Dunedin Hub 2023 #1
Bike with us in Sunny Florida in February!
On our AMAZING Dunedin Hub Tour, we will enjoy riding paved bike paths, featuring the Pinellas Trail, a wonderful rail trail which connects St Petersburg with Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and other smaller cities. This well-known trail is very popular and passes through quiet neighborhoods, manufacturing centers, past coffee shops and breweries, in several cities and towns. On this tour we will explore areas north and south of Dunedin. We’ll visit Clearwater, Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach and Tarpon Springs.
Our mileage averages around 25 per day on paved bike paths, with more mileage available daily.
What's a Hub Tour? We stay at the same hotel each night and take our rides from there each day.
- 4 nights lodging
- 4 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- sag support
- daily cue sheets and maps
- daily social hour!
Meet riders in Dunedin for our introductory meeting and social hour.
25 miles - We’ll bike the Pinellas Trail south to Taylor Park, then backtrack to Clearwater, where we will take the high bridge path over the bay to Clearwater Beach. This is a spectacular ride! Lunch is on your own in Clearwater Beach. You can explore the beach or walk out on Pier 60 Fishing Pier, or check out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, before heading back to Dunedin.
15+ miles - Today we enjoy a gorgeous ride on the Dunedin Causeway Trail out to Honeymoon Island State Park. We’ll set up a rest stop with refreshments for you near the trailhead of the 2-mile Nature Trail. Nearby is the North Beach and its white sandy beaches. We usually see gopher tortoises, ospreys and bald eagles on this day. As an option, you may wish to take the ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caldesi Island State Park. Bring a swim suit and beach towel!
28 miles - Greek food, the Sponge Docks, Wall Springs Park, and more great cycling. That sums up today’s activities. We’ll bike north on the Pinellas Trail today, roughly 12 miles, to Tarpon Springs. This Greek community is well known for the Sponge Docks, where divers unload their harvest of sponges. Souvenirs, handmade soaps, local shops and cafe’s abound. After you’ve had your fill you’ll make your way back to the trail and head south. Wall Springs Park makes a good rest spot. You can see the clear springs at the park and explore on the trail which leads to an overlook. The mangroves hold many birds and other creatures. We’ve seen osprey, roseate spoonbill and many other shore birds here. Finish off the ride and you’re back at our hotel.
Morning ride before our 11:00 AM checkout.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
The trails on this tour are paved. The trails are suitable for all bicycles. The trails are mostly quite gentle and the riding is pretty easy.
Suggested bicycle: Touring bikes, road bikes, hybrids
Suggested tire size for this tour: 28mm – 37mm (or larger)
$2100 per person (based on double occupancy)
$525 – Single Supplement (extra price to have your own room)
$150 – Bike Rental (helmet, bike bag and lock included)
Your Travel Plans
For this tour we meet people on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clearwater North/Dunedin.
Address: 975 Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: (727) 450-1200
The trip ends on Friday, February 3.
If you are driving, our hotel has free parking during our tour.
Your Lodging Plans
4 nights of lodging from Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2, 2023 is included.