Bicycle Rentals

by Carla Martin

lets-go-ride-a-bikeWe at Friends of the Legacy Trail are often asked about Bike Rental for The Trail.  We sent emails asking each of our business members if they rent bikes and if so, to send along information that they would want a potential customer to know about.
Here are the results:

Located on Siesta Key  (close to the north end of The Trail):
Ride & Paddle by Siesta Sports Rentals:      Bike Rental Page      (Map)

It’s never been easier to ride the Legacy Trail. Book online today and a bike will be waiting for you at the Culverhouse Nature Park trailhead tomorrow morning! Return the bike to Culverhouse Nature Park. No hauling bikes. No time riding through traffic. Enjoy the Legacy Trail without any hassles.

Book online at or call 941-346-1797. The Legacy Trail service includes a Trek Verve I (for adults), locks, helmets and baskets. Kid sized bikes are also available. The Culverhouse Nature Park is located at 7301 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238. We lock the bikes to the bike rack and call you with a lock combination programmed just for you.

Siesta Key Bike and Kayak:  Bike Rental Page     (Map)
We offer 3 different ways to rent bicycles for The Legacy Trail
1.  Pick the bike up at our shop and ride the 4 miles to the trail. $15 for 24 hours
2. We offer a bike rack for $10.00  we put on your vehicle which can hold 3 bikes.
3. We deliver the bikes to the north trail-head for $25.  This price includes bike rental, delivery and pick up.

Siesta Key Bike and Kayak offers Friends of The Legacy Trail members a 10% discount on merchandise, labor & rentals.

Located in Palmer Ranch (near the north end of The Trail):
Popcycles:  Bike Rental Page     (Map)
We rent Electra “Townie” bicycles because they are bikes with loads of personality and comfort.  Townie’s are the #1 selling bikes in the U.S because:
  • The pedal forward design, upright, relaxed riding position makes them comfy, stable and fun to ride even if you haven’t been on a bike since you were a kid!
  • You can plant your feet flat on the ground easily without leaving the saddle.
  • The saddle is nice and wide (so you’ll be able to walk the next day)
  • Some have a swooped top tube that allows easy step through.

See Rental Page for prices.  We provide a helmet, lock, basket and include a bottle of water with each rental.

Located in Venice Florida (close to the south end of The Trail): 
Venice Bikes and Trikes:  Website  (Free delivery to your location.)
Mobile Service. Delivery to all Legacy Trail access points from Osprey Junction to Legacy Park.


• 7-Speed Comfort Cruisers, 21-Speed Hybrids, Kids Bikes & Trailers. Helmet, lock, basket included.
• Cash/Credit/Debit at time of delivery. Same-day service, often within the hour.
• Delivery to Venice Waterway Trail also available.


Day/Week/Month rentals. Venice, Nokomis, Casey Key, Manasota Key, south Osprey, north Englewood.
Call 941-412-3821 to reserve.



Bicycles International:  Website    (Map)
Voted #1 Bicycle Shop in Venice by the Gondolier Sun.
Located right off Tamiami Trail (41) across from Lowes, just 1 mile off the Venetian Water Trail/south end of the Legacy Trail. We have over 50 bicycles available for rent for the entire family and we provide helmets and locks at no additional cost. Come see why we are #1.
1744 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice FL,  941-497-1590

Rental Pricing

Bicycles International offers Friends of The Legacy Trail members a 10% discount on parts and accessories.

We are conveniently located directly on the Legacy Trail at the south end of The Legacy Trail Bridge over Tamiami Trail.
Visitors can park in our shopping center parking lot and enjoy car-free bike rentals. 
We rent several kinds of bike and have more than 40 bikes in our rental fleet..
Hybrids (comfort bikes) are our most popular. We also rent road bikes and fitness bikes, also have a few mountain bikes for those wanting to get out in the woods.
Locks and helmets are included with the rental.
We have maps of local riding trails and staff knowledgeable about great routes for those wanting to get off the trail and venture out.


Real Bikes offers Friends of the Legacy Trail members a 10% discount on parts & accessories.


For more info see our FLT Website Legacy Trail Map and our Business Member Page where you can find more links and some businesses offering FLT member discounts.

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