It is cold and wet where I am and, from the weather reports, I understand a little wet back home in Claremont today. Clearly extended time out of state for the holidays (and by the way I hope everyone has had a terrific one thus far) and keeping up to date on all the local happenings, do not work well together. I understand there was some confusion about the December ride; by not recruiting a temporary volunteer to take over in my absence, I will have to take the blame for that one. Cycle Claremont will be undertaking a bit of reorganizing in an attempt to get more community involvement and participation – if all goes well we will put a ride together before the end of January. If you are interested in lending a hand contact Larry Scheetz, or leave a comment here. Everyone currently involved is committed to seeing this thing grow and become a positive aspect for the community and its members. Until next time, I wish everyone a Happy and Fulfilling New Year.
Pumpkin cookies and granola bars, long hair and longer beards, capes, green skin, an elegant blue gown, a witches hat, rats, a basket of brains, and ghostly chalk art. It was the October Cycle Claremont ride and clearly just in time for Halloween.
Thanks need to be made to everyone who contributed – the baker, the chalk artists, the volunteers at the sign-in table, and of course the riders for coming out. Special thanks this month to Corey and Coates Cyclery for donating prizes to the kids costume and bike decorating contest – we will hold another contest at a future ride and try for a better turnout. I really do want to hand them out, they are some great prizes, so watch for future announcements.
We keep looking for cooler weather; maybe November. It wasn’t really too warm today, unless you happened to be wearing a knee-length beard with giant spiders entangled in it. See everyone next month at the latest, and in the meantime, keep riding.
Happy Halloween, from Cycle Claremont.
Yes, homemade treats. Another reason to come out to the ride this Sunday. I just received word that there will be homemade delectables with a Halloween flavor. Miss out, and you’ll regret it.
The October Cycle Claremont ride will be here in two weeks time, October 28. Sign up will begin at 1:30 and the rides will leave at 2:00. Like last month, two routes will once again be offered – a shorter Bicycle Priority Zone route of about 4 miles, and a longer route of twice the distance up to the Thompson Creek Trail.
Just in time for Halloween, decorate your bikes their spooky best and ride in costume. A costume / decorated bike contest will be held, with prizes for all kids who participate. Be safe and make sure nothing can get caught in your bike’s drivetrain or spinning wheels.
As usual, and if you arrive early enough, basic bicycle maintenance / repairs will be provided for any bike needing a little help to get up and go. Helmets are mandatory for all.
Sorry for the delay here folks. There is a new web manager here at Cycle Claremont and, kind of like changing from a mountain bike to a road bike, it takes just a moment to adjust. Updates in the future should run a little more smoothly, not to mention more timely. Anyway, if you can overlook the bit of heat that tried to cook us as we rode, the September Cycle Claremont ride went without a hitch. Always bring water, and drink before you get thirsty. A friendly group gathered in the early afternoon, from riders new to the group and first season returning veterans. A ride recap has already written up over at the CLR Effect, so I am going to let that suffice for this first ride rather than come up with something entirely new. You can read that post by clicking on the link. Future recaps will be posted up here. Thanks to all who came out; the larger the group the more fun everyone has. As soon as the October ride date is set I will let it be known. A special, fun activity for kids and families is being planned (think Halloween), so be prepared to save the date.
Cycle Claremont will return from summer break on Sunday, September 23.
Come join us for our first ride of the season. Arrive early to sign in and meet and greet your fellow riders and volunteers.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!