Where you can and can’t ride a bicycle in The Villages

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Where you can and can’t ride a bicycle in The Villages
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:32 PM
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So I’m getting a new bicycle as I’ve been to dependent on the Golf Cart and could use the exercise.

My question is I know where golf carts are allowed and not allowed but not so sure about a bicycle.

For example can you go on all roads including 466, 466A, 441, Buena Vista, Morse, roundabouts? Are you allowed on all multi use paths including bridges and tunnels.

Before I get myself into trouble I would like to be informed any input is appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:12 PM
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So I’m getting a new bicycle as I’ve been to dependent on the Golf Cart and could use the exercise.

My question is I know where golf carts are allowed and not allowed but not so sure about a bicycle.

For example can you go on all roads including 466, 466A, 441, Buena Vista, Morse, roundabouts? Are you allowed on all multi use paths including bridges and tunnels.

Before I get myself into trouble I would like to be informed any input is appreciated.



You are all good on these locations.


But, 466, 466a & 441 might be a deathwish.


Even BV & Morse is scary.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:29 PM
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Just back from going Gilchrist<>Rohan on Morse south to Rt44.

For the THIRD time in the last couple months, I saw this guy riding on one of those long eliptical bikes - where the rider stands and pumps up<>down to get the bike going. That's all fine & good - probably great exercise. BUT - he was ON MORSE BLVD in the right-hand lane. Same as the other 2 times I saw him riding. Have to believe that bike can go no faster than 15mph on level ground.

Why not ride on the MM paths? I'm afraid one of these days ---slam...
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:25 PM
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I go anywhere I want to go on my bike, and I use the MMP's whenever I can. I know some prefer the roads. And possibly with groups I might agree. But when I bike alone, I feel much more in control of my own safety on the MMP.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:26 PM
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But as the cyclist said to St. Peter......"but according to the laws in Florida I was permitted to drive on the highway".
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:50 PM
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Thanks folks, I plan to use MMP as much as possible.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:56 PM
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So I’m getting a new bicycle as I’ve been to dependent on the Golf Cart and could use the exercise.

My question is I know where golf carts are allowed and not allowed but not so sure about a bicycle.

For example can you go on all roads including 466, 466A, 441, Buena Vista, Morse, roundabouts? Are you allowed on all multi use paths including bridges and tunnels.

Before I get myself into trouble I would like to be informed any input is appreciated.
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Hi, we ride bikes, we understand this:
1. You can ride on any Multi-Modal path and tunnels, on the sidewalks is legal but be sure to be very careful and be very slow and be very courteous of walkers. If I see walkers, then I stay off that sidewalk.
2. We avoid riding in traffic circles, always.
3. When riding, be sure to have a good rear view mirror, always, when it is clear, motion riders from behind to go, and then move over and slow down and stop pedaling. A lot of drivers do appreciate that, some do not, so be careful. !!
4. Have good front and rear flashing lights and use them, always
5. Never, never, go in front of a stopped car, wait and go around them at the rear! Why? If they stop for you in a crosswalk, then if you go and if they get rear ended,,,,,,,,,,,, again, if they get rear ended??? Think carefully on this, you do not want that car to be rear ended and then to get you also!!!
6. Are you aware of the multitude of Happy Hours, and hours?
7. Do not ever think the car driver is going to do the right thing. GOOD LUCK.
8. Be very careful and do not take chances, you have a lot of nice bike riding to enjoy.
9. In parking lots, be aware of car doors swinging open, be aware, some drivers, to not like bicycles, you do not know who they are,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Good luck.
10. At stops, near roads, I always stay back about 15 feet and motion cars coming from right or left to go, give them a wave, to keep going. Otherwise they may stop and get rear ended, you do not want to be there, if it happens..

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Old 03-09-2019, 03:10 PM
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Hi, we ride bikes, we understand this:
1. You can ride on any Multi-Modal path and tunnels, on the sidewalks is legal but be sure to be very careful and be very slow and be very courteous of walkers. If I see walkers, then I stay off that sidewalk.
2. We avoid riding in traffic circles, always.
3. When riding, be sure to have a good rear view mirror, always, when it is clear, motion riders from behind to go, and then move over and slow down and stop pedaling. A lot of drivers do appreciate that, some do not, so be careful. !!
4. Have good front and rear flashing lights and use them, always
5. Never, never, go in front of a stopped car, wait and go around them at the rear! Why? If they stop for you in a crosswalk, then if you go and if they get rear ended,,,,,,,,,,,, again, if they get rear ended??? Think carefully on this, you do not want that car to be rear ended and then to get you also!!!
6. Are you aware of the multitude of Happy Hours, and hours?
7. Do not ever think the car driver is going to do the right thing. GOOD LUCK.
8. Be very careful and do not take chances, you have a lot of nice bike riding to enjoy.
9. In parking lots, be aware of car doors swinging open, be aware, some drivers, to not like bicycles, you do not know who they are,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Good luck.
10. At stops, near roads, I always stay back about 15 feet and motion cars coming from right or left to go, give them a wave, to keep going. Otherwise they may stop and get rear ended, you do not want to be there, if it happens..

I like your attitude and the way you state you ride. When I am driving I try and give the bicyclists as much room as I can, and as you stated some drivers do not like bicyclists.

The one thing you did not state but implied is that a bike rider must obey all of the same traffic laws as a car, stop at stop signs, yield at yield signs, etc. I have had to dodge way too many bike riders that enter roundabouts when I am already in the round about, or blow a stop sign in front of me, fortunately my reactions are still fairly good.
Please continue to be safe.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:59 PM
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I tend to use the MMPs whenever possible, never had a problem. Just never feel totally comfortable by myself riding on the roads.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:11 PM
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I limit the use of driving my car nowadays here. Too many people - Too much traffic - too many people have limited eyesight and hearing. You want to ride a bike , go for it. You have every right to your lane ane three feet clearance. Let me know how I can befriend so I have a shot at being a beneficiary. I'll even pay for the policy.
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