The Sugarloaf Mountain Ride is a favorite among central Florida Motorcyclists. With its hilly inclines and tight corners, Sugarloaf Mountain offers a dramatic change of landscape from the normally flat terrain of Florida. The trip began as a standard drive out of Orlando, northbound on Florida state road 441. As we distanced ourselves from the city traffic we noticed more people riding motorcycles and exchanging friendly waves. The scenery becomes more wooded and sparsely populated once you get to the northern side of Lake Apopka, but the real ride begins on Old Country Road 561 -which is situated on the western side of the lake. This road and Old Country Road 455 make a nice loop around Sugarloaf Mountain, complete with winding curves and rather steep inclines for Florida. Atop the Mountain, you can look to the east and see Lake Apopka, as well as the Orlando skyline on the distant horizon.
Depending on how many side roads you decide to venture down on this route you will encounter some interesting pavement -or lack thereof. The main route is flawless and very well maintained, but there are several spurs that decrease in quality and wind up dead-ending or turning to sand. The traffic around the mountain was practically nonexistent, which gave us the freedom to open the throttle from time to time and enjoy the curves!
Since this is more of a country ride, you won’t find too many stops along the way, but at the top of the mountain where most people stop and enjoy the view, there is a house with a water cooler near the road offering free refreshments to thirsty riders! Join us and RSVP today!
Meetup Time: 9:00 am / Kickstands Up: 10:00 am / End Time: 4:00 pm
Need a rental for this ride? Book your bike with EagleRider Orlando here: https://www.eaglerider.com/orlando
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