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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By batmn6 (26 McR Points) on Feb 26, 2020

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GSrider
54 McR Points
July 15, 2020
It is an easy loop that is a nice day ride…
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Jase08
6 McR Points
July 26, 2020
Great day ride from Bonita Springs.
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Written Directions

These directions are from South to North and back south to Broward County. begin your ride from I-75 exit onto US 27 North. This route will take you through the sugarcane plantations and rural Old Florida. Your first stop will be the City of South Bay as US 27 merges with SR 80.Follow the back country road around the southern portion of Lake Okeechobee toward Lake Harbor. Stop and visit John Stretch Memorial Park on the banks of the lake where you can see the amazing dikes that protect the region from flooding. Continue on SR 80 through Clewiston, Moore Haven towards CR 78 around the Western and Northern portions of the Lake. As you reach Buckhead Ridge community take a quick detour onto the dirt road overlooking the lake for nice photos. As you reach the intersection of CR 78 & CR 15 you can turn North to the City of Okeechobee or continue on CR 15 around the Eastern Lake where the roads merge into CR 76 and US 441. Drive south to Canal Point, Pahokee where you would swear you were in a lost city oas you merge onto CR 715 to SR 80 West to US 27 t head back south.

Scenery

The Amazing Dikes engineered by the Army Corps of Engineers surround the entire lake providing the greatest level of protection from flooding the many communities and towns that surround it. If you enjoy fishing, take the time to stop and fish at the many peers, and shorelines that will yield a variety of fresh water fish.

Drive Enjoyment

Road conditions are fair to great. There are many roads along the ride that have a lot of sand and gravel which could be expected in such country or rural areas.

Tourism Opportunities

Picnics, fishing and enjoying old time Florida. Several local eateries provide fresh local favorites and fish. Excellent BBQ, and of course all the commercial fast food favorites.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Make sure you top off your tank once you reach the northeastern portion of the lake.

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GSrider
July 15, 2020
54 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
It is an easy loop that is a nice day ride depending where you come from. I ride it from the south so when I go north and then west toward Clewiston I take the 720 for more rural scenery towards Moore Haven. When you go over the bridge in Moore Haven ride the speed limit even if people pass you. The cops are waiting at the bottom of the bridge heading into town.. Once out of town the road leads to Ocheechobee and plenty of places to eat. There are several places to stop around the lake with Port Mayakka on the east side being very popular with riders. In love bug season (April May June) your bike will look like you had an adventure in the wild btw...
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Jase08
July 26, 2020
6 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Great day ride from Bonita Springs.
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