Spent a lovely hour with friends as I rode along. They were determining which of the lovely cottages would be featured on the first self guided bicycle tour b ” The Cottages of Lake Worth”. The route then to be tested out during the Thursday Night Peddlers bike group. Criteria, of course duration, 45 min. to 1 hour., historical significance. They are collaborating with the Relentless Bike Shop on Lucerne where rental bikes are available. It’s an awesome task with the hundreds and hundreds of lovely cottages . The distraction, of course, the other cottages that were just i k cute en route. All the streets are one way in Lake Worth and all have bike lanes. They all have some personal feature that just makes you do a double take. We stopped along the way to chat with some of the home owners who loved to share the history of their cottage. For instance this one right below. Come to find out the current owner, purchased it from John Sebastian. I knew exactly who that was. “Nashville Cats” “Do you believe in Magic” and of course “Coconut Grove” all by the Lovin Spoonful. Listen to the lyrics, Coconut Grove has no dunes but Lake Worth does.
Right across the street from this cottage we encountered one of the Lake Worth artists sitting on her front stoop working on a custom mailbox. Here she is showing of “Starry Night” definitely shades of Key West and Coconut Grove both full of artists, as Lake Worth aspires to via the Renaissance program (artist relocation).None of the cottages shown in this blog post is on the tour for those you need to contact The Cottages of Lake Worth. Once done, Relentless Bike will have maps available of the self guided tours as soon as it is finalized. They may have to make more than one or two or possible tree tours. Maybe one just for Letter streets, how about one for favorite color cottages, or a tour for the even and odd numbers or perhaps by style. Ten cottages are doable for a comfortable one hour excursion. There are, over 1000 cottages in Lake Worth! There was so much to see and admire on this ride. The simple details of the “less is more” thinking owners, to the very lush tropical foliage yards. Hard decisions for this reconnaissance group. We saw on this one ride alone Spanish style, bungalow or Mission style cottages as well as shot-gun houses all with connections to famous and infamous personalities. That’s Lake Worth Florida
“Where the tropics begin”