May is National Preservation Month and the Palm Coast Historical Society is ready to celebrate. We are excited to announce our Inaugural E-bike History Tour which will highlight significant locations in Palm Coast’s early development.
Palm Coast resident and local FLEBIKE store owner Frank Paccilli is sponsoring and guiding the E-bike Tour of the “Core Area” of Palm Coast on Sunday, May 23 from 2 – 4:30 pm (weather permitting) to benefit the Palm Coast Historical Society and Museum.
PCHS is accepting reservations and payment for 16 individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis on its website www.palmcoasthistory.org.
The SPECIAL Preservation Month price is $29.99 per person and includes the E-bike rental, helmet and guided tour. Mr. Pacilli is donating 100% of the cost of the bike rental and guided excursion to the PC Historical Society. The tour will begin and end at the FLEBIKE shop at 5 Utility Dr., Suite 9 in the plaza along Old Kings Road.
The loop will include portions of the Graham Swamp Boardwalk, Colbert Lane, Waterfront Park trail, Palm Harbor Parkway, Casper Drive, Clubhouse Drive, Palm Coast Parkway, and Florida Park Drive with a stop at the PCHS Museum in Holland Park. Requirements include good balance and intermediate biking ability. Riders have the option of pedaling or cruising in electric mode. This is a leisurely outing and not a physical fitness challenge! Wear a bright colored shirt for maximum visibility.
My list of must ride(s) for Flagler County. And these are pretty much do-able as separate rides pedal power only. I’ve done them on a 1980’s vintage road bike.
1. Beaches A1A from Gamble Rogers to the Flagler Pier, that would be it’s own loop thru & include Bulow & High Bridge. Did A1A from Palm Coast to Granada Blvd. Really could make it to Ponce Inlet & back on a day trip, but it would also make for a great little weekend ride as a credit card tourist ride.
2 The Colbert Lane Graham Swamp area and all the way to Palm Coast Parkway on the Waterfront Park. That would get one to European Village.
3. Cross the bridge at Palm Coast Parkway and go all the way North to Matanzas Inlet, You’ll hit Mala Compra Trails & Park, Bing’s Landing, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park & Marineland. Really one could ride A1A from Matanzas to FL 100 as a loop.
4. The West side it’s Matanzas Woods Parkway either Belle Terre or US 1. That’s going to be pretty much Matanzas Woods Parkway to FL 100 Bunnell for distance. How bad would one want to go another dozen miles to & from Destination Daytona for a beer at Saints & Sinners Pub.
Anyone wanting to do a Metric Century => Century Ride, that could be Palm Coast to Palatka, or even Palm Coast to St Augustine as a round trip. That Century Ride would be Palm Coast => Ponce Inlet as a round trip too.