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12-14 mph rides 1 Reply

Started by John Bruno in News and Information. Last reply by Patrick Steffy May 20.

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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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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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Len Egdish left a comment for Sundi Faith
"I would be happy to lead a slower ride like 12-15 MPH. Why don't we should for the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month leaving from Naples Cyclery at 6:00 PM. Let me know what you think as I am open to suggestions."
2 hours ago
Len Egdish and Sundi Faith are now friends
3 hours ago
Sundi Faith left a comment for Len Egdish
"Hi Len, thank you for the suggestion you left!  We had just discussed your suggestion at our last board meeting.  We have started slower rides in the past, and people did not show up, and the rides died.  One of the things we need,…"
4 hours ago
Len Egdish left a comment for Sundi Faith
"After looking at the list of group rides, it appears that the slowest ride is 18-20 MPH. I would think that there is a whole segment of bike rides that would appreciate a slower pace like 12-15 MPH. After all, this is Naples with a older population…"
5 hours ago
Len Egdish left a comment for Donald Rupprecht
"After looking at the list of group rides, it appears that the slowest ride is 18-20 MPH. I would think that there is a whole segment of bike rides that would appreciate a slower pace like 12-15 MPH. After all, this is Naples with a older population…"
5 hours ago
Adam Sewall and Tim Cranch are now friends
20 hours ago
Michael Poremba posted a blog post

Looking for a rental in Naples Feb/2016

My parents live in Naples and I have ridden with Naples Velo when I have visited in the past.  After this past winter in Cleveland, I talked to my boss and she agreed to allow me to work in FL for one month.  My wife and I have been trying with no luck to find a rental for February.  As you probably know, most rentals in Naples are three month minimum. I was to get the word out to your members to see if there is someone out there willing to rent to a couple of cyclists (including a Santana…See More
20 hours ago
Michael Poremba posted photos
21 hours ago
Len Egdish replied to Andy Robinson's discussion Share Your Suggestions for Features, Links, and Cycling Information
"After looking at the list of group rides, it appears that the slowest ride is 18-20 MPH. I would think that there is a whole segment of bike rides that would appreciate a slower pace like 12-15 MPH. After all, this is Naples with a older population…"
23 hours ago
Tim Eovino left a comment for Tim Cranch
"Thank you."
May 21
Tim Eovino is now a member of Naples Velo Community
May 20
Patrick Steffy replied to John Bruno's discussion 12-14 mph rides
"I would join you if available. Where and when? "
May 20
Ariel Rodriguez updated their profile
May 19
Ariel Rodriguez is now a member of Naples Velo Community
May 19
Dixie DeVry commented on Sundi Faith's event Happy Hour!!
"Hopefully more people will show that did not RSVP. Plan on getting there about 6PM"
May 12
Profile IconDixie DeVry and Clint Cuny are attending Sundi Faith's event

Happy Hour!! at South Street City Grill

May 12, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
May 12

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Michael Dill, Vice President

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Tony Catalina

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