It’s hard to believe that it’s fall already! Summer has flown by and it’s been a great one for weather and riding. Our Cranberry Harvest Century is coming up on October 6th. The event sold out on September 24th! We are not accepting any “day of the ride” registrations. If you can’t ride but still want to participate in this great event, then volunteer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time to vote for CRW Board members who will serve a 3 year term beginning January of 2020. We are very fortunate to have 3 very qualified candidates. Please see the candidates’ statements elsewhere in this issue.
Following our summer riding season, I want to express my gratitude to all of the CRW Ride Leaders who led over a hundred weekend rides and recurring rides. We can’t do this without them! We held a beautiful Ride Leader Thank You Party on September 15th at Verrill Farm to show the club’s appreciation. If you see someone on a cold fall ride wearing a yellow neck gaiter with CRW logo, please tell that person how much you appreciate their ride leading.
Finally, after a few years of ostrich-like behavior, we’ve concluded that the e-bike issue is not going to go away. According to Outside Online, “E-bikes are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. market. Their share of total bike sales in the U.S. is still small, but it tripled in the past three years, to six percent of the market—and it's grown more than eightfold since 2014, even as sales of conventional road bikes have been dropping.” Steve Carlson is going to chair a CRW committee to review the topic of e-bikes in our club. They will review “best practices” of other clubs and organizations with the goal of formulating a direction or policy for CRW. If you have any interest in participating on this committee, please contact Steve at email@example.com. We would welcome a few members to help us.
Soon, CRW will begin its winter social and workshop season. Hold the date for our Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7th. If you are interested in helping us plan other social or workshop activities, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.