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Spring Hill to Eustis / Grand Island

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 160 miles / 257.5 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $12.16
  • State: Florida
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barrycuda pro

*** READ THE ROUTE!** SHORT SECTION OF ROAD ON THE RETURN IS NOT PAVED BUT DO HAVE HARD DIRT SURFACES. FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T, WON'T OR ARE NOT EXPERIENCED RIDING ON DIRT, I WOULD RECOMMEND THE MODIFIED ROUTE, WHICH IS ABOUT A 3 % VARIATION.***

This is a very cool ride, with lots of open roads, farms, nice houses, and a bunch of things to make you go wow. I recommend Olivia's cafe once in Eustis. I have not tried Stavro's pizza, but heard good things. the ride is 4-6 hrs but more like an all day trip if you walk around the town and eat lunch in Eustis, and pull over for some sights. There are a few confusing spots which is why I tried my darn-est to give you great directions. I do not recommend the dirt ride through Croom Wildlife area if it's raining. there is no shelter and can be dangerous. good luck and let me know if you like this ride. I did !
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Barclay and Elgin (Shell gas station) stay on Elgin/Powell East to US41/Broad St.
make (L) turn
US41, through Brooksville, to CR 476/ Lake Lindsey Rd. (R) turn
CR 476/ Lake Lindsey Rd. to CR 48. (R) ( will pass I 75 and cross 301 to get CR 48)
CR 48/E.Southland Ave. a long way and fork (L) to stay on CR 48 (just past Center Hill fire Dept.)- it comes quickly once in that small town.
CR 48 to the first R turn you come to is CR 702. You may miss it as the sign is partially hidden.
CR 702 turns into youth camp road and eventually merges into Austin Merritt rd.
( you will see a really cool brick home on some serious farm land !! )
Austin Merritt Rd. ( over SR 33) turns to Bridges rd. ( you will cross over SR 33 )
Bridge rd (will cross over FL. TNPKE ) to SR 27 (R)
SR 27 to SR 19/ Howey Rd. (L) - this can sneak up on you because of the odd location. it's like a L turn on to a ramp that merges you into SR 19.
SR 19/ Howey Rd turns into Palm Ave. SR19 will fork to (R) at split with SR 48
STAY RIGHT TO CONTINUE ON SR 19!!
SR 19, over a small bridge ( little lake )- SR 19 to SR 19/US441 (R) traffic light
** there is a quick and short turning lane for US 441/19.***

SR 19/US 441/ burleigh blvd. to Lake Eustis drive /(CR 452) L turn lane (L)
Lake eustis turns into Lakeshore Dr. ( lake eustis is on LHS)
lakeshore drive turns to citrus avenue after crossing over S bay st. (into town of Eustis).
### here is where you can park and eat and walk around. I recommend Olivia's cafe. quaint, quiet and very good homestyle food and service ! ###
For the return trip:


Citrus Ave to N.Grove (L)
N. grove /SR19 to CR 452 (L) L turn lane
CR452 to CR 44 (L) - Stavro's pizzeria on corner
CR 44 to merge with SR 44/ US 441. merge R. ( town of leesburg)
US441/E.Main st. to SR 44, (L) L turning lane * may get confusing, look for Leesburg transmission before turning. If you pass Sonny's BBQ, you just passed the L turn)
SR 44/ Dixie Ave.will be on a while. watch for turning L onto SR 44. make sure you make (L) to continue SR 44 and not go straight onto CR 468
Once back on SR 44 EAST/ main st. continue, you will be on a while ... you will pass GATOR HARLEY on LHS, keep going until you go under I -75. STAY STRAIGHT
SR44 to CR 470 (L)
Follow CR 470 , just pass I 75 and immediately make R turn onto CR475
CR 475 turns into main street ( in BUSHNELL) and turns into 301.
take 301 until you get to CR 476 (R) ( lake Lindsey)
CR 476 towards NOBLETON until you get to edgewater/ CR 39

PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!!

will modify the route after I write the route I took through the dirt roads

**** HERE IS YOUR DECISION FROM HERE****

if you do not mind riding on the hard dirt road, then make L turn onto edgewater rd. /CR39. ( the sign will say EDGEWATER, NOT CR 39 )
Edgewater /Nobleton Croom rd-(starts to have harder dirt and slight cement on roads) to where you see a fork in the dirt road. You are riding through forest
MAKE A RIGHT TURN AT THE FORK, THAT IS CROOM ROAD, ALTHOUGH GOOD LUCK FINDING A SIGN !!
Croom road EVENTUALLY goes back to paved roads and signs. Croom Road to US 41/Broad street (L)
US41/Broad back to Powell (R)
Powell/Elgin to Barclay, into gas station.
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For anyone who chooses to fore go the dirt road here is the easiest version:
Once on CR 476/Lake Lindsey, just follow to US41/ Broad street. (R)
US41/Broad back to Powell (R)
Powell/Elgin to Barclay, into gas station.





My 2000 Vulcan. Like the mailman, always delivers, weather means nothing to this bike. Been in Sub zero temps ( back in NYC), Tropical storms and Blackouts, here in Leesburg and again in St. Augustine. Never lets me down :)


dirt road on edgewater- heading to croom wildlife area





austin merritt road



lakeshore road and lake eustis

Lakeshore blvd ( lake eustis on the Left )

mural on wall in the small town of Eustis

nice town, and great parking :)


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Ride Scenery:

Historic SitesUrban/ResidentialLakesRuralFarm Land

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadFlatNo TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsRare

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