From the President

From the President – October 28,2020

Howdy NWCC’ers, a big congratulations to David Roberts and Geoff Donnelly on their successful implementation of both MembershipWorks and our new website.  MembershipWorks allows us to connect with other club members without relying on social media and the difficulties associated with trying to find that one post you spent too much time trying to find a second or even third time!  What do you think about this whole new look and feel?  Sure, it will take a little getting use to, but with these new connection and communication tools, the club will slowly transition away from Facebook as the primary method of communicating club events.  During this pause away from crowded, public gatherings, your Board has taken this downtime as an opportunity to make some positive changes.  Stay tuned, there will be more coming your way.  November 2 marks the end of club officer voting as the results will be announced at the November 3 monthly club meeting.  Changes in the form of a newly elected Board, new club jersey, and new club initiatives are coming your way soon.  Join us during the next monthly [virtual] club meeting scheduled on November 3 for more info and to provide your input.

From the President – September 28 2020

Hello NWCC’ers, fall is finally here. Yea!!!

What a beautiful time of the year to be out and about cycling. While the Board of Directors haven’t approved any club rides yet, don’t fail to take advantage of riding on your own or with a few friends and soak up this awesome weather. Remember, Board of Director nominations are scheduled for the October virtual club meeting with voting scheduled at the November meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

From the President

Many of us are anxious to return to group riding, but unfortunately the current environment will not allow it. Please continue to ride solo, be safe, and stay healthy!

Your Board has been scoping out some new, safe riding options to embrace those who recently purchased bicycles. We’ve been formulating a new “welcome to cycling and NWCC” program which should gain some interest. We are planning to launch this new program beginning October 1. We are excited to meet new riders and teach them some basic riding skills! When we begin, gatherings will be limited, we will practice social distancing, and we will introduce basic skills applicable to group riding. This will not replace the safety skills class conducted by the League of American Bicyclists as recommended by the MS150, but it will be a great place to start developing good riding skills.