Biking on the Space Coast of Florida
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Space Coast Biking
Titusville, Florida
Titusville is at the junction of:
• The Coast to Coast Connector • East Central Regional Rail Trail
• St. John's River to Sea Loop • The East Coast Greenway

Also, home to several great local trails and a growing number of street bike paths.
City of Titusville, FL: Cycling/Pedestrian Trails Website

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Our Sister Websites: Space Coast Birding, Space Coast Paddling, Space Coast Hiking

This website Welcomes contributions from Titusville Area Bikers.
Please contact Dave Rich at spacecoastoutdoors@gmail.com

Titusville's Trail to the Ocean

September, 2019
Proposed Space Coast
Bike / Hike Trail
Titusville to Playalinda Beach

Maps of proposed Titusville to Playalinda bike trail.


The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Park Service are pleased to announce that the environmental assessment for the proposed Space Coast Bike Trail at Merritt Island is now available for public comment.


ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT(50 pg PDF)
Appendixes:

A Bike/Hike Trail from Titusville to Playalinda Beach

The proposed shared-use path within the Merritt Island NWR and Canaveral National Seashore would serve as a key connector for Florida's Coast-to-Coast Trail and the River-to-Sea Loop Trail. The Proposed Action (depicted in the figure) would include:
  • providing an east-west connection from Titusville to the Atlantic Ocean with the proposed construction of a paved shared-use path from the Merritt Island NWR boundary at Parrish Park to Parking Lot 1 within Canaveral National Seashore, connecting to the existing Coast-to-Coast Trail segment currently under construction in Titusville (east-west segment);
  • providing a north-south connection with the communities of southern Volusia County with the proposed construction of paved buffered bicycle lanes along Kennedy Parkway North from the intersection of Playalinda Beach Road to US-1 (north-south segment); and
  • providing a shorter loop trail experience with the proposed construction of the Interpretive Loop Trail as a pervious pathway with a paved section from the Merritt Island NWR Visitor Center to the east-west segment.
The proposed Space Coast Trail would provide opportunities for the enjoyment of appropriate and compatible outdoor recreation; promote awareness and appreciation of natural resources; and protect, conserve, and manage wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, while also meeting NASA operational and security requirements.

Excerpt from the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge press release.

Florida Coast to Coast Parrish Park Trailhead Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 2: 5-6:00pm
At Parrish Park, Titusville

Parrish Park Trail improvements
Click to enlarge, print & share.

CPH, Inc., an Architectural/Engineering firm contracted by Brevard County will hold a public meeting to present and discuss the proposed trailhead at Parrish Park. This project involves developing a trailhead along the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail at the Parrish Park site. The proposed trailhead will include the design of a linear parking lot, sidewalks, connections to the Coast-to-Coast Trail, lighting, landscaping, and identify locations for future site amenities. The project limits are along SR 406 from approximately the east end of the A. Max Brewer bridge to the entrance of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This meeting is to notify the public of the project and obtain input on the future improvements.

This project is being funding by FHWA – Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Florida Department of Transportation, and the Brevard County Parks and Recreation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a representative listed below. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project's public record.

Melissa Renninger - Contract Administrator
Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-2046
Email: melissa.renninger@brevardfl.gov

Kurt Luman, P.E. - Project Manager CPH, Inc.
500 W. Fulton Street Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 322-6841
Email: kluman@cphcorp.com

Imergency Location Markers on Titusville FL bike / hike trail.


Nov. 26, 2018 -- 12' half mile trail from Max Brewer Bridge to Merritt Island NWR is in the works. FDOT INFORMATION
The trail from the Brevard - Volusia line north to Edgewater is now open.
Bikers and hikers can now ride/walk the 25 miles between Titusville and Edgewater.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Seeking more information on this section of the trail. eMail

FDOT Traffic Safety Office Florida's focus on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is a dynamic and coordinated effort that includes many individuals and partners. Implementation of the PBSSP is guided by the Statewide Champion for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Florida's Bicycle Pedestrian Focused Initiative Leadership Team. WEBSITE

For program information:
Trenda McPherson, State Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Program Manager
605 Suwannee Street, MS 53, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450
FDOT Traffic Safety OfficeTrenda.McPherson@dot.state.fl.us • (850) 414-4025


City of Titusville, Florida - Gateway to Nature and Space
Friday, November 2, 2018

Florida law requires that bikes on the road must ride in a bike lane if available or, if no bike lane is available, as close as possible to the right edge of the road, with certain exceptions. Learn more about exceptions to riding along the right hand side of the roadway in F.S. 316.2065(5)(a)
https://bit.ly/1CwEQzg #321MobilityWeek Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization


 

Titusville Designated as Florida's Second Trail Town

Space Coast; Titusville, FL, June 28, 2018 

Office of Greenways and Trails logo The City of Titusville was designated as a Trail Town at the June 27, 2018 Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Greenways and Trails Council meeting held in Tallahassee, Florida.  A Florida Trail Town is a community close to a long-distance non-motorized recreational trail and welcomes hikers, bicyclists, skaters and joggers with restaurants, shops and lodging. Titusville is the second Trail Town designation given in the State of Florida. 

The City of Titusville is becoming the hub of three converging multi-use trails: the Coast-to-Coast Trail a 250-mile 12 foot wide multi-purpose trail running from St. Petersburg through downtown Titusville. Eventually this trail will continue from Titusville through the Canaveral National Seashore to the beautiful natural Atlantic Ocean beaches; the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop a 260-mile loop encompasses five counties Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard that when complete runs from Titusville to St. Augustine along the Atlantic Coast and St. Johns River corridor; the East Coast Greenway connecting Calais, Maine to Key West Florida that when complete, the 3,000-mile trail will become the nation's longest connecting protected biking and walking route.

"We could not be more proud and excited about being designated Florida's second Trail Town by the Department of Environmental Protection", said Mayor Walt Johnson. "The city recognizes the economic impact and importance of becoming a Trail Town. We continue to work diligently to become the premier destination and Trail Town in the State.  Our downtown merchants are excited and beginning to see the increase in their businesses by those trail users who eat, shop, and enjoy our very unique offerings". City Council and Staff recently constructed a downtown Welcome Center that houses a bicycle shop providing information, maps, bicycle sales and rentals, repairs, equipment, and regular activities to help meet the needs of trail users. Since the Welcome Center opening a year ago, the city averages over a thousand visitors a month from every state so far except for Hawaii.

 "The City of Titusville earned this designation by taking many strident steps over the years to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly," said Doug Alderson, Assistant Bureau Chief and Trail Town Coordinator with the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails. "Trail users are indeed fortunate that Titusville sits at the crossroads of three major multi-use trails. We hope other communities will follow their example."

To recognize Florida's Trail Towns, DEP's Office of Greenways and Trails encourages interested communities to conduct self-assessments to gauge their strengths and weaknesses in relation to nearby trails and users. Trail Town candidates are then considered for approval by the legislatively established Florida Greenways and Trails Council. Designated Trail Towns will be featured on the Office of Greenways and Trails website and given metal signs that can be placed at trailheads and town gateways.

Trail Town Presentation: https://youtu.be/v3d4yu1mkUE
We're Blazing Trails in Titusville: https://youtu.be/6M2KWgg_E0U
City of Titusville press release website


WHAT IS A FLORIDA TRAIL TOWN?

The Titusville Florida Welcome & Information Center
28.610709 / -80.8081263
Trail City: Titusville Florida's Downtown Welcome Center invites you to learn about our three converging biking/walking trails. Information & a bike shop!
419 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, FL 32796 • • (321) 607-6216

Our trail network runs from the Volusia County line through Brevard County and into the City of Titusville. The trail is managed by both the City and County based on location.
Please report any problems you see on or with the trail, so we can keep the trails safe.  Enjoy your walk, run, or ride!




ARCHIVED OLDER INFORMATION & PROGRAMS


Ride the Trails in Titusville Florida - flyer

Biking, hiking or horseback - Trail Courtesy Tips. SCTPO Offers Etiquette Tips for All Trail Users

Bike Safe Titusville!

A Public Service Announcement about bike safety.
City of Titusville and Titusville Police Department present
a Public Service Announcement about bike safety, to inform
our bicycling public about the "rules of the road" as they
pertain to the city's bike and pedestrian trails.

Titusville's Blazing Trails
Community Cycle Fun Day Recap

Trail section opening community fun day
On Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, hundreds of bicyclists from across the state and local area gathered to ride the trails and have a community fun day.
Subscribe to the Florida Greenways and Trails Connections Newsletter.


The Coast-to-Coast Connector
East Central Regional Rail Trail
St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance
East Coast Greenway

Titusville Florida Welcome Center & Bike Shop
Titusville: Launch Your Adventure (maps)
Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism
Space Coast Area Biking

Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization - Trails
TPO Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee Agendas & Projects
TPO Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Advisory Committee Meetings
Space Coast TPO Newsletter ArchivesSign-up


The Greater Titusville Renaissance We now have several bike trails opening in North Brevard. GTR would like to help enhance the trails by planting shade trees and Florida native plants along the trails. If you are interested in participating in this community effort, please email us at info@greatertitusville.com or call Cathy at 321-607-6512.


North Brevard Bike/Walk Trails - 10/2017





ARCHIVES

We're Blazing Trails - Community Cycle Fun Day
February 23-24, 2018

CLICK HERE to go to the City of Titusville webpage with details of the trails.

Click the thumbnails below to watch video highlights from our Community Cycle Fun Day on YouTube.
Feb. 23 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (25 min.)
The ribbon cutting at the opening of a large section of trail in Titusville, FL.
Feb. 24 Community Cycle Fun Day Recap (1.06 min.)
The Community of Titusville, FL. and friends initiate the new trail section
Two-Day Event Recap (1.06 min.)
Recap of the new trail section opening.
                  

COMMUNITY CYCLE FUN DAY
SATURDAY FEB. 24, 2018 — STARTS 9AM

Join us in Titusville for a day of family-friendly fun.
Come out and blaze trails with Celebrity Ride Leaders.
It all starts in Downtown Titusville at the beautiful new
Welcome Center (with plenty of parking nearby).
Stick around for the After Party at Sand Point Park.

We're Blazing Trails. Exciting fun day for bicyclers in Titusville
Click to Enlarge, Print & Share

GO To Titusville.org/blazingtrails for the BLAZING TRAILS CYCLE ROUTE MAP
and to REGISTER for one of the rides.
(GET A FREE T-SHIRT WITH RIDE REGISTRATION.)

WE'RE BLAZING TRAILS
The Dedication of Converging Trails
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00am

Dedication of Converging Trails February 23, 2018

Friday's events will be invitation only.
Plan for food and fun as we dedicate the Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail, our multi-use trail in northern Brevard County, a place where three Major trail networks converge.


Open House for the Proposed Space Coast Trail

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Anytime between 5:00pm - 7:00pm
City of Titusville City Hall

Stop by anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to learn more about the proposed Space Coast Trail and to submit comments on the proposal. Staff from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be available during the meeting to discuss the project.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the construction of a multi-use trail from Parrish Park at the entrance to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to Parking Area No. 1 within the Canaveral National Seashore and following Kennedy Parkway from Beach Road (CR 402) to US 1.

Proposed trails and meeting location
Invitation Brochure with Details • • Background and Proposal Details









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