The Daytona Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
14 in Florida Florida22 Miles
By John Bach
on November 1, 2007
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Daytona, FL is the place for the "loop". It is a Daytona Bikefest, and Biketoberfest MUST! The Loop begins with a northerly trek at the foot of the Granada Bridge on John Anderson Drive in Ormond Beach. Going North, riders are greeted by a cathedral of trees up to the Highbridge Road where they hang a left (to go west) and go over the bridge and the Intercostals Waterway (the Halifax River). There are several places to stop along the way and just enjoy the Florida countryside. After more winding turns, you'll come upon Walter Boardman road where you will make a left to take you further west to Old Dixie Highway. When you reach Old Dixie Highway, take another left (to go south) toward Ormond Beach and your starting point at the Granada Bridge ... a perfect 22 mile loop!
Awesome, wetlands. Mixed with some breath taking tree covered roads. Nice river, and small swamp/marshlands.
Update added by boss338bar on 8/21/12: You ride alongside the Atlantice Ocean on A1A. The Highbridge section takes you through some twisties along tributaries of the Tomoka River. Then you tavel through the Tomoka State Park forest with trees over hanging the road.
If it is the rainy season, expect some water over the road, if the water table is up. very flat, sharp turns nice and quiet.
Update added by boss338bar on 8/21/12: A1A and Old Kings Road are straight well maintained roads. The Highbridge section of the trip has twisties, but the roads are in good overall condition.
The loop goes through part of Daytona. There are some nice beach restaurants. I believe there are 2 gas stations on the loop also. Nice places to stop along the route and take in scenery.
Update added by boss338bar on 8/21/12: There are restaurants, bars and fuel along A1A. The rest of the ride has no commercial activity at all. If you go North instead of South on Old Kings Road you will hit the I-95 interchange or keep going to the White Eagle Lounge, a biker friendly bar.
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