Anna Maria Island bicycling is fantastic for many reasons. Once you take a bike ride around the island you are sure to agree. From perfect year round weather to scenic bike routes, Anna Maria Island bicycling is wonderful.
See Anna Maria Island by Bike!
There are several things to keep in mind while biking the island. Below is the Harrington House list of things to know while cruising around by bike.
Anna Maria Island Bicycling – where to get a bike?
While visiting The Harrington House you will have beach bikes available for use. However, if you like to rent your own bike there are several equipment rental companies on Anna Maria Island. Check out Fun and More Rentals in Holmes Beach or Beach Bums in the city of Anna Maria. Both offer affordable options for bikes and many other equipment options.
When bicycling on the island it is important to use common sense bike and road safety. Prior to riding, always be sure the bike is in good working order. Once you are out and about be alert of both car and foot traffic. Never assume a vehicle driver can see you. Try to make direct eye contact with car drivers when crossing at an intersection. Never ride your bike against the flow of traffic, and always walk your bike across intersections.
Where to bike
You can ride your bike along any roadways on Anna Maria Island, however, bikes are not allowed on the beach to protect wildlife. The sand on Anna Maria Island is so soft you probably wouldn’t want to ride on it anyway.
There is a bike trail along Coquina Beach on the south end of Anna Maria Island. This is a popular short trail with a great deal of shade from trees. Additionally, Robinson Preserve offers gorgeous paths. There is a Robinson Preserve bike access just over the Manatee Bridge on Perico Island. For a longer trip, ride your bike over the bridge and into the preserve. The Manatee Avenue access is located just by 107th Crt W on the north side of the road.
Still not convinced Anna Maria Island is perfect by bike? Check out this article from the Huffington Post!