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Too short. We were going north to 8 street and trail cut off early. Sidewalks were the only answer.
Beautiful area and views. I live in the keys so I ride sections of the trail with the bike path and some small bridges. I do not fell safe riding on the road. Too many cars.
I commute on this trail every day from Cutler Bay to University of Miami.
Overall its good. There is glass in areas where people from the neighbor hood linger. Its best to ride on the road to avoid those sections. The trail is being updated due to the BRT. Crossings the intersections is pretty easy, watch the buses, if they go straight then you can proceed. Be careful their are a few buses that turn. I would recommend catching the bus if you get a flat tire or if its starts to rain. Download the metro bus app or keep a couple of dollars to pay the fare. Also keep a couple of mask just in case.
My husband and I rode from Marathon to Key West. IMO The trail is not scenic or safe. Most of the ride is next to the highway where you encounter road debris. Our biggest disappointment was not being able to bike across the seven mile bridge. Only 2 miles have been repaired. Skip this one.
Start your ride early, so that you have less traffic. Started a few miles South on A1A. A1A has a decent bike lane too.
The road though Pompano Beach / Fort Lauderdale is not always marked. I know Fort Lauderdale from driver perspective, but didn't know that Race Track Road changes its name every mile. That was the only confusing thing. Also, go south on Powerline until you reach South Palm Aire Ave.
The real trail starts at Fern Forest. Despite the early hour, there were people walking their dogs, the trail crosses roads each mile, so I couldn't maintain a constant speed.
I use a mountain bike, with wide tires. A tribike would have been better, although the pavement is not perfectly flat everywhere.
With the extra 3 miles to home, I rode 39.19 miles in 3h18m, mountain bike.
Overall it is a nice experience.
Nice trail, surfaces vary but always good enough. TrailLink could be more helpful re location of parking though, and trail access, esp for walkers who want to be as close as possible. Enter the university from the first entrance west of the canal on Glades Rd or enter on NW 20th St. There are big lots and a garage at NW 20th St & East University Drive. The path can be accessed via an off-road sidewalk running from that intersection a little south along the unnamed road that runs behind the big dorm complex. from thatfrom
Fun ride on a relatively well maintained trail, albeit somewhat narrow. Started at Marina and rode northerly, your along a canal, creek and there are iguanas everywhere! Only downer was the 1 mile stretch along a landfill. We were there on a mild 70 degree day and the odor was fowl. A few of the road crossings were interesting to navigate and the trail markings not great, as we took a wrong turn near Cutler. All in all a fun ride.
We have done this ride 3 times, twice the entire length. Unbelievable parks, housing and landscaping. Coffee shop about halfway if you want to relax and food at the south end after navigating the one stretch of very busy drive crossings. This ride will also easily connect to another trail for added length with a small amount of street riding. In three rides combined we may have seen 25 bikers, 10 runners and 10 walkers…… very low usage.
This trail is site seeing for people, a whole culture with locals intermixed with vacationers. Trail is substantially longer than listed, about 7.5 miles now and a new stretch currently under construction. It’s a busy stretch so speed is a slower pace, but the people, workout areas, ocean, historic buildings, condos and resorts make this a fun day. Parking can be a challenge and we found it easier to park in the street near the south end and use their pay to park app.
A gorgeous 2 mile ride out to Pigeon Key where the entrance fee is $30 for the day. We didn’t go in. We went on Tuesday, February 8 at the peak of the tourist season. Plenty of parking and the all bike and walking bridge was not crowded. Weekends ends may be different. The refurbished bridge is an easy ride. saw at least a dozen Spotted rays swimming along with a few small sharks. If you are in the area, don’t miss this.
I only rode short distances on Key Largo where there were so very many commercial entrances and exits that I road into the parking lots to avoid cars. The mid keys of Grassy Key and Marathon were better. Some historic bridges have excellent separate hike/bike crossings while others are dangerously close to high speed car lanes. Only saw 2 or 3 long distance bikers, mostly short distance day bikers. Completing this trail is only for courageous bike trail die hard challengers.
I am amazed this can be called a trail or Greenway. It is miles of blazing sun, no green below or above, next to heavily trafficked fast moving roads. I see sad hot workers commuting on this by necessity not fun.
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