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Jun-09-20 06:31 am
Let's do Some Virtual Rides for Bike Month
Category: Social

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. 

May-07-20 09:31 pm
Let's do Some Virtual Rides for Bike Month
Category: Social

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! 

Apr-11-20 08:58 pm
We should be looking for ways to get all these Covid Bike riders into our club
Category: Social

I am seeing lots of my neighbors riding bicycles. Many people are riding now because they can't get to their club. 

It seems to me that the club is missing a marketing opportunity to get new members.  These folks are crowding out the bike trails and are desperate for less crowded places to ride where they can still feel safe.

We (BBC) KNOW those routes.  Can we find a way to share some of the most gentle, safe, nonthreatening routes with these newbies?  Perhaps get some labeled on ride with GPS as BBC rides.  Then get our members to post the link on their local FACEBOOK pages.    If there was a way to get people to give us their email address in exchange for looking at our AWESOME bike routes, then we could market to them in the future.

If we want this club to grow, we are going to have to be pro-active.

Thanks Steve.  I looked through 3 years of minutes and annual meetings.  No complete and audited budget in any of the notes.  There are small details, but nothing that shows the overall picture.  Thanks for reminding me about the Board meeting.

I was wondering how we spent all the money that we raise from the CWC and could not find a copy of the treasurers report on-line.  Where would I find it?

Nov-15-17 11:06 am
A Scavanger Hunt to help the Food Bank

Anyone want to make a BBC team? 

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels.
Part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt.
All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock!


https://www.facebook.com/events/1438970332845631

Sep-23-17 07:32 am
Need advice
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Thanks Carol, that IS really helpful.

Sep-23-17 07:32 am
Need advice
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Thanks Carol, that IS really helpful.

Sep-21-17 09:24 am
Need advice
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Hey all, looking for advice

We are looking to get a tandem road bike and need advice. Which handlebars do YOU like for
the stoker? I ride with drop bars and fairly often ride down on the drops, or hoods.   Do you have preferences for bullhorns, or drops?  Something different?  Is there one that is more comfortable for the stoker AND the captain? Are some bars easier to learn on, then move onto others?  (Help! This stuff is expensive, and we'd rather not muck around too much!)

I suspect that trips will be 30-50 miles and maybe 1000 miles a year on the tandem?
Thanks in advance for your help.

May-04-17 07:18 pm
I can type in info but then it hangs when I hit enter
Category: Social

FYI - We found the problem.  If the time complete is in the pm, you need to be sure to include pm!  Also, do not hit the back button, seems if you go to the top and then try to load again it sometimes will do so.

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