Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:25 AM By Mark Washburn / February 14, 2014 Comment
Ranked #3 in all of Florida, the Caloosahatchee Regional Park in Alva offers a fantastic, thrill-seeking mountain bike trail. It is single-track and boasts plenty of adventure and challenges for beginning and intermediate bike enthusiasts on over 10 miles of fast trail. The trail is a scenic one with flat surfaces that open up and also ones that pass through a canopy of Florida’s native trees. In bike lingo, there are challenging trail areas with switchbacks, rock gardens, mud pits, sugar sand up-hills and down hills. The trail includes areas that a mountain biker can ride through or bypass. One unique feature is that on the first of every month, the entrance and exit switch to allow for two different adventures in one area. The Caloosahatchee Regional Park bike trail is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Restrooms are on-site, as well as features like bike washing stations, hot water, campgrounds and trail maps on hand. A fee of $3.00 is charged per vehicle per day. The trail is maintained by the Florida Mud Cutters volunteers. New night rides are offered on the mountain biking trails on Thursday nights from February 6-March 6, then resumes November 6. Night rides begin at 6:30 pm. and for experienced riders only. The Caloosahatchee Regional Park is located at 19130 North River Road in Alva.
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