Category Archives: Past Events

Tour de North Port Returns!

The 11th Annual Tour de North Port
“It’s the Green Pumpkin!”
Sponsored by People for Trees 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Registration is now open here for this fun, organized, on-road scenic bicycle ride with routes of 15, 35, or 65 miles that travel through some of North Port’s most beautiful natural settings, featuring the Florida pine flatwoods and the parks that border Myakkahatchee Creek, with each route having its own color-coded road markings. Tour de North Port is not a race.

The event includes breakfast donated by First Watch, a catered lunch, delicious desserts (including not-to-be-missed homemade pies), fully-stocked rest stops with homemade snacks, and full mobile support-and-gear (SAG) vehicle provided by Louie’s Bicycles of North Port and Real Bikes of Venice. Pre-registration online by October 22 is $50, day-of is $55. Groups of six or more, $45 each. 

The first 400 to register will receive a free ride t-shirt and goodie bag. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for check-in and breakfast, with group starts beginning at 8:00 a.m. from Imagine School, 2757 Sycamore St., North Port. Early pick-up for registration packet/t-shirt and check-in available on Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., during the Taste of North Port Food Fest at the City Center Front Green (4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port). In-person registrations will also be accepted during this time, for $50. For online registration and more information, go here or visit People for Trees, or contact Alice White, (941) 468-2486,

Proceeds benefit the efforts of People for Trees, a local nonprofit native tree advocacy group, since 1997 educating the public about the importance of maintaining and protecting our native tree canopy.

Friends of The Legacy Trail will have an information table at the event.

Coming Events and Alerts

Every Wednesday, Laurel Park:
Surrey Ride season has kicked off at Laurel Park. The program will be running every Wednesday through April 14 with rides occurring at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. For more information, including registration, click here.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13:
Contractors have placed a fence across the existing Legacy Trail, just north of Culverhouse Nature Park, to delineate the active work area of the Legacy Trail Northern Extension Project. Please turn around at the designated area, and do not enter the active construction site. 

Trail Extension Groundbreaking – July 9

This is a concept rendering of the Webber Street Trailhead. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Update 7/9/20: Click here for video of event.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the start of construction of the north Legacy Trail Extension is scheduled for this Thursday July 9 at 10:30 a.m. Attendance at the event is restricted due to Covid-19 concerns, however, everyone can watch via a live event on the Sarasota County Facebook page.

Details for accessing this event are given below:

Giving Challenge 2020

Double or Triple Your Donation to Support The Legacy Trail

Once every two years this unique 24-hour event enables all donors to maximize the value of their contributions to Friends of The Legacy Trail.

Every donation of $25-$100 is matched by The Patterson Foundation.

In addition, two FLT board donors will also match all $25-$100 donations up to a total of $2000.  Therefore the first $2000 in donations will then equal $6000!

If you have been thinking of making a donation to support The Legacy Trail, please take advantage of this opportunity to leverage your donation

2020 Sharky’s Ride the beaches

This Event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More Information and Registration

Ride Benefits:

✅ Team Tony, a local Sarasota based foundation helping, hands on those going though cancer treatment and their families.

✅ Friends of the Legacy Trail, dedicated to the maintenance and expansion of Sarasota County’s best cycling asset, the Legacy Trail Park.

✅ Livestrong Foundation, helping people nationwide finding the resources and strength to fight cancer.