Visitors coming to Everglades City have a variety of choices for bicycling both on and off-road.
Everglades City was designated a Florida State Trail Town in 2019, and our Visitor Center serves as the headquarters for our Trail Town. Stop in and pick up one of our brochures and learn more about the various cycle rides in the area.
Everglades City also received the Florida Bicycle Association’s 2021 Bicycle Friendly Community of the Year Award. Both bicyclists and pedestrians can feel comfortable around Everglades City due to the low-traffic roads. New sidewalks and proposed new bicycle lanes will also provide safer conditions. McLeod Park, located in the heart of Everglades City, has a road map of the City, as well as a Dero Bike Repair Station to assist bicyclists as they come into town.
For on-road cycling, visitors enjoy historic Everglades City with its beautiful sunsets along the Barron River. There are many places to stop and learn more about the area. In addition to the Visitor Center, visitors are welcome at the Museum of the Everglades and City Hall (the original Collier County Courthouse). As you ride past the Bank of Everglades, the Rod & Gun Club, and historic homes, don’t miss the longer ride out to the islands of Plantation and Chokoloskee to tour the Smallwood Store & Museum.
For the more adventuresome cyclists, you have unlimited opportunities to get out into the wild at many of our various parks and preserves. Whether you go on your own or join a tour, you’re sure to experience the wonders of the “real” Florida.