Okeechobee Lake Bike Trail

107 mile bike trail around Lake Okeechobee

We made our way up on the trail yesterday morning and rode into the wind for 4 or 5 miles to the town of Okeechobee and then, with the wind at our back, quickly covered the same route home. Into the wind Mar and I both struggled in gears 2-2. But on the way home we were rolling along in 3-8 all the way. This area of the trail is paved and is an extremely easy ride. It’s not often in flat Florida that you are anywhere where you can look down, but the dike gives you a great view of the surrounding cattle ranches and the wildlife along the lake and dike.

Okeechobee lake bile trail

Along the way we passed a really neat looking RV Park. That’s us kind of behind the middle boat (not ours). See the nice color coordinated towel drying on the back of the coach? We try to do it right.

Like the line below our header says we admit to being a little trashy but we try to keep up a bit of class through it all.

Big O RV Resort

Okeechobee is famous for its fishing and hosts many major fishing tournaments each year.

Hey Roger, you should read that last part again.This place is calling you.

By the time we were on our way back on our bike ride the pelicans were all lining up anticipating the fishermen coming home and cleaning their hopefully big catch. They’re hoping for a win-win situation. If the fishermen have a good catch both fishermen and birds  enjoy the successful day.

Pelicans and Seagulls eagerly await the fishermans return

While an 8 or 10 mile bike ride is not a trip around the 107 mile lake, we are planning more rides. If you are interested in learning about riding the whole trail there are lot’s of blogs of people who have done it. Starting here

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

~ Albert Einstein