I’m starting to look at the riding schedule for the 2017 year. Turnout was low again for the 2016 season, but I’m still not giving up on this chapter. I’m going to continue doing what I can, even if it means riding alone and I’m hoping that if we continue to plug away we’ll eventually drum up some interest and perhaps some fresh blood.
So, my traditional event, the Blessing of the Bikes is on the schedule for May 21 this year. Again, I’m looking for ride ideas and more importantly Ride Captains. Even if you just lead one ride this season, that would help. I need those more than ride ideas. I already have more ride ideas than I can lead myself, but if you have one, let me know. That at least shows where people are interested in going.
Being a Ride Captain is fairly easy, and if you’ve never done it, I’m happy to help you get started. Generally, you pick a destination or area to ride, start point, choose a route, and then pre-ride the route to make sure it’s suitable for a group ride. On the day of the ride, you ride your route and we follow. Not real complicated.
If you’re interested, you tell me when you want to do your ride (or rides) and I’ll put them on the schedule.
If any of you are planning trips that chapter members are welcome on, such as to BRP or the Dragon, please let me know the details and I’ll communicate them as well.
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to riding with you in 2017