Downtown WPB Is Bike-Friendly! Two-wheel aficionados rejoice, Downtown West Palm Beach is not only a very walkable district, it is also bike-friendly! With our beautiful waterfront trails, popular greenmarket, unique businesses and popular events, getting to Downtown West Palm Beach by bike is just half the fun. Read More
You'll find plenty of permament bike racks throughout downtown in addition to the temporary bike parking at large-scale events such as Sunfest. We even have bike lockers located in the Banyan Garage for a one time, non-refundable deposit of only $20. Find bicycle rack and locker locations, here. For questions or additional information about bicycle locker rentals in Downtown West Palm Beach, please call 1-800-234-7433. For more information on how to commute on your bicycle with style, click here. Bike Friendly Resources:
Palm Beach Cycle Chic- Follow Margarita, a local cycling enthusiast, on her quest to make Downtown West Palm Beach a bicycle-friendly destination for all.
Palm Beach Lake Trail (on “The Island”) Quadrille Bridge & The Intercoastal Waterway Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Lake Trail is extraordinary! It is a wide paved path restricted to pedestrians, skaters and bikers. The trail offers beautiful views of the Intercoastal Waterway, downtown West Palm Beach and of the homes on Palm Beach.
Historic Car-Free Trail On Palm Beach ("The Island") In Florida! This May Be The Finest Urban Trail In America
Nicknamed the Trail of Conspicuous Consumption, the Lake Trail in Palm Beach, Florida, rolls past some of the swankiest mansions in the world. The easy nine-mile out-and-back ride follows the Intracoastal Waterway on a flat, paved trail near Lake Worth; 800/554-7256 or palmbeachfl.com.
Directions: Part of the Palm Beach mystique is that there aren't any road signs directing people to the Island. Here's how to do it. Take I-95 to Palm Beach Lakes. Head east on Palm Beach Lakes to Dixie Highway (aka US 1). Turn right (south) on Dixie Highway (US 1) to Quadrille. Turn left (east) on Quadrille and cross the north bridge to Palm Beach Island. Take the first left once you come over the bridge. You will be in the area of the Palm Beach Publix supermarket. Park on any of the streets near Publix, and then head one block west to the Trail. The trail can be accessed at the end of any of the cul-de-sac streets in this area. The Lake Trail runs north along the shoreline between the Intercoastal Waterway/Lake Worth Lagoon and the Palm Beach homes. Fees: Access to this public trail is free.
Palm Beach founder Henry Flagler built the Lake Trail in 1894 as a place for his hotel guests to stroll. Along the Lake Trail you can see Flagler's first house from 1886 (“Sea Gull Cottage”), a large kapok tree at 8 South Lake Trail (notable for its unusual roots) and Flagler’s Whitehall mansion.
Lake Trail runs about 5 miles north from the Publix area (mentioned in the directions above.) Drinking fountains can be found at the trail's beginning near the Quadrille Bridge. At the northern end of the trail you can work your way northeast through the neighborhood streets to find a small public boat dock with excellent views of Peanut Island and the Lake Worth/Palm Beach Inlet.
There is a 10 MPH speed limit on the trail. It is popular and sometimes crowded. Because it's Palm Beach, many of the people using the trail are unusually well dressed and polite. Visitors should dress and act appropriately.
A second trail on Palm Beach runs about 1.5 miles. It starts at Wells Road and runs along North County Road. It ends at the Palm Beach Country Club.
Another 3-mile path begins at Ibis Isle. It runs south and ends at the town of Lantana.
Downtown West Palm Beach is featured in Momentum Magazine's current spring issue! Momentum Magazine is an independent media company that promotes, encourages and inspires smart living by bike. A big thank you to the Downtown Neighborhood Association and Margarita Yerastova for sharing this photo with Momentum Magazine! To learn more about the bike-friendly options in Downtown West Palm Beach, click here.
Casa Grandview offers complimentary bikes for all registered guests for day use, equipped with locks, baskets, and all the items you need for a day of fun and exploring! You can get to both West Palm Beach Downtown intracoastal trails and Palm Beach trails and the beaches from Casa Grandview. You also may want to check out the quaint historic neighbohoods, with loads of charm and architecture of the 1920s! Click here for Historic Districts