In case you missed it, on Sunday March 27, 2022, we held our first fundraising ride since 2019. Our 2022 BlueBonnet Express (BBX) went off successfully, thanks to the many and varied efforts of our BBX Ride Director, Carl Grasshoff, who spent hundreds of hours persuading the necessary authorities to let us use their locations and getting the required signatures on the necessary permits. Of course, Carl could not have done this alone; thanks go to the Boy Scouts troops who manned rest stops, and the 71 NWCC members, ably assisted by the 40 members of the Major Taylor Houston Cycling Club who joined with us. We have donated funds to both of the Boy Scout troops for their time, and to the MTHCC for theirs, too. We intend to collaborate with the MTHCC in the future by holding a Saturday bike ride out of Zube soon, and by sharing knowledge with them. They have also been invited to help us with the Katy Flatlands Century (KFC) in July. If you did not volunteer for the BBX, please assist with your time for the KFC. Without members volunteering, we cannot hold these rides, both of which bring much needed funds into the club treasury.
Our ride calendar is filling up now that we are on summer time. As well as the Hump Day ride on Wednesdays, the Coffee Ride and the Zube rides on Saturdays, the latter of which rolls at 7.30 am, and the monthly MTB rides, the Thursday Spring Creek Greenway Ride has returned on….er…. Thursdays. The ride, led by our VP David Harman, starts at 5.30 pm and is about 23 to 30 miles, depending on light etc. We also have a VP Ride in the works for Good Friday, April 15; details to follow. All of these rides can be found on the website here:
Finally, our next club meeting will again be an in-person meeting. We’re using the same venue as last time, Senate Avenue Brewing CO, 16000 Dillard Drive, Jersey Village on Sunday April 10th, starting at 3 pm. Come and listen to what we have to say and have a drink on the club.
We’ll try to keep the agenda tight so that there’s no “Death By PowerPoint” but if you have a burning issue you want to discuss, please let me know and we’ll see if we can add it to the agenda.
I look forward to seeing many of you on the road. Keep the rubber side down!