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The St. Petersburg Bicycle Club

Florida's #1 bicycle club was established in 1968. The St. Petersburg Bicycle Club, Inc. is a non-profit, social and recreational club that exists to promote safe, satisfying bicycling opportunities to both club members and the general public of all ages and skill levels, through planned activities and events.

SPBC RIDES UPDATE:

BEGINNING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020, CLUB RIDES WILL RESUME FROM NORTH SHORE POOL
  • Rides will begin at 8 a.m. until Saturday, November 7, 2020, when rides will begin at 8:30 a.m. 
  • While in the parking lot, please follow CDC guidelines to social distance and wear a mask.
  • Ride Callers will be dividing riders into groups of TEN (10) riders.
  • Ride at your own risk. This is an outdoor activity; the SPBC assumes no responsibility if you contract COVID or any other airborne disease.
  • Please practice social distance and/or put on your face covering at all traffic control devices (Stop signs and traffic lights).
  • Do not show up to ride if you are feeling ill, awaiting for COVID test results, or if you've been in close contact with someone with COVID.
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in the cancellation of future events.

 We all want to get back to life pre-COVID, but on one wants to contract the virus.
Be safe. Be smart. Stay healthy!
~ Mark Franchetti, SPBC President



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Safety Tips

With more bicyclists out, getting exercise and a respite from sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St. Pete Bike Club offers these safety tips. Check back frequently as we’ll cover a number of issues, including:

 

 

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COVID-19 Information:



 www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

                      

Mark Franchetti
St. Petersburg Bicycle Club
Club President


 


Congratulations to Gina Hubany & Bryan Schmick,
the St. Petersburg Bicycle Club 2019
Volunteers of the Year
with Peter Wray, whose life they saved.
Gina also donated a kidney. Quite a year!
2019 Volunteers of the Year

 

Looking to get started cycling--safely?
Here are the basics


Watch this video for lane positioning

New to Group Riding? Here's how
and specifically about our group rides

 

Why become a member?

It's about quality of life, and these words from one SPBC member express the quality we share as a family of riders.

 

After nearly 40 years of riding in other parts of the country I never had ridden with groups much. I guess those few times I had I did not feel particularly welcomed.

 

When I first moved to Florida a couple of years ago, I joined the St. Pete Bike Club not so much to ride but to meet people. The best way to do that was to join the daily group rides and the coffee klatch afterwards. But I fully intended to return to solo riding once I met some folks.

 

I was not a particularly strong rider, but that didn't concern those I rode with. They were helpful, supportive and non-judgmental. I learned a lot. And there were plenty of opportunities to push myself. I also found that group riding seemed safer. It's hard for motorists not to notice anywhere from five to 50 cyclists riding together.

 

SPBC also was welcoming to new ideas and passionate about safety and advocating for riders, so I know with my small membership dues I'd have a chance to contribute as well as benefit.

Soon the idea of returning to solo riding was behind me. I enjoy the camaraderie both during and after the rides. That coffee klatch is now part of my daily routine (and isn't it great that this can be done outdoors year around!)


Why wouldn't YOU want to be a part of such a great group?


St. Petersburg Bicycle Club, Inc.

PO Box 76023

St. Petersburg, FL 33734

USA


The St. Petersburg Bicycle Club, Inc. (SPBC) is a non-profit, social and recreational club that exists to promote safe, satisfying bicycling opportunities to both club members and the general public of all ages and skill levels, through planned activities and events.


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