A BEAUTIFUL DILEMMA
Having so many rides happening that it is difficult to decide which ride to do: that is our goal. It’s great to aim to be providing enough rides that there is no excuse for our members not to get out and ride.
CALLING ALL RIDE LEADERS
With pandemic restrictions ending statewide, we need more ride leaders to put more Club Rides on the Ride Calendar. Contact Ride Coordinators Henry Pretzer or Mark Locatelli to put your ride on the calendar and on our FB pages. They can be road rides, gravel rides, mountain bike rides or even cruiser rides. All skill levels, from A – beginners to D – experienced are encouraged, with distances from 1 mile to 100 miles or more.
These are some groups that have been riding strong for some time:
- the ROG (Retired old gang) group,
- the Tues/Thurs Morning Ride group (Ken H and Nancy D),
- the Mountain Men/Women Ride group,
- the Spin-off Group,
- the All-Roads Ride group,
- the “A” Train/Social ride group,
- the Killer Bee ride group
- the FACT (Filipino American Cycling team) ride group.
You can find their schedules either on the ride calendar at our website https://fresnocycling.com/Ride-Calendar
or on our various Facebook pages,
- FCC Rides and Riders,
- FCC All Road Rides and Friends,
- or on FB messenger: FCC Spin-offs, FCC Mountain men/women rides.
If you're interested in creating a small ride group, contact the Ride Coordinators to help set it up. If we get enough new ride leaders, we will have a Ride Leader Training Session as soon as possible.
THE BASS LAKE DOUBLE CENTURY IS BACK
Under new leadership, preparations are underway for FCC to host the 16th Annual Bass Lake Double Century on Saturday Oct 9, 2021.
Recent BLDC Director Angelo Quitorio stepped down as director earlier this year. The Club wishes to extend a resounding Thank You for the 3 years of dedicated service by Angelo and the FACT team, hosting 3 successful events.
The search for a new BLDC Director is over. After getting her feet wet serving as Membership Director and Director of the Tour de Lakes the past couple years, Gia Parker has volunteered to take over as BLDC Director. Having completed three Double Century rides in 2018, Gia has a good handle on what the needs of Double Century riders are. She is assembling her teams for both of these great events, feel free to contact if you're interested in being on her team.
TOUR DE FEMME
Ride Director Janet Lucido has assembled her planning team and is getting ready for the Club’s first annual women-only cycling event: Tour de Femme. The event will be held on Saturday October 23, 2021. Check out the flyer and event registration for more details. Fresno Cycling Club - 2021 FCC Tour de Femme
TOUR DE LAKES
You have two months to train for the annual FCC members-only Tour de Lakes scheduled for July 31, 2021. Ride Director Gia Parker promises to have a great ride planned for everyone. Ride Coordinator Mark Locatelli is hosting several training rides for those who want to train on the course. The first training rides are from Dinkey Creek to McKinley Grove, with distance added as conditioning allows. See the Ride Calendar for information. I am sure there will be others who will want to take advantage of getting some riding in on this beautiful route before the actual ride date.
MICHA LANGER'S BIRTHDAY RIDE
On May 19th, Micha Langer once again was on the road, celebrating his birthday in his favorite way: completing a ride that's at least his age. This year, that meant riding at least 89 miles!
Nancy Dooley has written a short article that appears on the FCC Website, along with a few pictures from the ride. Do yourself a favor and read a bit more about a great person, FCC Member, and his love of cycling?