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LocalTuesday Night Ride
Typically local riders meet at Sleeping Turtles Park just west of the Myakka river on Border road in Venice. They leave at 6:00pm, bring lights and expect to ride a hour or two. If posted on Facebook a different ride would be meeting at the Myakka State Forest at the East River Rd entrance for a ride on the Palmetto Trail. This ride meets at 6:00pm.
A great introduction to riding in the Carlton, SCORR will provide you with an expert guide to our trail system. For details contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reynolds Monthly Family Ride
David & Cyndee Reynolds bring riders on a mellow 10 mile family ride. For details check the Real Bikes Venice Facebook Page.
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Can change daily due to Flooding.
Live Long and Prosper
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Where to Ride in South Sarasota County.
Myakka State Forest - 8938 E. River Rd, Venice, Fl 34293-7629
8600 acres. Home of the newly built Palmetto trail a 5 mile dash to the river (10 miles out and back). Parking can be found on East River Road. A small donation of $2. at the trail head helps the Rangers maintain this forest. There are now signs that can guide you out and back. A Downloadable map can be found here - Palmetto Trail Map.
T.Mabry Carlton Jr Memorial Preserve - 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy Venice, Fl 34292
The Carlton Complex of Sarasota County, Florida, includes the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve consisting of 24,500 acres of environmental lands, and the Carlton Ranch Fee Parcel bordering Carlton Reserve immediately to the east and containing another 4700 acres. The main entrance to Carlton Reserve (1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice, FL) is just off Border Road in Venice. The Carlton Ranch is accessible from Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park (MCEP) (6968 Reistertown Road, North Port), or at its northern boundary from an entrance on SR 72. It is also accessible via the Carlton Reserve along its shared border. The Carlton Complex contains more than 100 miles of double track trails. It is also home to 19 miles of single-track biking/hiking trails that have been built and are maintained by SCORR in cooperation with Sarasota County - Boldlygo, the Live Long and Prosper trails, and POLR (Path of Least Resistance).
Myakka River State Park
37000 acres several trails available that can be connected to the Carlton Preserve.
Deer Prairie Creek
10000 acres accessible from US 41 in North Port or from Forbes trail in Venice.
Several loops can be ridden, mostly double track, it does get flooded in the Summer. Can be connected to the Carlton.
Gps maps and printable maps in the works. Contact us if you need a guide or recomendations on the best loops.