Growing up in Miami, riding a bike was my primary source of true neighborhood exploration. I spent countless hours outside discovering surroundings: which trees to climb, where the best parks were, finding hidden roads. It was a new adventure every day.
But at some point, we stopped or slowed down on exploring those curiosities — and we all got a car.
Now it’s time to get back out there on those two-wheelers and start exploring. Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami have been working to incorporate bike trails and bike-friendly lanes to accommodate all users of our roadways.
Here is a guide to some our favorite bike trails in Miami.
NORTH MIAMI, AVENTURA
AND KEY BISCAYNE
(For the adventurous cyclist, the Rickenbacker Trail, Commodore Trail, Old Cutler Trail and Biscayne Trail all link together for a ride totalling approximately 27 miles)Rickenbacker Trail, Virginia Key, Crandon Park, Bill Baggs State Park,
Runs north and south along the C-111 Canal right-of-way, from Ingraham Highway/State Road 9336 to U.S. 1/South Dixie Highway
WEST KENDALL, EVERGLADESShark Valley,
HIALEAH, MIAMI LAKESAmelia Earhart Park,