Monday, August 11, 2014

Photo by Mark H.

My favorite ride in Winter Park, FL
Cady Way to Lake Baldwin:

I met my best biking friend here just a few weeks back upon arriving in Winter Park (my new home in Central FL just outside of Orlando, where I am a teacher)... Seeing his bike workshop garage from my thoroughfare on way to the Y, I stopped and struck up what would be a long conversation about working on bikes and fun rides to get started on in my new home...
I was quickly invited to take part in his Saturday morning ride with the entire family!  What a warm and nice bunch of welcoming bikers, including his middle school daughter, wife and Columbian parents.  I quickly learned that the Cady Way (Cady Way Infowas a great way to see  the city and traverse it with no traffic, as it is a former rail trail in great condition.

This particular route is only 8 miles to the lake, around and back, if one takes off from FL Hospital center on Lakemont ave, but can be extended to a 32 mile ride if one takes Cady way the entire journey.  (Link Provided here from Map my Ride, if you are ever in the area :
Also, not to be missed, you can do part of this route with Winter Park Cycles (Winter Park Cyclesand they travel at a good clip every Tues/Thurs and Saturday!

Hope everyone has an awesome Fall riding season. Hope to see you on Cady Way!

Story contributed by:
Mark H.
Orlando, FL

Thank you for sharing your story Mark!
LongsCycle - August 2014

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