Annual Manual 2013
Orlando Sports & Recreation
Spectator sports, biking and hiking, canoeing and kayaking, yoga and more
Published: April 12, 2013
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka
You can canoe or kayak here (rentals are available), but this park also has 13 miles of pristine, wooded hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails. This park is very popular, particularly in summer when visitors like to swim in the clear blue spring, and when the parking lot fills, the park entrance closes. So get there early.
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
8300 W. State Road 46, Sanford
This section of the park has no amenities, but it does have 18 miles of multi-use trails you can hike or bike.
Rock Springs Run State Reserve
30601 County Road 433, Sorrento
The park, located about 10 miles west of I-4 on County Road 433, is really just a giant swatch of underdeveloped land. It features 17 miles of multi-use trails.
West Orange Trail
501 Crown Point Cross Road,
This 22-mile trail – the county’s longest – stretches through Winter Garden, Apopka and Orlando. It’s open to walkers and bikers, and some parts are open to horses, too. Four trailheads with parking are located at various points along the trail.
444 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
This bike shop rallies cycle enthusiasts from all around and carries cool gear for those on the go.
Kyle’s Bike Shop
203 N. Primrose Drive
Bicycle sales and service, including repairs and custom wheels. Kyle’s also has a parts junkyard. If something’s broken on your bike, they might be able to save you some money on the repair by using a part from the junkyard rather than ordering new.
Loco Motion Bikes
1776 Jake St.
In addition to sales and demos, this bike shop also offers rentals for $40 per day, a service that’s particularly appealing because of its Baldwin Park location, which is just a leisurely ride away from a paved bike path that winds around Lake Baldwin.
Mr. Bikes n Boards
950 W. State Road 434, Longwood
This is the former Mesh Skatepark owner’s store. It leaves the park behind and goes heavy into skateboard and cycle culture. Mr.’s repairs old bikes and sells new ones.
2204 Edgewater Drive
This is the area’s largest bike store, and it not only carries cycles, clothing and gear – it’s also a hub for the cycling community. This shop holds bicycling events and repair clinics, and its website is full of useful information if you’re looking for bike paths or trails.