Whether you’re in town for Daytona’s annual Bike Week or Biketoberfest events or just visiting the area when it’s too cold to ride anywhere else, don’t miss the famous Daytona Loop ride in Florida while you’re in town! This 23-mile route takes less than an hour to ride straight through, but the route takes you past many local attractions, restaurants, beaches, and state parks and preserves.
What Is the Daytona Loop Ride?
The Daytona Loop Ride is part of the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail (OSLT) double-loop ride. The loop takes riders along one major highway along the barrier island, looping back to the mainland starting point on the other side of the Granada Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at the Halifax River.
Bikers can opt for the shorter Daytona Loop ride or make the double loop along the entire OSLT for both beach and intracoastal waterway views. The second loop takes riders along both sides of the island for more waterfront riding.
The Route for the Ride
Starting at the Granada Bridge in Ormond Beach, riders will head north on the island along either John Anderson Drive (to ride along the Intracoastal) or up Ocean Shore Boulevard for views of the Atlantic. Turn left at High Bridge Road and follow the curve along the river to make a left on Walter Boardman Lane.
Turn left on Old Dixie Highway (Florida A1A) to head south, merging onto North Beach Street as you head back to the Granada Bridge in Ormond Beach.
To make the double loop on the OSLT, start at the bridge and head north on John Anderson Drive. Turn right at High Bridge Road to head south again along the beaches on Ocean Shore Boulevard. Cut back to the mainland on Granada Bridge, then head north on North Beach Street, merge onto Old Dixie Highway, and turn right toward the island again on Walter Boardman Lane.
Make a right onto High Bridge Road, then make one last trip south on the island on either John Anderson or Ocean Shore Boulevard, and return to the starting point at Granada Bridge.
What To Do in Daytona (Besides Bike Week or Biketoberfest)
Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Flagler Beach offer visitors several experiences that you can’t miss when you’re in town.
The area features several state parks offering fishing, beaches, kayaking, boating, birdwatching, and more. State parks nearby include the Tomoka State Park, Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park, Bulow Creek State Park, North Peninsula State Park, and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with some buddies, the area offers Ormond Lanes bowling, the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Theater, or the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The Daytona Boardwalk offers several rides, food and souvenir stalls, and the famous Daytona Beach beachfront.
Don’t miss visiting the Daytona International Speedway if you want more excitement on your visit. The Speedway is home to the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR races, as well as the Rolex 24 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kickoff race. Of course, the Speedway also hosts Bike Week events each year, including Daytona Supercross and the Daytona 200.
The area also offers several breweries, restaurants, distilleries, seafood shacks, roadside stands, and more for you to discover when you visit Daytona Beach.
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