Covid Membership Extension

By: 
Larry Kernan

The CRW Board has decided that 2020 is the year that wasn't.  We were forced to shut down group rides and social events in March just as the nice spring weather was hitting.  We are pleased that so many members stuck with the club despite the pandemic.  So, every CRW member gets a FREE year of membership and let's hope that 2021 will usher in the return of club events!

  • Existing members will have their membership extended by 12 months.
  • All memberships which lapsed subsequent to March 1, 2020, will be reinstated for one year from the date of the expiration. 
  • Any non-CRW member who joins the club between now and the end of the year will receive an extra year of membership.

We estimate the lost revenue for providing the year of free membership to be a little over $30,000.  And of course, we must continue to pay liability and medical insurance despite the lack of activities. If any member is inclined to make a donation to the club, we will be very appreciative. As you are all aware, CRW uses its cash surplus each year to fund grants to bicycle charity and advocacy organizations.  In 2020, CRW has given a total of $15,000 to Bikes Not Bombs, Mass Bike and the Boston Cyclist Union. CRW is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible..

We live in unprecedented times, and look forward to when we can restore our full range of ride services.