Explore cycling in Orlando for fun events, flat topography, and fantastic wildlife.
Flat trails, lots of wildlife, quintessential Florida scenery: cycling in Orlando is perfect for mellow weekend cruises through quiet marshes and past peaceful lakes. (Try the Cady Way, the Cross Seminole, or the Seminole Wekiva trails for a great day out.) While it’s not known for easy commuting, it does have 45 miles of off-street routes and 265-plus miles of bike lanes, all of which earned it a bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
You can even get a good dose of gravel-grinding, plus 300 species of birds and reptiles, at Lake Apopka. And there’s mountain biking — yes, good mountain biking — just 90 minutes away at Santos, where dozens of miles of theme-park singletrack add up to a certified IMBA Epic. It’s home to the popular Santos Fat Tire Festival, where 6,000 participants from around the country gather to ride, eat, drink, and camp.
And there’s no shortage of organized road events in the area! Traverse the state in the Intracoastal Waterway Century or check off a bucket list item in the JHOP Century Ride, rumored to be the flattest century in the South.