Friday, February 22, 2013

Is Venice Becoming a Cycling Destination?


Have you seen the flood of bikes on the streets and pathways around Venice, Florida lately? This little city is fast becoming an attraction for anyone who loves to spend time on two wheels. This is in part due to the Legacy trail. The Legacy trail is a rail-trail that starts in Venice and runs all the way to Sarasota. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with multiple rest stops with passes over and under major roads.

I rode part of the Legacy Trail last year and it turned out to be quite an adventure (See my Trail Review Here). Since then I have learned that the use of the trail is reaching epic proportions.

"The consensus number of Legacy Trail/VWP users for January 2013 was just under 17,000. The counter data and the conversion algorithm are summarized at the following location,"


With its growing popularity riders have been asking if there is a way for them to contribute to the growth of this trail and similar projects. The answer is yes.



"These shirts are available at the Legacy Trail General Store on the LT at Colonia. They are printed on Louis Garneau shirts with a rear pocket. They are $40 with profits from their sales going to make Venice even more bicycle friendly." - Steve Christian


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