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Discover water, wildlife, and wonderful adventures when bicycling in Cape Coral! Florida’s second-largest city by land mass offers a very special bicycling experience with more than 90 miles of interconnected bike routes bordering nature preserves, scenic canals, marinas, golf courses, and the expansive Caloosahatchee River. Where else can you cycle along safe, easy-to-navigate routes to an ecological park where you can walk or kayak through a pristine mangrove forest… or to an eco-park with a bird-watching tower, and a butterfly house… or to a marina with waterfront restaurants, ice cream/coffee shops, and specialty boutiques?

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The City of Cape Coral is truly a Bicycle Friendly Community.  In 2015, the City received the designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community-bronze level by The League of American Bicyclists. Thanks to a public/private partnership and years of thoughtful planning, the city has created eight dedicated bike routes with distinctive signage, informational maps, and kiosks highlighting the dozens of landmarks, facilities, and recreational activities you can take in on your ride.  

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The City joins a distinguished group of only 351 visionary communities by 2015 from across the 50 states that have received this award by transforming our neighborhoods into bicycle-friendly communities. In addition, in 2016 the Florida Bicycle Association selected the City of Cape Coral for the Bicycle Friendly Community of the Year (2016) Award

Cape Coral is located 140 miles south of Tampa, across San Carlos Bay from Sanibel Island, and directly across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers.

The 122-square-mile city is ideally suited for cyclists with:

         • More than 90 miles of interconnected bike routes StepUpSignUp pic
         • Distinctive, easy-to-navigate signage
            along seven different routes

         • A 49-mile circular route around the perimeter
            of city

         • More than 400 miles of beautiful canals and
            adjacent streets

         • More than 120 miles of bike lanes, bike
            paths and multi-use paths

         • Balmy, tropical weather and level terrain
         • Many opportunities to combine cycling with
watching, kayaking, tennis or walking 
         • Bus stops along the bike routes and busses
            with bike racks
         • Bike rentals available

The website for The City of Cape Coral illustrates the network of bikeways throughout the City. While every effort is made to provide accurate and timely information, please keep in mind the bikeway routes are intended for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made regarding bikeway safety because conditions change. In addition, we cannot guarantee anyone’s safety by conforming to the safety tips. Please use good judgment and be responsible for your own safety at all times.

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