With miles of endless, hard packed sand from Ponce Inlet to well beyond the 27th street beach ramp, beach biking is not only a great scenic tour of the oceanfront but a great workout as well! If the beach route is not enough then you might want to cruise along North Atlantic Avenue from Flagler Avenue to where the street meets with north Peninsula and on to the Smyrna Dunes Park. The park has a great boardwalk but bicycling is not permitted.
Another great ride starts from Saxon Drive, just behind the beach side Publix, where there is a bike path that runs south to the Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park – or IRLP as it is sometimes referred to locally. IRLP also has a number of hard-packed dirt paths that run under and around majestic oak trees ending at a shaded viewing deck overlooking the mangrove-lined lagoon waters.
For the hearty rider there’s the double-bridge challenge! Starting from Flagler Avenue head west over the North Causeway bridge and continue until you reach North Riverside Drive turning left at the corner of the NSB Marina. Head two blocks south until you reach Canal Street, then turn right until you reach the traffic signal at Live Oak where you will then turn left and ride until you reach Lytle Avenue – also known as A1A. You are now at the base of the South Causeway bridge and if you approach from the left side there is a sidewalk which runs east all the way back to Peninsula Avenue where you take a left ending up at the start on Flagler Avenue. If this does not give your lungs and legs a workout- nothing will!
If you have not brought your own bike you can rent from Beach Bicycle and Kayak – just around the corner from A1-A and Peninsula.