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One of the greatest joys of being a Floridian is the weather, which when paired with the fact that Tampa is teeming with nature preserves, parks, and trails, bikers of all kinds can rejoice and ride whenever their cardio-crazed heart’s desire.

There’s no better way to celebrate this fact than a list of the best bike trails Tampa has to offer. Whether you’re looking for an off-road path that bobs and weaves through the luscious forests of Florida, a paved loop made for pedaling as fast as your heart's content, or a relaxing path that meanders along the beach, Tampa will provide.  

 

Flatwoods Wilderness Park

14302 Morris Bridge Road , Thonotosassa Fl, 33592
Flat Woods Nature Park is a one-stop shop for cyclists of all kind. Whether you're looking for a trail that meanders throughout the Florida fauna or a paved track that carries you under towering pines and sweeping fields, Flatwoods has you covered. The seven-mile paved loop is perfect for taking your road bike out for a spin or your mountain bike for a romp in the woods.

The Tampa Riverwalk

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600 N Ashley Dr , Tampa FL, 33602
The Tampa Bay River Walk is the perfect place for a leisurely ride and includes a myriad of attractions. The Riverwalk showcases the city of Tampa, the Hillsborough River, and Tampa Bay. It includes various places to stop for a drink or snack. The 2.6-mile path takes you by notable attractions such as Sparkman's Warf and Armature Works, making it the perfect place to ride, eat, and relax.

Morris Bridge Park

13330 Morris Bridge Road , Thonotosassa FL, 33592
Off-road trails that have any sort of elevation change are somewhat hard to come by in Florida, and, while this still may be the case at Morris Trails, there's still a unique experience to be had. The path consists of all terrains and takes you around all sorts of twists, turns, and rolling hills.

Bayshore Boulevard Linear Park

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312 Bayshore Boulevard , Tampa FL, 33629
When it's not being taken over by pirates (Gasparilla), Bayshore Boulevard is another place for a serene ride that gives you a look at the majesty of the Gulf of Mexico. This sidewalk (which claims to be the longest in the world at a surprising 4.5 miles) is sandwiched between the ocean and buildings of various architectural types. No matter which direction you look while you’re riding, you're sure to see some sort of eye candy.