North Port Connector Bridge Now Completed!
Lots of Interest and Enthusiasm About
The Trail Extension at the Saturday Downtown
Sarasota Farmers Market!
FLT Members Clean Up Future
Legacy Trail Visitor Center
It's a Gator on
Build It and They Will Come
A Video About The Legacy Trail Extension
by Joel Calabrese
FLT Wins Florida Trails Promoter of the Year Award
Bike Repair Stations Coming to The Trail!
Sarasota County will be installing four bike repair stations on the Legacy Trail and more at other locations in the county. The four proposed locations on the Trail are: Osprey Junction Trailhead, Venice Train Depot, Laurel Park and Central Sarasota Parkway. Installation will begin in November. Special thanks to Patrick Lui, County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Coordinator, for initiating and making this idea happen. Also, thanks to Megan Donoghue, Parks Department, who will be assembling and installing the stations. More …
Save The Dates!
HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY
LEGACY TRAIL 41 BYPASS BRIDGE
FREE CAKE AND LEMONADE
MUSIC, BIKE SAFETY CHECKS AND MORE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
10am TO 11am
SOUTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE
WEAR YOUR YELLOW FRIENDS OF THE
LEGACY TRAIL SHIRT!
|Tour de North Port
Sunday October 23, 2016
Sponsored by People for Trees, Inc.
$40 pre-registration by October 21 includes breakfast by First Watch, lunch by Earth Cafe, and desserts by Starbucks and Panera Bread, Rest stops and SAG. Group discounts available.
First 250 pre-registrations receive free t-shirt, “got shade?” sunglasses and a goody bag.
Breakfast, check-in, and on-site registration ($45) at 7 am. Group starts begin at 8 am. More info and registration at www.peoplefortrees.com
|2017 Tour de Parks|
The date for the 2017 Tour de Parks bike ride has been set for Sunday, March 26, 2017. Once again, Friends of The Legacy Trail and the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club will be teaming up to put on this great event.
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Presented by the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club and sponsored in part by Ameriprise Financial Group, Crescent Wealth Partners. Enjoy a full day of superb cycling in beautiful southwest Florida. Riders may choose fully supported routes of 100, 62, 35, or 20 mile distances. Click here for details and registration.
April 2, 2017
Sponsored by the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway (FROGG). Sign up for the 16, 27 (off-road) or 62-mile course. To register and for more information, visit Race Roster at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9232/everglades-bike-ride.
|TripAdvisor Gives The Legacy Trail Its Certificate of Excellence
Rates The Trail among the top ten “Things to Do” in Sarasota. Read more …
|‘Legacy’ is a Long Trail of Attraction
by Steve Baumann
|Why I Love The Legacy Trail – by Roger Normand.|
FLT 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, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.