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Offline Bill56

Anyone do the Key Largo > Key West century recently??
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:48:11 am »
I understand bike trail construction is ongoing and have read a strange variety of pros and cons for this ride. Thinking of riding from Key Largo to Key West (less headwinds) as a century in December or January.

Offline texbiker

Re: Anyone do the Key Largo > Key West century recently??
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 03:28:46 pm »
You might check the East Coast Greenway website. This section is part of the greenway. I rode it in May 2017 and there were several places south of Marathon where I rode on the highway. Of course, the 7 mile bridge is on the shoulder which isn't too narrow.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Anyone do the Key Largo > Key West century recently??
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 02:25:58 am »
 I have done the section you mentioned six times. I cannot think of anything unusual or extraordinary you might have to deal with. There is usually always plenty of room on the road. The 7 mile Bridge is quite safe unless you have a strong side wind. There is a dedicated bike path for quite some distance. In some areas where you might want to try riding on the sidewalks. You might find the sidewalks run down and crumbled and inconvenient.