This morning we celebrated the Ribbon Cutting for a section of the Loop in Volusia County. It's a 1.7 mile section that completes the Loop from the south end of the Trail at Grand and Minnesota to DeLeon Springs. This section was comp
Herb and I made a presentation to Capital City Bank in Palatka about the impact the Agritourism Corridor and the Trail Towns movement can make to this rural area.
I checked out the status of the Volusia County Trail work on the Edgewater & Deltona connection to the Brevard county line. It's happening, folks! Great progress. Although I must stress that the trail is NOT open yet and there are chunks missing, I encountered two separate intrepid ladies who were out pushing the envelope. Tammy later wrote me that she was able to ride all the way from Edgewater to Titusville, pushing her bike through some sandy patches along the way. Some seriously hefty bridges! There is lots of work still to be done. And that pesky section from Guise Road to Gobblers Lodge will not be started until next year. Kudos to Volusia County for the great progress! Here's an overview of the anticipated dates.
Thanks to Edyie McCall, Titusville Economic Development Director, for inviting me to present the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Status at the Titusville Trails Working Group Meeting on Friday. The presentation is at
The Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Avenue Lemon to King St segment has been rescheduled until Monday April 23 at 10:00
So thrilling to be able to change a huge chunk of the Loop Green for Existing Trail! Click the new map at the link below to see the new section. And send a big BRAVO! and Congratulations to Brevard County for this huge accomplishment.
The final stretches of North Brevard's long-awaited "rail trail" officially opened February 24 with a Community Cycle Fun Day.
The 15-mile Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail within Brevard County stretches from Canaveral Avenue in Titusville to the Volusia County line.
Lots of Fun at Titusville's Community Cycle Fun Day yesterday. The trail is now complete all the way from Titusville to the Volusia line and the town turned out to celebrate. It passes under I95 at Aurantia road. You can see the equipment still in place.
There is an equestrian trail beside the paved trail from Aurantia Road to the Volusia Line - about 6 miles. There is a trailhead parking lot (no facilities) near Aurantia Road. (Hover over photos for captions)
The Alliance is hard at work on mapping the Loop and creating an inventory of all the resources (or assets) in the Loop Corridor. This means cataloging and locating all the recreational, historic, agritourism, commercial and other items
Work Summary by principals of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance and subsequently by the Alliance
• Advocates conceive the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
• Adoption of the Loop as part of the East Coast Greenway.
• Inaugural tour of the Loop organized with Bike Florida.
• Bike Florida adopts Armstrong as a trail friendly community that begins to provide hospitality to Bike Florida tours.
• Based on the Bike Florida-Armstrong connection, the East Coast Greenway Alliance enters into a long-term partnership with the four-state Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission to advance the Greenway by emphasis on its community building character.
This year's Bike Florida Spring Tour is the Sand and Stars Tour located on completed portions of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop in Edgewater and Titusville. It will take advantage of the recently opened SUNTrail segment in Edgewater - t
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Trail advocates meet to celebrate the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop