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Offline bent4me

Florida Loop Parking
« on: December 19, 2013, 05:54:54 am »
I am considering doing this loop in March and was wondering where to park my car in St Augustine.
Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.

Offline John Nettles

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 08:39:03 am »
When I did a ride from the upper Keys to Key West and up toward St. Augustine, I parked at the Walmart on the south side of town in St. Augustine so the car would be there when I would get back.  I asked permission from the store management and they were fine (just park away from the store) and so they would not tow the car.  I cleaned out the car so anyone peering in saw there was nothing to break into the car for.  Other options are a car dealer and there is a public parking garage downtown but they will charge.  The other is to book a hotel the night before and the night you get back from the loop and they typically will allow it also.

Have a great ride!
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John

Offline bent4me

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 09:08:39 am »
thanks John

Offline tonythomson

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 06:06:51 pm »
Hi, a couple of questions.  Is it imperative that you start at St Augustine?  And does your route include using the West Orange Trail?
If yes to using the WOT would you consider starting in Winter Garden, a great cycling town, as then you would be welcome to park at my house and if I'm there have a cup of tea (I'm English)

It would be safe and a good starting point.
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline Levi

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 04:54:53 pm »
I work in a bicycle shop in St. Augustine. You could park in our lot.

Offline bent4me

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 04:15:49 pm »
Thanks Levi, I might take you up on that offer. PM sent to you.

Offline Levi

Re: Florida Loop Parking
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 05:52:22 pm »
PM'd you back.