Since we have hit the Hen House in Inverness a couple of times recently, I have changed the Backroads Ramble to the Coastal Backroads Ramble, which will stop at the Bayport Inn at Pine Island for lunch.
This ride will take you along the coast with views of the Gulf, Mangroves and Salt Water Grass. The return route will take us over more familiar roads, including one of my favorites, Bayhead. The route should be around 115 miles.
I usually like to find roads some of you have never ridden just for a change and discovered part of this route on a recent bicycle ride of 54 miles. Hopefully, this will be one of those rides.
Here's a link to some historical information on Bayport.
P.S. Thanks to Dave Lawrence for pre-riding the route with me on 12/6/13. One of the roads I had planned to take, the Old Dixie Highway, was nothing more that hard packed clay. It would not have been good for a group ride. Hence, it was a lesson in the importance of pre-riding unfamiliar roads.