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Marguerite Ardito, President
Spring to the Springs Ride on the River-to-Sea Loop
February 26, 2022 (DeLand, Florida) – Tired of being stuck indoors? The annual Spring to the Springs Family Fun Ride and Trail Celebration is back for 2022 and better than ever. The beloved ride will resume on March 20, 2022, after the pandemic forced a pause in 2021. Big plans are underway for an exciting day of trail rides, so bring the whole family out for fun, frolic, barbeque picnic and prizes. Experience the beauty of Florida up close!
Trail rides begin and end at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary. Rides from 5 to 25 miles will offer several opportunities to explore the soothing springs, as well as the natural charm found in county and state parks along the Loop. There will be a casual all-ages-and-abilities family ride with no road crossings and a refreshment stop at Lake Monroe Park (a perfect opportunity for grandkids and grandparents to enjoy time together!). Other rides will include Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park, Green Spring Park and the Lakeshore Loop.
Riders will check in at Gemini Springs Volusia County Park at the OK Corral beginning at 9:30. Some rides will feature the new connector in DeBary that was opened with a ribbon cutting on January 21. This newest connection completes the route from Lake Beresford Park in DeLand to Edgewater and Titusville – a distance of 75 miles. The Volusia trail network connects to trail networks in Seminole and Orange Counties and beyond via the Coast To Coast Trail across the Highway 17/92 Bridge. With the completion of the Riverwalk Trail along Seminole Blvd there is now an all-trail connection from Sanford to the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
Information and registration are available at River2SeaLoop.com or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance has a mission is to advance, advocate, support, promote and protect the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop and regional trails, and to increase active, equitable mobility for all ages and abilities. The River-to-Sea Loop is a 260-mile top-priority state-funded multiuse trail connecting communities from Titusville to DeBary to Palatka to St Augustine and back to Titusville. Learn more about regional trails, the work of the alliance, and how you can help advance trails and active mobility at River2SeaLoop.org.