Friends of A1A release six new videos for bicyclists


400-BYWAY-BICYCLE-VIDEOThe Friends of A1A has reported to Historic City News that they have produced six new videos designed to attract more cycling visitors to the 72-mile Scenic and Historic A1A Coastal Byway that travels through St Johns and Flagler counties.

The videos feature the local areas with interviews from cyclists who use the Byway and businesses geared toward cycling.

“Our Byway includes one of the few routes in Northeast Florida where bicyclists can cruise along the Atlantic Ocean and have a direct view of the water,” spokesperson Sally O’Hara told Historic City News. “The new videos feature numerous cycling routes, off-road trails, historical areas and scenic vistas to assist bicyclists in their journey.”

The YouTube videos about cycling along the Byway feature the following:

● The A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway – the best of the Byway featured stops while cycling on A1A.

● A1A offers a wide array of cycling opportunities…touring, mountain biking, leisure, marathons and more. Events are for a variety of skill levels in cycling along A1A.

● Cyclists give testimonials on the beauty of the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway. Why they love it: nature, culture, recreation, archaeology, scenery and history bundled from a slower cycling pace to enjoy.

● A preview of the trails along the A1A Byway, with variable types: family, mountain, road, leisure tours.

● What to know about riding safely along the A1A Byway. These tips apply to all roadways.

● Cycling safety tips for riding along A1A.

All of the cycling videos are on YouTube and are less than three minutes in length.

The Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway is a non-profit organization that protects, preserves, and enhances resources along the A1A National Scenic Byway. This citizen’s advocacy group collaborates with municipalities, governmental agencies and other civic groups to maintain and improve resources along the A1A corridor. The volunteer organization works to improve public awareness, enhance environmental education, promote park development, improve beach access, preserve scenic vistas and enhance traveler’s experience along the corridor to get a feel of “Old Florida” and its history.

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