Miami and its surrounding areas are filled with great biking trails that offer spectacular scenery and good exercise. Many of them are easy rides, and perfect for beginners and families. Consider these 7 Miami bike trails if you’ll be visiting soon and want to enjoy an affordable outing. These rides come with an abundance of enjoyable views and no hefty park fees.
Beginning, intermediate and expert bike riders love the trails at Oleta River Park, a fantastic place for mountain biking. This park features more than 10 miles of trails, from simple to the most challenging. There are 4 miles of trails for newbies and 3 miles of paved trials. The park has picnic tables throughout so you can stop for a snack and break.
Rickenbacker Trail offers 8-½ miles of paved roads and some fantastic views. One of the best bicycle trails in Miami, this trail is located on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Ride the trail and soak up the Florida sunshine as you breathe in ocean air while gliding over a bridge showcasing breathtaking views of Key Biscayne and Brickell. While riding this trail, you can make a pit stop at Virginia Key and Crandon Park.
With 3 miles of paved roads and no entrance fee, Snake Trail is perfect. Venturing northwest, you’ll begin your ride on Snake Trail on 19th Avenue in a shopping area in North Miami Beach. The trail turns into a residential area before turning back into another shopping area. Before it comes to an end, you’ll ride past several parks where you can rest or eat a picnic.
Virginia Key offers 4 miles of gravel/rock trails that cover beautiful areas filled with beaches, coves and trees swinging lovely hammocks. This trail is ideal for mountain biking. You can enter on your bike for just $1. If you’re bringing your car, it will cost you between $6 and $8 depending on the time of year.
Bike through Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and you’ll see the oldest structure in all of Miami. The Cape Florida Lighthouse was constructed in 1825 and rebuilt in 1846. There are 1-½ miles of unpaved trails in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park along with beautiful views all over, including a sensational view of Biscayne Bay. There are 2 restaurants inside of the park in case you get hungry.
Riders who like to journey on paved sidewalks enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride in Crandon Park. This park has many places for you to stop and lie down and soak up the sunshine. It’s free to enter on a bike, and for cars its $5 on the weekdays and $7 on the weekends and holidays.
Head to Commodore Trail to discover 5 miles of paved trail for no charge. This path takes you on South Miami Avenue, Bayshore Drive, Douglas Road and Main Highway. It passes Alice Wainwright Park, Vizcaya Museum, Museum of Science/Planetarium and Peacock Park.
We sell some great bikes for your upcoming Miami bike tours. Some of our best city bicycles, like the Around the Block, are perfect for sidewalk trails. We have a hybrid bicycle for sale, our Explore your Range that is excellent on unpaved roads.
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