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Offline BikeOhio

Florida's bike trails .. North Region transition
« on: January 25, 2005, 04:43:58 pm »
This February I expect to ride Florida's Nature Coast Greenway, Withlacoochee, Sun Coast and Pinellas trails from Cross City (northern Fla.) into St. Petersburg.

I've done this ride several times from Dunnellon to St. Pete. but have not previously used the Nature Coast Greenway which starts in Cross City and ends in either Trenton or Chiefland.

Based on safety, I'm soliciting your opinion on which of the following routes you would recommend into Dunnellon:

A. Nature Coast Trail to Trenton then use routes 339/27/337/336 or,

B. Nature Coast Trail to Chiefland and then use routes 19 and 336.

I've tried (unsuccessfully) to get get advice from local shops / riding clubs who are familiar with the proposed routes.


Offline TRobertson

Florida's bike trails .. North Region transition
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 06:28:18 pm »
We aren't as familiar with roadways that aren't on our routes, but I would suggest that you get in touch with the bike coordinator for the state of Florida. I have talked with Dennis a few times in asking about roads in Florida and he has always been able to answer my question, or referred me to someone who could.

Here is his contact information:

FLORIDA
Web: www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/
Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee St MS-53
Tallahassee FL 32399-0450
850-410-4927; Fax 850-922-2935
SunCom 210-4927
E-mail: dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

Hope that this helps. Have a great trip.

Tom Robertson
routes and mapping
Adventure Cycling

 

Offline BikeOhio

Florida's bike trails .. North Region transition
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 11:12:50 pm »
Thanks very much, Tom.   I'll follow through with your suggestion !


Offline Pool_Idor

Florida's bike trails .. North Region transition
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2005, 01:07:13 pm »
thanks from my side as well.
this is very useful.