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There are not many places that you can get out and ride and not have to deal with too much traffic, but this little route is one of the better places on the East Side of Tampa Bay. Leaving Riverview you’ll encounter some traffic, but it doesn’t take long to get into the near by countryside all connected by awesome country roads with very light traffic. The pavement is mostly in great shape and most of the roads are all covered by large trees draped in Spanish Moss. Cattle and Agricultural lad is abundant with the typical housing community scattered throughout.

The ride takes you to Alderman’s Ford Park, where you will find all kinds of activities going on. Hikers, bikers and even kayakers all enjoy the facilities here. Bathrooms are also available.

This is a must do ride if you are anywhere on he East side of Tampa Bay! A great starting point is the Publix at Symmes & 301.

Alderman’s Ford Park

Alderman’s Ford Preserve, is a preserve and park in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the United States. The park has two public access points for automobiles, from Thompson Road and from Florida State Road 39 as well as numerous access points for horse, foot or canoe access only. Eight miles of equestrian trails are located along the southern portion of the park, which borders Alafia River State Park roughly along the border of Jameson Road. A three mile long hiking loop over the Alafia River, a baseball park, picknicking and canoe rental facilities can be accessed at the Highway 39 entrance.

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