Naples Velo Community

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

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First time rider

Started by Matt socci in Meet Me Out on the Road on Wednesday.

Wanted: Bike to Rent

Started by scott in News and Information Jul 10.

Willow Run Quarry MTB?

Started by Chris Favro in Meet Me Out on the Road Jun 19.

Bike to rent?

Started by scott in News and Information Jun 17.

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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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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Naples Velo Kits 2015!!!!!

- The Naples Velo 2015 Cycling Kits are now available for online ordering and we have a whole new design this year.  

See the Illustration Below. 

 
- Please order the kits online via this link. http://www.safetti.us/index.php/store/naples-velo
 
Our Vendor this year is Safetti, http://www.safetti.us.  Some of you may know Lina Sierra who happens to live in beautiful Southwest Florida with us and is the representative for Safetti and can help with any sizing or questions.  
 
If you need to contact her please reach her via email for sizing questions at , safettismartwear@gmail.com,
- We are also offering, hats, gloves, wind breakers, knickers and so on. So please feel free to cruise the list of stuff.   
 
*To try a kit on
- We will have fit kits for people to try on at each of these bike shops each week for the next three weeks.
  1. May 28-31     The Bike Route           Address: 655 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102                  Phone:(239) 262-8373.
  2. June 4-7        Naples Cyclery           Address: 813 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108           Phone:(239) 566-0600
  3. Possibly waiting confirmation June 11-14    Trek Store Estero       Address: 8001 Plaza del Lago Dr #101, Estero, FL 33928     Phone:(239) 390-9909
 
So how long will it take to get my kits after I order?  
We are keeping the store open for three weeks and after the shop is closed it will take an additional 6-8 weeks for printing and shipping so by the end of the summer you should have them. Remember we have long summers. 
 
So what if my kit doesn't fit?
We strongly recommend that you take time to try on one of the fit kits. Also there is a sizing chart attached. 
We will work with you to help you get in the right size 
 
!!!!!THERE ARE NO RETURNS!!!!!  
 
- We had some complications last year with our vendor kits than ran more race fit, tighter, than what some people were expecting.
-I have tried on the new kits and have found them to run more like Louis Garneau sizing if that helps some people.   
 
Why Are we ordering kits again?  
Because as riders we like to look stylish. Every two years we have new sponsors so we redesign the kits to highlight our sponsors.  
 
Do I have to buy a kit?  
Its not mandatory to buy a kit.  But it is nice to look marvelous and these will help you accomplish that.  
 
 
Attached is also a fit chart below this illustration  please reference it if you need to check it out.  

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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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Events

August 7

Friday

Latest Activity

Profile IconMitchell Zale, Michael Harper and Donald Rupprecht are attending Sundi Faith's event
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NAPLES VELO HAPPY HOUR at FIT N FUEL

August 7, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
yesterday
Sundi Faith posted an event
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NAPLES VELO HAPPY HOUR at FIT N FUEL

August 7, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday
Matt socci posted a discussion

First time rider

Hey everyone. Bought my first road cycle and only have done two 7 mile rides. My average speed is 15 mph on 30 min rides. I was wondering are there any rides yall do for newbies or anyone who wants to get together for a slower paced ride?
Wednesday
Matt socci and Tim Cranch are now friends
Wednesday
Matt socci is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Wednesday
Kathy Lowry updated their profile
Tuesday
Mitchell Zale left a comment for Tim Cranch
"Thanks for the nice welcome. Moving to naples first week of August and looking forward to meeting some cycling enthusiasts. I am a bit out of shape but it seems there are all kinds of rides to choose from."
Jul 22
Mitchell Zale is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Jul 22
Rick Kendall and Trish Priller are now friends
Jul 20
Thomas John left a comment for Erik Kellar
"Thanks!  I'll look in to renting :-)"
Jul 20
Erik Kellar left a comment for Thomas John
"There are several rides with some easier.  Please refer to the link below.  http://naplesvelo.ning.com/notes/About_Rides"
Jul 20
Erik Kellar left a comment for Thomas John
"So yes there are several group rides.  With some easier rides on Monday Saturday. Here is a link to the rides. http://naplesvelo.ning.com/notes/About_Rides"
Jul 20
Thomas John left a comment for Erik Kellar
"Hi I'm arriving in Naples on Sunday on vacation from the UK, I've been road cycling for around 3 months now and was thinking of renting a bike but have never cycled in the US before.  Could I join some of your group rides?  Over…"
Jul 20
Erik Kellar left a comment for Thomas John
"Welcome.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  "
Jul 20
Thomas John is now a member of Naples Velo Community
Jul 20
Len Egdish left a comment for John H
"We started a slower ride the first and third Tuesday of every month. We go about 20-25 miles at 15-17 mph and leave from Naples Cyclery at 6:00 PM. You are more than welcome to join us."
Jul 13

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Naples Velo Board Members

Meet our Naples Velo Cycling Club Board of Trustees:

- Don Rupprecht, President, drupprecht@live.com

Michael Dill, Vice President

- Sundi Faith, Treasurer

- Tim Cranch, Secretary

Tony Catalina

- Erik Kellar

- Karen Newman

Rick Rinella

- Kurt Shearer

Ted Zelman

-Peter Burke

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