Message from the CRW President

By: 
Larry Kernan

Planning for 2020

As we approach mid-winter, CRW rides continue and your Board is busy putting our plans together for 2020.  We have a few events that you should mark on your calendar.  On Sunday, March 29th at 1 PM, we will hold our Member Party and Annual Meeting.  Refreshments will be served followed by a presentation by the Club’s Board and Officers.  We are working on getting an interesting speaker as well.  Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Climb to the Clouds - New Date

There is a change of date for the Climb to the Clouds century.  It is now scheduled for Saturday, May 30th.  Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School asked us to change our date to accommodate their graduation weekend.

Arrow Policy

We were very pleased to read member’s comments on CRW’s new arrowing policy.  If you missed the announcement, please see last month’s article, “CRW Arrow Policy Has Changed”.  We read all of your comments and Facebook postings.  Your remarks were respectful whether supportive or in a few cases “sad to see arrows disappear”.

CRW Development Group

André Wolf has been active this fall and winter creating a CRW Development Group dedicated to helping riders improve their skills.  Targeted at riders of any level interested in building their riding abilities, the group’s motto is “You find your limits.  We will help you surpass them.”  André is working on a program of webinars on equipment, coaching and nutrition.  Additionally, the Development Group is trying to set up several on the bike hill climbing training programs.  You’ll be hearing more about this new program soon.  If you are interested in more details about this program or willing to help, please contact André at devogroup [at] crw.org.

Bike Shops

Finally, CRW has long maintained a network of affiliated bike shops.  Many of these shops provide discounts to CRW members or publicize our club.  We are looking for a new Bike Shop Coordinator to keep this activity going.  If you have any interest, please contact scarw01 [at] gmail.com (subject: Bike%20Shop%20Coordinator) (Steve Carlson), the club’s Executive VP.  Steve has recently taken on several new important efforts for the club and is seeking a new volunteer to take on this task.

Wherever you are biking this winter, stay safe and warm!