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Old 03-14-2020, 07:21 AM
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Santos - one of the closest and best places to get off of the pavement. Really good trails for a mountain bike. Road bike wont make it.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:29 AM
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There may not be a mountain bike club in TV, But there are great off-road trails at the Cross Florida Greenway. It’s only about 40 minutes north on route 441 to get to the Santos trail head. You can ride off road or on a paved trail for miles across Florida. The Land Bridge trail head near I 75 at the Belleview exit is pretty close as well.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:45 AM
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maybe because we don't have any mountains!!!
You forget about Mount Dora? ;o)
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Santos, I think you should get all the excersize you're looking for and most of the trails are shaded so summer riding is doable.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:49 AM
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I have looked thru all the clubs and did not see any mountain biking. My wife and I are moving to the villages this summer and was wondering if any mountain bikers want to get together and ride
Not a club person, but I have a tip for you. Check out Santos, about 15 miles north of the northern Villages (just north of Belleview on 27). Santos contains a 16 mile long fabulous paved trail, but also extensive mountain bike trails that are considered excellent. The trails range from easy to very challenging.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:02 AM
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There are several biking clubs in TV. No mountain biking probably because no mountains in Fl.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:32 AM
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I have looked thru all the clubs and did not see any mountain biking. My wife and I are moving to the villages this summer and was wondering if any mountain bikers want to get together and ride
Ocala Mountain Bike Association - OMBA
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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, a Florida State Preserve located near Gainesville, Hawthorne and Newberry

Ride 4-6 times a month. Not mountains but off road here in FL.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:39 AM
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Look up Marjorie Carr Cross Florida Greenway, that's the Santos trailhead people are suggesting.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:47 AM
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They do have off road clubs. Belleview Santos (30 minutes north The Villages) has some really good off and paved trails. The Villages itself does not have off road trails that I know of but the small townsaround them do.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:51 AM
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There is a parking lot, also restrooms at the Santos Trail which is about 20 minutes by car from Mulberry Grove in TV. In addition to the mountain bike trails, there are paved trails for walking or biking or jogging and the cross florida hiking trail has a trailhead there as well. We did 3 miles on the hiking trail out and 3 back in January. No bugs to annoy us. The trail was flat and unexciting.
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“Roll models” I like it, very punny
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:36 AM
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I rode Santos when we were there in February and it was amazing. Not looking for a club but someone to ride with. I figured if a club I could meet someone. We purchased a home in the village of Sanibel.
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Biking groups don't make good roll models. They tend to ignore rules of the road making the cycling sport unsafe
what she said
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Sumter Landing Bike Club has people who lead out-of-area rides including some of the trails mentioned.
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No Mountains here!
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