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February 2019

It’s easy to get swept up in the euphoria of the latest extension news.  After all, It’s all good news, vision morphing into reality.  But there’s much more going on along the existing trail.  Let me highlight a few examples this past month.  Continue Reading.

Trail Extension Update

County Seeks Bond Funds for Legacy Trail Extension 
Taking the first visible step to implement the will of County voters, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on January 29, to seek up to $65 million in new bond funds to finance the extension of The Legacy Trail.  Continue Reading.

Meet Us at The Mansion!
February Social and Membership Meeting
WHERE:  Edson Keith Estate,  5500 Tamiami Trail
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 6PM Social time, 6:30PM Meeting.
WHO:  Featured speaker: Becky Afonso, Executive Director, Florida Bicycle Association, discusses local, regional, state trails and how they will link. More info here.
Info Table Volunteers Needed
Info Tables Begin Again Soon!!  More info here.

Join our Speakers Bureau
FLT Speakers Bureau is looking for individuals who are comfortable presenting to a wide variety of groups to spread the word and excitement about The Legacy Trail.  Keep Reading.  
Rita Miotti, Volunteer Coordinator
Don't Hit the Road Without One!
Did You Know:
--Kids age 5--14 go-->​ER for bike injuries more than injuries from any other sport.
--A properly fitted helmet reduces risk of brain injury by 88%
--FL Law: bike rider/passenger <16 must wear a properly fitted & fastened bike helmet.
--We will have helmet fittings on the trail for kids March 2 and April 6.
Here is everything you need to know about bike helmets.  Thanks to Community Foundation of Sarasota County for Funding the New Safety Signs!  Photo Credit: Jerry Droll.
We Do Too -- And It Shows!

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Tour de Parks 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Ride Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Our annual FUN ride features distances of 21, 35, 62 miles, and 12 scenic parks in Sarasota County. Registration is $40 and includes T-shirts, Breakfast, Lunch, and Rest Stop Snacks and SAG.  Register Now! Prices go up February 28!  Details here.
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It’s busy season, and it’s important to follow basic rules and etiquette on the trail. Remember, The Legacy Trail is a multi-use trail. We have cyclists, walkers, roller bladers, parents with strollers, dog walkers and more!  Continue Reading.
Know Someone With Mobility Challenges?
They CAN Enjoy a Ride On The Trail!

Register at 941-486-2757

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Interested in Sunday Bicycle Rides
through the Everglades?

More info here.
No registration fee – sign up to receive updates/weather conditions and more information – email

Tuesday, February 5
February Social and Membership Meeting
Edson Keith Estate,  5500 Tamiami Trail
6PM Social time
6:30PM Meeting

Save The Date:
Saturday, March 2
Free Helmet Fitting for Kids
Historic Nokomis Community Day

11AM -- 2PM
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The Legacy Trail, and its Trail Connectors -- Now and for Future Generations.

Our mailing address is:
Friends of The Legacy Trail
P.O. Box 792
Osprey, FL 34229

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