Fresno Cycling Club - May 2022

 

Rough Draft 

May 2022

Greetings Fellow Bicyclists and Club Members

MAY IS BIKE MONTH

   What does that mean? For the cycling community, it is the time of year where the focus is on getting out and riding our bikes and having as many bicycling activities as possible. For bicycling advocacy, it is the time of year to show our local government agencies that bicycling is a popular activity for transportation, exercise and sport. We need to encourage these agencies to provide the proper bicycling infrastructure that promotes safety for bicyclists and motorist alike. Activities that the Club and the Fresno County Bike Coalition promote in May are:

  • The Kirch Flat Century and Rides - an event to provide bicycling opportunities with a supported group of rides of various lengths. Kirch Flat is scheduled for May 7th, 7:30am. We will be honoring Paul Moore, our loving friend and club member who was tragically killed by an automobile near Woodward Park while riding his bicycle back home. Paul was a loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and High School English Teacher. Paul never knew a stranger and never had an enemy. The rides will start from the Pasa de Tiempo Park at Dewolf and Barstow. Register at https://fresnocycling.com/event-4712130.
  • The Time Trial Series - continues with Event #3 along Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, May 10th.  For more information and to register:    
  • https://www.webscorer.com/fresnocycling?pg=register
  • Ride with the COPS, Saturday May 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM. This will be a fun family ride with officers from the Fresno Police Department. It will start from Clovis North High School. This will be a great opportunity to support our great police department and ride with the Bicycle Officers. Details to be announced.
  • Bike to Work Week from May 16 to 22 Caltrans District 6 is kicking off the week by having a Bike to Work Day on May 16 with an energy station open to all bicyclists at Manchester Center behind the Starbucks.  The energy station will be open from 7:00 am to 8:30 am on May 16, and you will be able to get a snack or replenish your water.
  • The Ride of Silence marking 20 years that it has been remembering bicyclists that have been injured or killed by crashes involving motor vehicles. This year’s Ride of Silence will be held worldwide on May 18th. The Fresno/Clovis Ride of Silence will start from Clovis West High School parking lot at Teague/Millbrook at 6:30 pm. This year we will be remembering Paul Moore as well as those of past tragic crashes involving Motor vehicles. Wheels rolling at 7 pm. Register and get your T-shirt (only $5.00 thanks to the generous donations of our local Bicycle shops, FCC, Melissa Rose’s Family, and others). Register: https://fresnocycling.com/event-4803605.
  • City Council - May is Bike Month resolution at City Hall May 26th 9 am. Encourage cyclists to attend to show the Council our strength in numbers.
  • Bike Through History Ride on Saturday May 21, at 9 am. Organized by the City of Fresno Historic Preservation Commission and the Fresno County Bike Coalition.

   As additional May is Bike Month events get scheduled, we will advertise them as quickly as possible.

FCC BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, May 4, 2022   6:30 PM

Me N Eds Victory Grill

4010 N Cedar Ave

FACT PADYAKAN RIDE

   The FACT Padyakan ride was a huge success this year. With nearly 200 riders in attendance, it was a great event. The weather was perfect for riding and picnicking. The FACT crew and their team never disappoint when it comes to putting on the food. With two whole cooked pigs and all the sides and desserts, if you went away hungry it was your own fault. The newly appointed FACT President Warly Gorospe did an outstanding job of coordinating their event. 

KILLER BEE WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIDES

   Beginning Wednesday May 11, 2022, and continuing throughout this summer, the Tour De Femme and Killer Bees Staff will be hosting Wednesday night rides. The rides will be about 20 miles and include climbing such as Hospital Hill, Woodward Park and Friant Hill. The pace will be 14 mph. Hope to see you out there. Rides will be posted on the Club Ride Calendar and on FaceBook Club pages.

RIDE LEADER TRAINING

   Ride leader training will be held on May 5th 6:30 pm at the Buchanan High Science room. There are currently 40 signed up for the instruction. With all these folks getting trained as ride leaders there will a great many rides to be had.

QUARTERLY MEMBER'S MEETING

by Mark Locatelli, Vice President

   The Club has decided to bring back the Member Meetings, on a Quarterly basis.  In March, 2022, we held our first Club Member Meeting in some time.  There was a lot of discussion about the Club, and things that we can work on improving.  The first thing that we are going to focus on is getting more rides on the calendar, and making sure that all Members know about them.  As you’ll see, we are trying to advertise upcoming Club Rides on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on the Ride Calendar on the website.  There is also an upcoming Ride Leader Training, so that we can increase the number of rides.

   The next Quarterly meeting will be in June.  The exact date has yet to be determined, but please keep an eye out for that information. 

   If you see me on a ride or event and want to talk about rides, please feel free to approach me!  - Mark

COURTESY WHILE RIDING

   Now that we are back riding in groups, I feel the need to remind riders about the need to be courteous to fellow riders.  Often, we get comfortable riding in our own group but when mixing with other groups or passing slower groups you need to remember the simple things that make for safe cycling.

  • When passing slower riders be sure to say ON YOUR LEFT, also when catching up to a rider let them know you're on their wheel.
  • Point out objects in the road that are potential hazards.
  • Ride far to the right when practicable to allow motorists to pass you and give you at least 3 feet of clearance.
  • Always stop or prepare to stop at signed and signaled intersections especially when cars are approaching or present.
  • If the traveling lane you're in is too narrow to share, you may take the lane. Do so cautiously.

TRACKING YOUR MAY IS BIKE MONTH MILEAGE

   There are several ways to track your mileage for May, or any month for that matter. But since we don't have the Million Mile Challenge available this year, here are some options.

  • Your GPS unit either Garmin or Wahoo can track it for you in their apps, ie Garmin Connect.
  • You can track you miles with Ride with GPS. Just link it to your device, ie Garmin, etc.
  • Track your miles with Strava it will give you a total for the month.

   Let's keep getting out, riding and having fun. Bicycle riding has been proven to have many health benefits if you can keep from crashing. See you on the road.

The Prez - Dennis Ball

LOOKING FOR FCC RIDES??

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

Facebook

EMAIL

FCC Website

  • FCC Ride Calendar: https://fresnocycling.com/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

 

UPCOMING FCC RIDE CALENDAR


Kirch Flat – Paul Moore Ride -  SATURDAY MAY 7, 2022

https://fresnocycling.com/event-4712130

Climb to Kaiser - SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022

https://fresnocycling.com/event-3417757

Tour de Lakes - FCC Member ride SATURDAY JULY 30, 2022

https://fresnocycling.com/event-4734928


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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