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3.78 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.78
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The Daytona Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Oct 31, 2007

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August 26, 2010
John did an amazing job with the virtual map tour…
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December 11, 2009
The loop offers some nice views, but as great…
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Written Directions

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!

Scenery

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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Guest
August 26, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
John did an amazing job with the virtual map tour! It truly is an enjoyable, scenic ride! There is one other way you can enjoy this ride however. If you enjoy more ocean views, you can start out on A1A in Daytona and just continue up towards Ormond staying on A1A. The Atlantic follows you the entire way with some great views of the water/beaches. Then simply turn left onto Highbridge and follow the rest of the directions! Just a small alternative to one great ride!
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December 11, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
The loop offers some nice views, but as great riding roads go, it's boring. It's mostly straight, getting bumpy roads. There is one part that is maybe 1/2 mile long that is tight twisting road, but if you screw up it's either water or trees, immediately. It is nearly a 30 minute ride from Daytona Beach to the Loop. Overall, I have found much better roads than this one in Michigan. Cruisers will probably prefer it more than sport bikes since it isn't all that curvy.
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December 9, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
The loop is a fun place to ride- just watch your speed once you get on highbridge! Some of the turns are very tight and several people have lost their lives on the loop...I've gone off into the woods when carrying too much speed into a corner- thankfully i missed hitting anything and just got muddy. If I had gone off on the other side, I would have gone into the river!!
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