Welcome to our Website and to our Club
The Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club
has been in existence for over thirty years and enjoys a membership
today of well over the 500 mark. Our rides generally extend
throughout Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, to include the
communities of North Port, Port Charlotte, Rotonda, Englewood,
Venice, and Nokomis. Even with current expanding population and
development of the area, we are fortunate to find back roads and
bikeways which offer viable riding routes and
wonderful Florida views.
Our regularly scheduled rides and
activities meet the wide riding interests and
abilities of members. Year round we celebrate the joy of bicycling
while safety is a priority and fitness is a motivator. Fun and
friendship are prized.
are held during the "Season" and include lively presentations. Socials and Events
are held throughout the year -- the "Pasta Bash,"
Withlacoochee Trail Ride, Holiday Party, Memorial Ride, Century Ride,
Sunset Social, and occasional cafe stops either midway or after
rides. Participating bike shops
in the area offer a 10% discount on parts and
accessories to club members.
The Pasta Bash
Ride is held annually in November and draws
over 200 riders
from South Florida to ride the World's Flattest Metric Century, a
Fun-in-the-Sun Half Metric, or a Calm and Cool Quarter Metric. This
event includes a social get-together, a wonderful pasta meal and
continental breakfast, door prizes, Tee-shirt, SAG support, and a
well-stocked rest stop.
The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46-mile long Rails-to-Trails
project located in scenic Inverness, Florida. Club members
enjoy two days of riding
and camaraderie and many achieve personal best distances.
The Memorial Ride is traditionally held early in the calendar year.
It honors our Club's deceased members and celebrates what they would
wish us to do - ride, eat,
socialize, and have fun!
biking and have fun!