This is a quick post about me cycling from St Petersburg to Key West Florida. I provide details that include my route map, costs and photos purely for motivational purposes. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure.
This is a 8 day slow bicycle trip that started on a bar bet with Scott Hoey and Rich Hruda. Somehow I claimed that I could ride a junk bike, that had been left outside the bar, to Key West. It’s amazing how alcohol emboldens us.
So the next day Scott and I set about fixing the bike. He then drove me across the Skyway bridge in south St Petersburg and deposited me on the side of the road. And that is how it began. This is back November, 2003, two years before google maps came online. So I used a paper map and simply made up my route as I went.
Total Cost Range of this Activity is: $
|4 Nights free camping in my tent
1 Night at friend’s house in Miami
Meals & munchies
KeyWest X-press boat back
|St Pete to Miami||Day 1 – 35.4 miles|
|Day 2 – 49.7 miles|
|Day 3 – 62.5 miles|
|Day 4 – 42.6 miles|
|Day 5 – 63.8 miles|
|Miami to Key West||Day 1 – 39.5 miles|
|Day 2 – 64.2 miles|
|Day 3 – 71.3 miles|
|The Bicycle||Grand Total 429|
Photos from St Petersburg to Miami
Photos from Miami to Key West and Back