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Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club still rolling along after 35 years

Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club still rolling along after 35 years

When Cape Coral’s Lisa and Eric Schiffli started cycling with the Caloosa Riders in the early 1990s, AOL was just getting started and maps were…

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When Cape Coral’s Lisa and Eric Schiffli started cycling with the Caloosa Riders in the early 1990s, AOL was just getting started and maps were needed to chart trails.

After being involved with the Caloosa Riders for about 10 years, the Schifflis rode away for a bit as they brought up their family.

This September they returned. While many of the names and group dynamics changed, there’s one major thing that hasn’t.

“Cyclists are cyclists,” Lisa Schiffli said. “The core part hasn’t changed. There are fast riders and some who are just starting out.”

The Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club, founded in 1988, is celebrating its 35th year.

Its motto states: The Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club consists of a wide range of riders from various ages and backgrounds who all share a common enthusiasm and love of cycling. Members regularly participate in weekly rides throughout Lee County, road races, and charity bike rides in Southwest Florida. The Caloosa Riders welcome new members who have an interest in cycling and in general health and fitness.

There are more than 400 members; and there are benefits to being a member of Caloosa riders, which include:· Discounts at local bike shops.· Secondary accident insurance while on club rides.· Advocacy efforts are supported to safeguard the rights and safety of cyclists in Southwest Florida.· A schedule that includes more than 400 rides each year. That’s more than one per day.Lee Waller, who has been vice president of rides for Caloosa Riders the past four years, said there are weekly rides […]

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