Naples Velo Community

"Our mission is to build a community that promotes cycling at all skill levels"

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Click the image below to learn more about the local area DISCOUNTS available to Naples Velo Cycling Club members.

Welcome to Our Online Community!

Naples Velo is the longest running bicycle club in Southwest Florida.

In 1994, Naples Velo members decided to register as a team with the United States Cycling Federation. These core members not only raced as a team, but went on to host races, plan rides, and events and set the seeds for the club as it now stands today.

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We encourage all Community members to join the Naples Velo Bicycle Club, but Club membership is NOT required to participate in this Community. Find out more about the benefits of joining by clicking on the banner below.

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

856 Cycling Community Members and Growing! 

Not a Naples Velo Cycling CLUB Member? Then join the ClubCommunity membership on this site is FREE, but CLUB Membership offers LOTS of GREAT BENEFITS! 

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October Fest

Safer Cycling in SWFL

The News-Press Covers cycling safety in Southwest Florida. 

To read more about this story click on the link below.  

Rich Crouse spotted a white sedan barreling toward him on a recent Saturday morning in Fort Myers Beach.

I'm going to die, he thought.

The driver had already weaved in and out of a line of 10 cyclists, downing other riders coming from Naples this month. Crouse pedaled even closer to the concrete barrier on the shoulder. The 56-year-old couldn't fathom why the car wasn't stopping or moving to an open lane.

He bounced from the hood as the 84-year-old driver's car shoved him along the pavement before braking. 

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/sw-florida-earning-bad-cycling-reputation/12921959/

An 84-year-old driver who struck and injured three cyclists Saturday morning on Fort Myers Beach told an investigator he was on his way to a class to learn to play bridge and couldn't avoid hitting the riders, a report said.

Lee Lester Luenser, of Fort Myers Beach, was cited for careless driving and operating a vehicle with an expired tag, reports say. He was not arrested.

For more click on the link below.  

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/fort-myers-beach/2014/07/15/elderly-driver-hit-cyclists-way-bridge-class/12701711/

Naples crash spurs change, enforcement and signage

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Chuck Kelly led a pack of dozens of cyclists pedaling north on Crayton Road through a Naples neighborhood.

A cloudy morning in late January, the temperature hovered below 70 degrees. The 57-year-old lawyer pulled at a fast clip, his strong thighs bringing the speed to around 24 mph. The speed limit on this stretch is 30. He spotted a green light and moved into the left-turn lane.

Kelly was just about to turn when Mitch Norgart, a few riders behind, heard frantic shouting from the rear of the group: Car back! Car back!

SWFL cyclists face injury, death on dangerous roads

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Steven Von Williamsen reached for wife Sarah's hand as the pair pedaled past royal palm trees along McGregor Boulevard. Doves cooed, welcoming a golden dusk. She on a lime-green three-speed, he on a customized red bicycle, they headed toward downtown Fort Myers with 200 other riders, quiet but for the clicking of spokes and gears as part of last month's Ride of Silence — an international event to remember cyclists who have been killed or injured.

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Latest Activity

JAMES TIRABASSI is now a member of Naples Velo Community
5 hours ago
Tom Wilson updated their profile
17 hours ago
Tom Wilson and Tim Cranch are now friends
17 hours ago
Tom Wilson is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Saturday
John F Depew updated their profile
Saturday
William Percival updated their profile
Friday
Tony Renda and Brian Meany are now friends
Sep 5
MANUEL ALFONSO DE LA VEGA TOLEDO left a comment for Tim Cranch
"Tim thanks for the warm welcome! I am designing a four difficult level, 20-25 miles mountain bike trail at Picayune Strand State Forest, three miles east from Collier Blvd at Sabal Palm Road (starting at the Sabal Palm Trailhead). I work for the…"
Sep 4
Annette Marchand is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Sep 3
William (BILL) Alexaander is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Aug 31
Profile IconJudy Elias and Mark Clegg joined Naples Velo Community
Aug 27
John O'Bryan commented on Robert williams's blog post January 2015 rides
"Rob, I assume you are referring to the Vanderbilt Beach Library. I have never ridden in that group so I'm not sure if it is still an active group ride or it's been merged into one of the other rides (there are quite a few so it's…"
Aug 26
Robert williams commented on Robert williams's blog post January 2015 rides
"Hello john, Thanks for your response, I have had a look at the group rides, this jan 14 I went to the meeting place a couple of times at the naples library and no one turned up . So I really hope to have a few group rides next jan 15, as riding…"
Aug 26
Profile IconEric Olivier Frantz, MANUEL ALFONSO DE LA VEGA TOLEDO and Jim Sontag joined Naples Velo Community
Aug 24
Jim Sontag was featured
Aug 23
John O'Bryan commented on Robert williams's blog post January 2015 rides
"Robert you might take a look at the top of the page at "Events/Rides/Tours". Most group rides in the local area are listed there. Also Moe's Bike Brunch is typically around the end of January (last year it was on the 26th). It's…"
Aug 23

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The Naples Velo Community Cycling Resource Center -- Our growing directory of area businesses who offer bicycle equipment, parts, supplies, goods and services -- including bike fitting, training, coaching, and other services specific to the cycling community.

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Naples Velo Board Members

Meet our Naples Velo Cycling Club Board of Trustees:

- Bill Beynon, President

Michael Dill, Vice President

- Sundi Faith, Treasurer

- Tim Cranch, Secretary

Tony Catalina

- Erik Kellar

- Karen Newman

Rick Rinella

Michael Robinson

- Kurt Shearer

Ted Zelman

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