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Welcome to Capital City Cyclists, a recreational bike club and 501(c)3 non-profit bicycle advocacy organization for the Florida Capital region.

CCC rides are open to anyone with an interest in group riding regardless of previous riding experience, however, our expectation is that new riders will celebrate their interest in cycling by joining CCC as a member. People who are new to group riding or new to the area are encouraged to come ride with us. However, the skill level required for our rides varies from ride to ride. Please read the ride descriptions carefully and make sure that the posted speeds and distances are within your abilities.  If in doubt, please contact the ride leader.  If you are brand new to group riding, consider joining us for our monthly 10-10-10 Ride held on the first Saturday of each month.


The 39th Spaghetti 100 is October 12th, 2024.

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Slides from January 2026 Presentations on International Bike Touring


Cycling in the news

Johan van Tol - 1/4/2024

Strava's Year in Sport

Bicycling has a story about Strava data and what it says about cycling in 2023. Strava releases a year-end report with the trends for the year. One of the striking trends is that gravel cycling increased by a whopping 50% or so. 

Most cyclists know Strava. What you might not know is that Strava data are used by transportation planners to see where cyclists ride. Unlike the public Strava heatmaps, Strava Metro provides planners with precise data on the numbers of cyclists, at least the Strava using cyclists and what routes they prefer. In the UK 10% of the population is on Strava, providing great data. While Strava users are not quite the same population segment as all cyclists, they apparently are pretty close and the routes they choose are not a bad representation of the average cyclist. 


Anti-Cycling Headlines

DailyMailStaying with the Brits, road.cc has a story about the ridiculous Daily Mail headlines attacking cycling and cycling infra-structure. If you'd like some examples like "Precious, Moaning and Tetchy - Cyclists are the new women", please read this.
  


The beloved Miccosukee Greenway is under threat.


Your county government intends to build a road right through it. See what's happening and what you can do to stop this in this News Article.

Staying with the Group

 

Here are some tips to avoid getting separated, and dealing with it if you do . . .

  • Before coming out, check the posted pace in the ride description on the event calendar and make sure it is comfortable for you. If the ride is clearly beyond your comfort level, it is probably best to skip it and find another ride. On the other hand, if you think the pace will be challenging, but probably doable, come on out. But make sure that you tell the ride leader(s) at the ride start that you may struggle to keep up.  All of our ride leaders are ok with that. If they know you are trying to keep up they will make sure that the riders regroups at key turns and that you staying with the group.
  • Make sure you know the route, or at least know how to find it using your phone. We post RWGPS route links in the description for each of our rides. Assuming you have installed the free RWGPS app on your phone, you can click on the RWGPS ride link in any ride description and the route map will come up on your phone. CCC members can sign up for free access to the RWGPS CCC club account at https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/93-capital-city-cyclists. If you prefer paper cue sheets they can generated from the RWGPS website. If you have any questions about using the CCC routes or the CCC RWGPS club account, please contact Hugh Aaron, Ride Director. He will be happy to help you.
  • If you get separated from the group, stop and call and/or text the ride leader(s). The ride leaders cell numbers are typically posted in the ride description on the CCC website. While most people don’t look at or answer their phone when riding, if the ride leader(s) finds that you are no longer with the group, he or she may check their phone to see if you have called or texted.

 






Thanks to everyone who attended the recent presentation on RWGPS at Bicycle House. Please remember that CCC members are eligible for a free club membership to RWGPS. 

RWGPS Presentation Outline


Improved Statutes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Johan van Tol - 9/22/2021

It seems that few people know about it, but the statutes governing the rules of the road changed a bit to benefit cyclists and pedestrians. HB/SB 950 passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. 

MoveOverForPeople The main things that these rules of the road changes address are:

1. Providing that no-passing zones (double yellow centerlines) do not apply to motorists who safely and briefly drive to the left of center of the roadway to overtake a bicycle, provided that such a passing continues to give the cyclist the necessary three feet passing clearance. If a motorist cannot safely pass at a distance of 3 feet or more, the law clearly states they must wait until a safe moment to pass.

2. Requiring a vehicle making a right turn while overtaking and/or passing a cyclist to do so only if the cyclist is at least 20 feet from the intersection and at a distance that the driver of the vehicle may safely turn.

3. Authorizing cyclists riding in groups, after coming to a full stop, to go through an intersection in groups of 10 or fewer. Motorists are now required to let one such group pass before proceeding.

4. 
Providing guidelines for riding a bicycle in a substandard width lane and authorizing cyclists to ride two abreast to avoid dangerous conditions.


Also, the law required more questions to be asked on the driver's exam that deal with cyclists and pedestrians. Perhaps this will help to get some more people actually knowing the rules. 


We thank the Florida Bicycle Association for their work on this issue, and if you have time, please write a little note to the sponsors of the house and senate versions of this bill below. 


CS/HB 605
Representative Christine Hunscofsky / Sponsor
Representative Anna Eskamani / Co-sponsor
Representative Emily Slosberg / Co-sponsor
Representative Cyndi Stevenson / Co-sponsor
Representative Jackie Toledo / Co-sponsor
Representative Marie Paule Woodson / Co-sponsor

CS/SB 950
Senator Lauren Book / Sponsor


From the Danish Safety Council
"Helmets have always been a bright idea"




Bicycle House Tallahassee