I’m a little embarrassed to admit that Vishnu and I have only been to Key Biscayne twice.  It’s literally in our backyard.  I mean, I could run there if I wanted to.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with areas of Miami other than South Beach (no shame because that was me just a few years ago), Key Biscayne is an island town located south of Miami Beach and east of Miami.  It’s connected to the mainland via the Rickenbacker Causeway, and let me tell you…the views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking.

Anyway, our first trip to Key Biscayne was a beach trip.  And I’m honestly not too sure why we never went back.  The beach itself isn’t my favorite, but it’s a 15 minute drive from our place.

Well, we rectified the situation by exploring Key Biscayne last weekend with our friends Aman and Nazia.  And this time we did it via bikes.

Side note – the last time I touched a bike was almost 10 years ago.  But luckily, it all came back to me!

We met at Mangrove Cycles to pick up our bikes.  The owner was super friendly and made sure to map out our entire path for us, including all the must see spots along the way.

And then we were off!

We followed the seven mile path which led us through gorgeous neighborhoods lined with bungalows, Bill Braggs Cape Florida State Park, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, and of course the oceanfront.

Here are a few pictures my photographer Vishnu took for me!

Like I said, this really is a must visit spot. It’s nothing like South Beach, which in my opinion is a great thing.  It’s perfect for when you’ve had enough of the touristy stuff and just want to relax and enjoy the ocean and all the beauty that comes with it.  The island is home to some supposedly wonderful restaurants, obviously some awesome views, and quite a few fun activities, making it family friendly as well.

We will definitely be back!

Have you ever been to Miami?  If so, did you make it out to Key Biscayne?

By Parita

4 thoughts on “Biking Around Key Biscayne”
  1. So confession time: I never learned how to ride a bike. I was almost more of a rollerblade kinda gal. I’m thinking 2015 is the year I change that. I’ve been to Key West in Florida but never heard of Key Biscayne- it looks gorgeous! Looking at these photos, it’s crazy to think that parts of the country are still covered in snow.

    1. It’s ok! I know how to ride a bike but the whole thing still makes me nervous! And we are definitely grateful for our “winter.”

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