On October 7, 2017, Jeannie & Stuart Coulter (pictured) rode in the Next Steps Century they liked a lot and thought perhaps club members would like to attend next year. Please enjoy their report:
We attended the Next Steps Century ride in Dunlap, TN. This event used to be run by the Chattanooga Bike Club but is now organized by the Next Step Resources Center, a teen pregnancy crisis center (as a fund raiser). This is their third year. We were returning to our old stomping grounds since we used to live in Jasper. The ride was well run and they had many volunteers. They had SAG vehicles that roamed the course and one that spent a lot of time behind us. I wonder why? The start and all of the rest stops were at churches with good bathrooms. The food was plentiful at the first stop, but meager at the second.
It’s bike month! To celebrate take someone you know on a bike ride around the block or around your neighborhood to remind them of how much fun it is to ride a bike!
Here are a few activities for you to consider:
- May 7 Adopt a Hwy, 3:15 Hwy 130
- May 10 Ride to School Day
- May 17 Ride of Silence, 7 pm, Frazier McEwen
- May 19 Ride to Work Day
Of course we will have weekday rides and Saturday club rides as usual. If you would like to plan an additional event, please let Tim, Julia or Denny know and we’ll get it on the calendar.
Have a safe and happy time riding your bike!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you get your favorite flowers, chocolates, or maybe something
special for your bike. Okay, enough dreaming…on to bike club business. The Winter bike club
meeting was eventful, in case you didn’t make it, read on:
The club now has tools to loan to members.
Spring Training Camp (spring bike tune-up with basic on-bike skills course) is being planned for early spring.
Treasurer, Scott Byrom is working on 501(c)7 status for the club.
A walk/bike committee, a joint effort of Manchester and Tullahoma to make our areas more walk/bike friendly, has recently formed. HRBike Members are welcome to participate. HRBike calendar has details. Continue reading