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Sharky's Ride the Beaches
Sunday 28 April 2019 | Venice, FL

A History of Sharky's Ride the Beaches:

Sharky’s Ride the Beaches supports three charities: 

✅ 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. 


2018 Ride the Beaches hosted 1,300 cyclists and raised $37,000.00 for charity. In our past 16 years Ride the Beaches has donated $292,000 to charity. The owners and employees of Sharky’s as well as community members donate their time to this event. Every penny over cost is donated.  

THE FOOD: All riders will start the day with breakfast   on the beach at Sharky’s. Breakfast will be fresh fruit, juice, bagels, fruit bread, and coffee. All rest stops will be stocked with water, sports drink, fresh fruit, snacks and/ or sandwiches. BBQ lunch will beserved on the beach at Sharky’s.


THE RIDE ROUTES: 

🚴‍♂️ The 70 mile ride will follow the 35 milers for the first half. After Manasota Key the ride will head east through horse farm country. There will be a rest stop along the Myakka River. From there we head west again and will pick up The Legacy Trail. We will ride the trail up to the next rest stop sponsored by The Friends of The Legacy Trail and then to Casey Key, more riding along the beach, ending at Sharky’s for lunch.

🚴‍♂️ The 35 mile ride will take you over the Intercoastal waterway to the neighborhood streets of south Venice. You will cross the intercoastal waterway again, and have your first rest stop. Now ride down beautiful Manasota Key. In some places you will be so close to the beach, you have to watch for sand in the road. After returning on the key you will hit the rest stop again and head back to Venice, this time using the Venetian Waterway Trail part of the way. 

🚴‍♂️ The 15 mile ride stays on the island of Venice. There is an optional extra 4 miles that goes off the island, on the Venetian Waterway Trail. This ride is suitable for most anybody with a bike. You will ride to Casperson Beach and access the Waterway trail. After ridingthe trail to the north side of Venice you will ride low traffic roads to the Venice Yacht Club for a rest stop. From there you will meander through residential side streets back to Sharky’s


Must register by Sunday 14 April 2019 to guarantee a t-shirt!

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Registration fees

Metric Century

Registration closes in 3 days 6 hours
  • 70 miles | 7:30 am start time

    1. $45.00

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Half-Metric Century

Registration closes in 3 days 6 hours
  • 35 miles | 8:00 am start time

    1. $45.00

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Quarter Metric Century

Registration closes in 3 days 6 hours
  • 15 miles | 9:00 am start time

    1. $45.00

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Road Sharks 16th Annual Sharky's Ride the Beaches Video

Route Options

Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
7:30 am 70 Metric Century   486 Map
8:00 am 35 Half-Metric Century   284 Map
9:00 am 15 Quarter Metric Century   100 Map

Route Maps

Early Packet Pickup Info

Day(s) Start Time End Time Location
Fri 26 Apr 2019 4:00 pm 7:00 pm Bicycles International
1744 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Sat 27 Apr 2019 10:00 am 2:00 pm Real Bikes
581 U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice, FL 34285

Start Location

Weather Cancellation Policy

This is a Rain or Shine event.  No refunds or transfers.

The safety of our participants and volunteers is our most important concern and if any of the threatening weather conditions are present the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled. 

When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding of any event entry fees or future event credits, since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.

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Contact Information

Event Location

Sharky's On the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL, USA

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