Bike Ride - Ream Wilson Bike Trail - Safety Harbor

The Ream Wilson Bike Trail is a twisty shaded and believe it or not, hilly (for Florida) trail that is ideal for a leisurely afternoon cruise adventure. Along the way we’ll pass under tall Spanish moss covered oaks and a long palm tree studded shoreline. There is lots of shade on the ride. Bring a camera as you'll want to take pictures. Below in Red is the bike trail we will be riding.

I can’t emphasize enough how cool this trail is. It has so much character and so many fun possibilities.  This leisurely bike ride will be about 12-14 miles round trip and we can even stop half way at a near by pub for some food and/or beverage or just complete the ride and stop at a downtown Safety Harbor Restaurant for a light lunch and drinks.  We can discuss this once we meet for the ride.

Where we will meet:  We will meet at Philippe Park (see photo's below) 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor.  When you enter the park stay to your left and go to the back parking lot.  If you can't find it, please call me at[masked]-3483.

Below photo is view of Philippe Park entrance:  Once you enter the park, take the first right turn you can legally make and there will be parking right there. Look for me by my 4 door, white Acura ILX.  I will also have Meetup signs on my car.

The park is about 2 miles North of Safety Harbor on Philippe Pkwy.

What to bring:

Bike
Bike Helmet
Small towel
Water
Camera

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was there at 6:30 pm, but didn't see anyone! (I was on my way home from that ice cream social in Tampa, and got to come across the Courtney before zipping up Bayshore to pick up the RW.) Sorry my timing wasn't perfect, lol. It is, however, the best trail this time of year - so much shade! (Withlacoochee is good for that, too, but a little farther away.)

    August 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, you *DID* say it would be a LEISURELY afternoon ride. I took a shot. :-)

      1 · August 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      and I am lazy, after all...

      1 · August 12

  • John

    Great ride with some great people!

    August 9

  • Robert M.

    Thanks John! Wouldn't have know about this trail with out the MeetUp. Nice ride but went late and didn't meet any MeetUp people. Still a very nice ride.

    1 · August 9

    • John

      Sorry we missed ya!

      August 9

  • Laura

    This was really fun, met everyone back at Paradise for lunch and we all had a lot of laughs! I heard this may be a monthly event, October and after will be better with the heat! I stopped at the water mister on Bayshore, what a life saver!!

    2 · August 9

    • Shanon

      Glad you found it! See you next time.

      1 · August 9

    • Bonnie

      Sounds good Shanon! :)

      August 9

  • Stephanie

    Excellent event!! Met some REALLY great people who I hope to see at future meet up events! I had a great time and really enjoyed the fact that this was an active event. Thanks John!!

    1 · August 9

  • Bonnie

    I had a really nice time. Enjoyed getting out and getting some exercise in while meeting some new friends! Would definitely be interested in doing it again. :)

    1 · August 9

  • Eric

    Its was a Good ride with GREAT conversation

    1 · August 9

  • John

    We are at the Paradise Restaurant 443 Main Street. Big restaurant.

    August 9

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice meeting all of you and I had a fun ride. No lunch for me, I'm home already.

      1 · August 9

    • Shanon

      Thanks for the ride! Sorry I lost steam! I'm just headed back now to get my car. I think I'll skip lunch this time...see you all next time!

      1 · August 9

  • John

    I'm here. I have meet up signs on my car. I'm in a white 4 door Acura ILX.

    August 9

    • Bonnie

      I don't see you. I'm in the north parking lot in a dark gray Chevy Traverse.

      August 9

    • Bonnie

      I do now!

      1 · August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you guys on Bayshore right where the trail crosses the street.

    1 · August 9

  • Shanon

    Hey all I am running just a couple of minutes late I will be there soon

    August 9

    • John

      Okay. We will wait.

      1 · August 9

  • John

    The weather is beautiful no rain in sight.

    August 9

  • John

    Just checked the forecast and weather looks to be good. Very low chance of rain by the time we start our ride. Should be great! Don't forget some suntan lotion and water!

    August 9

  • Tony

    Sorry guys, just found out I have to go car shopping tomorrow in the morning. Personally I would rather get a root canal but it has to be done. Enjoy the ride!

    August 8

  • Deanne

    im going to have to cancel. I took my bike to dicks 2 weeks ago because I needed a new rim and its still not finished yet so I will have to catch up with the next one.

    August 8

  • Bonnie

    Bummer... I'll be in the Outer Banks but hope you schedule another ride.

    1 · August 4

  • Robert M.

    I will be going late. Arriving about 11:30 or 12:00 and do the ride by myself or with anyone that wants to go later.

    1 · August 3

  • Gail

    I've been under the weather for 2 weeks! Sorry!

    August 2

  • Tony

    Never mind, the beach crawl is tomorrow so I'll be at the ride

    1 · August 1

  • Tony

    Sorry to bail out on you all but some friends have an extra ticket to the Bus Beach Bar Crawl in Treasure Island so I flipped a coin and The Bar Crawl won.....Why is it that debauchery almost always wins?, hahaha. You all are welcome to come after your ride, I can always use more drinking buddies ;)

    August 1

  • Lenore

    Sorry still doing therapy for knee and he said I shouldn't do this ride yet.

    1 · July 31

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ditto Marie and Norm (sheesh!) - I'm on a 9am bike trip already up to Dunedin. However, with the different times, I think I can still catch you at your halfway point, though, by riding across to you on Cleveland -- and I love both trails.
    Little tip for riding in Florida summer (I just tried this out today): to keep your "glistening" at bay on your arms (i.e. to avoid arm-sweat from dripping down and making sweaty hands on the handlebars), get tennis wristbands or make your own by chopping off the cuffs of an old turtleneck or the cuffs off of ankle-socks. I used sock cuffs this morning on my ride to work, and it made a world of difference! Also recommend a cotton kerchief or headband to minimize wiping your brows while riding... Luckily, your route is very shaded - good choice!

    3 · July 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh well, have to cancel after all - forgot I had an alumna thing over in Tampa: we're having an ice-cream social at 2pm to send off our newest Wellesley women!

      July 30

    • Marie S

      Aww.....we need a thumbs down button!

      July 30

  • Robert M.

    I'd like to do this but it's too early for me. May catch the end of the ride and then do it by myself. Sounds like a great ride.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Michael

    We should have combined the events

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Michael

    I posted it first...you just copied me...

    3 · July 25, 2014

  • Michael

    I would love to, however, I'm the Organizer for another bike trip to Dunedin..

    July 25, 2014

    • Marie S

      Wish we could have done both!

      1 · July 25, 2014

  • Norm

    I didn't realize I had signed up on another as well.

    July 21, 2014

  • Marie S

    Yikes, just looked at my calendar! 2 bike rides with 2 different meet ups at the same time.....so sorry to miss this one but signed up for the other earlier

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Eric

    Jeanne,

    July 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Agree - it's a great trail: I was just on it last night after going to 3rd Friday in Safety Harbor == and it parallels a Frisbee golf course (I need to try that sometime). Whistle Stop is a great dining choice in Safety Harbor, as is Nantucket Bucket, and you can't beat the Spa...

    1 · July 19, 2014

    • John

      Great suggestions. Thanks!

      July 19, 2014

  • Gail

    I may not be able to do the whole trail but I would like to try!

    July 19, 2014

    • Marie S

      I'm not seeing the picture on my app

      July 19, 2014

    • John

      I don't think pictures show on apps. You need to view on your computer. I can't see pics on my app either.

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Liz

    I don't understand where to meet - is there anyone u can call if I can't find the group?

    1 · July 19, 2014

    • Gail

      I agree!

      July 19, 2014

    • John

      Hi Ladies, I updated the event information with a "Where we will meet" section. Hopefully this will make more sense of where we all should meet. Thanks!

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Lenore

    This more a maybe. Not sure if I'll be able to do whole trail yet since knee surgery but will try. One of my fav bike rides!

    1 · July 19, 2014

    • John

      I want this to be an easy ride for everyone. We will probably make stops to take photo's and rest if we need to. We can even shorten the route if we need to. Something to discuss when we all get there.

      July 19, 2014

  • Eric

    This is a great trail to ride!..I have been there several times..a lot to see and a lot of fun. The terrain is level and an easy ride..Thanks John!

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Jeanne B.

    Would love to ride this trail! Anyone leaving from the downtown St. Pete area that has a double bike rack on their car? Would appreciate being able to drive up with you!

    July 19, 2014

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