Author Topic: Toll roads in Florida...  (Read 1719 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ronnie421

Toll roads in Florida...
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:52:49 am »
We are planning our x-country tour. We plan to dip our wheels in Melbourne, Florida and cut across to Disney World where we will stay a few days before continuing on to SF, Ca. But there are two (that I know of) toll roads that it looks like we will need to take. One coming into DW and another going out of DW. Does anyone know if bikes are allowed on toll roads in Florida?

Offline StrattonS

Re: Toll roads in Florida...
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 09:20:16 pm »
Insofar as I am aware, no toll roads in Florida allow bicycles.  However, a call to the Florida Turnpike Authority will confirm that.  Go to www.myflorida.com for the contact info.  The Florida Freewheelers bicycle club in Orlando may be helpful in finding the safest alternate routes, should my belief be correct.  They have a Website which Google can locate.

Good, and safe, riding to you!

Offline ronnie421

Re: Toll roads in Florida...
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 12:43:57 pm »
Thanks so much for your help! I didnt know bout the cycling club there. Im sure, if I ask nicely, (LOL) Someone can help me with a way out of the Florida area without too much trouble from the law. I will also be loking up the site you gave. Thanks!

Offline JMilyko

Re: Toll roads in Florida...
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 08:33:24 am »
Hi ronnie421,

It looks like the Florida DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian pages are undergoing some changes. They used to have some great resources for bicycle travel on the site. You might want to contact their office to see if they still have maps available for planning a route across the state avoiding those toll roads:

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm#FL

I hope this helps,
.Jennifer.
*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*

Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline ronnie421

Re: Toll roads in Florida...
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 07:46:43 pm »
Thank you very much, Jennifer. I will do just that!

Offline tonythomson

Re: Toll roads in Florida...
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 07:00:00 am »
Hi Jennifer
take the 192 out of  Melbourne all the way to Kissimmee keep on the 192 until you reach Avalon Road, turn right and go all the way to Winter Gardens were you join the West Orange Trail.  Part of the Florida Connector.

Once you reach the outskirts of Kissimmee I would suggest using the side walk as the roads get really busy. There are hundreds of motels along this road, again I would suggest getting closer to Disney as the first ones you come to are not always very nice.  If visiting the attraction choose one with free shuttle to the parks.  Visit Celebration - amazing town and the restaurants are not the chain - take a ride round.  I saw more wild life in Celebration than on my whole trip on the ST. You can go through Celebration and miss out a really bad part of the 192.
Also plenty of places to stay in Winter Gardens and good eating - take the W Orange Trail out, give me a wave or call in for a cuppa (I'm English)    If you want more info let me know.

I would also suggest that from Winter Gardens you head on down by the trail to Oakland pick up the 50 all the way to the Withlacoochi Trail.  One of my favourate trails. 
Have fun it's agreat ride
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com