Our family, like yours, grew up bicycling.
Learning to ride a bike is a childhood milestone and almost a rite of passage when you’re a kid. Bicycling has become a part of American culture.
Bicycling, once learned, is never forgotten.
Sometimes years pass between rides but we jump on and go. Getting a new bike is always a rewarding experience and we have something for everyone.
Bicycling is a traditional form of exercise, recreation and sport. I grew up having a bike and remember the excitement when I outgrew one and needed something new. As my family grew so did the tradition of having a bike to ride.
While looking for quality bikes for my family, we went to a trade show to see the variety. The next thing I knew, a conversation with a corporate representative turned into Sparky’s Green Rides.
Sparky’s Green Rides sets an example for kids, families, and communities that being “green” is a responsible choice.
Bicycle styles and technology have opened doors for commuters and cyclists with diverse products that provide comfort and quality.
Check out the electric bikes, the water bikes, and the recumbent bikes and explore the new world of bicycling.
Great Place to Raise A Family
Great Place to Own A Business
The lack of available quality bikes in the area didn’t compute. This area is beautiful and offers trails for every type of rider at every riding level. Plus, finding a qualified location for service was another challenge. I took action and opened Sparky’s Green Rides with the support of my lovely wife. Our oldest is often in the store, dreaming of the day it may be hers. Always eager to help, you will enjoy her cheerful greeting as you walk into our door.
The people from the Nature Coast are pleasant and enthusiastic about bicycling. The tourists bring with them a desire to see everything nature has to offer along the endless Florida trails. This is a beautiful place to live and to visit.
If you get a chance and you are passing through, stop in, say hello, and get 20% all accessories purchased just for saying you were on the website.
Manatee Capital of the World
See Manatees by bike!
Thousands of people come to the Nature Coast to see the manatees. The Crystal River and Homosassa Florida area is known as the manatee capital of the world. Sparky’s Green Rides is located right on the Cross Town Trail on Hwy 19 in Crystal River. Rent a bicycle and see many tourist sites known for manatees by bike. If you are visiting the area, stop in and we will show you all the places to see manatees by bike.
You can’t find a more diverse environment for cyclist than what we have here in Florida.
Mountain bike enthusiast have terrain opportunities for any experience level and off-road riders of the Santos Trails are promised many challenges. Get lost in the fun as you experience the 85 miles of trails that spread over 85,000 acres in Florida. The Santos Trails include both natural and man-made trails, tricks, ramps, jumps, and challenges for thousands of visitors every year.
Sparky’s Green Rides has a diverse selection of Mountain, Off-road, and Trail bicycles for all your extreme cycling.
The Withlacoochee State Trail, the longest in the state of Florida, provides 46 miles of paved trails and runs along the Withlacoochee River through Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties and through the Withlacoochee State Forest. Visitors come from all over the world to ride this trail system.
Leisure rides for recreation and exercise require a bicycle that offers comfort and we have a large selection of many styles.
A good fit is important when looking for a bicycle for path, road, and hard packed surfaces so stop in and find something perfect for your needs.