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January 13, 2021

I discovered two new favorite biking trials in Miami, one in Key Biscayne and another going from Bayfront through to Venetian avenue and into Lincoln road. While a lot of Miami suburbia isn't great for biking, these two stretches are close to the water, have fantastic biking path, and have plenty of nature in nearby - I find myself coming back to them again and again.

Beautiful, and preciously flat Venetian Causeway. Just to the south of it is the far steeper MacArthur Causeway.

Beautiful, and preciously flat Venetian Causeway. Just to the south of it is the far steeper MacArthur Causeway.

I want to focus on the Key Biscayne route. When I first found this trip, I started the ride late on a cool and sunny Florida afternoon. The first portion of the journey is one I elected to pass up, up and down the steep William M Powell bridge. I admire the other folks who brave this portion, but doing this without warming-up sounds sadistic to me.

Rickenbacker Causeway Golden Hour

Rickenbacker Causeway Golden Hour

The causeway itself features Miami Seaquarium and MAST Academy and, interestingly, the dilapidated and abandoned Miami Marine Stadium. I was only half-aware this stadium existed before though I've definitely seen this location be used to film Miami-based TV series Burn Notice. It was incredibly fun to stumble upon it during this trip. Certainly, it was a welcomed surprise.

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I traveled all the way through to the southern most point of the Key Biscayne township, which, given the time of day was significantly more packed with vehicle traffic than I anticipated. Next time, I certainly want to go further down, since it seems fairly straight forward to reach Cape Florida or No Name Harbor (what a name).

On my way back I noticed a number of side trials, one of which, I believe leads to the a Fossilized Reef View. There's a lot of room for exploration here.

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My goal is to go back, take lots of photos, and share more about this journey. If you have any local trails you love, please feel free to share, I'd love to visit them!