is a source for on road and off road cycling information in the Venice and Sarasota County area.  Keep in touch with the latest developments by clicking the "Like" button on the Bike Venice Florida and the SCORR Riders Facebook pages. 

This is a direct link to the "Bike Venice Florida" Facebook page.

This is a direct link to the "SCORR Riders" Facebook page.

This is from "A Place We Call Home" segment about the Carlton Reserve from WWSB CH7 news

Here are a few words from Steve Christian about cycling in the Venice area.

The following items highlight some of the information that can be found in the site.  For your convenience there is an "instant" link button for some of these highlights.

Bike Walk Venice (BWV) is a Bicycle/Pedestrian Advocacy Group for the greater Venice area.

A 2 mile extension has been added to the Boldlygo Singletrack at the Carlton Reserve.  The Boldlygo map in the SCORR section  has been updated.  The latest 2 mile loop is called SOTR (Sugar on the Rim).

The Lincer Preserve tab including a "Proposal for a Singletrack Trail" describes a new 5 mile long singletrack project.   Note that the Lincer Preserve was formerly the Churchill Ranch.

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


The Sarasota County Multi-Modal Paths and Destinations section includes a PDF of a map of Sarasota County. 

The Legacy of Trails Collaborative Report was produced by a group working to leverage foundation support to improve trail connectivity in Sarasota County. 

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 included for the 2015 Bike Lane Report. 

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.  In 2016 the Silver designation was renewed for an additional 4 years.

 Feedback from the League of American Bicyclists is provided in the Venice BFC Feedback document. 

The North Port Connector is a plan to connect Venice with North Port via trails.  The primary North Port Connector route is via the South 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 was completed in September 2016 and connects MCEP to the South Powerline Trail.

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

Included in the publication is lots of helpful information about local cycling.

The Pinelands Reserve is an environmental open space that is open to the public as of the Spring of 2017.  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, 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.