Ride the Surrey

The 2023 Surrey Program

The 2023 Surrey Program is now over for the season. Check this page next January for info about the 2024 season schedule. Thanks!

Experience the beauty of The Legacy Trail as you ride in the comfort of the surrey: a 4-passenger, 4-wheeled canopy covered bicycle.

The surrey is ideally suited for mobility challenged individuals, provided they can climb one step onto the surrey.  Friends of The Legacy Trail volunteers do the pedaling while you relax and enjoy the sights of a free 45 minute ride along with other cyclists, joggers, and walkers.

COVID-19 Guidelines: If you’re ill, stay home. Face masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible by volunteers and participants.


  • Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, in partnership with Friends of The Legacy Trail (FLT), presents the Surrey Program which offers a way for mobility challenged residents and visitors, who would otherwise be unable, to share in The Legacy Trail experience.
  • Four-wheeled, surrey-type bicycle with a canopy cover while volunteers provide the pedal power.
  • 45 minute guided tour
  • Max 4 people capacity per ride.
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed on the surrey. Service dogs welcome.
  • The rides will be free.
  • Reservations are required
  • No smoking.

Where & When

Leaves from Laurel Park in front of:
Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road, Nokomis

  • The 2023 schedule is from February 7 to April 12.
  • The surrey runs every Wednesday three times a day with departure times at 10 am , 11 am, and noon.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Please check-in inside the lobby.

Reservations and  Contact:

  • Advance registration is required.
    Call 941-486-2757 and leave your name, phone number, number of people in your party and your preferred date and time. A staff person will return your call to confirm your reservation. Please allow 2 business days to return your call.
  • You will receive a reservation reminder phone call one week prior to your scheduled ride.
  • Surrey rides may be cancelled due to rain or extreme cold.
    To check on weather cancellations on the day of your scheduled ride, call 941-486-2753.
  • How much does it cost?
    It’s free! There is no cost to ride
    the surrey.
    Tax deductible donations may be made here.
    Or mailed to:  Friends of The Legacy Trail, P.O. Box 792, Osprey, FL 34229.
  • How many passengers can go?
    The surrey can accommodate up to four passengers per trip. There is a 600 pound weight limit per trip. If you are unsure how this may affect your trip, please ask when making your reservation.

The surrey was donated by Friends of The Legacy Trail to Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources to promote The Legacy Trail and other Sarasota County parks.

If the idea of pedaling the surrey is appealing to you, click here to contact us.  Also, if you have an interest in this program but do not feel you can manage pedaling, we have a need for greeters and schedulers.   For more info, contact us.


Friends of The Legacy Trail