Free Bicycle Loaner Program

Working with the City of Punta Gorda, TEAM Punta Gorda offers Free Loaner Bicycles at four locations. Check out this video recognizing our ten year anniversary. Turn up the volume!

 

There are 36 bicycles, 3 tricycles and one hand-pedal bike at locations throughout the city:

Fishermen’s Village -1200 W Retta Esplanade, 941-575-3000  (NOTE: Construction at Fishermen’s Village will necessitate closing of this site starting June 7, 2021. Reopening date will be announced later.)

• Laishley Marina – 120 Laishley Ct, 941-621-4190 

• Four Points Sheraton – 33 Tamiami Trail, 941-637-6770

Bayfront Wellness Center – 733 E. Olympia, 941-637-2450

 

 

It’s easy to borrow a bike:

• Check in with host site.
• They will copy your ID and credit card; copies will be destroyed when you return the bike.
• Sign the City of Punta Gorda “rider waiver.”
• You will be provided a helmet, lock and cable, Punta Gorda Pathways Map and a TEAM Loaner Bicycle Brochure.
• Hop on and have fun!

PLEASE NOTE: Bikes must be returned to the site from which they were borrowed. The times of bike availability vary with each location, but in most cases, bikes are to be returned by 4 pm.

 

Although bikes are available to the public for free, the program is supported by the generosity of people like you. It’s easy and rewarding.

  • Make a nominal CASH DONATION at the bike site.
  • BECOME A SPONSOR! Individuals or organizations can sponsor a bike and be recognized in TEAM media as well as with a placard on the bike.

A BIG THANKS to sponsors who have joined us this year:

  • Jeanne and Kevin Hogan
  • Marianne Lilly, Re Max Harbor Realty
  • Lennore Shubel, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen’s Village
  • Charlotte Community Foundation
  • Punta Gorda Rotary Club

 

Help maintain our bicycle fleet. If you like to be outdoors and can operate a bicycle pump, you’d be a perfect fit for our team. Our bicycle team members visit the  bike sites once per week and do minor repairs such as tighten chains, adjust seats, put air in tires, etc.  We use ACME Bicycle Shop for more serious repairs.

For more information, call TEAM at 941-637-8326.