I used to work in Celebration, Florida. I realized today that was about 14-15 years ago. How did that happen? I remember going rollerblading a few times while I worked there, but I didn’t have a bike back then.
One of my blogger friends Kelly has been blogging a lot lately about biking around Celebration, so I figured my Labor Day ride would be out there. And let me just say, I can’t wait to go back and do it again.
I did a 10-mile ride in an hour. The best part of the ride was that it was mostly shaded. The forgot about the great boardwalks that travel through the woods. It was a perfect way to avoid the hot Florida sun.
Celebration was pretty empty today – but I can image those boardwalks get a bit crowded – and some are so narrow that you really can’t be flying through there. I think that’s what I really loved about it – there was no pressure to be fast like on the bike trails.
Not only was it great to drool over the beautiful homes, but there was also a lot of wildlife watching. I saw five different gators swimming in ponds. I also saw some giant grasshopper type things that were super gross. I almost ran over a few on my bike but managed to avoid them. Nasty. I can’t wait to return and ride father next time!