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Rent Bikes for the Venice Waterway Trail

Venice Waterway Trail

The Venice Waterway Trail is a biking and walking trail that runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in the vicinity of Venice Florida. (The ICW divides the City of Venice into the ISLAND-side, and the MAINLAND-side.) The official name of the trail is the The Venetian Waterway Park Trail. The trail is often called the Venice Waterway Trail, or just the Venice Trail, for short.

There are several access points on both sides of the ICW. 

Shamrock Park is our primary delivery location for folks looking to rent bikes for the Venice Waterway Trail

the Venice Waterway Trail is one of the bike trails near Venice Florida

Shamrock Park

3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice Florida.

Shamrock Park is at the southern end of The Venice Waterway Trail. It has a large playground, tennis courts, restrooms, cold-water drinking-fountains, picnic-pavilions, nature trails, and an excellent nature-museum. Plenty of parking is available year-round. The back side of the park property is directly adjacent to the Venice Trail, and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Hop on your rental bikes and follow a short, paved path to the trail. Signs show the way.

Once you are on the Venice Trail you can ride North toward Legacy Park and access the beginning of The Legacy Trail. Likewise, from anywhere on the Legacy Trail you can reach Shamrock Park simply by pedaling South.

This park has daylight operational hours, and the entrance gate closes at night. If you park at Shamrock be aware that your car can become locked in the park if you do not leave before closing time! Check with Sarasota County for times of operation.

Getting to Shamrock Park by Car

We often recommend this starting location to our customers who are coming to the area from points south of Venice. If you are coming from points north of Venice Oscar Scherer Park is a better starting point that will save you some driving.)

It’s not too difficult to get to the park from I-75, but there are several turns. Generally trusting your GPS reckoning should get you there. 

Coming from the south, take Exit-191 (River Road), and Turn Left under the Interstate. Pass Venice Avenue, and Turn Right on Center Road. At US Hiway 41 Turn Left and go about half a mile. Turn Right on Shamrock Drive. Go two miles and Turn Right into the park. Upon arrival at the entrance to the park drive all the way in and pick a spot anywhere near the big building.

Rent bikes for the Venice Waterway Trail

Rental Bikes are delivered to Shamrock Park on the Venice Waterway Trail by 9:30 AM.  Look for them near the main near the main pavilion building. You DO NOT need to be present at the exact time of delivery. Your bikes will be awaiting your arrival. You can start at whatever time of the morning is convenient for you after delivery.

When your bikes have been delivered you will receive a text showing their location in one of the bike racks. Please return by 5:00 PM and lock your bikes in one of the bike racks, and give us a quick phone call, or reply to the text.

Book your rental bikes using the form below by 8:00 PM the night before. OR, call us at 941-412-3821 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM the day before your ride. Please leave a message otherwise. (Some same-day service is available by calling the bike-shop reservation line: 941-412-3821)

Bike locks, Helmets and Baskets are included free. After the payment processing you will be able to indicate how many of each you need. (Baskets are only available for adult bikes.)

  • Adult Bikes 25

    Choose from 21-Speed Hybrids or 7-Speed Comfort Cruisers

  • 24-inch Kids Bikes 20

    Suitable for 11 to 13 year old riders. Handbrakes, multiple gears.

  • Child Trailers 25

    Suitable for a couple of toddlers, or infant plus toddler. 100 pound capacity. Can be attached to your bike, or one of our rentals.