Florida bike touring enhanced by train and trail connections

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Special Report From the Florida Bicycle Association Messenger.
Florida touring enhanced by train and trail connections - Sunrail from Orlando to St. John's River to Sea Loop
by Laura Hallam, Herb Hiller, Mighk Wilson (via his CommuteOrlando.com blog) and the First Florida Rail to Trail Facebook community page)
 
The First Florida Rail to Train Tour (later pegged as Train to Trail Tour) took off August 1 via the new SunRail commuter train from the Orlando Church Street Station to the northern end of the line in DeBary. For eight days the four of us cycled Florida’s 260-mile-long St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) and then some on tandems before boarding SunRail back to Orlando. “The tour marks a coming of age for Florida,” said Herb Hiller of the Florida East Coast Greenway Alliance, the tour’s organizer “We have trains, and we also have improving ways  to get to and from them without cars.”