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Sharky's On The Pier


Avid pedalers and supporting fans from near and far will be traveling to Venice Beach to be apart of the bike event of the season– Sharky’s Ride the Beaches. The charitable foundation, Ride the Beaches, Inc. is headed by Marc Alton, a local cycling enthusiast himself and Venice Pier Group’s Executive Chef.  Along with Alton dishing up some of the the tastiest seafood coming out of Venice, he and Sharky's on the Pier started this ride as a way to give back to the community and enhance cycling in our area. Cranking into high gear now celebrating it’s 16th year in existence, they’ll continue the trend of donating every penny to the following three charities– Livestrong, Team Tony and Friends of the Legacy Trail. This highly anticipated fundraiser has burned some serious rubber over the past 15 years, growing consistently in popularity and attendance. No surprise this year’s expected to attract the most exciting turnout yet.

Participants will have the choice of three scenic bike routes– the 15 Mile Ride, 35 Mile Ride or 70 Mile Ride. No worries about the food/beverage situation– Sharky’s has the sandy carpet laid out. All riders will start the day with complimentary breakfast smack dab on the beach consisting of fresh fruit, juices, bagels, fruit bread and coffee. All rest stops will be stocked with bountiful water, sports drinks, fresh fruit, snacks and sandwiches. Upon crossing the finish line, riders can look forward to catching their breath and filling their mouths by enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch with beer and refreshments included, not to mention the best Gulf Coast view in town. Whether championing one of the bike routes or cheerleading on the sidelines, this annual event brings together all walks of life in a fun community setting. Cruise down to see what all the hype is about– Sunday, April 29th from 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Cost to participate is $40 with online registration available at

1600 Harbor Dr. South, Venice, FL (941)488-1456

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