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.

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Tuesday8:00 AMOpen Water Swim: Venice Beach, Dark blue lifeguard tower. Distance 0.5-1.2 miles All LevelsVenice Beach941-485-3113
Every Tuesday6:00 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 October6:00 PM SHARPTHE '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 FL941-485-3113
Friday8:00 AMOpen Water Swim: Venice Beach, dark blue lifeguard tower. Distance: 0.5-1.2 miles. All levels welcome!Venice Beach941-485-3113
Saturday8:00 AMReal 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 Bikes941-485-3113
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 stand941-485-3113
STARTS OCTOBER 19TH, 2014 (seasonal ride)10:00 AMFAMILY 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 Reserve941-485-3113
Monday-SundayVariousWeekly rides-various levels Venice/Osprey/Nokomis,Sarasota County area Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle Club Call for detailsVarious941-232-5678
Sun-MonVariousCoastal Cruisers Bicycle Club Sarasota County Various Levels/Speeds-call for details various(941) 627-6686
Mon - SunSarasota Storm Triathlon Club is open to current, former, and aspiring triathletes of all levels and abilities!