1. Commodore Trail, Coconut Grove, Miami
This trail takes you on a breezy, lush ride through some of Miami's loveliest areas, from South Miami Avenue to Bayshore Drive, down Main Highway and Douglas Road. It stops by Vizcaya, Kennedy Park and Peacock Park, and offers an excellent five-mile survey of Coconut Grove's historic charm.
You can pick up the trail at Wainwright Park at one end and Ingraham Terrace Park at the other.
2. Rickenbacker Trail, Key Biscayne
It doesn't get better for bikers than Key Biscayne. This 8.5 mile trail takes you all the way across the key, from Powell Bridge to Crandon Park to Bill Baggs. It'san incredibly picturesque path.
You can pick up the trail at Virginia Key at one end, and Bill Baggs State Park at the other.
3. Old Cutler Trail, Coral Gables
This tree canopied-trail winds its way through some of the most picturesque parts of Coral Gables, from beneath the banyans on Old Cutler to the ins and outs of Matheson Hammock Park (bike through for a stunning view of Biscayne Bay). Eleven miles long, the ride is a bit bumpy (what with tree roots and all), so it's best for a leisurely pace.
You can pick up the northern trailhead at the traffic circle at Old Cutler Road, Sunset Road, and LeJeune Road in the Gables, and the southern at the junction of SW 87th Avenue and Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay.
4. Oleta River State Park, North Miami Beach
Ten miles of intermediate bike trails will challenge the most adventurous of riders. Treacherous labyrinths entertain and burn calories for hours on end—and the more difficult the trail, the more exciting the surroundings become.
5. South Beach Boardwalk – Citi Bikes, South Beach
It’s not a real Miami experience without renting a Citi Bike and pedaling along the South Pointe Park’s paved walkway, which has 360-degree views of the ocean. Early morning riders will get have a lovely time with donation yoga every morning at 7 a.m. on Third and Ocean Drive. Sunset wheeling is just as enjoyable.
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