Bicycling In Sarasota

Few modes of transportation give people the feeling of pedaling a two wheel bicycle on trails and near the beach. Bike shops Sarasota and the trails along the coast will keep you cruising and feeling fine.


To experience Sarasota, the sun, and all it has to offer, is to bike around with abandon. There are lots of places to ride, to rent a ride, and ride share with friends (think tandem). Find out the scoop on all things bikes and where to take them out for a spin. Lido Beach is a great place to get away on a bike. Ride through Siesta Key and see the stores of Siesta Village as you go. Ride on the roads or along the main roadway. The bike paths on Longboat Key are stunning with Gulf views. Enjoy a tour of homes along the way that dot the landscape. 

The Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is one most people who visit Sarasota and want to bike will hear about. Over 12 miles long, the trail runs south of Sarasota down to Venice. There are trailheads, rest stops, and free parking along the way. Check out trailheads at:

  • Sarasota at Potter Park
  • Osprey at Bay St. Park
  • Oscar Sherer State Park
  • Laurel Park
  • Nokomis Park
  • Venice Train Depot in Venice

Since few restaurants exist on the path, it is best to back lunch and snacks to bring for the ride into Venice.

Get to know Sarasota on two wheel. Enjoy the camaraderie of pedaling around and find some excitement on the journey by checking out local sites along the way.


Sarasota Bike Tours

Bike tours are a great way to see the area for visitors or locals who want something new. Bikes, helmets, and some food are included in tours with Sarasota Bike Tours. Bike through different areas of town including Siesta and Lido beaches (hello views) and much more. Interestingly, they offer electric bike tours. Check out the Rad Rover Step thru bikes to visit Siesta Key Public Beach and see views from Sunset Point over the Gulf of Mexico. Tours vary in length, generally a few hours, going just under 10 miles and priced affordably at $75.00.

Bike and Kayak

Tour offering two-for-one in activities. Lido Public Beach Parking lot is on Benjamin Franklin Drive in Sarasota. Start at the shop and venture out into Lido Nature Preserve by bike to do a 2 hour kayak experience of the mangrove tunnels by a permitted Sarasota County vendor. Post kayak, enjoy a picnic lunch before going back to the meet point. Tour is 4-5 hours long with boxed lunch included. Cost is $120.

Indoor Cycling

For those who want to stay out of the heat or just want to get in a quick class without going out on the trails, an indoor class might be a great way to get some fitness in without renting bikes and equipment to head out and around Sarasota. Check out CycleBar Sarasota and a few other locations which offer a variety of classes for either a drop-in fee or monthly membership.


Bike Shops Sarasota

With all the wear and tear on bicycles, eventually, they will need repairs. Real Bikes is located near the Legacy Trail. For visitors who need gear and bicycles, finding the right fit can be difficult. This store sells top brands of bicycles and bikewear and organizes cycling events. The closest bike shop is POPcycles which offers rentals and repairs. Village Bikes on Bay Road will be on the way to Siesta Key. Stop in to see what staff have to say about parts, equipment, local places to bike and more. Pinnacle Wheel Works in Downtown Sarasota will help the higher-end cyclist’s needs.