Situated just 9 miles East of Siesta Key, Myakka River State Park is a sprawling wildlife wonderland that epitomizes "Old Florida" beauty. Our beaches are undeniably breathtaking but most locals will agree: Myakka is a must! On this E-bike adventure we are pretty much guaranteed to see tons of alligators (from a safe distance), deer, numerous types of birds and plant life and possibly even wild boar! My favorite attraction, the canopy walk, allows you to walk on a suspension bridge thru the tree tops to the other end where you can go up another 40 ft., leading you to the most jaw-dropping view you'll encounter this trip. We meet in the parking lot just past the ranger's station (immediately to your left) near the park's entrance (13208 St. Rd. 72) but from there our options are endless! Smooth paved trails, grassy savanna, swampy marsh, nice and easy beginner trails up to a bit more rugged, off the beaten path trails, Myakka has it all! Our bikes average about 40-55 miles per battery charge so we are able to see more of the park than you'd be able to get to otherwise. We provide plenty of photos so this is sure to be an experience you won't soon forget!
Hello! My name is Derek and I'm the owner, founder and operator of Sarasota's first and only bicycle tour and rental company to focus exclusively on high-end electric bikes. I have been a life-long avid bicyclist and have had the opportunity to explore every inch of one of Florida's largest, oldest and most beautiful state parks. The park is noted for it's wildlife and numerous rare birds that can only be seen in Florida that call the park home, and I can show you them all!! I have a wealth of knowledge about the park and it's history that I cannot wait to share!
light snacks- granola bars,fruit etc
Cold water throughout the trip
E-bike and all necessary safety equipment
Our first stop along the ride is the bridge that overlooks the Myakka River where we are sure to be treated to a photo op with many of the large gators that inhabit the area. Next we typically take a stroll across the canopy walk where you'll experience views of a side of FL you may have otherwise never been introduced to. The majestic Upper Myakka Lake at the head of the park is another must-see but from there where the ride leads is up to you!
E-Bike Myakka State Park Wildlife Tour