President's Message - August 2020

By: 
Larry Kernan

We are finally in the midst of summer and instead of trying to figure out what layers we need to wear,  many are complaining about the heat.  I’ve seen loads of cyclists out early in the morning which makes plenty of sense.

CRW group rides have re-opened and a few riders and ride leaders are trickling back. Thank you, Gerry Sheetoo, our only CRW rider on the July 1st opening ride.The good news is that many of the rides are now actually led by Ride Leaders rather than “show and go”.  I encourage Ride Leaders who are on the fence to consider leading a ride.  The “new” smaller rides are fun and give you a chance to get to know some CRW members you haven’t already met.  Mary Kernan, our Rides VP (ridesvp [at] crw.org), will help you figure out how to handle the updated ride procedures.

If you prefer to ride solo, we are announcing "CRW Town Route Collections", a major initiative, in this issue to provide you with vetted routes. In any event we hope you get out to ride.

Although the year is just barely half finished, club elections will be held in October. Consider running for the Board if you are interested in “how the sausage is made” and feel like giving back to the club. I will be finishing my two, one-year terms as Club President. Therefore, I am term limited and I am looking for someone to succeed me. If you are at all curious about what this entails, drop me an email at president [at] crw.org () and we’ll set up a phone call.

I am pleased to announce that the Board elected Rami Haddad to fill the open Director’s seat, recently vacated by Dan Gomez. Rami is an outstanding CRW volunteer who is already Vice President of Communications for CRW, and is also an avid Ride Leader. Rami has helped lead our webinars this past spring and gave one himself on bicycle touring.

The Climb to the Clouds virtual event was a great success with many participants.  We plan to do the same with the Cranberry Harvest Century event this fall. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the “live” Cranberry Harvest event.

Eli Post has put together another packed issue of WheelPeople. If it’s too hot outside, relax with your issue.

Stay hydrated!

Larry