I’m cautiously optimistic that warm weather is really here. Hopefully the late spring snow and thunder storms are behind us. Good thing because May is National Bike Month and riding is a lot more fun in the sunshine. So get your 10-speed or your beach cruiser out of the garage, pump up your tires and hit the road. That’s easy to do if you live in one of the many Taylor Morrison communities where the amenities include miles of pathways, often through some spectacular landscaping and natural scenery. I’ve included a list of some of the best below.
But first, a couple of safety issues from the Department of Transportation, who reminds us to be a good “roll model” by practicing safe bicycling habits like always wearing a helmet, sharing the road respectfully with motorists, pedestrians and other bicyclists and, really important, following the rules of road just like drivers of other vehicles. Okay. Let’s roll!
The Lakes of Cross Creek Ranch in Houston, TX
The Lakes of Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear will be hosting the community’s first Kid’s Triathlon on Sunday, May 19.Kids can compete in three age groups (6-8, 9-11 and 12-14) with staggered course lengths for each group. Register your child for this USAT-sanctioned event by Tuesday, May 15. The event will be held entirely within the community. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. Even if you don’t have a child competing, you’re invited to cheer the participants on. Plan to join us for a great day in a beautiful setting. Learn more about the event here. Event location: 6450 Cross Creek Bend in Fulshear, TX.
The Iron Ridge Expedition Collection in Peoria, AZ
Bike the Discovery Trail as it winds its way through the Vistancia master-planned community in Peoria. The paved trail is a linear park with numerous points of interest between trailheads including the Foothills Aquatic Center, Vistancia Marketplace, Westland Park, Constellation Walk, Sunset Park and the Mountain Vista Club, Vistancia’s recreation center. It’s an outdoor fitness experience filled with discoveries in a stunning Sonora desert setting. While you’re here, visit our Iron Ridge Expedition collection. Get driving directions to Iron Ridge here.
Bike the Discovery Trail at Vistancia in Peoria, AZ
North River in Oceanside, CA
Live at North River, a private gated community in the hills above Oceanside and you can enjoy one of southern California’s most spectacular bike trails. The San Luis Rey River Trail is 7.2 miles long, mostly flat and follows the river from the trail head in the hills all the way to the ocean. Learn more about the trail here. Get driving directions to North River here.
Sweetwater in Austin, TX
See Hill Country up close on one of the many natural biking trails that wind through the master –planned community of Sweetwater’s 700 acres of preserved canyons and ridges. Save time to explore our Sweetwater homes and nearby Lake Travis. Get driving directions to Sweetwater here.
Calabria in Newcastle, CA
Northern California’s wine and gold country offers bicyclists miles of awe-inspiring scenery. Some of the best is near our new Calabria community, which is located just minutes from Folsom Lake. The 2-mile Stagecoach Trail follows the historic stagecoach road along the north fork of the American River. It’s a wide, fairly smooth route with a steady grade and rewarding views of the American River Canyon along the way. Get driving directions of Calabria here.
Sandoval in Cape Coral, FL
Visit our 524-acre gated community in Cape Coral, and you’ll likely see residents taking full advantage of the one-of-a-kind amenities. One of the most popular is Esplanade, a linear, tree-lined park that connects the neighborhoods to the community center. It’s the perfect for a leisurely bike ride or an easy stroll.
Esplanade linear park connects the Sandoval neighborhoods in Cape Coral, FL
Other Fun Things to Do in May
Just not up for a bike ride? According to HolidayInsights.com, May is also Date Your Mate Month, National Recommitment Month (those two kind of go hand-in-hand), National BBQ and Hamburger Month or, if you’re a vegetarian, National Salad Month. Something for everybody. Celebrate!