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Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Event: Tom's Eastern Venice Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Meet at corner of Jacaranda and Center at Venice Pines Plaza (Winn Dixie) in front of Leone's Restaurant.
Leader: Tom Lukas
Leader Phone: 941-284-6783
Leader Email: tslukas@gmail.com
Event Description: Tom will lead a 16 and Ann will take a 17-18 group, other speeds if leaders available. The ride will go to border, laural and the new Honore extention, about 31 miles. Breakfast available after the ride at the plaza.
   
   
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

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, Dec 23, 2017

Event: Charlie's Holiday Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Laishley Marina, Punta Gorda, parking lot of Laishley Crab House, 150 Laishley Court Punta Gorda
Leader: Charles Halasz
Leader Phone: 941-661-7906
Leader Email: argm8t@comcast.net
Event Description: Distance 30-35 miles Speed 16mph or so. Ride canceled if wind above 20 mph or rain above 49%.
   
   
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Event: Mustang Sally's Holiday Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Englewood Shopping Center, Indiana Ave (SR 776), btw Cowles St & Palm Grove Ave
Leader: Sally Entlich
Leader Phone: 941-323-9101
Leader Email: salnrichnfl@yahoo.com
Event Description: 30 miles @ 14-16 mph. Slower and faster rides if leaders volunteer. See attached for route information. If temps are below 55, I will probably not ride, but I will meet the group and provide a cue sheet to whoever is willing to lead. Restaurants: Maria's, Abees Donuts, Zeke's on Dearborn.
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Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Event: Jack's Christmas Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Manasota Beach, North Beach on Manasota Key
Leader: Jack Wallick
Leader Phone: 413-219-2085
Leader Email: ubj1961@gmail.com
Event Description: About 30 miles at 14 to 16 mph
   
   
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

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, Dec 30, 2017

Event: Jack's Holiday Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Shamrock Park-South Venice
Leader: Jack Wallick
Leader Phone: 413-219-2085
Leader Email: ubj1961@gmail.com
Event Description: about 35 miles at15 -16 mph. Slower and faster speeds available if leaders step up.
   
   
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Event: Jim's beyond the yellow gate ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Winn-Dixie Parking Lot in Venice Jacaranda and Center Roads
Leader: Jim Richardson
Leader Phone: 630-456-0242
Leader Email: traderjim44@yahoo.com
Event Description: About 30 miles at 16-17 Other rides if people step up
   
   
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Event: Ride into 2018
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: Patriots Park-Location intersection of bypass 41 & business 41 North Venice
Leader: Pete and Norma Trinchero
Leader Phone: 941-493-4150
Leader Email: trinchero@earthlink.net
Event Description: Speed 15 ish Other speeds depend on availability ride leaders 30 ish miles, direction at whim of ride leader/s and or preference of participants Requirement- Best/safe biking behaviors
   
   
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Event: Robyn's Blue Roof Church Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: New Day Christian Church 20212 Peachland Blvd Port Charlotte
Leader: Robyn Saur
Leader Phone: 508-395-0009
Leader Email: robynlee4@aol.com
Event Description: 14/15 mph- lunch at Jasons deli 
   
   
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Event: Duke and Sandy's January Ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location:  Meet in front of Hobby Lobby at CoCo Plum Plaza on US 41 in North Port
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
   
   
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Event: No-Snow Holiday Party
Start Time: 5:00 pm
Start Location: Englewood Elks Lodge, 401 Indiana Avenue, Englewood
Leader: Marion Pierce
Leader Phone: 941-257-8158
Leader Email: mmpierce821@yahoo.com
Event Description: Dinner dance at the Elks Lodge for CCBC members and their guests. Meal includes salad, rolls, dessert, coffee or iced tea. Happy Hour at 5:00; dinner at 6:00. Cash bar. Casual dress, but no shorts! Reservations required.Click on Special Events above to register or print out a flyer.
   
   
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Event: Ride and Swap meet
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: TBA
Leader: Jay Auxier
Leader Phone: 941-786-8177
Leader Email: auxier-jay@comcast.net
Event Description: 8:30 Ride; 30 miles at various speeds; 11:30 Swap meet. Pizza and Beverages Provided
   
   
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Event: The 6th annual Hamster Wheel 200.
  This is NOT a Coastal Cruisers Sponsored Event
Start Time: 6 a.m. Sharp!
Start Location: 30337 Cedar Road, Punta Gorda, FL
Leader: Court Nederveld
Leader Phone: 941.626.3285
Leader Email: prrbicycleriders@gmail.com
Website: peaceriverridersbicycleclub.com/hamster.html
Event Description: Only for those who are tough enough! The 6th annual Hamster Wheel 200 includes a 12.5 mile loop (hence Hamster Wheel) all right turns, 16, count them, 16 SAG stops one every 12.5 miles, and for those that register early some goofy trinket to remember the day and..... all the suffering you want to inflict on yourself.
   
   
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: tba
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
   
   
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: 941-426-5804
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.
   
   
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Event: Harry and Sue's after ground hog day ride
Start Time: 8:30
Start Location: tba
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 Next to Sharky's in Venice
Leader: Martin Pippitt
Leader Phone: 609-462-8337
Leader Email: mpippitt@yahoo.com
Event Description: Ride will be 15,35 and 50 depending on ride leaders preferences Lunch will be provided.
   
   
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: TBA
   
   
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.
   
   
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
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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.