Biking On Siesta Key
A fabulous way to explore Siesta Key and what it has to offer is by bike. Biking is an easy and fun way to get around the island.
You can ride on the hard packed sand on the beach, on one of the many bike paths and also on sidewalks on SK.
If you choose to ride on the beach, you’ve got approximately 6 miles of beach to see. You’ll want to go on this adventure during daylight hours because there are no lights on the beach. It is also turtle nesting season between May and October, and you won’t be able to see the hatchlings crawling towards the water. The tide is high at night and there is less beach to ride on, and you may not be able to see holes or sandcastles left by children.
The only place that you will need to walk your bike is a small stretch of public beach between the lifeguard stands.
On Siesta Key, you can also ride on the sidewalks to the Village where you can explore the many shops, restaurants and bars.
Remember to be alert to turning cars on the roads and to be aware of your surroundings.
In Florida, cyclists are required to obey the same traffic laws that apply to cars.
•obey all traffic control signals
•use bike lanes whenever possible
•ride in the same direction as cars and stay to the right
•cars must yield to cyclists when turning
•cyclists are allowed to use sidewalks and crosswalks, but they must yield to pedestrians
•don’t wear earbuds or headphones while riding
•if riding at night, use a front and rear light
•children under 16 are required to wear helmets