Join cyclists of all levels as they participate in a 15, 35 or 70-mile ride through the beautiful beaches of Venice, Florida. Considered by some to be the crowning event of the spring riding season and one of the most enjoyable rides in Florida, Sharky’s Ride the Beaches proves to be fun-filled while helping educate residents on the Gulf Coast of Florida about LIVESTRONG’s free services and programs. Sign up today to be a part of this sunny ride.
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Sharky’s Ride the Beaches has three varied and well-marked rides. The 15-mile ride stays on the island of Venice with an optional four miles off the island via the Venetian Waterway Trail. This ride is suitable for all riders. The 35-mile ride will take riders over the Intracoastal Waterway to South Venice, and from there, they’ll hop over to Manasota Key and back. The 70-mile ride follows the 35-mile ride for the first half, and then breaks away after Manasota Key and heads to horse farm country. After a stop at Myakka River, the riders will cycle up The Legacy Trail to Osprey, and from there, they’ll jump over to Casey Key. All riders will enjoy a lunch at Sharky’s on the Pier upon completion.