We looked at a full collection of 2021 motorcycle riding season data when millions of riders visited MotorcycleRoads.com to find the best motorcycles rides and routes in the USA, Canada, and abroad. For over 20 years now, MotorcycleRoads.com has been documenting the best/most-popular motorcycle roads, routes, and rides and for about a decade, we have published annual reports after diving into the website's statistics (which routes are riders researching the most, which routes are getting the most photo/video/comment uploads, etc., etc.) to determine which of the motorcycle routes have risen to the top in motorcycle rider popularity. We look at a complex set of factors (see Note 2 below) to determine which of the motorcycle rides in each of the states and US regions are the most popular and rated to be the best by motorcycle riders just like you. Our very popular annual "Top Motorcycle Rides per Region" guides cover the best rides for each of the four official riding regions of the USA: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West. This year we took things a step further and decided to gone one level deeper and develop guides outlining the Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in for the US states and so you are seeing one of those such guides on this page.
Florida, with over a 1,000 miles of shoreline covering both Atlantic coastal and Golf coastal motorcycle riding, offer motorcycle riders a vast collection of great roads to ride. But, as much as people seem to fixate on the coastal rides, many Florida motorcycle riders prefer some of the inland rides that offer great twists and turns as well as lower traffic levels. So, starting from #5 and working our way down to the #1 best motorcycle ride in Florida.
After reviewing an entire year of activity of Florida motorcycle riders, here are the results:
Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycle Rides in Florida!
#5 Green Swamp Tour - Northeast of Tampa
As the name suggests, you will be touring the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, which is a protected area. Completing this route takes roughly two hours where you will find places to eat and/or stop for gas. A great collection of country roads (just northeast of Tampa and west of Orlando) that Florida motorcycle riders drive for hours to explore. This particular collection of roads is a favorite for its nice turns and twisties it throws at riders to break up the nice quite stretches of road through the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve.
#4 Scenic SR-13 State Road 13 or SR-13 is a 28-mile stretch of road that runs north from Green Cove Springs to Jacksonville. You will find several small communities and parks on this stretch of road. This is a nice tucked away ride that spends a lot of time under tree cover of Spanish Moss which will help out immensely if it is hot that day. Riders love this route for its low traffic and lazy turns.
The Daytona Loop is a 34-mile scenic route for bicyclists, motorists, and motorcyclists alike. The road is lined with trees and acres of natural beauty. And as a bonus, there are fantastic stops all along the way from public beaches, souvenir shops, restaurants, etc., etc. The route has become the obligatory ride for bikers who attend the Daytona Bike week as it is the best motorcycle riding in the Daytona area of Florida!
The road from Naples to Key West is all about wildlife and amazing scenery. The condition of the road is amazing, thanks to the warm weather and the State of Florida’s investment into this quintessential stretch of road trip miles. However, ensure that you gas up in Naples itself as the fuel stops are sparse until you reach Key West at the end.
Measuring roughly 11 miles, the Ozella Trail Ride is a great road for motorcyclists who are looking for an afternoon cruise. This route has risen to #1 if Florida as it really is in great tucked away place on the Gulf coast and one of, if not the most, twisty route in the state of FL. It is far enough away from cities to keep its traffic low but close enough that gas and food are nearby as you tour this great little collection of twisty roads in the Crystal River Preserve. If you are Florida motorcycle rider and sick of the mostly flat/straight and wanting to get into some great twisties, this is your ride!!
Note 1: All facts and figures below were gathered in Dec of 2021 and will change over time as new motorcycle roads are added to the collection. For an update listing, you can go to MotorcycleRoads.com at any time, search on a state of your choosing, and you'll be presented with a list of the best motorcycle roads in that state. You can also search on the newest motorcycle routes to be registered in that state as well as sift through the routes based on other filters. Some examples of filtered searches you can do is to filter results based on - only the routes in your state that have 5-star scenery ratings, or only routes with a 5-star driving excitement rating and at least a 3-star rating for scenery, etc. etc.
Note 2: How were these popularity ratings calculated?
A motorcycle road’s popularity can be based on a wide variety of factors. Our analysis considered some obvious indicators of motorcycle road popularity such each roads’ “Rider Rating” scores (star ratings) and which motorcycle road description pages were visited the most. But, the analysis dug deeper and looked at some less obvious yet valuable indicators of a motorcycle road’s popularity such as how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “To Ride” lists, how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “Rode it” lists and enthusiasm indicators such how often photos and/or videos were uploaded for a given road and which roads are attracting the most buzz among motorcycle roads indicated by those roads that are receiving the most number of new/recent comments. For the sake of being consistent and as objective as possible we use a popularity algorithm that “crunches those number” and allows us to develop a ranking of the popularity of each of the motorcycle roads used as a basis for this guide.
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