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CLUB NEWS

Weekly Rides: Due to the ongoing State of Emergency caused by Hurricane Ian, all weekly club rides have been suspended until further notice. Conditions permitting, we hope to return to a limited schedule in early 2023.

 

Off-Island Rides: For those who remain in Lee County and surrounding areas, we may still hold occasional off island rides in communities that were unaffected by, or have recovered from, Hurricane Ian. Watch this space and Meetup for more details.

 

Potluck Socials: Due to the ongoing State of Emergency caused by Hurricane Ian, all Potluck Socials at the Community House have been suspended until further notice. The Community House was extensively damaged and is not projected to reopen until late 2023 at the earliest.

 

Election of Officers: Election of 2022 Officers and Board Members took place at the Club's Annual Meeting on December 13, 2021. The following individuals were elected and will continue to serve until a meeting time and place can be determined for the 2023 election:

 

Officers Board Members
President - Jim Cryder Marcus Owens
Vice President - Allison Todd   Carmen Senese
Secretary - Greg Anderson Tom Sharbaugh
Treasurer - Ray Luebbers Rich Tisch
Karen Weber

 

 

ABOUT SANIBEL AND SANIBEL BIKE CLUB

 

Sanibel is a beautiful, sub-tropical barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, blessed with sunshine, beaches, lush vegetation, abundant wildlife, quiet streets and 23 miles of paved shared use paths. In short, under normal conditions Sanibel is a paradise for cycling. Unfortunately, current conditions are anything but normal. On September 28, 2022, we suffered a heavy blow from Hurricane Ian, including partial destruction of the Sanibel Causeway - the only land route on and off the island. At this time it is unknown when residents will be allowed to come back; however, as we do return, our abundant shared use paths will take on extra meaning as the most useful way to get around the island in the absence of cars.

 

The Sanibel Bicycle Club was formed in 1994 and over the years has grown to include several hundred members. The club has three distinct missions:

  • To promote cycling for recreation, transportation and health.
  • To advocate for improvements in the safety and infrastructure of Sanibel’s shared-use path system.
  • To provide an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to ride and socialize together.

 

JOIN US!

 

Club members include recreational cyclists of all levels, from casual to serious, as well as non-cyclists who support Sanibel’s shared path system. It’s a friendly group who are always ready to welcome new members. Even though we're not riding on island at the moment, we still welcome your support. Membership requirements are as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Pay annual dues (online) - $30 individual, $45 family
  2. Sign legal release (online)
  3. All wear a helmet on Club rides

What are you waiting for? JOIN NOW!

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