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. 

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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 these highlights.

The Boldlygo Trail is a 13 mile long biking/hiking loop accessible from the Carlton Reserve parking lot. 

The South of Border Trail is a 5 mile long biking/hiking singletrack loop at the Lincer Preserve.

SCORR has built and maintains 30 miles of singletrack biking/hiking trails in the Venice area.

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 "Ride Here" section includes 18 Venice area paved cycling loops that the locals ride.  In particular the "Depot to Dirt" is a route from the Train Depot to out Sarasota County's environmental lands east of Venice.  It is a paved route with a taste of gravel for those with the appropriate bicycle. 

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.   As part of the referendum to extend the Legacy Trail, $2.0 million has been committed for the construction of a connector trail to North Port.