Antelope Island Bike Ride
Sept 2014 - 54 photos
(Last updated October 2014)
This is a newer ride
I decided to do an update of riding out at Antelope Island. For this one I wanted a longer ride, so started in West Syracuse riding out across the 7 mile causeway to the island, then around most of the paved roads. It was very windy the day I went, with lots of blowing dust in the air while crossing the causeway. Out on the island there wasn't as much dust, but still pretty windy.
Except for some Bison, I didn't see much wildlife this time, and didn't expect to in the middle of the day.
I usually see most of the wildlife in the morning or evening when I'm out there photographing. I did see a coyote and two antelope way out along the shoreline. I spend more time on the island photographing than riding. I only ride my bike out there a few times a year. Click here for Wildlife Photos at Antelope Island
I finished this ride with 40 miles, not a lot, but plenty with all the hills and wind I had to contend with.
View of Antelope Island from the causeway
For those that haven't ridden a bike out at Antelope Island, you should know that the roads are fairly hilly, Not real steep, but some are long. Also wildlife can be a problem. The Buffalo (Bison) are very large and can move faster than you can, if provoked. Usually they won't bother you, but give them room and stay back when they are crossing the road. Sometimes you might see coyotes on the road too, and they also can be a problem, but usually they won't bother you if you don't give them cause. I have never had a problem with any of the animals out there, so far anyway. A lot of people do ride their bikes on the island, both road bikes and mountain bikes. There are many dirt trails for mountain bikers out there.
Riding along the east side to Fielding Garr Ranch
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