Sanibel Recognized as Bike-Friendly Community



Bike paths are everywhere in Sanibel, which on November 18 received the Silver Bicycle Friendly Community award by The League of American Bicyclists. How did the city of Sanibel celebrate this latest honor? By opening a new bike trail. Only 3 other communities in Florida hold this prestigious designation. The best part of biking in Sanibel: You can stop at beach access spots that are not accessible by car.

Sanibel has demonstrated its strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. In 2010, Sanibel was awarded the bronze award. After it added 4 more miles of bike trails in 4 years, it has now awarded been presented this prestigious award. Today there are more than 25 miles of shared use paths in Sanibel and 8 miles of natural surface paths.

Sanibel’s Mayor has pledged more signage and safety to continue the city’s reputation as bike friendly. The mayor acknowledges there are more people on the shared bike paths than on its roadways. To see Sanibel, one of the best ways is by bike. The bike paths pass shopping districts and roads, go through neighborhoods, beneath shady trees, across bridges and along waterways. Some of the best bike trips on Sanibel Island are Rabbit Road Trail, Wildlife Drive, Dixie Beach Road, Middle Gulf Cemetery Route and Bailey Road-Dunes Circle.

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