The number of bicyclists, who use their bikes to get to school, work or around town, has grown over the past 20 years. With nearly half of all trips out of the home within two miles, it can be easy to switch to a bike for some people. For others, their commute may not allow for it on a daily basis.
However, bicycling can be fun and is a healthy alternative to driving, especially if you aren’t going far or are just looking for a weekend activity for the family. Even if you only ride occasionally, bicycling allows you to get exercise, fresh air and spend time with your loved ones on family (or friend) rides. Here are four family-friendly bike rides with trails for all ages, skill levels and bicycle types to get you started:
Amelia Island Trail:
On the northeastern coast of Florida, this 5.7 mile long trail takes you along a paved, tree-lined route. You can view beaches, marshes and the maritime forests. Other activities you can participate in on Amelia Island are kayaking and horseback riding.
A 14 mile paved trail that is shaded by woodlands and curves through wetlands, this trail is sure to give your family some sightings of local wildlife. Get the kids excited about learning about hawks, turkeys, deer and rabbits as you go for a ride on this family-friendly trail.
Talbot Island: The nature trails on Big and Little Talbot Island offer plenty of views, from the coast to the forests. Be sure to take a camera because you may get a great holiday card picture of everyone enjoying the great outdoors!
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park:
If you’re looking for a bit more of an adventurous family bike ride, the trails at this park are for the mountain bikers! An oceanfront park with bumpy, wild trails through wooded paths are available for the more experienced in your group – but younger kids or newbies won’t have to feel left out, as there are several beginner trails too.
Aside from these four areas where there are dedicated recreational trails, you can take a ride around Jacksonville or even around your neighborhood. The Breeze Homes communities are biker-friendly, so your family and your children can enjoy biking around the neighborhood or to a friend’s house for the afternoon.
Live at River Hollow by Breeze Homes
As you search for the next place to call your home, visit River Hollow by Breeze Homes to see how this community can be the right fit for your family, with plenty of activities and bicycle routes around for weekend fun. Near Broward River in the Northside area, River Hollow is near the beaches and downtown, with easy access to Jacksonville University and River City Marketplace.
The buying process is simple for these designer-approved homes in a great area. Get started today by talking to a friendly, experienced agent who can walk you through the entire home buying process.