ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – Did you know that the City of Orlando has more than 30 miles of off street trails that connect to various parts of the City as well as over 200 bicycle lane miles? Not only can riding a bike provide exercise, but it also helps people of all ages feel more positive, relieve stress and spend more time outdoors.
Bicycling allows for an efficient and inexpensive alternative to the automobile. The bike trails give residents a fun and free way to travel to shopping and dining destinations. Residents can ride the Shingle Creek Trail to the Mall at Millennia or the Cady Way Trail to Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Bicycle riders can also take the Orlando Urban Trail to various destinations such as the Mennello Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orlando Science Center.
The Orlando Urban Trail is the newest addition to the City’s bike system. Opened in 2012, the path connects Magnolia Avenue to Loch Haven Park and offers a three-mile round trip.
The City of Orlando realizes the importance of providing safe facilities for bicycle travel and prides itself on the progress it has made toward a bicycle friendly community. The City is planning for future bicycle trail extensions to Downtown Orlando, International Drive and the Medical City. The bike trails throughout Orlando benefit the community and positively affect the quality of life in Orlando.