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A Guide to 30A Bike Riding

Discussion in 'Outdoor 30A Activities' started by 30APrimeGuy, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. 30APrimeGuy

    30APrimeGuy Administrator Staff Member

    One of the best ways to discover all that 30A Florida has to offer is on a bike. The Timpoochee Trail runs along the entire 19 mile stretch of scenic hwy 30A. From Dune Allen Beach to Inlet Beach, it is a great way to explore the area. The Timpoochee is a wide, smooth trail that was made for bike riding.

    The stretch from Inlet Beach to Seagrove and back is one of the more popular rides. Along the way you'll hit Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach, Hub 30A and WaterSound. Seagrove Beach is a good spot to grab a cold drink and some lunch before heading back east. It's about a 16-mile round trip that is highly recommended for those that are up to the challenge.

    The bike of choice on 30A is the beach cruiser. For families with young kids, there are a number of attachments available such as trailers, Weehoos and trail-a-bikes. Another popular bike attachment is the rear baby seat holder. For those looking for an easy way to haul their gear to the beach the cargo trailer attachment is a great solution. So there are plenty of options for those that want to explore the various 30A beach communities via bikes.

    Many of the property management companies have started including complementary bikes with the properties. Do not worry if the property you're staying at doesn't include bikes as there are plenty of 30A bike rentals that will set you up. Almost all of the bike rental businesses offer free delivery and pickup.

    One thing I would strongly recommend is making sure your bikes are locked up when not in use. There has been a disturbing trend over the past 3 to 4 years in many of the 30A beach towns. It seems each year more and more people report stolen bikes. The issue is not that there's a group of people cutting locks and stealing bikes. Instead, unlocked bikes are taken by accident or on purpose and never returned.

    All of the rental companies provide free combination locks so you'll want to use them as you're responsible for returning the bikes. The average cost of replacing stolen bikes on 30A is $300. I know this because my sister had her rental bike stolen last year in Rosemary Beach. She was shopping on the south side of RMB and forgot to lock it up. We spent a full day looking for it to no avail.

    The 30A communities most notorious for getting your unlocked bikes stolen are; Rosemary, Seacrest, Seagrove, Seaside and WaterColor. If you fail to lock your bikes in those places, chances are good your bike will walk away. However, the bottom line is that as long as your bikes are locked up you will not have an issue anywhere on 30A.

    Another popular ride is from Seagrove Beach to Grayton Beach and back. Along the way, you'll go through Seaside, WaterColor and Grayton Beach State Park. Once you get to Grayton Beach, Chanticleer's and/or the Red Bar are great lunch spots!

    In addition to the Timpoochee, there are a bunch of other great bike trails along the 30A corridor. Please feel free to share any biking related tips and/or your favorite places to ride below. Also, feel free to start your own thread and tell us where you like to bike in SoWal.

    Last edited: May 19, 2018
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  2. 30aEscapes

    30aEscapes New Member

    Biking 30A is one of our favorite outdoor activities. Below are some great 30A bike ride videos we found...

    "30A East Bike Ride Street View"

    "Bike Ride Through Seaside"
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  3. Bo Strickland

    Bo Strickland New Member

    So any chance a bike gets found? A borrowed bike was stolen from me at Seacrest Beach last week. Is there a website to discuss other than here. Sorry if not appropriate post. Need help for being or finding one to buy.
  4. 30APrimeGuy

    30APrimeGuy Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Bo - Welcome to the 30A Prime Forums. I'm sorry to hear you lost your bike. Unfortunately, bike theft has become a big issue over the past 5 years along the 30A corridor. I just created a new forum called "30A Bike Lost and Found" which you can view here... https://30aprime.com/community/forums/30a-bike-lost-and-found.69/

    Please go ahead and post in there and we will drive traffic to it and hopefully help you find the bike.

    Please make sure to provide as much info about the bike, where it was stolen from and photos if possible.



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