Cycling & Biking on Florida’s Historic Coast

To get around faster and explore areas off the beaten path, pedal around Florida's Historic Coast.

Biking in Downtown St. Augustine

Biking is an aesthetic way to see the city, especially our beautiful side streets. St. Augustine is very biker-friendly with many public bike racks available. Most local bike shops provide maps with key sites to see, and some shops even provide group tours on bicycles. During busy seasons or big events, you may need to walk your bike to be courteous to pedestrians. Ride Across the Bridge of Lions heading east from downtown on State Road A1A. This will turn into Anastasia Boulevard, where you’ll find more plentiful bike paths that lead to both the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and St. Augustine Beach itself.

Bike Rentals

Drifters Beach & Bike Rentals, Island Life Shop, Fun Rentals St. Augustine, and Solano Cycle all offer bicycle rentals.

More Bike Trails to Explore

1. Anastasia State Park

In Anastasia State Park, you may ride along the beach or on the park roads, many of which offer dedicated bike lanes. There are also bike rentals available within the park.

2. Stokes Landing

Bike the 1.4-mile loop of Stokes Landing Conservation Area and look for red-tailed hawks, wading birds, and otters on this 274-acre preserve.

3. Mountain Bike the Mala Compra Plantation Greenway Trail

The entrance to this trail is located at Bing’s Landing, between St. Augustine and Flagler Beach. The unpaved 5.5-mile trail is best for mountain bikers and contains occasional climbs. Bing’s Landing offers picnic tables and grills, so that you can enjoy a rest and a picnic after your ride!

4. St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

This multi-use loop trail underway through the American Southeast winds through resort towns and rural hamlets, from coastal dunes to springs. The St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop features 260 miles of biking and hiking trails that include a national seashore, several Florida State Parks, national monuments, and national wildlife refuges.

cyclists competing

Cycling Events

1. Tour de Forts Classic

Sponsored by the North Florida Bicycle Club, this springtime event offers cyclists the opportunity to through history past the Castillo de San Marcos to Fort Matanzas. The longer routes offer a ride through farmlands, the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail and along the St. Johns River. Five distances are available: 26, 40, 55, 70, and 100 miles.

2. Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour

Experience the beautiful A1A Scenic Byway by bike. The tour starts in Marineland and consists of cycling routes that pass through historic St. Augustine, the Hammock, and Flagler Beach. The race has 36, 72, or 100-mile routes.

3. Rails to Trails Festival

Enjoy this festival at Armstrong Park that celebrates the Gullah Geechee heritage with cultural arts and crafts, food vendors, historical films, heritage corridor discussions, live music and a bike ride.

4. Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore

This two-day event takes cyclists from historic St. Augustine to Daytona Beach. Riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time may choose from one- or two—day routes ranging from 36-100 miles.