Fresno Cycling Club - June 2023


Rough Draft 

June 2023

 Greetings Fresno Cycling Club members

  Most of you already know that the Climb to Kaiser was cancelled for 2023.  It was a very difficult decision, but it was the right one under the circumstances.

  When the Forest Service tells you “we don’t expect to have the road open before the date you’re having the event,” it is a problem.  We thought about holding a duathlon - bike and snow-shoe, but decided it would be too problematic.:-)  

Just take a look at the current state of some roads in that area... 

  However, we’ve decided that the show must go on, so on June 17th, we are holding the Tollhouse Century and the Millerton Metric.

  The Tollhouse Century basically is the same route as the Climb to Kaiser, but with just under half the climbing at 6,768 feet of climb.  The Millerton Metric has about a fourth of the climbing at 3,923 feet of climb. 

  The Tollhouse Century has been a feature of the Climb to Kaiser for many years, as was the Millerton Metric. The Metric was stopped a few years ago when the number of riders had dropped making it too problematic to have with the C2K. 

  We encourage you to come join us on June 17th. We put forth a lot of effort to bring you a great ride, so don’t miss out. You can register here for either ride.

MAY is BIKE Month (MBM) Recap

This year’s MBM was filled with a number of bike rides and bike related activities. In May, we had:

  • the Kirch Flat Rides,
  • the Ride with Fresno’s Mayor Jerry Dyer,
  • the Tour de Femme,
  • the Ride of Silence,
  • the Ride to the Corrals with County Supervisor Magsig,
  • FCC Swap Meet
  • Plus, numerous bike rides

Now we are coming into June, let’s keep on riding!

May 31, 2023  

  So sad to end May Is Bike Month with the tragic news that a bicyclist was struck and killed this evening by a suspected drunk driver (initially reported as a Hit & Run collision) on Herndon near Leonard on the late afternoon of May 31, 2023. At the time of this writing the bicyclist had not been identified as he had no identification on him. One of our Club members came by just after it happened and rendered CPR in an attempt to save the rider, but his injuries were too severe. 

  We always think “how this could have been prevented,” but only an analysis of the collision scene reveals what possibly could have been done differently to prevent a collision from happening.  We cyclists are so vulnerable when we are riding on roads that we must share with motor vehicles, even when there is a bicycle lane or a decent shoulder. We work to get laws passed that are supposed to help us be safer (such as the 3-Foot Law), but when drivers are distracted or driving drunk there are no laws or wide enough shoulders that will protect us.

  It is important, although difficult at times, to stay vigilant and always aware of the traffic around you. Wearing a rear-view mirror is a must when riding a bicycle; you have one on your car, why wouldn't you want to use one on your bike? All of our Advocacy efforts are an effort to make bicycling safer, but it takes the support of our members to get things done. When we send out communications via email or Facebook to contact your government representative to take a certain action toward bicycle safety, please act… don't expect others to do it.

Ride SAFE and Ride Legal!

The Prez - Dennis Ball

Calling all (Future) Ride Leaders!

  Time to come out of hiding... we have rides to do! We sure have appreciated our stalwart Ride Leaders who have been leading group rides for years. I could compose a long list of those ride leaders that have been active for years, but they do it because they love it. We look forward to seeing some new faces taking the leads. May was a pretty good month for rides, but let’s make June even better. Let’s see how many rides we can do this month.

  Just this past week or two we had some new Ride Leaders step up and start leading some rides. We can always use more. It doesn’t matter the time of day, morning or evening, there is usually always someone willing to ride if someone will lead.

Link My Ride

  As we become more familiar with the new Link My Ride app ( I can see it getting easier to help link up our riders for club rides. It won't replace our Ride Calendar or our Facebook Messenger Groups or Facebook pages, but it certainly can be used as another tool to make connections. Natalia Owens and Jimmy Barbosa have volunteered to take the lead on coordinating the rides in the App and helping our members get linked in. 

  LINKMYRIDE.COM allows club members to post our rides and make connections with other riders via the app. An account has been created for the Fresno Cycling Club. You can find it listed as “fcc”. All you need to do is download the app from your respective phone app store. Create an account for yourself. Then search for “fcc” in Clubs. Request to be added and the moderator will allow you entry.

  The app allows us to post calendar rides, club rides and event rides. You can invite members to your ride. All rides posted by Club members for Club members will be covered by the Club’s insurance. This is an exciting addition to our ability to post and share rides. In order to use the app as a club member, your dues will have to be current at the time you request admittance.


Wednesday, June 7th, 2023   

6:30 PM

Me N Eds Victory Grill

4010 N Cedar Ave


Your Membership Renewal Date:



  Time Trial Season continues this month.  The next date is Sunday June 18, 2023, and the Webscorer link to register: 

Webscorer LInk for FCC

  If you love “time trialing,” or even if you have never done it before, you will be excited to learn that FCC Member William Haines has volunteered to take the leadership role in coordinating this years' Time Trial series. William had been involved in riding the time trials for several years and offered to take over the lead. He has some innovative ideas he wants to implement to make the monthly events more attractive to riders.

  Time trialing is a terrific way to gauge your conditioning.  It is typically a 10-mile course (5 mile out and back), starting at Belmont Avenue and Academy, done as fast as you can. It is a race against the clock. The series schedule will appear in the Ride Calendar and announced on our Facebook pages.  


The following is a list of FCC ride groups and locations to find FCC Rides.

Groups in Facebook Messenger

  • FCC Mountain Men and Women/Velominati – C/D rides, foothill & mountain routes 50 – 80+ mile rides
  • FCC Spinoffs Cycling - C rides, 30 - 60-mile rides
  • FCC Gang Rides – C/D rides, 20 – 60-mile rides



FCC Website

  • FCC Ride Calendar:
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday Riders – Herndon/Armstrong
  • ROG’s – Retired Old Guys
  • Tuesday Taco Rides – 6 pm at Enzo’s Willow - Shepherd
  • “A” Train rides – Monday’s 6 pm from Enzo’s Willow-Shepherd


Club Ride Calendar

 For the Latest Information on the daily, weekly, and event rides for Fresno Cycling Club, please be sure to check out the Ride Calendar!! 

FCC Ride Calendar


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