Many have dreamed of seeing Florida at a slower pace than through the windshield of a car whizzing along the interstate, and yet few have done so. Road Biking Florida provides an exquisite tour of the Sunshine State, offering bike routes for every taste and moment. Each ride—whether along highways or quiet rural lanes, from short 25-mile rambles to 100-mile classics—has been ridden and reviewed personally by local author Rick Sapp. He highlights not only the unique features of the road but also the people, the ecology, and the history of the areas covered. The author's passion truly brings alive those halcyon rides under hammocks of oak draped with Spanish moss, past whitetail deer munching on acorns, along stretches of white sand beaches, and through wide expanses of the Everglades and swamp.
Rick Sapp grew up biking the steepest hill in Florida and decorating his J.C. Higgins one-speed with crêpe paper streamers for elementary school bike races. Since then he has covered the state, from Pensacola to Key West, and broadened his enthusiasm for all things outdoors. He has published a dozen books, including Camping Florida (forthcoming, FalconGuides) and many magazine articles.