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Bike Month What Are We Doing?

Bike Month What Are We Doing?

Hey, it's bike month. I have had 2 glasses of wine, and I want the BBC to do something.  Can we do some virtual bike rides and share on Facebook?  How about a challenge to post pictures of the prettiest, or gps most relaxing, or strava of a route for the fast riders?   People like me are at home, looking for a way to do something new.  BBC membership leadership... challenge us! 

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I agree with Lydia and Charlie.  The BBC needs to allow, with proper precautions, small group rides to resume.  The Annapolis Bicycle Club, after suspending rides until late May, has now resumed their rides.  Maryland has advanced to phase 2 of the recovery, and the governor is now allowing most outdoor non contact sports. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE SAFER THAN INDOOR ACTIVITIES. 
      Riding in small groups, properly spaced,  is safer and more fun than riding alone.  I understand and respect that some members will chose not to lead rides, to ride with the club, or even stay home and avoid cycling altogether.  That's perfectly OK.  Each person should only the activities that he/she is comfortable. However, the fact that some people don't want to ride with the club is NOT a legitimate reason for the BBC leadership to continue suspending all rides.  Just as Maryland is now opening up, it's time for the BBC to also reopen. Please, at this Thursday's Board Meeting, vote to allow rides to resume by the latter part of June.

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JEFF,
Thanks for your support.  I do think that there are ways that we can ride as a club and still stay safe. 

However,I was not necessarily advocating riding together.  I was trying to challenge the club leadership to be creative and proactive in capitalizing on the amazing number of new folks that are now riding bikes to build our community and perhaps our membership. 

Proactive marketing of our club at this time could make it a stronger, more viable club for the future.  We have a ton of money in the bank that is not doing much.   We could be doing things like  "Coffeneuring challenges", Bike Path Bingo,  Strava/GPS pictures from riding a creative route.  Challenge rides to find the Hilliest, or Shadiest way to get from Linthicum to Catonsville (choose your own two locations.)  Prizes for downloading BBC cue sheets.  Signs placed by the bike paths inviting folks to check out our cue sheets.  Perhaps even  an on-line Instructional series. 

I am sad that the club does not seem to be interested in growing and supporting these new/returning riders. 

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