Welcome!

The New Legacy Park in Venice
Now Open!

Members of the Stark County Bicycle Club
take a break from winter to ride the Legacy Trail

FLT Members Start Cleanup of Future
Legacy Trail Visitor Center

Updated Renderings for
Laurel Road Overpass

Laurel Road Bridge
FDOT Presentation to Board of County Commisioners
December 8, 2015

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A bicycle ride to support The

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20th 2016

Early Registration Discount Ends Feb 20th

Build It and They Will Come

A Video About The Legacy Trail Extension
by Joel Calabrese

 

We are a Chapter of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Our mission is to support, promote, enhance and protect The Legacy Trail, a multi-use, non-motorized paved path located in Sarasota.  Our main thrust is to promote building an 8 mile extension from its current terminus near Clark road into Payne Park in downtown Sarasota.

Announcements

Breaking News!

FDOT will not be buying The Legacy Trail Extension rail corridor
According to County officials: “When we met with the Secretary of the FDOT in Tallahassee on Wednesday– he confirmed that they will be terminating their negotiations to acquire the right of way (that included the Legacy Trail extension).   That shifts the next steps/negotiations back to Sarasota County for the portion that we are seeking….”

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Another volunteer work morning has been scheduled for February 11 from 8:30 to noon to continue the process of making the grounds an attractive setting for our friends and visitors.  Contact Mark Malkasian here to confirm participation or if you have questions.   Read more …
 Max presentation-120px Presentation at Oakwood Manor
Friends of The Legacy Trail will be presenting a program on The Legacy Trail and its extension into downtown Sarasota. 
Location: Oakwood Manor, 3330 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 (map)  Time: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm.  All are invited.
Read more …
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Due to circumstances beyond our control we have cancelled the Legacy Trail Run scheduled for Sunday February 28, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Entry fees are being refunded to those who have already registered. If you wish more information please
contact us via this web site

Recent Articles

venice-1-30-16-150 ‘Legacy’ is a Long Trail of Attraction
by Steve Baumann
trail-logo-web Why I Love The Legacy Trail by Roger Normand.

Save The Dates!


2016 Anual Everglades Ride
Sunday March 13, 2016

everglades rideMcLeod Park
218 South Copeland Ave

Everglades City

www.OrchidSwamp.org

www.everglades ROGG.org

For the Benefit of Friends of Fakahatchee and River of Grass Greenway.  Click Here for more info …


Tour de Parks
Sunday March 20, 2016

TdP Announcement

register 62, 35, and 20-mile scenic, fun rides!
Start and finish at the historic Venice Train Depot
303 E Venice Ave., Venice, Florida

CaptureEntry fees:
$35 before 2/20/16
$40 before 3/18/16
$45 after 3/18/16

 Your entry includes breakfast, lunch, rest-stops, SAG support, and a technical Tee shirt for the first 500 participants.  We are excited to be sponsoring this year’s ride with the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club, along with past sponsors Friends of Sarasota County Parks and Sarasota County Recreation and Natural Resources.  

You may register for the Tour de Parks with one of the following three methods:

See also:   Ride Brochure     Map of Routes    Custom Jersey      Sponsor Agreement Form


Bike Florida’s next Annual Spring Tour is set for April 9-15, 2016.

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Take a moment to peruse our New Website to learn more about the great option available for the Surf & Turf Tour, April 9th – 15th, 2016.  Also be among the first to see the video message below from Spring Tour Director Joy Hancock.

And remember, Register now and catch the last great deal of the year!

The Surf-n-Turf Tour will be our first in southwest Florida.  Our week starts inland, exploring the rural roads and rich history of Arcadia, FL in Desoto County.  We will then ride to the towns of Sarasota and Venice, where you can take in Florida’s famed Gulf Coast with its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and cool sea breezes.  We are so excited to share this wonderful adventure with you!  All the details about exact venue locations, routes, itineraries, and registration, will be announced in the next few months.  You can keep up-to-date with the latest news on Bike Florida tours through our website, facebook page, and twitter.


Speakers Bureau

Max presentation-120pxFLT volunteers give many presentations throughout the year to schools, homeowner associations, churches, businesses, clubs and others who would like to know more about The Legacy Trail.  Our lively presentation typically covers trail amenities, history, and the latest news on  efforts to extend the trail to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota.  The presentation can also be tailored to the unique interest and time available.  We arrive “fully equipped” at your location with laptop and projector, or we can load our presentation on your A/V equipment.

We are enthusiastic supporters of The Legacy Trail, and want to share our passion for this multi-use, non-motorized trail.  Help us build the broad community support for the next critical decision point – finding and committing the estimated $25M money necessary to acquire and build the trail extension.

Contact us to schedule a free presentation to your group.

Friends of The Legacy Trail