Start at intersection S Mulrennan Road and Durant Road, Valrico, FL. Ride west till you hit Turkey Creek Road. Turn Right. Ride South on Turkey Creek till you hit W. Keysville Road. Turn Left. Stay on Keysville Road (going straight across route 39 and continuing on Keysville) all the way till you hit Lithia Pinecrest Road. Go straight to stay on Keysville Road till you have to turn left, which will be Virgil Hill Road. Ride until you hit a right or left turn only, which is Walter Hunter Road. Turn Left. Walter Hunter turns into Jameson Road. Stay on Jameson Road till you hit Route 39. Turn Right on 39 and ride north till you hit the intersection of 39 and Lithia Pincrest (2 miles or so). Stop at the Lithia plaza for pizza at NY Pizza next to Ace Hardware. It's pretty good.
For Florida, the hills and turns are great. You ride through pastures that allow you to see for miles on Walter Hunter Road, then down into a shaded gulley that looks like the road will end, but it doesn't. As you ride down Jameson, some of the homes are gorgeous victorian with many acres of land and horses. You'll cross a small bridge with a creek that people fish off of. Good place to stop and take a look around. Excellent sunset ride, especially at Walter Hunter Road.
Road not traveled by many vehicles, so you can sight see a lot. When the road turns to Jameson, it becomes rough as the pavement is a little old and small potholes are numerous for about a mile. No striping so its kind of a one lane road that has to be shared by vehicles in opposing directions.
The only restaurant is at the end of the loop. Same with gas. Good place. Otherwise its very rural.
Very scenic middle of the state so close to the coast.
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October 23, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Please be aware when riding this route there are farms with horses and riders. Motorcycle traffic has increased greatly along this route since it was posted here. I ride and train horses at a farm along this route. A group on motorcycles came screaming down our 35mph road. We were a group on horseback riding in a pasture near the road. My horse spooked as the motorcycles approached and turned to get away. He ran into the back end of another horse, who started kicking at him. Then he started jumping and bucking and I got launched. When I landed on the ground I shattered my arm. Thankfully I wear a helmet when I ride and was not paralyzed. Do you think those riders looked twice to save a life? No. They didn't even slow down. Please be aware, whether on this or any of the other beautiful routes on this site, you are not out there all alone. The actions you take have consequences on others. Look twice save a life applies to more than just motorcycles. Please keep an eye out for equestrians. Please slow down and make sure no one gets bucked out of the saddle as you pass by. If they do, please stop and offer assistance.