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Polk County Back Roads to Roscoe’s & More – Finz Finds Rides

Published on March 26, 2020 under Born To Ride
Polk County Back Roads to Roscoe’s & More – Finz Finds Rides

Here is a nice self-guided back road ride through Polk County, starting in Fort Meade and stopping at Roscoe’s Ole Time Drag Races and Swap Meet, then heading over to Fun Bike Center Motorsports and MoJo’s restaurant in Lakeland. Heading out of Fort Meade, you will take what are known as the mining roads up to Bartow. Agricola Road and Noralyn Mine Road are old Florida mining roads that are still used by the phosphate mining companies today. These roads have nice sweepers and are seldom visited by cars. I am always trying to let you know of roads less traveled and with little traffic. You can find many rides like this in my Finz Finds Master Guide Book of Florida.

Traveling a little farther north, you will end up at a place that is known for its old school Florida biker traditions. Throughout the year, Roscoe’s puts on several biker events. Roscoe’s Chili Challenge is in November, and now Roscoe’s Ole Time Drag Races and Swap Meet (Aug 13-14). Roscoe’s has a very loyal following of bikers. Come out to the Ole Time Drag Races and Swap Meet for an old school biker good time.

To continue the fun, head on over to Bike Fun Center Motorsports and MoJo’s restaurant. Fun Bike Center is a full-service motorcycle, ATV, scooter, and personal watercraft supercenter. If you’re looking for a good deal, this is the place. Mojo’s has an indoor and outdoor bar, a stage for live entertainment, and even an outdoor patio. Mojo’s has the best daily happy hour in Lakeland and great daily specials for both lunch and dinner. I am always trying to find you great destinations, and a better way of getting there. I love old Florida roads and connecting them into great rides.

For more old Florida back road rides, go to www.finzfinds.com, and ride the roads most cars don’t know about. Until next time, make sure you stay in the wind.

Starting in Fort Meade (17 & CR-630)
Head west on CR 630/W Broadway St. (10.8
mi.)
Turn right onto Old Hwy 37 (3.6 mi)
Turn right onto Main Ave. (240 ft.)
Continue onto Old Hwy 37 (0.7 mi.)
Immediate right just past tracks onto Agricola
Rd. (5.8 mi.)
Turn left onto CR 555 (8.0 mi.)
Turn right onto W Main St. (0.4 mi.)
Turn Right to stay on W Main St. (0.5
Turn right onto Old State Hwy 37 N (1. mi.)
Merges right onto FL-37 N (2.1 mi.)
Turn left onto FL-60 W/W Canal St. (4.8 mi.)
Turn right onto Coronet Rd. (1.9 mi.)
Right onto County Line Rd. (5.3 mi.)
Turn right onto US-92 E (1.0 mi.)
Turn left onto Clark Rd./Polk Pkwy. (0.6 mi.)
Continue onto Swindell Rd. (1.3 mi.)
Turn left onto Walker Rd. (2.1 mi.)
Turn right onto Knights Station Rd. (0.3 mi.)
Turn left onto Harrelson Rd. (1.0 mi.)
Continue onto Rushing Rd. (0.4 mi.)
Turn left onto Cindy Rd. (0.5 mi.)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Ivy Fern Dr.
(0.2 mi.)
Stop at Roscoe’s
Heading over to Fun Bike Center – MoJo’s
Head back north on Ivy Fern Dr. toward Staghorn
Dr. (0.2 mi.)
Turn right onto Cindy Rd. (0.5 mi.)
Turn right onto Rushing Rd. (0.4 mi.)
Continue onto Harrelson Rd. (1.0 mi.)
Turn left onto Knights Station Rd. (2.0 mi.)
Turn right onto CR 35 Alt/Kathleen Rd. (2.5
mi.)
Turn left onto Quincy St. (0.2 mi.)
Turn left onto N Lincoln Ave. (269 ft.)
Turn right onto W Memorial Blvd. (2 mi.)
Turn right onto S Floral Ave. (1.8 mi.)
S Floral Ave turns left and becomes Noralyn
Mine Rd. (3.2 mi.)
Turn right onto CR 640 (7.2 mi)

Polk County Back Roads to Roscoe’s and Fun Bike Center – MoJo’s. www.finzfinds.com

Steve Finz