Friday, March 13, 2020

Boca Grande Bike Adventure

Because of some balance issues that I have dealt with for years, riding a bike didn’t seem like the best idea. But, when you live in Florida, there are just so many lovely spots and trails to ride on, I decided to get a bike and give it a try.  I’m not ready to bike on any main roads, but as long as I concentrate on what I’m doing, I do just fine on neighborhood streets or bike paths.

On Monday, we joined some friends for a perfect weather day of biking on Gasparilla Island and the charming Old Florida town of Boca Grande.  There are cars, but the primary mode of transportation is golf carts, so it’s relatively safe for bikers.  We headed towards the southern end of the island on a paved bike trail stopping at a light house, a quirky marina, a historic inn and ended at a beach front restaurant for lunch (blackened grouper tacos for me) and a libation.

Riding back to town was great exercise after lunch and we then put the bikes back on the cars and walked to a bar for one more drink before heading home.  There is so much more to explore on the island, that we are already planning our next trip back.  It’s only 45 minutes south of us, but the vibe makes it seem much farther away and it’s the perfect spot to get away from the spring break crowds.

Another Florida adventure in the books.

Happy Friday!


  1. My family has visited Boca Grande regularly for many, many years. We have lots of wonderful memories of strolls on the beach, beautiful sunsets, and happy times in Boca Grande. How lucky you are to live so close! Good pictures bringing back sweet memories for me! Thanks!

  2. It looks like a fun adventure. It also looks like life is normal in Florida. Up here in Washington we're self-isolating because of all of the C-virus cases here. Not fun at all. I guess I'll have to live vicariously though others' adventures.

  3. Looks like a fun time . . .
    and great exercise!
    Love the bike too!

  4. Good for you for overcoming your fears and having a wonderful time!

    1. Not so much fear, as actual balance issues, but I don’t believe in missing out, so I’m doing it anyway. I for sure wear a helmet 😉

  5. It sounds like a beautiful way to spend the day. Stay well my friend.

  6. How nice to be so close to such a fun place. I especially love that bright blue bench!


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