Fresno Cycling Club - September 2023


Rough Draft 

September 2023

 Greetings Cycling Family!

   Last year’s Padyakan Ride and the Annual FCC Picnic was so successful that the FACT (Filipino American Cycling Team), and FCC Board decided to do a repeat performance. There was a great turnout of riders and picnickers for last year’s event. Everyone that has ever experienced a Padyakan ride and after-ride meal knows how delicious Filipino food can be. So, it is no wonder that it is so popular.

   Like most of our events this year, due to the abundance of rain we had, the date for the Padyakan and Picnic had to be changed. The original venue was to be the Lost Lake (as in the recent past), but the swollen San Joaquin River had caused the Park to be closed because of high waters that were flooding the picnic areas. As with the other events we had to change (Everyone Loves Raymond, Kirch Flat, and Climb to Kaiser), the Padyakan was no exception.

   So, the date was changed to Saturday, Sept 2, 2023. Who knew the area would still be flooded during the summer, with no indication that it would be clear in time for the event!  A decision had to be made to change the venue due to the uncertainty of the park opening in time.  FACT President Eric Faustino and his team were able to arrange to use the Clovis Hills Church campus to hold our event. This year’s ride and picnic will be the biggest yet with 200+/- riders and picnic attendees. The weather is predicted to be great, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone.

   For those who didn’t get their packets Friday night, Saturday’s packet pickup will be from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Reminder: this is a casual ride NOT A RACE.

   September is another great month for cycling events throughout the state. The weather tends to cool down a bit which makes for great riding. One of the big events that many of our Club members have attended over the years is the San Luis Obispo Cycling Club’s Light House Century on Sept 23, 2023.

The Prez,   Dennis Ball



Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2023   

6:30 PM

Me N Eds Victory Grill

4010 N Cedar Ave


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The Tues/Thurs Ride Group enjoys coffee almost as much as riding!


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   Riding a bicycle is not only a fun and eco-friendly mode of transportation, but also a great way to exercise. However, safety should always be a priority. One of the cardinal rules is to wear protective gear—most importantly, a well-fitted helmet. Studies show that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of a head injury by up to 85%. Always make sure that your helmet meets safety standards and fits snugly. Also, a great safety addition is a Rear View Mirror.  Once you get used to using one, you won’t ride without it. They are great for keeping an eye on what’s coming up behind you, whether vehicle or bicycle.

   Visibility is key. If you're cycling at night or in low-light conditions, equip your bike with front and rear lights and wear reflective clothing. This makes it easier for other road users to see you. Additionally, use hand signals to communicate your intentions to drivers and pedestrians.

   Always follow traffic laws and road signs. This means stopping at stop signs and traffic lights, and riding in the direction of traffic. Maintain a safe distance from vehicles and be cautious at intersections where most cycling accidents occur. It means riding inside the BIKE LANES WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE, and riding single file when conditions dictate.

   Lastly, keep your bike in good condition. Regularly inspect the brakes, tires, and chains to ensure they are functioning properly. A well-maintained bike is not just easier to control but also less likely to malfunction, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.

   By adhering to these safety guidelines, you can enjoy a safer, more pleasant cycling experience.   

Link My Ride

If you haven’t gotten connected to the Link My Ride app, it is starting to get more activity as our members come on board. FCC member Natalia Owen has taken on the role of administrator. If you have any questions on how to get connected you can contact her. She can be found on Facebook at “Natalia Natalia”. You can download the app to your phone or tablet, create an account under Fresno Cycling Club (free), and start looking for rides or putting on your own rides to connect with other members.


  1. Keep the bike clean: Regularly washing your bike will prevent dirt from caking on and wearing out the components faster.
  2. Check tire pressure: Properly inflated tires help prevent flats. You can find the recommended tire pressure (PSI) on the sidewall of the tire.
  3. Inspect your bike: Before every ride, be sure to check the “ABC’s” to make your ride safer and help your bike last longer. A is for Air, B is for Brakes, and C is for Chain.
  4. Lubricate the chain: Make sure the chain runs smoothly through the cassette and derailleur; lubricate the chain if necessary.
  5. Ensure nuts and bolts are tight: Check that all nuts and bolts are tight and secure before every ride.
  6. Index the gears: Make sure that your gears are indexed properly, if not this will increase the wear on your drivetrain.
  7. Replace wear and tear components: Regularly replace components that show signs of wear and tear






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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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