles from downtown. Check out the Island Hotel (National Register of Historical Buildings) bar and lobby and of course there's an assortment of galleries and gift shops. Biking is just part of the allure. Rent a kayak or try some fishing. This is an out-of-the-way place, so much so that most Floridians have never been here. It's also very laid back, one of a kind, and we love it.
BOBCAT'S PHOTO GALLERY Town of Cedar Key
Also visit us here: Paddling (Kayak, Canoe) at Cedar Key
More Information on Cedar Key (links open in a new window):
Bike Cedar Key - Top Small Town Florida Bicycle Ride for Recreational Biking.
Our Top 10 FL Biking
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