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Explore Franklin Mountains State Park Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Inside the city limits of El Paso sits the largest urban park in the country, Franklin Mountains State Park. Compared to Central Park’s 843 acres in New York City, Franklin Mountains State Park is mammoth in size, stretching across 24,000 acres of beautifully rugged terrain. At this popular state park, you can find abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

This West Texas state park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Here, you will find over 100 miles of hiking trails that intertwine around the park. The trails are just as well suited for a rugged back country adventure as they are for a short hike with the kids. Many of the trails at the park are designated for mountain biking, giving biking adventurists with ample opportunity to explore the wilderness on two wheels. Visitors to Franklin Mountains State Park also enjoy rock climbing at Sneed’s Corey on the northeastern section of the park and McKelligon Canyon. Throughout the park, at its many picnic areas, along the trails, and at marked areas along the roads, you will find amazing sightseeing opportunities and scenic overlooks.

Sanibel: A Destination for Bicyclists Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Tucked along Florida’s southwest coast is a virtual mecca for bicycle enthusiasts. On a barrier island west of Fort Myers lies Sanibel Island, a 12-mile-long island destination for nature and bicycle lovers.

While drivers in Florida beach towns are used to braking for swimsuit-clad pedestrians roaming the streets, on Sanibel Island it seems the bicyclists easily outnumber foot travelers. Like the postman who makes his rounds in rain, wind or sleet, you can find a bicyclist on the trails well after sunset or in a downpour, clad with a poncho. You may prefer to bring your own bike, but there’s really no need. There are plenty of bicycle shops which rent to island guests.

A Moutain Bike Park in Orlando? Saturday, January 29th, 2011

After many years, wasted land that was formerly a decommissioned Navy base will soon become Orlando’s first mountain bike park.

Hidden a few blocks north of Colonial Drive near downtown, the partially wooded property used to be home to warehouses and a dry-cleaning facility for the Orlando Naval Training Center. The husks of those buildings remain, but to the numerous mountain bike enthusiasts, the site couldn’t be better.

Mountain Biking in Florida Friday, February 5th, 2010

From Key West and Miami up through North Florida, the state is a bicyclist’s paradise, offering entry to some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Inviting weather year-round, unique wildlife, breathtaking coastal vistas, lush natural areas, and quaint downtowns and small towns can all be found on the paved and off-road trails described in this brochure. Leisurely rides through sandhill communities offer glimpses of wildlife such as gopher tortoises, white-tailed deer and red-cockaded woodpeckers. Two-wheel excursions along the coast and Florida bays may give rise to brown-headed pelican, dolphin or blue heron sightings. Cruise along Florida’s historic rivers, visit pre-Civil War forts and bubbling natural springs. So check the tire pressure, strap on your helmet, fi ll the water bottle, scan the sky and prepare to Bike Florida; where southern charm, sweet iced-tea and smiles await you.