The UCF Knight Ride service is basically a shuttle service offered by the University of Central Florida to help the students and campus staff get around easily. However, if you want to go biking in the area, there are several biking trails and paths around the campus that offer an excellent biking experience.
The UCF Knight Ride is a near-perfect MTB or mixed-use trail loop around Natural Lands, including Lake Clare and the Arboretum. Once we finished riding, we returned to the initial starting point, which was quite impressive since you can't get lost in the woods without a map. All you need to do is follow the path where it leads you.
On average, this property is about 14.1KM long. It features several biking trails, allowing you to choose the one you prefer.
Most of the trails in this area are paved, some are sandy, and others are grassy. The best thing about them is that they're friendly to all types of riders including beginners and experts. The UCF Knight Ride is a convenient place to take a shuttle due to the nature of the trails.
Biking at the UCF Knight Ride is completely free. If you're on a tight budget, this can be the best place to take your family for mountain bike riding. E-bikes are also allowed on the biking trail, improving your biking experience even further.
This biking trail offers a spacious parking area, meaning you don't have to cycle all the way from your home. You can access the area using your car and start cycling from parking garage F.
Dogs are allowed in this area. This means you can enjoy biking together with your four-legged buddy, but it’s not advisable.
Another thing we noticed is that the biking trail has benches allowing you to rest whenever you get tired. It also features picnic areas that contain tables and grills.
Additionally, there are several bike rental services nearby. If you don't carry a bike from your home, you can rent one for the day.
When biking in this area, you can spot wildlife such as alligators, birds, turtles and other animals. We also enjoyed the views of natural landscapes.
Along the way, you may spot historic landmarks like the Soldier's Creek Bridge and Black Hammock Bridge, depending on the route you use.