PRESIDENT’S FALL MESSAGE
Welcome Fall! To our surprise the cooler weather has shown up a bit early! But don’t panic we have several weeks of cycling remaining in the 2014 Season. Find a ride and take advantage of every opportunity possible to get on your bicycle before the snow arrives. Sign up now to renew your membership for next year and take advantage of discounts at most local bike shops all year long.
The Cherry Capital Cycling Club members and friends have enjoyed a delightful summer of cycling. With the success of our annual Ride Around Torch, an abundance of rides in our delightful region and because of the dedicated hard work of our Ride Leaders we conclude the summer of 2014 on a positive roll, no pun intended.
The Club Officers and Directors have been working hard to bring each of us together as safe riders and attentive members that make a difference in our cycling community.
MILEAGE TRACKING NOTE
According to our Mileage Tracker, Pete Danly, the final day for accumulating mileage for the 2014 Ride Year is Tuesday, September 30.
LEELANAU HARVEST TOUR - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Please check out registration details at www.leelanauharvesttour.org. Our LHT Director, Ray Landfair declares that we have a green light from the weather man; dry, sunny and 70 degree temperatures! If you have not registered, sign up online by Thursday at Active.com or the day of tour at Sutton’s Bay High School. Enjoy a fall season ride in beautiful Leelanau County. Ray is in need of a few volunteers, one SAG driver and a couple of Food Stop helpers. If you can help, please send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOODBYE SUMMER PANCAKE BREAKFAST - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
This is everyone's favorite food ride! The Pancake Breakfast is located at the VASA single track off Supply Road, Traverse City, Michigan. Dress accordingly for outdoor weather. Mountain bike rides begin at 9:30 a.m. for all skill levels. Choice of mileage rides available. Breakfast is served at 11:00 a.m. Members and non-members and their families and friends are welcome to join us for breakfast consisting of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee, juice. Please RSVP to Head Chef Yvonne using her contact information on the website event calendar listing.
VOLUNTEER DINNER - OCTOBER 19, 5:00 P.M.
Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph Street, Traverse City
By invitation only. RSVP is necessary and appreciated. Details will be posted to the Club Calendar as the date approaches.
ANNUAL DINNER and MEETING - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 5:00 P.M.
Timber Ridge Resort, 4050 Hammond Road East, Traverse City
"The Annual Meeting of the general membership shall be held for the purpose of
electing Officers and Directors and conducting other items of business stipulated
in our Club Bylaws.”
All members and their spouses are invited and encouraged to attend.
Details will be posted to the Club Calendar as the date approaches.
It is also a time to recognize the Achievements of Individual Riders and Ride Leaders. Mileage hats will be distributed.
Another function of the Annual Meeting is to fill open Officer and Director Positions. The following positions for this calendar year are up for election: Secretary, Treasurer, LHT Director, Membership Director, Ride Director, and Website Director. We also need to fill the remaining one year term for Communications Director. If any current member in good standing wishes to run for office please contact our Vice President, Dale Piske.
If you have any concerns you wish to bring before the Board at the Annual Meeting please speak with one of the Officers as soon as possible. The Board plans to include hot topic items for membership consideration on the ballot for vote.
- Club Mileage Tracking program -modification of how mileage is tracked and recorded; incentive program - award of hats or something else such as a patch, medal, water bottle, jersey, etc.; elimination of mileage tracking.
- Clarification of Ride Leader and Rider Rules , e.g., aero bars, safety issues.
Once again it is my honor and privilege to serve as your President. Please let me know if you have any concerns, questions, or comments. Remember we conduct monthly Board Meetings the first Wednesday of each month and all are welcome. Please check the Club Calendar for meeting time and location. As the days become shorter and the nights longer let’s not forget one another and the relationships we have enjoyed during the 2014 riding season. Stay the course and Ride On!
Darcie C. Pickren, President