Motorcycling Through the Keys
The Florida Keys are some of the more scenic areas of Florida and one of the best ways to make the most out of these stunning landscapes is by riding your motorcycle through them. In a car, you have layers of glass and steel separating you from your surroundings. A motorcycle allows you to feel the wind through your hair and the sun on your face for a chance to immerse yourself in the natural landscape.
Take the Scenic Route on the Overseas Highway
The Overseas Highway connects Key Largo with Key West for a breathtaking motorcycle ride. These are some of the highlights of traveling along the highway that you won't want to miss.
As you travel along the overseas highway, Key Largo is the first island you will pass through. This island is very motorcycle-friendly and offers plenty of places to refuel. Additionally, one-of-a-kind restaurants let you sample fresh seafood and other local fare.
Marathon offers plenty to do off the motorcycle, making it a great place to spend the night before continuing your journey. Try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding or interact with marine life at the Dolphin Research Center.
Seven Mile Bridge
After Marathon, you will ride on the Seven Mile Bridge. The bridge connects islands and offers panoramic views of beautiful blue waters as far as the eye can see.
Your last stop on the Overseas Highway is Key West, which offers plenty of motorcycle-friendly activities to enjoy. Stop at some of the many bars and restaurants or visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to immerse yourself in local history.
Annual Motorcycle Events in Florida
Florida's year-round sunshine makes it the perfect location to host bike events throughout the year. Some of the top bike events in Florida include:
Daytona Bike Week
Daytona Bike Week is a full week of celebrating motorcycles and the people who ride them. Connect with fellow bikers while you enjoy events like on-track racing and concerts.
Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
The Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally is one of the top motorcycle rallies in the Keys and takes place in the spring and fall in Panama City Beach. Participate in events such as a bike parade, beauty pageants, tattoo contests and more for an unforgettable trip.
Fantasy Fest is a 10-day Key West festival with costumes, parades and plenty of excitement. Bring an outfit to wear as you partake in the festivities. You can also place some decorations on your motorcycle to show it off as you drive to events such as concerts, street parties and restaurants.
Find a Peaceful Place to Rest and Refuel at Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Holiday
If you need a place to rest and relax after your motorcycle journey, Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Holiday is waiting to welcome you. With vacation rentals that accommodate four or six guests, you will find a comfortable and clean place to stay regardless if you are traveling alone or in a large group.
If you are looking to relax at the campground between Key West bike rallies, you will find plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. Enjoy a full-service marina, live music and a private beach. Reserve a vacation rental for a motorcycle-friendly excursion today!