The official Ribbon Cutting for the DeBary to Blue Spring Connector of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop was held on Friday, December 28 at 10:30.
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A great ride with over 20 people thanks to the Half Fast Riders from Orlando joining us at the Blue Spring Avenue Trailhead.
With support from outdoor outfitter REI we are establishing the River-to-Sea Nature and History Corridor. The corridor will begin in West Volusia and grow to include the southern part of the Loop. This story map shows the attractions
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
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.
On June 27 a workshop, organized by Volusia Parks, was held at DeBary Hall. Tim Baylie and his Parks and Recreation Team hosted the event. Other speakers included Heather Garcia from FDOT, Maggie Ardito and Herb Hiller from the SJR2C Loop Alliance, Tara McCue from ECFRPC, Kelly White Daytona City Commissioner. From Brevard Sarah Kraum, Edyie McCall and Michael Garau all presented.
Great news for Trail Fans and kudos to Volusia County Engineer Jerry Brinton. He has committed to getting that critical Blue Spring Gap between Detroit Terrace and Donald E. Smith Blvd closed as soon as possible!
Volusia County Council is meeting at 9 this morning. Item T addresses the Gap in the SJR2C Loop between the Blue Spring Trail and the rest ... DeBary Station and the Spring-to-Spring Trail heading east.... Kudos to Volusia!
Here's a great video of biking on the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop in West Volusia. Some great scenery and a video worth watching to get the feel for the SJR2C Loop.
Here's a great article about one of the crown jewels of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop. And now's the time to visit during Manatee Season!
Last week I participated in the SR 40 (Ormond Beach Trail Gap) Concept Development and Evaluation Study Walking Tour.
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The Blue Spring Gap is one of the most critical gaps in the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop and should be one of the easiest to fill.
Yesterday's sunset viewed from Daytona's Sweetheart Trail, part of the St. John's River to Sea Loop.
One day you will be able to ride the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop safely from De Leon Springs to Blue Springs to DeBary Station to Green Springs and beyond. But that time is not yet.