Bike to Work Day
May is National Bike to Work Month! And Friday May 15 is Bike to Work Day. Join in the fun from 7:30-8:30 at your choice of location. In Lafayette: at the bus pullout at 11th and Main. In West Lafayette: at Burtsfield Gym at Salisbury and Lindberg. There will be coffee and socializing, as well as speechifying by political bigwigs about the importance of making Greater Lafayette a bicycle friendly community. Not to mention drawings for cool stuff provided by Hodson’s Bay and Virtuous Cycles. Join us and show your support for cycling!
New Rider Callout
Thanks to everyone for showing up and making our New Rider Callout a great success. Special thanks go to our very capable ride leaders (Mike Lockwood, Pat Boling, the Moffetts, Gary Brouillard and Mark Levinthal) and to Dennis and Renee for organising. The weather turned out to be nearly ideal and in the end we had over 70 riders show up. It was a great opportunity for us as a club to introduce ourselves to interested members of the community. And we even made it into the Journal & Courier!
The membership for many of our members need to be renewed at this time of year. You should receive highly personalized (ok… automated) messages when it’s time to renew. Just follow the link in the e-mail and pay through Paypal (you don’t need a paypal account, any old credit card will do.) Or you can just pay the old fashioned way, and send in a check to
Wabash River Cycle Club
P.O. Box 1243
Lafayette, IN 47902-1243
You can also drop Howard an e-mail if you have any problems: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wabash River Ride
Our big annual cycling event will be on Saturday, August 22, starting at Fort Ouitenon. We’re looking forward to hosting members, non-members, hard core cyclists, casual cruisers, locals, visitors… anyone who wants to share a good time with us. Like last year, we’ll be offering great routes, a barbeque lunch, raffles, well provisioned SAG’s, live music and a really good time. You can sign up right on our website!
For WRCC members who want to help out, anything you can do to chip in would be greatly appreciated. Here’s what you can do:
– Volunteer to help out on ride day, or in preparation for the Ride. Contact Tom at email@example.com for more information about exciting volunteer opportunities.
– Bake cookies! Out ride is famous for its plentiful supply of home baked cookies.
– Help recruit sponsors. More sponsors are always welcome. So if you have a small business, or work for a company that may want to sponsor, or have a good relationship with a local business, or just have a good idea about people to approach, that would be really helpful. Contact Howard or any of our officers or board members for more information.
Welcome New Members!
We’ve had a huge growth in membership last year, and now number over 250 members. As cycling season approaches e’re looking forward to having even more members of the community join us. Whether you’re new to the area or new to cycling, we look forward to riding with you and getting to know you. We hope that you have a fun and satisfying experience with us. Some suggestions:
Don’t be too ambitious: start on slower rides and work your way up.
Introduce yourself on rides, make new friends and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Learn from your new friends: there are group riding skills that may be new to you.
If you need new gear, remember that we have a member’s discount at Hodson’s Bay.
Check our calendars and website for lots of club info.
Join our listserv for all kinds of stuff, including last minute rides, by e-mail.
Be helpful and friendly with new members (goes without sayin’)
Share your vast knowledge of everything bike.
Make sure that nobody gets dropped!
Not a member yet? Join us!
$20 for individual membership
$25 for family membership
$15 for student membership
Click Join Us and follow instructions. You can pay through your paypal account or with a credit card.