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NOTE TIME CHANGE: 

ROLLOUT IS 8:30AM
Beginning 2 July 2017


  

23 July-17 8:30 AM Ft. Desoto via Tierra Verde Ball Field
Meet in the Tierra Verde Ball field parking lot. Take Interstate 275 to south St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Bayway exit. Pass through toll booth ($0.75) and continue on over two bridges and take the Tierra Verde road heading south which is Pinellas Bayway S (Hwy 679). Keep going through Tierra Verde to 1420 Pinellas Bayway S. This is the parking lot for the Ball Field. The Ball Field sign says, "Tierra Verde Community Association Complex". The Ball Field parking lot is open from sunrise to sunset. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are provided.  Click here for a map and scroll down for the map of Tierra Verde. We will do our old East Beach skate/bicycle route but start from the north end and avoid the new $5 parking fee for Ft. Desoto.
  
  
 
 
30 July-17
8:30 AM
North Shore Dr NE Downtown St. Pete
Meet in the parking lot on the NE corner of 12th Ave NE and North Shore Dr NE in downtown St. Pete. Coming from the North, take Exit 23B off I-275 to get onto I-375. Coming from the South, take Exit 23A off I-275 to get onto I-375. I-375 turns into 4th Ave N. Keep going on 4th Ave N until you run into Beach Drive. Go left (North) on Beach Drive to 12th Ave NE. Turn right (East) onto 12th Ave NE and go across North Shore Dr NE into the parking lot.  Parking is free and restrooms are available.
  
  
 
 
6 Aug-17
8:30 AM
City of Seminole Park
We meet in the parking lot. From Park Blvd. turn South on 113th St. Go West at the water tower on 74th Ave. to the entrance of the City of Seminole Park. Drive to the back by the Trail to park.  Park entrance: 7464 Ridge Rd - Seminole, FL 33772.

  
  
 
 
13 Aug-17
8:30 AM
Wall Springs Park
Meet in the Wall Springs Park parking lot. Wall Springs Park is a brand new park in north Pinellas County. It has plenty of parking and restrooms and is adjacent to the Pinellas Trail. Directions: Wall Springs Park is at Brevard St. and the Pinellas Trail. At the corner of Brevard St. and Alt 19 (Paradise Nursery on SE corner) go West about 1 block. Brevard St. is located South of Klosterman Rd, just south of the trail's tunnel under Alt 19 and North of Alderman Rd.  The park entrance is located at 3725 Desoto Blvd Palm Harbor, FL 34683.

  
  
 
 
20 Aug-17
8:30 AM
Walsingham Park, Shelter #4
Meet at Shelter #4 parking. Walsingham Park is accessible from both Walsingham Road and 102nd Ave N. The Walsingham Road entrance is located at 12211 Walsingham Road and the 102nd Ave N entrance is located at 12615 102nd Ave N. Walsingham Road runs East and West and intersects Alt 19 and Seminole Blvd. 102nd Ave N is an extension of Bryan Dairy Road and intersects all roads running North and South as far East as 66th Street.  Click Here for Map and Directions.  Safe access to the trail is via the sidewalks along 102nd Ave. Walsingham Park provides both roads and trails to blade. A round trip through the Park is about 3 miles. Across the street from the entrance to Walsingham Park on Walsingham Road is the entrance to a Museum of Art, a Cultural Park and a Botanical Garden. All are open all day on Sunday.

  
  
 
 
27 Aug-17
8:30 AM
Upper Tampa Bay Trail
We will meet at the trail head on Waters Ave just West of Sheldon Road. The entrance to the trail head parking area is at 9201 W Waters Ave.  Don't forget to bring $2 for the parking fee.  Two ways to go to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail:

    >>49th St. Way:
Take 49th St to McMullen Booth Road north to 580. Turn east. This turns into Tampa Road which turns into Hillsborough Blvd. Take this to Country Way (there is a Walgreens on the corner) turn north into the Country Way subdivision. Take this north to the first stop sign, which is Waters, turn right or east. Go about 1 mile and the entrance to the trail is on the left (north) just across from the YMCA.

    >>I-275 way:
I-275 towards airport, stay about in the middle lane heading for "Air Cargo" area, When you see the "Memorial Hwy" sign, head that way. Turn left at the Traffic Light onto Memorial Hwy. Memorial Hwy becomes Sheldon Rd as it crosses Hillsborough Ave. Stay on Sheldon and at Waters make a left. On Waters go past the traffic light, over the bridge and take the first right into the parking area for the Trail.

  
  
 
 
3 Sep- 17
8:30 AM
Boca Ciega Millennium Park
 Meet at Shelter #4. Take Park Blvd to 125th St. (Traffic Light) Turn South onto 125th St. Take 125th St to 74th Ave. Turn left onto 74th Ave and the Park entrance is on the right at 12410 74th Ave N (Old Oakhurst Rd.).  Shelter #4 is about 0.6 miles inside from the entrance of the park. Follow the park road past the sign to shelters #1 & 2. Keep going to the sign pointing to SHELTERS #3 & 4 on the left. Follow this one way road to SHELTER #4.

  
  
 
 
10 Sep-17
8:30 AM
Curlew Rd & Alt 19 on the Trail
Meet in the Publix parking lot. Curlew Rd is Hwy 586. Curlew is the first major road North of Countryside Mall on Hwy 19. Go West on Curlew from Hwy 19 until you get to Alternate 19. The Publix parking lot is located on the NE corner of the intersection of Curlew and Alt 19. The Trail crosses Curlew and runs parallel to Alt 19. Be careful not to confuse Highway 19 with Alt 19.

  
  
 
 
17 Sep-17
8:30 AM
Safety Harbor
Meet in the parking lot across the street from the Athens Restaurant located at 226 Main St - Safety Harbor, Fl. We will take the new trail along Bayshore Blvd to the new Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. If it is a very hot day, we can take the shady trail though the park to the Long Center.  Map


 
 

 

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Everyone is responsible for their own safety! Safety gear is always recommended and worn by most of the group.


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Bruce: 727.544.5586
Jeff: 727.776.4561

 
     
     
     

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