Reddie Point is the peninsula on the south bank of the St John's River north of Jacksonville University. It is one of the most scenic locations on the St John River.
The ride starts at the Arlington Lion's Club Park and then travels east 17 miles to the Mayport Boat Ramp. Along the way you will see views of St John’s River rarely seen by most residents. On the way back we take a side trip to the Fort Caroline National Memorial where we climb to the Ribault Column which is one of the highest points in Jacksonville.
This 37 mile out and back route features rolling hills and bridges with 600 feet of elevation along the route. Most of the route follows roads with bicycle lanes. Bring along a picnic lunch because this not a long route and you will have time to linger after the ride to sit at the picnic tables and take in the views of the St John’s River while chatting with your fellow cyclists.
To get to the starting point by car, take Exit 46 from I-295. Drive west on Merrill Road toward Jacksonville University. Then north on University Blvd North. When you see Blue Cypress Park on your left, turn left on to Richard Denby Gatlin Park. This road goes south and then bends west. Just after it bends west you will see parking on the left. (The parking straight ahead near the boat ramp is for cars with trailers) . There are public toilets and drinking fountain at the start.