10 or 20 mile ride 🚴🚴 (12-15mph) and or one hour kayak 🛶 at Fort DeSoto

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The Island Grille & Raw Bar

210 Madonna Blvd · Tierra Verde, FL

How to find us

We drive a qhite Kia and a red and white Dodge Charger, park in back right by marina and street.

Location image of event venue


A group member saw them setting up bike racks and a sign that roads will be closed until 9am for a triathlon, so we are pushing our start to 930.

We will meet at The Island Grille & Raw Bar parking lot, 210 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, turn at 711 / Shell immediately after bridge to find lot and avoid construction. If you drive past 711 and Century 21 you missed it!

This is after construction and draw bridge

Please be there by 15 minutes early so we can have the rubber to the road as scheduled.

This will give you a 20.4 or so-mile ride for your total distance, with a kayak ride at about half way mark, and you won’t have to pay the $5 Parking fee for your vehicle in the park!

This is a moderate paced at maybe 12-15 ride with all skill levels welcomed. We always have a sweep rider' so no one gets left behind!
Breakaways for faster riders.

Some of us will kayak for 1 hour at Fort Desoto, they say no reservations. Both times I have done it I saw dolphins and cool birds. Some may skip kayak portion.

Come See The Manatee, Egrets and Dolphin on a self-guided eco-tour -
Includes a guide book that tells about the history, plants and creatures you'll see along the way!

Kayak Rentals[masked]
Rental Rates for Kayaks
Single Kayak / Canoe
1 Hour $23, or if you prefer,
2 Hours $29
4 Hours $39
All Day $55

Double Kayak / Canoe
1 Hour $30
2 Hours $40
4 Hours $55
All Day $70

Another option is meet us in park at big flagpole at about 9:50 and ride 4 miles then kayak then ride another 6 miles

Third option just kayak at about 10:20

Photos from another time - hit slide show https://www.meetup.com/Pinellas-Pedalers/photos/29586014/#[masked]

Kayak info at http://www.unitedparkservices.com/kayak.html

As usual we can stop at Island Grille after the ride where we will enjoy:

Good Food or adult beverages
Good Company, and
Good Stories!

Please be sure to pump up your tires, bring and wear a helmet, and be there 15 minutes before we are scheduled to roll. Also don’t forget hydration for the ride and a couple bucks for optional food or adult beverages after the ride.

Post questions here or IM us through Meetup.

Map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28854577/

You accept all risk of participation in this outdoor activity.

By registering and participating in this meetup, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement:

I understand that bicycling and other activities herein involve certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to fully assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all traffic laws and regulations and agree to bicycle in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity.

Photos from an earlier ride, hit slide show ,

Probability of heavy rain or thunder/lightning or heavy winds may cause cancellation. Check back morning of event.

Post questions here or IM us through Meetup.

A joint outing with Pinellas Pedalers.
Please Rsvo there too, https://www.meetup.com/Pinellas-Pedalers/events/263103583/

Also, please join us: Cocoa Beach, Key West or here or our other outings:

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