Myakka City Sweepers Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
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In Myakka City, at the intersection of Route 70 and Singletary Rd, head west on Singletary Rd and keep going west on Singletary Rd until it intersects with Vema Rd. Take a left (go south) on Vema Rd. After it passes Fruitville Rd, it will change names to Myakka Rd and keep going south. You'll come up to a truck stop on the left and now the road merges with Hancock Rd and this is where you want to take a left on Myakka/Hancock Rd which will take you east and then south to Clay Gully Rd. Take a left on to Clay Gully Rd. This road will switch from taking you south to east and so forth until you get down to the edge of Myakka City state park and you'll see a road called MJ Rd on the left. Take a left there and this road will wind you up to Myakka City and your starting point and you've completed the loop!
There is a bridge over a nice river on one point but other than that it is wide open and mostly farmland type stuff. Then there is one section on Myakka road that is covered in trees and feels very "evergladesy"
My first time out there I was able to do some very good cornering and get rid of my chicken strips. The roads are very clean and provide confidence in grip. I did have my tire pressures set a little lower than average street riding because we were riding pretty hard. There are only about 1 or 2 corners that I'd say are average. Other than that all other corners are very nice.
On state road 70 there is a gas station with attached fast food bar. Not too many options, but it is a good stop for gas, and the only reason I give it a 4 is because there is a pretty big bike crowd there. everything from cruisers to sportbikes to motards to adventure bikes.
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