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LEELANAU HARVEST TOUR REVIEW

Unfortunately, weather conditions for the Harvest Tour this year were much less than idea: temperature in mid 50's, rain, and strong winds in the afternoon. We had 402 potential riders come to registration of which probably 250-300 brave souls went out on the road. Braver yet were the fifty volunteers who put on the event. I would like to especially thank the food stop volunteers and SAG drivers who were out in the weather all day. Thanks, too, to the following main organizers who help make it all possible: Roger Raehl - road marking and registration, George Kuhn - registration, Mike Goodreau - SAG, Diana Raddatz and Kim White - foodstops, Jim Dombrowski - T-shirts.
   
As this is the second year of poor weather for the event, we are considering moving the event to a more weather friendly date.  If you have any opinions on which weekend and if it should be held on a Saturday or Sunday, please email me at info@leelanauharvesttour.org.

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.

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

 


 

WHY JOIN CCCC?

Because you...
are enthusiastic about  cycling as part of a healthy life style
• enjoy
the company of fellow riders
• want
to promote bicycle safety
• support
local, state and national cycling organizations
• take
pleasure in volunteering for Club activities
 
Dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. New members, please click here to join the fun. Current members click here for renewal information.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NW MICHIGAN

Peak2Peak Mtn Bike Race
  October 18  Info >
   
Iceman Cometh Race
  November 8  Info >
 


   

     
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