NEAR AND AWAY

See Florida by bike


The Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail near Boulware Springs Park.

Erica Brough
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:25 a.m.

So you've recently bought a bicycle. You've been riding your neighborhood streets and venturing about town, getting used to the feel of the bike, learning the rules of the road and growing more confident in your biking skills. Perhaps you've ventured on a few longer rides, building up your endurance as you've racked up some miles, and even biked the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Now you are ready to try something more ambitious: a longer spin through the countryside.

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