There are plenty of hotels in Ocala off of 200 or highway 40. Stay at one of the ones close to the interstate, and avoid the roach motels nearest to the trails.
Yes, in fact there are 2 weekly group night rides that I frequent. One leaves the Santos Bike Shop at 6 pm every Tuesday; this is typically a bridge ride ~22 mi @ 12.5+ mph. The other is with a few of the OMBA guys and leaves from the main trailhead (normally) at 5 pm every Wednesday, this one ranges from bridge rides to linking all the reds and blues together. The reds are a blast in the dark! Come join us sometime.luckynumber9 said:semi off topic but is night riding allowed at santos"?
Not sure as per legal means, but many riders do night rides on the trails. I have only stayed in the Santos Section at night, but have not done the Red Trails at night yet. Night is actually a lot more fun to ride to me, and is much cooler than during the days, especially during the oven roasting summer months.Jim311 said:I was under the impression that the park closed at night. Is that just the park, or the trails too?