North Tampa Circuit
You’re going to begin at Land O Lakes, Florida (and you thought it was just butter.) Start at SR-54 and Collier Parkway. This winds through north Tampa county and up to Brooksville, just east to Trilby, south to Dade City and Zephyrhills, then back west to Land O Lakes. See some of Florida’s most unique views, such as horse and cattle ranches and expansive orange groves. In the spring, take pictures of the orange blossoms and breathe in the sweet aroma in the air. Florida isn’t the hilliest of states, but there are a few places along this route that will surprise you. The roads are in good condition, but there are a couple spots along here that are narrow and a little bumpy, so proceed with caution (pebbles, too.) You’re riding through the countryside so there aren’t a whole lot of amenities, but be sure to visit Stef’s Southern Soul Restaurant in Dade City. In a word: fried chicken. Well, two words.