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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Event: Wednesday Beginners Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Venice starting at Unity Church, 125 N Jackson Road (corner of E Venice Ave and Jackson). From River Road, turn west on E Venice and go one mile to Jackson. Turn right on Jackson. PLEASE PARK AT FAR END OF CHURCH LOT AWAY FROM BUILDING
Leader: Don Lacoste
Leader Phone: 207 338-0063
Leader Email: donlacoste@me.com
Event Description: This ride was introduced last year with great success. It is designed to introduce new riders to this great sport without the intimidation of the longer rides that are offered by CCBC. The maximum ride length is 15 miles but there are some options for new riders to shorten the ride with two resting stops and resume the ride with the group on the return leg. The pace will be 10-12 mph which is an easy speed to maintain for new riders or those recovering from injury. You will also receive instruction on cadence (revolutions per minute), group ride basics, safe ride basics and more. No one will be left behind. We will be riding past horse farms and along the Myakka River. This is a great opportunity for those who have existing club member partners who already have achieved longer distance rides and to be part of this club. For me, the ride leader, it is great to meet new entries to this sport and see them move on to the other club rides. You will be surprised how quickly you will advance in ride speed and distance. We REQUIRE new riders to come with a helmet, water and if not a member, a signed guest membership form which can be printed off the CCBC site or provided by group leader. The guest membership is good for two weeks and will hopefully encourage you to become a full time member. For more information, contact Don Lacoste at 207 338-0063 or email, donlacoste@me.com
   
   
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Event: Tour de Cape at Cape Harbour
  This is NOT a Coastal Cruisers Sponsored Event
Start Time: tba
Start Location: Cape Coral
Leader: Caroline Vives-Vietri
Leader Phone: : 239-573-3211
Leader Email: : cvives@capecoral.net
Website: www.tourdecape.net
Event Description: Hello, my name is Caroline Vives-Vietri and I'm the volunteer coordinator for the City of Cape Coral. I have an event coming up and it is the Tour de Cape at Cape Harbour. The dates are Jan 19-Jan 21. We have a registration and volunteer link for your bicyclists to signup if they are interested.
   
   
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Event: Norma/Pete's January Myakka Ride
Start Time: 9:00
Start Location: Myakka River State Park, State Road 72, Sarasota
Leader: Peter Trinchero
Leader Phone: 941-493-4150
Leader Email: trinchero@earthlink.net
Event Description: Energetic, Moderate and Leisure rides offered. Bring lunch, non alcoholic beverage, and cookies to share at South Pavillion after the ride. Remember $6 parking fee.
   
   
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Event: Tom's January Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Home Depot on Burnt Store Road
Leader: Tom Fixmer
Leader Phone: 941-204-9370
Leader Email: tjfix1@hotmail.com
Event Description: Starting in the Punta Gorda Home Depot (just off of 41 South on Burnt Store Road) we'll go south through Tropical Gulf Acres and then on to Web Lake. We'll go a little over 30 miles at 14-15 mph. As usual, starting time will be 8:30
   
   
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Event: Wednesday Beginners Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Venice starting at Unity Church, 125 N Jackson Road (corner of E Venice Ave and Jackson). From River Road, turn west on E Venice and go one mile to Jackson. Turn right on Jackson. PLEASE PARK AT FAR END OF CHURCH LOT AWAY FROM BUILDING
Leader: Don Lacoste
Leader Phone: 207 338-0063
Leader Email: donlacoste@me.com
Event Description: This ride was introduced last year with great success. It is designed to introduce new riders to this great sport without the intimidation of the longer rides that are offered by CCBC. The maximum ride length is 15 miles but there are some options for new riders to shorten the ride with two resting stops and resume the ride with the group on the return leg. The pace will be 10-12 mph which is an easy speed to maintain for new riders or those recovering from injury. You will also receive instruction on cadence (revolutions per minute), group ride basics, safe ride basics and more. No one will be left behind. We will be riding past horse farms and along the Myakka River. This is a great opportunity for those who have existing club member partners who already have achieved longer distance rides and to be part of this club. For me, the ride leader, it is great to meet new entries to this sport and see them move on to the other club rides. You will be surprised how quickly you will advance in ride speed and distance. We REQUIRE new riders to come with a helmet, water and if not a member, a signed guest membership form which can be printed off the CCBC site or provided by group leader. The guest membership is good for two weeks and will hopefully encourage you to become a full time member. For more information, contact Don Lacoste at 207 338-0063 or email, donlacoste@me.com
   
   
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Event: Nelson's January Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Historic Venice Train Depot, Venice Avenue and Seaboard Avenue
Leader: Nelson Cosgrove
Leader Phone: 941-408-9367
Leader Email: ncosgrove33@verizon.net
Event Description: Begin at the Venice Train Depot and go to either Middle beach (28miles) or to Englewood Beach (32 miles) depending on what each leader wants to do.
   
   
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Event: Charles January Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: There's plenty of parking near the corner of Biscayne and Highway 41 in North Port in front of a medical building.
Leader: Charles Hayes
Leader Phone: 606-454-8521
Leader Email: eku1969@gmail.com
Event Description: Ride to end of Raintree & Price out toward Port Charlotte, etc. Various speeds, various distances if leaders and riders are available.
   
   
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Event: Wednesday Beginners Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Venice starting at Unity Church, 125 N Jackson Road (corner of E Venice Ave and Jackson). From River Road, turn west on E Venice and go one mile to Jackson. Turn right on Jackson. PLEASE PARK AT FAR END OF CHURCH LOT AWAY FROM BUILDING
Leader: Don Lacoste
Leader Phone: 207 338-0063
Leader Email: donlacoste@me.com
Event Description: This ride was introduced last year with great success. It is designed to introduce new riders to this great sport without the intimidation of the longer rides that are offered by CCBC. The maximum ride length is 15 miles but there are some options for new riders to shorten the ride with two resting stops and resume the ride with the group on the return leg. The pace will be 10-12 mph which is an easy speed to maintain for new riders or those recovering from injury. You will also receive instruction on cadence (revolutions per minute), group ride basics, safe ride basics and more. No one will be left behind. We will be riding past horse farms and along the Myakka River. This is a great opportunity for those who have existing club member partners who already have achieved longer distance rides and to be part of this club. For me, the ride leader, it is great to meet new entries to this sport and see them move on to the other club rides. You will be surprised how quickly you will advance in ride speed and distance. We REQUIRE new riders to come with a helmet, water and if not a member, a signed guest membership form which can be printed off the CCBC site or provided by group leader. The guest membership is good for two weeks and will hopefully encourage you to become a full time member. For more information, contact Don Lacoste at 207 338-0063 or email, donlacoste@me.com
   
   
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Event: Harry and Sue's after ground hog day ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Englewood Charlotte Library, 3450 N. Access Rd, Englewood, Fl  34224 (not Tringali Park)
Leader: Harry Radebaugh
Leader Phone: 941-460-0561
Leader Email: suefw@verizon.net
Event Description: tba
   
   
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Event: CCBC/SMBC RIDE
Start Time: 9:00
Start Location: Maxine Barrett Park, 1800 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285 Next to Sharky's in Venice
Leader: Martin Pippitt
Leader Phone: 609-462-8337
Leader Email: mpippitt@yahoo.com
Event Description: This is a social event and picnic to acquaint club members with the members of Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club. General Ride Categories MPH: B Energetic - 17-19, C Moderate - 15-16, D Easy - 12-14, and Distances 15-40 miles depending on the ride leaders preference. Local rides will feature area beaches and waterway views. No Charge Picnic Lunch will be provided (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers and side dishes. soft drinks, water) at the Pavilion (approx. 11:30).
   
   
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Event: tba
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: tba
Leader: Robert Karapontso
Leader Phone: 941-876-4540
Leader Email: rk1051@comcast.net
Event Description: tba
   
   
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Event: Member's Only Century
Start Time: 8:00
Start Location: Historic Venice Train Depot , Venice Avenue and Seaboard Avenue
Leader: John Galvin
Leader Phone: 941-629-4130
Leader Email: buckhollow@earthlink.net
Event Description: It's time for the annual CCBC Members-Only Century Ride! Register now and greet spring by riding 100 miles in one day. The Ride will begin at 8:00 AM at the Venice Train Depot located at 303 E. Venice Ave. ,34285. Go west from Bypass 41 and E. Venice Ave. Follow signs to Depot which will be on the right and adjacent to the Intracoastal boat launch. There will be 3 speeds offered. All will use the Triple Loop. Maps for the Triple Loop can be found on CCBC website. Rides & Events page, Routes, "2018 Triple Loop Century" The Cost is $10.00 by CHECK. Registration is open, and Registration forms can be found on the CCBC website. Rides and Events Page/Special Events.
   
   
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Event: Lock and Key Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Lock and Key Restaurant, 2045 N. Beach Road, Manasota Key, Englewood 34223
Leader: Henry Danielson
Leader Phone: 941-473-2255
Leader Email: henryjuliedanielson@gmail.com
Event Description: Ride from Lock and Key on Manasota Key via Shamrock Park to the Historic Venice Train Depot, and return for 34 miles. Leisure, moderate and energetic rides supported. Afterward enjoy lunch at the Lock and Key.
   
   
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Event: Duke and Sandy's February Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location:  Meet in front of Hobby Lobby at CoCo Plum Plaza on US 41
Leader: Duke Meanor
Leader Phone: 941-412-5555
Leader Email: dmeanor45@gmail.com
Event Description: Duke will lead a 15-16 speed ride and Sandy 13-14           Lunch after at Panera
   
   
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Event: Norma/Pete's February Myakka Park Ride
Start Time: 9:00
Start Location: Myakka River State Park, State Road 72, Sarasota
Leader: Peter Trinchero
Leader Phone: 941-493-4150
Leader Email: trinchero@earthlink.net
Event Description: Energetic, Moderate and Leisure rides offered. Bring lunch, non alcoholic beverage, and cookies to share at South Pavillion after the ride. Remember $6 parking fee.
   
   
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Event: tba
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: tba
Leader: Martin Pippitt
Leader Phone: 609-462-8337
Leader Email: mpippitt@yahoo.com
Event Description: tba
   
   
Sat, Mar 03, 2018

Event: Memorial Ride
Start Time: 8:00AM Registration  8:30 AM Memorial Program
Start Location: Rotonda Community Park 100 Rotonda Blvd E. Rotonda West
Leader: Sheldon Stiefeld
Leader Phone: 941-408-0629
Leader Email: shstiefeld@aol.com
Event Description:  Annual Memorial Ride (various levels) to honor and remember our members who have passed on.  BBQ lunch after the rides. Cost TBA
   
   
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Event: Withlacoochee Trail Ride
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
Start Location: Central Motel, Inverness, FL, (800) 554 7241
Leader: Wanda Short
Leader Phone: 941-484-5501
Leader Email: wjs_56@hotmail.com
Event Description: THREE DAY EVENT: Wed.-Fri., MARCH 7-8-9, 2018. Activity Schedule TBA. Accommodations (2 nights): Central Motel, Inverness FL 800.554.7241 (waiting list) or Lecanto Holiday Inn Express 352.341.3515 or at www.invernessflhotel.com
More Information: Click Here
   
   
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Event: Pedal and Play in Paradise 2018
  This is NOT a Coastal Cruisers Sponsored Event
Start Time: tba
Start Location: Laishley Marina, Punta Gorda, parking lot of Laishley Crab House, 150 Laishley Court Punta Gorda
Leader: William Welsch
Leader Phone: 941-661-7118
Leader Email: no email
Website: www.teampuntagorda.org
Event Description: tba
   
   
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Event: Tour de Parks
  This is NOT a Coastal Cruisers Sponsored Event
Start Time: 7:30 am
Start Location: Venice Train Depot, 305 E. Venice Ave, Venice, FL
Leader: john League
Leader Phone: 301-331-0213
Leader Email: jwlald@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsofthelegacytrail.org/tour-de-parks-information/
Event Description: Bicyclists may choose among rides of 20, 35 and 62 miles. Entry fees include breakfast, lunch, a tech T-shirt to the first 650 registrants, SAG support and rest stations with water and snacks.
   
   
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Event: April Membership Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Start Location: The Elks Club, Englewood
Leader: Henry Danielson
Leader Phone: (941) 473 2255
Leader Email: henryjuliedanielson@gmail.com
Event Description: Robyn Saur will be our featured speaker at the regular April meeting of the Coastal Cruisers. Her talk "Biking the Pacific Coast with Adventure Cycle" will be the featured presentation.
   
   
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Event: Sunset Social (Non biking event)
Start Time: TBA
Start Location: Maxine Barrett Park, Harbor Drive, Venice
Leader: Chris Read
Leader Phone: 315-247-2711
Leader Email: chris.read@verizon.net
Event Description: Enjoy a pot luck dinner in in Maxine Barrett Park
   
   
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Event: Norma/Pete's April Myakka Park Ride
Start Time: 9:00
Start Location: Myakka River State Park, State Road 72, Sarasota
Leader: Peter Trinchero
Leader Phone: 941-493-4150
Leader Email: trinchero@earthlink.net
Event Description: Energetic, Moderate and Leisure rides offered. Bring lunch, non alcoholic beverage, and cookies to share at South Pavillion after the ride. Remember $6 parking fee.