SARASOTA COUNTY – The Surrey Ride Program returns on Wednesday, Jan. 11, offering a way for residents and visitors who are mobility challenged the chance to enjoy Sarasota County’s award winning and highly popular Legacy Trail.
The program, which is a partnership between Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and the Friends of the Legacy Trail (FLT), takes place 9 a.m. to noon, each Wednesday and Thursday, from Jan 11 through April 20. Riders can sit back and enjoy the ride on a four-passenger, four-wheeled canopy covered surrey type bicycle while FLT volunteers provide the 45 minute pedal-powered trips. The ride includes information and history of the Legacy Trail and its surroundings.
The surrey ride location is at the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center at Laurel Park, and pre-registration is required for your free surrey ride, which start on the hour from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited to four participants per ride, per time slot, and participants must be willing to sign a waiver. It is suggested to wear sun protection, a light jacket on cooler days and sturdy walking shoes. Registrants must have the ability to climb up one step onto the surrey bicycle.
The Surrey Ride Program has been well received by passengers and FLT volunteer peddlers have benefited greatly from meeting and visiting with the riders, organizers say. The surrey was a donation by FLT to Sarasota County to promote the Legacy Trail and other county parks.
To pre-register for your free surrey ride, call 941-486-2757. The Sandra Sims Terry Community Center at Laurel Park is located at 509 Collins Rd., Laurel.
For more information, contact the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.
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