Palm Beach’s Lake Trail has long set the local standard for bike routes, but across the Intracoastal, an equally cycle-worthy world awaits.
From the Flagler Memorial Bridge, navigate downtown West Palm Beach via the Flagler Drive waterfront or take Quadrille to Clematis, then turn onto Rosemary Avenue to pass through The Square. Continue south to Howard Park, the scenic route into the city’s coolest neighborhoods.
In Grandview Heights—West Palm’s first suburb—architecture aficionados will swoon over the many Craftsman and Mission-style bungalows dating to the 1920s. House-spotting gets even better as you pedal into Flamingo Park, home to many of the prominent citizens of the period, including Alfred Comeau (701 Flamingo Drive). And no, that uphill isn’t in your head: You’ve summited the highest coastal ridge between here and Miami.
Before wheeling into Sunshine Park, stop for a smoothie at Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market or keep going to Industry Alley for Zipitios tacos and a craft coffee at Composition Coffee House.
Fueled for the rest of the ride, cross South Dixie Highway into El Cid, where you’ll find stately homes to rival any Palm Beach mansion (albeit behind lower hedges). Ride South Olive Avenue for a shaded jaunt through Southland Park or return to Flagler Drive for Intracoastal views until you hit the Southern Boulevard Bridge and return island-side.