Sarasota and Manatee
Ride of Silence

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent 7 mile silent slow-paced ride (max 12mph) in honor of those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

Meet at 6:30 at Sarasota Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3600 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Ride begins at 7pm.

Click Ride of Silence for more information or call 941-928-1502


Chris Prokosch
FLAP Administrator

Ride Leaders - Please see Chris at a regular Club Ride or mail your Sign-in Sheets to her at:

Chris Prokosch
1305 86th Ct NW
Bradenton, FL 34209

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Welcome to Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle Club!

Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club

Founded in 1974, the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of bicycling in Sarasota and Manatee Counties on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

The Club promotes bicycling for physical fitness, health, sport, recreation and transportation.

The Club takes an active role in the area to further the interests and safety of all cyclists.

Ride Schedules


Weekly Rides

May Rides

June Rides

Start Locations for Rides

Rider Guidelines


June 6th, 8:30AM

Solomonís Castle Ride

Come storm the ramparts of the Castle, enjoy a great ride in the country and picnic under the trees (food provided by the club) following the ride. Group rate of $8 per person to tour castle.

Click Solomon's Castle for more information on one of the areas's most unique attractions.

All rides start from the Castle

Be sure to check your inbox for more information.



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Rides and Leader Forms
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Events and Rides ...

Check the Events section for latest news that is not in the current bi-monthly newsletter. Rides button includes latest updates too.


Tom Bridges -
Our new Social Chair

Tom and Nancy Janus change seats with Tom taking the chair position while Nancy stays involved as a director and a social committee member.

Become a Member...

Join or renew!

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and reap the benefits:

  • Guided Group Rides
  • Bi-Monthly newsletter
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Discounts at local shops
  • many sponsored events.

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