Thank you for the info dcluley.
I saw AJs mentioned in another post, but it looks to be out of the way from Bradenton and I hope to get as much ride time as possible so will probably just ride the Scott(leaving the wife & kids behind for the day without a car, so will see how that all works out).
How much time should I anticipate to get in a good ride at Alafia, hitting most of the blue/black trails? What about adding on a ride at Balm Boyette?
I saw some suggested routes posted on another thread in here, looks like I should study up on those before heading out.