Self-Guided Rydes

Ryde at your own convenience and leisure

Deleon Springs State Park

Located a short 10-minute ryde from the rally site, the park is open from 8:00 am to sunset. Get there early and you can enjoy the popular Sugar Mill Restaurant, located in a 100-year-old replica of the original 1830s sugar mill, features cook-your-own pancakes at the table and freshly made bread and cookies. De Leon Springs is a place of cool, clear waters, trails through a lush subtropical forest that features a massive old growth of bald cypress trees and a rich history. The spring run was once used to turn a sugar cane mill followed by a grist mill to turn corn into flour during the Civil War. There is a $4.00 admission per motorcycle.

Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/de-leon-springs-state-park
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Blue Springs State Park

About a one-hour round-trip ryde from the rally site where you can encounter the gentle giants we call manatees. Refreshing 72-degree waters of Blue Spring greet visitors at this gem along the St. Johns River. Blue Spring State Park frequently reaches capacity during the week and on the weekends, during both the winter and summer months. To avoid waiting, visit the park early. The park is open from 8:00 am to sunset daily and there is a $4.00 per single occupant vehicle.

Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/blue-spring-state-park
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Fort Christmas Historical Park

Round-trip, this is about 105 miles in about 2 hours and 50 minutes. Fort Christmas Historical Park includes a replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War; a traditional Florida “Cracker” house and eight pioneer homes; a schoolhouse and lunchroom; a sugar cane mill and other historical farming equipment. The Museum & Pioneer Homes are open Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Website: Fort Christmas Historical Park
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Kennedy Space Center

This is about a three hour 30 minute round-trip ryde taking secondary roads all the way. You’ll ryde through Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on the way to the Visitor’s Center. The Rocket Garden, Astronaut’s Museum, interactive active displays and many more highlights of our Space exploration await. There is a $57 entry fee ($50 for Seniors. The Visitor Complex opens at 9:00 am daily.

Website: https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
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Mt. Dora

Round trip is less than 2 hours. Mt. Dora is known for its antique shops and annual festivals. Downtown, the Modernism Museum displays modern furniture. Housed in a 1923 fire station, the Mount Dora History Museum documents local history. An extensive collection of classic cars, plus a replica of a 1940s gas station, are on display at the Museum of Speed. A charming, one-hundred plus year old historic village in the heart of Central Florida on the shores of beautiful Lake Dora in the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Website: https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/mount-dora.html
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St. Autustine

Round trip is 3 hours and 15 minutes. St. Augustine lays claim to being the oldest city in the U.S., and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like sandy St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach. The Castillo de San Marcos is a 17th-century Spanish stone fortress with views of the St. Augustine Inlet. Ryde up A1A along the Atlantic Ocean and into St. Augustine via the Bridge of Lions. Visit the many museums and historical buildings and don’t forget Ponce Deleon’s Fountain of Youth.

Website: https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/st-augustine.html
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