Ocala is surrounded by an extensive network of bike trails for those looking to take a leisurely ride to others looking for adventure on a mountain bike. Several of these trails are nationally recognized and attract riders from around the country.
Local trails include:
The area is home to a number of road cycling groups like Ocala Mountain Bike Association who schedule rides along the robust rolling hills and captivating canopy roads.
Cyclists find their way to Ocala for the annual Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo. The 71-mile ride along with two shorter routes, provide a beautiful tour of the region to take in the rolling hills, horse farms and majestic oak trees. Proceeds from the event are used to fund local public art initiatives.