Amenities along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) between Naples and Miami
Current Cycling Conditions on US 41 (future ROGG corridor)
-- Entire road is 2-lane with high speed traffic.
-- Miles are # miles from Krome Ave.
-- Trailheads have parking & toilets (no drinking water). Visitor Centers have drinking water.
-- summer conditions: be wary of thunderstorms in the afternoons
East (updated October 2016)
--Krome Avenue area - The first construction project began in February 2015. For information about segments under construction, visit website http://www.fdotmiamidade.com/krome.
-- 1-mile bridge opened in 2014. It has 10-ft paved shoulders; be cautious of drainage grates. Alternative route is rough gravel road on levee north of highway. note: access to levee road only at Mile 1.3, 6.3 (foot bridge), 12.1.
-- construction of a 2.5-mile bridge (one mile west of current bridge) to begin soon with completion expected in 2020.
-- miles 12-18 have paved shoulder (4 ft wide), but no shoulder at bridges; shoulders resurfaced in 2010.
-- miles 18-22 resurfaced in 2014; 4 ft wide shoulders.
Central (updated October 2016)
-- long distances between water/food sources. Water, soda, snacks for sale at Visitor Centers (mile 36, mile 56); they close at 5 pm.
-- Trail Lakes Campground (mile 53) also has water, soda, snacks AND ice cream.
-- pavement shoulders widened to 4 ft throughout ROGG-central in 2013. ...bikeable (yeah! -- thanks FDOT).
-- alternative route (miles 21-41) is Loop Rd. Eastern portion paved; remainder is packed limerock, possibly rough with potholes and puddles in summer wet season; skinny tires NOT recommended.
-- Hwy 29 (north/south access to ROGG-central) has wide shoulder.
West (updated October 2016)
-- miles 57-67 (between SR29 and Port of the Islands) was resurfaced early 2016. Newly resurfaced shoulders are great.
-- miles 67-73 paved shoulder (4 ft) is sometimes rough; shoulder sometimes obstructed. Narrow bridges. CAUTION.
-- west of CR92 paved shoulder is wide. Resurfaced ~2014. The 2.3 mile separated multi-use pathway on the south side from 6L Farms Road to San Marco Road (CR92), just west of Collier Seminole State Park was completed October 2016. There is a jog back onto US41 at the Alexander-Cameron Canal bridge so be cautious about sharing the road.
-- CR92 (to Marco) has no shoulder; traffic volume low; high speed; be cautious of trucks hauling wide boat trailers; traffic volume higher on weekends.
-- On US 41, 3-mile section closest to Collier Blvd. was 6-laned in 2015. Bike lanes and multi-use pathways were included in project. Caution: on the north side, narrow walkway used mostly for pedestrians.
• see mileage chart for more precise distances between facilities
• read JJ's story about cycling US41 in Sep 2009
• read Scott's story about cycling the Tamiami Trail in November 2010