Use this as a direct link to the "Bike Venice Florida" Facebook page. This direct link may not work with some smart phones.

Use this as a direct link to the "SCORR Riders" Facebook page. This direct link may not work on some smart phones.

The following is a summary of the information in each of the "TABS".

The Legacy of Trails Collaborative Report is a project that is working to leverage foundation support to improve trail connectivity in Sarasota County.  One of the their target projects is the North Port Connector via MCEP.  The "Connecting Communities: A Legacy of Trails" report details the proposal. 

The Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder Project Section includes the 2014 and 2015 inventory and assessment reports for the bike lanes/paved shoulders in Sarasota County.

Excel Database Spreadsheet is includes for the 2015 Bike Lane Report. 

The Sarasota County Off Road Riders (SCORR) tab includes information for off road riding in Sarasota County.

Recommended off road cycling routes are included in the SCORR section.

For timely trail conditions and scheduled off road rides, find and LIKE Sarasota County Off Road Riders on Facebook at "SCORR Riders" 

The Local Area Cycling Maps sections includes the City of Venice Bicycle Map that shows a designated 11 mile "Venice Island Loop."

Included is the Legacy Trail/Venetian Waterway Park map

The Sarasota Manatee Map Project is a Google Map presentation of popular cycling routes.

The "Ride Here" section includes 18 Venice area cycling loops that the locals ride.

In November 2012 Venice received a Bicycle Friendly Community Silver designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

 Feedback from the LAB is provided in the Venice BFC Feedback document. 

More than 120,000 users take advantage of the Legacy Trail and the Venetian Waterway Trail each year.

See the information in this tab for historical trail use data.

The North Port Connector is a plan to connect Venice with North Port via trails.  The primary North Port Connector route is via the Powerline Trail through the Carlton Reserve.   

Other connector options are described in the North Port Connector Update. 

The Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park (MCEP) pedestrian/equestrian bridge will connect to the South Powerline Trail.  The design and engineering phase is underway construction is scheduled to be completed by October 2016.

The "Cycling Sarasota and Manatee Counties" publication is produced by the Sarasota Manatee Bike Club.

Included in the publication is everything you need to know about local cycling.

The Pinelands Reserve is an environmental open space that is scheduled to be open to the public in the Spring of 2016.  

In addition to several thousand acres of open space, it will also serve as an off road east/west corridor to the Carlton Reserve and an off road north/south corridor between Venice and SR72 and Myakka River State Park. 

Looking for more of a challenge?  The "Mission to Jupiter" is a 240 mile off road route connecting the Venice on the Gulf to Jupiter Inlet on the Atlantic Ocean.