Naples Velo Bicycle Club(NV) is a not-for-profit organization promoting cycling at all skill levels and dedicated to improving cycling safety and awareness in southwest Florida. Towards these objectives, NV promotes cycling activities, develops and conducts educational programs on cycling safety and skills, enhances cycling awareness through advertising and community events and supports the enactment of cycling safety laws, amateur cycling racing, and other charitable organizations with a common mission.
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Two cycling clubs in southwest Florida are joining forces to enhance cycling safety.
Don Pouliot, president of Southwest Florida Bicycle Club (SOWFLO) and Don Rupprecht, president of Naples Velo Bicycle Club (NVBC) announced that their respective organizations have established a collaborative effort to make southwest Florida a safer environment for cyclists of all types and skill levels.
Recently, NVBC obtained agreement with the Collier County Sheriff’s Dept. to display electric traffic signs with cycling safety messages on the roads of Collier County. SOWFLO will serve as the liaison with the Sheriff’s Department on a continuing basis to ensure the longevity of this public cycling safety communications program.
NVBC has also obtained a commitment from Collier County road maintenance staff to eliminate the encroachment of vegetation on the bike lane along Vanderbilt Drive in order to recoup the use of the full width of this bike lane.
Both clubs offer cycling skills classes to anyone interested in improving their knowledge of proper cycling etiquette, cyclists’ legal rights on the road and bicycle handling skills. In the future, NVBC and SOWFLO will implement additional projects to enhance cycling safety and create a bicycle friendly environment in southwest Florida.
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*Bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. Motorists must treat cyclists the same as drivers of other motor vehicles. Bicyclists have a right to be and should be traveling on the road in the same direction as traffic. They are part of the traffic and share the road with other drivers