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
•Oleta River State Park,
3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami
•Snake Trail, s
outh of Snake Creek Canal from Northeast Miami Gardens Drive in North Miami Beach to Florida’s Turnpike in Miami Gardens.
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 Causeway, Key Biscayne
on Virginia Key, Key Biscayne
6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne
•Bill Baggs State Park,
1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne
•Old Cutler Trail,
Cocoplum Circle, Coral Gables
•Biscayne Trail, f
rom the end of the Old Cutler Trail, head east on 87th Avennue to begin the Biscayne Trail in Palmetto Bay
•Black Creek Trail,
Southwest 137th Avenue and 184th Street, near Zoo Miami.
•M Path Trail,
Florida City to downtown Miami, under the Metrorail system
•Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Trail,
Everglades National Park, Florida City
•Southern Glades Trail,
Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area
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, EVERGLADES
US Highway 41, 25 miles off the Florida Turnpike
HIALEAH, MIAMI LAKES
•Amelia Earhart Park,
401 E. 65th St., Hialeah