Naples Velo Board Members

Learn more about our Naples Velo Cycling Club Board of Trustees:

          drupprecht@live.com

Events

Questions .... Comments?

Contact Naples Velo Club President
Don Rupprecht, drupprecht@live.com

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Naples Pathways Coalition

NAPLES PATHWAYS COALITION is a non-profit group of local citizens advocating a fully integrated and safe transportation network of sidewalks, bike lanes, bike paths, multi-use paths and greenways for use by cyclists, pedestrians and other people-powered transport throughout Naples and Collier County. 

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Naples Velo - A Community Site and Club Serving Naples and ALL of Southwest Florida

OUR MISSION

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.  

                                         Naples Velo Bicycle Club is a member of the League of American Bicyclists                                                      and the Florida Bicycle Association.

Not a Naples Velo Cycling Club Member? Learn More.

Community membership on this Home Page is FREE, but CLUB Membership offers LOTS of GREAT BENEFITS! 

Contribute to Naples Velo!

On November 19, 2016, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Take Advantage Before Big Tax Changes Arrive”. The article suggests that with tax reform being a major objective of the new Republican administration, the value of tax deductions, such as, charitable contributions may decline or be eliminated. Therefore, people should move forward any planned charitable contributions into 2016 in order to maximize their value.

Naples Velo Cycling Alliance, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation affiliated with Naples Velo bicycle Club. Its purpose is to solicit tax exempt contributions to fund cycling safety and awareness enhancement programs in southwest Florida.

Now is an excellent time to make a contribution to Naples Velo Cycling Alliance, Inc. 

Not only will you be making a sound tax reduction decision, but more importantly, you will be supporting a vibrant effort by Naples Velo to educate the cyclists, motorists and public officials about the needs and the benefits of a bicycle friendly and safe environment in southwest Florida.

Some of the programs supported by Naples Velo Cycling Alliance, Inc. include, but are not limited to:

  1. Produced and distributed a 30 second video about the Florida 3 foot law.
  2. Hired a PR firm to promote articles in newspapers and spots on TV about cycling safety.
  3. Partnered with the Collier County Sheriff’s Dept. to display cycling safety messages on electric mobile road signs.
  4. Financially support other charitable organizations in the area that promote cycling awareness among the general population.

To Contribute:

Please make checks payable to Naples Velo Cycling Alliance, Inc. and mail it to:

Naples Velo

2390 Tamiami Trail North

Suite 202

Naples, Florida 34103 

Membership Renewal

Thank you so much for your past support of our fantastic cycling club, The Naples Velo!  We appreciate each and every one of our awesome members.  Annual paid memberships to our growing club will expire on November 1, 2016.  We encourage you to renew your membership today! If you have already joined the club or renewed your membership on or after August 1, 2016, your dues payment will be applied to the 2017 membership year.

Our largest social event, The Annual Holiday Party, is coming up on December 14 , 2015.  You must be a paid member to attend this event!  Guests of paid members are welcome as well.    In addition to this ‘must attend’ event, there are many more great reasons for being a paid member, such as:

  • Great Social events throughout the year, donut ride, poker ride, happy hours, tailgate parties, etc!
  • Support and sponsorship of local area organizations and events, Friends of the River of Grass Greenway,  Special Olympics, Pan Florida Challenge, Naples Pathway Coalition  and the Sweetheart Ride for Drug Free Collier.
  • Club Kits – New club kits with more bright orange safety color
  • A new and improved Website with limited access to the members only areas
  • Free Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Medical Expenses Insurance
    • Naples Velo maintains $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment and $10,000 Medical Expense benefit coverage on all active members when participating in a Naples Velo sponsored event/ride. The Medical Expense benefit is full excess. It only applies if and when all other coverage has been exhausted. (Both coverages are, of course, subject to all policy provisions.)
  • Improved modes of communication
    • NaplesVelo.com Updates for community and/or club members
    • Group Emailing/Text Messaging
    • Group discussions and ride hook-ups
    • Naples Velo Facebook Page Updates
  • Discounts with a club membership card at many area merchants including bike shops
    • Naples Cyclery, 10% discount on all items except certain brands, such as, Garmin.
    • Bike Route, 5% discount added to Loyalty Card resulting in 10% total discount.
    • Trek in Naples and Estero, 10% discount on parts, clothing, nutrition and accessories; 10% discount on Pro Bike Fitting Services; 10% discount on Custom Project One Bicycles
    • Big Mama’s Bike Shop, 10% discount on all items
    • Mountain & Road Bikes, 15% discount on all items except bicycles.
    • Kunjani Craft, Coffee and Gallery, 10% discount on all purchases
    • Moe’s, 10% discount on all orders
    • Olde Naples Chocolate, 10% discount
    • Philly Pretzel Factory, 10% discount
  • Club Policy and Direction – At our annual meeting each year, attending members participate in helping set the future direction of the Club, including the election of Board of Trustee members and establishing the amount of annual dues.
  • Organized and monitored group rides for all skill levels
    • Fun Rides
    • Daily tempo rides
    • Holiday Rides
    • Special Events Rides
  • Training
    • Training Rides (Every Monday and Saturday)
    • Free Cycling Skills and Safety Clinics
  • Out of Town Touring Rides: - Club members actively participate as a group in a number of out-of-town touring rides throughout the state of Florida (and beyond). It’s great to travel and hang-out with fellow Club members at these events.
  • Free T-shirts: This year, for the first 275 individuals and families (limit of two shirts per family) who renew their membership and new members will receive a free cycling safety T-shirt.
  • And, especially, support of enhancement of cycling safety and awareness projects developed and implemented by your Naples Velo Bicycle Club.
    • Bike Lane maintenance
    • Electronic cycling safety messages on roadways
    • Free safety message T-shirt
    • Video cycling safety message for TV, websites, Facebook and special events
    • Distribution of cycling safety brochures in local bike shops, hotels and at residential community meetings.

Membership is $40 for an individual and $70 for a family

JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!! 

Join Us on Our GROUP RIDES!

Click the Group Rides graphic above to see ALL of our Naples area Group Rides.  Come join us! Everyone is welcomed !! But first, sign the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement. And Second, follow the Bicyclists' Code of Conduct set forth below.

Rules of the Road

Bicyclists' Code of Conduct

  1. ALWAYS wear a helmet
  2. Do not wear headphones
  3. Never ride against traffic
  4. Avoid riding on the sidewalk wherever possible
  5. Stop for stop signs and red lights
  6. Follow lane markings
  7. Honor others right of way
  8. Use hand signals and verbal communications
  9. Call out debris in the road
  10. Be predictable
  11. Ride single file with traffic
  12. When riding in a pace line:
    1. Do not overlap with the bicycle in front of you
    2. Maintain an even pace and do not allow a gap to be created in front of you
    3. When rotating off the front, do not stop pedaling until you have moved off the front of the line
    4. Do not cut into the line unless the rider behind you has approved your move
    5. Be alert to the actions of the riders in front of you
  13. Don't unnecessarily block traffic
  14. Always use lights front and back at night and it also helps your visibility during the day.
  15. No aero bar use in a group ride.
  16. Conform to the maximum speed of the ride.
  17. Provide feedback and direction to new and/or unsafe riders.

MOTORISTS' ETIQUETTE

Motorists' Etiquette Regarding Bicyclists

  1. Share the road with other vehicles, bicycles*
  2. Provide 3 feet of room when passing a bicycle
  3. Do not turn right in front of a bicycle
  4. Expect bicycles to move left in the traffic lane to pass and avoid debris in the road
  5. When a lane is too narrow to pass a bicyclist safely, wait until the adjoining lane is clear
  6. Give bicyclist all the right of way as any other full size slow moving vehicle
  7. When parked at a curb do not open the door on the traffic side of the vehicle without making sure that the lane is clear of vehicles including bicycles
  8. Remember to be especially careful around bicyclists because any accident with them will probably result in serious injury

*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

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