28 May- Boy Scout Bike-a-Thon (Gazebo)
30 May- Memorial Day Ride ("Apples and Peaches")
11-12 June- Belle Isle Ride with the Boy Scouts
25 June- FCC Membership ride (YMCA)
4 July- FCC Culpeper Century (YMCA to Culpeper and back)
23 July- FCC-YMCA bike rodeo (YMCA Family Day)
13-14 August- Jamestown to Fredericksburg Century (Joint Boy Scout event)
25 September- The Cannonball Century
What wonderful weather we had in May! The balmy days, the cloudless sky….okay, maybe in your universe, but not in mine. Fortunately, as we approach Memorial Day weekend it looks like we finally put the pattern of unsettled weather behind us and can now get back out on the road.
As you know, one casualty of the weather was our annual Membership ride which had been scheduled for 21 May. It is now on 25 June. We still need volunteers to help with the ride to include another rest stop helper, another no-drop leader and a SAG driver.
Speaking of volunteering, on 23 July, the club will run a bicycle rodeo as part of the YMCA’s annual family day. The rodeo is a safety-oriented event for young riders which will run from 11am until 1pm on that Saturday. We will need volunteers to fit helmets and help with the course and other activities. I will be hitting you up early and often seeking your help.
Our century streak program is still going strong with several club centuries to choose from during the months of June and July. Contact the century streak coordinator Mike Schumm if you have any questions.
I am getting ready to set the date for our transition to a 0730 and a 0900 schedule for the summer months. We are in need of more ride leaders to serve as primaries as well as alternates for these rides.
As we get into summer expect to see more club social ride events on the schedule. Right now we have the Meditation ride on 26 June and the Croquette ride on 24 July. Last year, both rides were very well received.
Finally, just a reminder that time is running out to sign up for the two-day Belle Isle ride on 11-12 June.
We are looking forward to an enjoyable summer of riding. See you there!
Paul Cariker, FCC Ride Captain
Why should you and your cycling friends be members of the Fredericksburg Cyclists Club?
Well, among other things we sponsor a lot of rides (right now about 6 a week) to encourage cyclists and make riding more fun, we, through our representation on the Virginia Bicycling Federation (VBF) promote cycling, cyclists rights and safe cycling legislation and we promote a variety of social events were we can get together with other cyclists.
So, if you aren’t a current member in the FCC, we encourage you to join and take part in supporting cycling in our region. For further answers to questions you may have check out the FAQ section below!