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Old 11-12-2021, 07:31 PM
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My wife and I are coming down for a lifestyle visit on Dec 30th. We're bringing our mountain bikes, We love to ride to where we're going and it's great exercise.
Do they have a place where you can lock them up near the squares?

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Old 11-13-2021, 07:28 AM
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My wife and I are coming down for a lifestyle visit on Dec 30th. We're bringing our mountain bikes, We love to ride to where we're going and it's great exercise.
Do they have a place where you can lock them up near the squares?

Thanks in advance.
I hate to be the one to tell you but, people who ride their bikes on the Golf Cart Paths create a dangerous situation when you want to pass a bicyclist and you have a golf cart coming in the other direction. In addition, people who ride their bicycles on the golf cart paths are too slow. I recently noticed 2 people on a tandem bike riding on Buena Vista where there is not shoulder for bikes or paths gold carts. Cars were slowing down and changing lanes to avoid them this was a very serious situation. Ride the bikes on the street in the neighbor hoods not on main roadways and again please stay off the golf cart paths.
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:37 AM
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I hate to be the one to tell you but, people who ride their bikes on the Golf Cart Paths create a dangerous situation when you want to pass a bicyclist and you have a golf cart coming in the other direction. In addition, people who ride their bicycles on the golf cart paths are too slow. I recently noticed 2 people on a tandem bike riding on Buena Vista where there is not shoulder for bikes or paths gold carts. Cars were slowing down and changing lanes to avoid them this was a very serious situation. Ride the bikes on the street in the neighbor hoods not on main roadways and again please stay off the golf cart paths.

It’s not a golf cart path, it’s a multi modal path designed for Walkers, runners, bicycles and golf carts.
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:49 AM
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I hate to be the one to tell you but, people who ride their bikes on the Golf Cart Paths create a dangerous situation when you want to pass a bicyclist and you have a golf cart coming in the other direction. In addition, people who ride their bicycles on the golf cart paths are too slow. I recently noticed 2 people on a tandem bike riding on Buena Vista where there is not shoulder for bikes or paths gold carts. Cars were slowing down and changing lanes to avoid them this was a very serious situation. Ride the bikes on the street in the neighbor hoods not on main roadways and again please stay off the golf cart paths.
It's only dangerous when a cart driver is unwilling to recognize his responsibility to operate his vehicle is a safe manner while sharing the MULTI-MODAL PATH with others.
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I hate to be the one to tell you but, people who ride their bikes on the Golf Cart Paths create a dangerous situation when you want to pass a bicyclist and you have a golf cart coming in the other direction. In addition, people who ride their bicycles on the golf cart paths are too slow. I recently noticed 2 people on a tandem bike riding on Buena Vista where there is not shoulder for bikes or paths gold carts. Cars were slowing down and changing lanes to avoid them this was a very serious situation. Ride the bikes on the street in the neighbor hoods not on main roadways and again please stay off the golf cart paths.
I hate to be the one to tell you, but they ARE NOT "golf cart paths" they are Multi-Modal Paths and carts, bicycles and pedestrians ALL have equal rights to use them. They are only dangerous when PEOPLE don't know how to use them. Cyclists have EVERY RIGHT to drive on Buena Vista Blvd, by Florida law. If one does not like it, go lobby the Florida legislature, but until they change the law, might I suggest one show some courtesy to fellow Villagers in America's FRIENDLIEST hometown?
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Which Square???

Sumter & Brownwood..................yes.
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Which Square???

Sumter & Brownwood..................yes.
How dare you actually answer the OP's question!!!!
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Spanish Springs has several bike racks around the square also.
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How dare you actually answer the OP's question!!!!
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Oh, Ur right.



Correction.....................
"So you are one of those bike rights.
Everyone hates you.
Follow the laws/rules.
Quit blowing thru stop signs.
Move over, quit taking all of the lane.
No body likes bikes riders."
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Oh, Ur right.



Correction.....................
"So you are one of those bike rights.
Everyone hates you.
Follow the laws/rules.
Quit blowing thru stop signs.
Move over, quit taking all of the lane.
No body likes bikes riders."
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I hate to be the one to tell you but, people who ride their bikes on the Golf Cart Paths create a dangerous situation when you want to pass a bicyclist and you have a golf cart coming in the other direction. In addition, people who ride their bicycles on the golf cart paths are too slow. I recently noticed 2 people on a tandem bike riding on Buena Vista where there is not shoulder for bikes or paths gold carts. Cars were slowing down and changing lanes to avoid them this was a very serious situation. Ride the bikes on the street in the neighbor hoods not on main roadways and again please stay off the golf cart paths.
They are called "Multi-Modal" paths for a reason...

Bikes are most certainly allowed. As are walkers.

If you have difficulty passing them in a safe manner, maybe YOU should stop driving...
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It’s not a golf cart path, it’s a multi modal path designed for Walkers, runners, bicycles and golf carts.
Thanks! I was hoping that was the case after seeing the first answer. My wife and I are also runners. If we don't have the ability to enjoy biking and running there we won't be moving to TV.
Outdoor fitness is very important to us. If we end up getting a place there we'll get a golf cart for sure. But we'll also bike a lot. Hopefully I won't run into the arrogant a** who said the paths are only for golf carts. lol

And thanks for actually answering my question.
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My wife and I are also runners. If we don't have the ability to enjoy biking and running there we won't be moving to TV.
As a runner, you really, really, really need to be on your toes (no punn) and run into traffic. Nothing nasty about Villagers, you just need to be extremely careful here. As a runner, you have no protection and there are many blind spots on paths. I have had to kiss a bush a couple of times.
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As a runner, you really, really, really need to be on your toes (no punn) and run into traffic. Nothing nasty about Villagers, you just need to be extremely careful here. As a runner, you have no protection and there are many blind spots on paths. I have had to kiss a bush a couple of times.
Thanks for the advice. But I've been running for over 40 years. We live in a small town in SW Indiana where the roads have very little shoulder. So I'm ready to jump at moment. lol.

We ride mountain bike trails here. So we plan on hitting some Florida trails when we're there. But we'll see. Outdoor exercise and activities are a priority for us.
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There are at least 2 biking/walking-only paths in some of the new sections - near Chitty Chatty/Bradford and on the other side of Warm Springs near Marsh Bend/DeLuna - no golf carts allowed. And now accessible from north of 44 from the Chitty Chatty Bridge and the Water Lily Bridge. And some good bike trails outside the Villages, but you will need to transport your bikes there. Weekends are busy on the outside paths so we usually only do those during the week, but Sunday morning is a great time to bike inside the Villages - very little traffic then. Golf courses are much more numerous above Rt 44 but biking better south of Rt 44
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