Ride the Surrey

The 2024 Surrey Program

Experience the beauty of the Legacy Trail as you ride in the comfort of the surrey: a four-passenger, four-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 and Sarasota County volunteers do the pedaling while you relax and enjoy the sights during a free 45-minute ride alongside other cyclists, joggers, and walkers on the trail.

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

What:  

  • Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources, in partnership with Friends of The Legacy Trail, presents the Surrey Program, which offers a way for mobility-challenged residents and visitors to share in the Legacy Trail experience.
  • Four-wheeled, surrey-type bicycle with a canopy cover; volunteers provide the pedal power.
  • 45-minute guided tour.
  • Maximum four-person capacity per ride.
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed on the surrey. Service dogs welcome.
  • The ride is free.
  • Reservations are required.
  • No smoking.

Where & When

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

  • In 2024, the surrey program will run from January 9 until April 10.
  • The surrey rides operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, three times a day, with departure times at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Please check in inside the lobby of the community center.

Reservations and  Contact:

  • Advance registration is required. Reserve your ride online here.
  • Surrey rides may be cancelled due to rain or extreme cold.
    You will be notified the morning of your ride if there is inclement weather and the ride is canceled. To cancel or reschedule, please call (941) 861-7275.
  • 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 ride?
    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 inquire 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, please 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 information, please contact us.