Florida Keys Vacations

Biking the Keys

Biking the Keys

Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I pedaled south toward Key West.


The Keys are unique. There's just one road in and out of the archipelago that arcs from south of Miami more than 100 miles to Key West. That's U.S. Highway 1. Back around the turn of the 20th century, there was another option as Florida developer Henry Flagler spent huge amounts of money (and lives were lost too) to extend his Florida East Coast Railway to Key West. All that...