The long-awaited trail segment between Highway 17/92 at Dirksen Drive and Highbanks Avenue is finally complete! On Friday January 21 we celebrate the completion of the West DeBary Spring to Spring section of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop. It's now possible to ride all the way from Titusville or Edgewater to DeLand's Lake Beresford Park all on trail!
The Loop is now essentially complete from Titusville to Lake Beresford Park - a distance of over 56 miles of continuous multiuse trail, plus SUNTrail sections to Edgewater and to Lake Monroe Park - a combined total of 76 miles! There remains only a highway crossing at the light at 17/92 and Dirksen Drive, and a short stretch along Donald E. Smith Blvd.
This important trail sections was completed by Volusia County supported by funding from the FDOT SUNTrail program. We are planning a special ride to celebrate. We are still working on a few details. The tentative plan is to meet at Gemini Springs County Park at 9:30 for check-in, then ride on the new trail section to W. Highbanks Avenue for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Following the ceremony we will enjoy a ride to Blue Spring State Park where our group of riders will be granted free entry to the park to view the manatees from the boardwalk.
This is a free event but registration and check-in at Gemini Springs is required. Be sure to thank Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture for their support of trails and for generously providing the check-in location. Also thank Florida State Parks for allowing our group free entry to Blue Spring State Park.
Registration is required and is available now at the link below. Please join us and support our organization in our mission to advance and support trails.
We are seeking seeking sponsors and volunteers for ride leaders and check-in assistance so please contact us.
If you purchase a T-shirt in advance you can pick it up at the event without paying the shipping fee. See details at Section 3 for purchase at River2SeaLoop.Org. A limited supply of T-shirts will also be available for cash purchase at check-in.
Ride details will be posted on our website as soon as they are firmed up. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Special thanks to our 2022 Trail Alliance Partners: - You allow us to keep on pedaling toward our goal of completed Loop and bike-friendly five-counties.
Trail Alliance Contributors:
And as always thanks to Volusia County Parks, Florida State Parks, and the FDOT SUNTrail program.