This is not a scooter shop, but a meeting place to get comfortable on the scooters without worrying about traffic.
The best place for us is to meet folks down at the tennis court parking lot, at North Shore Park in Old Northeast along St Petersburg Bay. The address is 1200 North Shore Drive NE, St Petersburg FL, 33701.
Please call and make an appointment.
I like to meet at this location because it is a large parking lot with typically only a few cars. It is in the middle of a 7 mile park system along the Bay that winds around the Vinoy and into Downtown St Petersburg.
This location also provides clean bathrooms with a refrigerated water fountain adjacent to the parking lot.
The meeting place is also a great starting point to investigate Snell Isle, Old Northeast, the seven mile long network parks along Tampa Bay. Soon you will be able to see the new Pier slated to be built by 2018. Also, you are 12 blocks away from downtown St Petersburg, which offers dining with views long the bay on Beach Drive.
Plan on spending at least an hour visiting Snell Isle if you have new riders. Remember, they will not want to go much faster than 20-25 mph for a while because this is how fast they went on bicycles.
See Blog on Snell Isle
To get to the ‘Beach’ from here there are several ways. The Beach is actually a set of beaches and small towns that stretch from Clearwater to the north down to southern most point, Pass-a-Grill Beach which is just south of the Don Cesar Hotel. The simplest and most recommended way to get to the beach from the meeting place (downtown St Petersburg) is to go down Central Avenue straight out to Treasure Island. When Central Avenue dead-ends into the beach you will be on Gulf Blvd and the Thunder Bird Hotel will be clearly visible.
If you take a right (go North), you will eventually come to Clearwater. After riding through Maderia Beach, St John’s Pass Village (good for folks who like to shop), Redington Beaches, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks, Bellaire Shores, Bellaire Beach, and then SandKey Park.
If you take a left (go South), you will go to Sunset Beach, Blind Pass (not a beach), and St Pete Beach before reaching Pass-a-Grille Beach. Nearby after going through toll roads is Fort Desoto Beach which is a State Park and a lot of beach without the hotels and shops.
See Blog about getting to Gulf Beaches