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1. Avoiding Traffic With Back Road Short Cuts – US-41 North from Casey Key Edition
At times I find it best to avoid certain sections of roads. When ending my Casey Key ride I find myself sitting at the intersection of US 41 and Blackburn Point Road. I have often thought to myself what other ways could I take to avoid taking US 41 for just a little longer.
Well I thought that now was a good time to put an end to wonderings, I believe that I have the perfect solution. This simple set of roads has me going around a section of 41 that is not a favorite of mine to ride. These few roads make the end of the Casey Key ride a better experience. If you are interested in the Casey key ride, (WCF-O), it can be found in the Scenic Riding Guide Of Florida Book. The byways that skirt 41 provide some nice scenery to view while bypassing a section of 41.
If you are interested in taking this scenic back road shortcut follow this simple set of instructions.
Total Time and Miles: 4.7 mi 10 min
(0.0) Crossing US-41 continue straight on Old Venice Rd (1.2 mi)
(1.2) Turn right onto Bay St (1.0 mi)
(2.2) Turn left onto Pine Ranch East Rd (1.1 mi)
Turn right onto Oak Bay Dr (282 ft)
(3.3) Turn left onto Preymore St (1.3 mi)
(4.7) End at Us-41
STARTING POINT Latitude and Longitude
Blackburn Point Rd 27.179613, -82.482961
(Enter coordinates into any map website)
You can download the pdf of these instructions from this link.