Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Weekly Activities

Regular local weekly/monthly events

Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Open Water Swim: Venice Beach, Dark blue lifeguard tower. Distance 0.5-1.2 miles All Levels

Venice Beach

941-485-3113

Every Tuesday

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday Night Run (Pick your distance) We meet at the Tap & Cork pub on the island (across from the old Pineapples restaurant. Please park there too.) Whether you're looking to run fast, slow, or in between.... this run's for you! The out & back course runs south along the Venetian Waterway, behind the ball field of VHS and down Golf Ave. The best part is the discounted beer & wine at Tap & Cork waiting just for us!

On Miami Ave. (parking lot of old Pineapples Restaurant)

941-485-3113

TUESDAY & THURSDAY March to October

6:00 PM SHARP

THE 'Shamrock Ride' Shamrock Park to south Manasota Key and back. About 25 miles.“A" group 22- 26, with sprints to 30. "B" group 16-18 with some sprints. Runs only during daylight savings time. These are not "no drop" rides. Know the route.

SHAMROCK PARK, VENICE FL

941-485-3113

Friday

8:00 AM

Open Water Swim: Venice Beach, dark blue lifeguard tower. Distance: 0.5-1.2 miles. All levels welcome!

Venice Beach

941-485-3113

Saturday

8:00 AM

Real Bikes Shop Ride Start with us from the Real Bikes shop. 20 Mile loop, pace varies for group level. 'A' group 21-26mph 'B' group 15-20mph. All levels welcome!

Venice Real Bikes

941-485-3113

Every Sunday (seasonal, CALL FIRST)

4:00 p.m.

Group OWS (open water swim) All levels welcome. Triathletes, don't wait until race day to find out how challenging open water is! We meet at the dark blue lifeguard stand on Venice's main beach. Brightly colored swim cap suggested. This is a self supported event, and the ability to swim is required.

Venice Beach-Blue lifeguard stand

941-485-3113

STARTS OCTOBER 19TH, 2014 (seasonal ride)

10:00 AM

FAMILY FUN RIDE Third Sunday of each month (OCT.-APR.) It's family time at the Carlton Reserve! Moms, dads, and kids join us for a fun ride and sightseeing. Bring your cameras. The alligators and deer are always out and maybe a few big hogs too!

T. Mabry Carlton Reserve

941-485-3113

Monday-Sunday

Various

Weekly rides-various levels Venice/Osprey/Nokomis,Sarasota County area Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle Club Call for details

Various

941-232-5678

Sun-Mon

Various

Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club Sarasota County Various Levels/Speeds-call for details

various

(941) 627-6686

Mon - Sun

Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club is open to current, former, and aspiring triathletes of all levels and abilities!

UPCOMING EVENTS