The election results are in. We have one returning Board member and two new Directors. Mary Kernan (my wife and VP of Rides) is returning for a second term. Amy Wilson, the CRW treasurer, and John O’Dowd, a CRW Ride Leader and member of the Rides Committee, have been elected to 3 year terms ending December 2022. Congratulations to all three. I know they are very committed to our club and I look forward to working with them.
I also want to thank our retiring Board members, John Allen and Linda Nelson. John will continue as our Safety Coordinator and you will see his articles in WheelPeople. Linda Nelson is organizing this year’s Holiday Party and she has volunteered to take on additional CRW tasks, as well.
The Cranberry Harvest Century is now in our rear view mirror. We had a gorgeous day with better weather than predicted by our local meteorologists. Nearly 700 riders hit the roads enjoying the great routes, the rest stops, the views on the wharf in Mattapoisett, and the music and pizza at the end of the ride. The many compliments and thanks from all of our riders were music to our ears. We could not have put on this event without the enormous support of nearly 50 volunteers. A big shout-out to Randall Nelson-Peterman, André Wolff and Steve Carlson who were the Century organizers who pulled this all together.
I hope that you didn’t miss out on this great event. The Cranberry Harvest Century hit capacity three weeks before the ride. This is becoming a trend, so be forewarned for future centuries.
As we move into November, we need to get used to the shorter days and cooler temperatures. Make sure that you are well lit and layered up. The bike season is not yet over. Many CRW members never hang up their bikes. Check out the CRW Rides Calendar to stay abreast of the club’s winter rides. In particular, check out the Hanson Sunday Ride, led by Mike Togo. This ride takes in flat, gorgeous roads that you probably haven’t ridden on before.
Stay tuned for lots of winter activites!
See you at the holiday party on December 7th! Sign up here