East Coast Bike Tour Day 2

Day 2 – Big Pine Key to Marathon

It was a very windy night and I can’t say I got much sleep, but somehow I am feeling great this morning! I’ve got a sleeping pad about as thick as a yoga mat, and my little packer of clothes as my pillow. It was too hot for any blankets or the rain cover on the tent. I was treated to a beautiful display of stars on my sleepless night.

In the morning I was super excited to have free coffee and hot water for my breakfast oats. It’s the little things like not having to use any fuel to heat water.

Today’s ride is a shorty. there are no tent camping places available in a 30 mile range, and I have not gotten the courage to try stealth camping, so I opted to getting a hotel room. I think it will be nice having a bed and a good night sleep before the long riding days begin.

Today’s ride took me from Big Pine Key to Marathon, FL. A whopping 17 miles to my hotel. The best part was crossing the 7 mile bridge, stopping at the peak of the bridge and just looking out over the water and fishing boats.

I am using the extra time in Marathon to figure out this whole blogging website at the Marathon library. Found that using my phone to do it all was extremely difficult, and the iPad I brought is useless.


  • 17.7 miles (plus more riding around town)
  • 1 Hour 34 minutes riding


  • Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge
  • Coconut Cay Resort and Marina


  • None 🙁

2 Comments on “East Coast Bike Tour Day 2”

  1. There are a couple nice brew pubs in Islamorada. I hope you stop at them today.
    I want to follow your tracks some year soon.
    When you reach Southern Maine, give us a holler, we’ll show you some breweries & buy you a beer.

    • Hey Jeff! I do plan on visiting those breweries tomorrow as I ride down to Key Largo. I would love to meet up in Maine! What city are you in?

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