Looking Back

Brandon Milardo


In the June 2000 issue of Wheelpeople, CRW entered the digital age, as the front page contained instructions for subscribing to the internet mailing list and the pilot issue of Wheelpeople via PDF. According to the article, the Wheelpeople emails were “experimental at this stage. We will only make the necessary modifications to the membership program to support this if we get enough people to warrant this.”

In ride news, June saw a number of long rides advertised, starting with the Cape in a Day ride (120 miles) on June 17. Bike tickets for the ferry from Provincetown to Boston were $23. The long continued in July, with a double century to Cape Cod and Woods Hole on July 8, The King’s Tour of the Quabbin (62, 100, and 125 mile options), Velo Vermont on July 21-23 (which included the Mad King Challenge route, with 9000 feet of climbing and four mountain passes), and, of course, the Climb to the Clouds on July 16. Registration for the Climb to the Clouds was $5 on the day of the event.