Naples, Florida, is a mecca for bicycling with spectacular weather 365 days per year, beautiful scenery, plenty of dedicated bike lanes and hospitable drivers. All ages & levels enjoy our roads and pathways for recreation, commuting and fitness training. Racing? We have that level , too. You’ll see more people on bikes than most any place in the country. Life in Naples is very active!
Aside from being blessed with great riding weather, we have a very active bicycle community. The oldest cycling club in the area is Naples Velo, and that organization boasts a few hundred members whose interests range from leisurely jaunts on beach cruiser bicycles to successful racing on a local, state & national levels. There are organized group rides noted on their website as well as a photo gallery.
Another active organization that is making strides for greater awareness in the community and more integrated bike paths, sidewalks & pathways being approved is the advocacy group Naples Pathways Coalition.
All of the cyclists — both full-time and seasonal residents, tourists and regular visitors — are supported by one of the best bike shops in the country, Naples Cyclery, located in the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road. It is a professionally operated shop that offers rental bikes, services all brands & types of bikes and sells a full range of bicycles from kids bikes to beach cruisers to recreational bikes to top-of-the line performance bikes made by Cervelo, Pinarelllo, Specialized and Guru. You’ll find all of the accessories, a full array of clothing and plenty of friendly help.
There are many safe routes around town, many of which stay west of Route 41. A favorite for all is to ride south from Pelican Bay to the Naples Pier and, if you’re feeling adventurous, travel beyond through the neighborhood of Port Royal. You’ll see and appreciate things you would never even notice from an automobile. You’ll enjoy taking in water views of several bays and the Gulf of Mexico, gorgeous homes and lush tropical landscaping. Stop along the way at one of the many beach access points to appreciate the color of the Gulf of Mexico or take a rest on one of the bridges near Village on Venetian Bay to watch dolphins and manatee in the bay waters.
Grab your bike, get a map and get out there!
Call Tim @ (239) 272-4848 for tips and more information. Interested in fast group rides or just get pointed in the right direction for a scenic recreational ride? Contact me.
Pedal to Property
It’s a great time to be a buyer in our local real estate market and many people have been waiting for just this combination of lowest prices and lots of inventory. Take advantage of the opportunities and have fun doing it!
Why show real estate by bicycle?
*Get outside & get some exercise.
As they say, “Looking for a good gym? Go outside!”
*There is no better way to become familiar with a neighborhood, the feel of a community and the streets than while riding a bicycle. You miss a lot by riding around in the back of a Realtor’s car.
*Make your “green” contribution.
*Best of all – feel like a kid again!
The most bicycle friendly areas lending themselves to viewing homes by bicycle are the neighborhoods & houses west of Route 41 and south of Bonita Beach Road. This would include Pelican Bay, Park Shore, The Moorings and Olde Naples. To the north of Vanderbilt Beach Road, we have good access to the waterfront homes of Connors, the communities of Bay Forest, Vanderbilt Lakes and Tarpon Cove. The neighborhood of Pine Ridge is just east of Route 41 but, enjoys a very convenient location and makes for good bicycling.
Call us – we’ll go for a bike ride and you’ll get to know our real estate market at the same time. If you need to rent a bicycle while you’re in town, contact Peter at Naples Cyclery in the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Tell them Tim & Ellie sent you.
Of course, we offer full traditional real estate services as our primary business. We are licensed professional, full-time Realtors with the #1 brokerage firm in Southwest Florida. Note that our Pedal to Property services are offered to complement our regular residential business as an alternative and reserved for interested & qualified buyer clients and not intended to be a sightseeing adventure for tourists.
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.
180 9th St South (US 41), Suite 300
Naples, FL 34102
Call or text (239) 272-4848