Welcome back to the roads and trails of central Minnesota. I am cautiously optimistic that spring is finally here.
What’s new in 2013?
This year, the entire weekly ride schedule has been predetermined. Thank you, Beth, for taking care of this. It is available as a PDF on our website.
You can also view all events in the CMBC calendar.
This means there will be no more weekly email notifications about weekly rides. You will still get updates about events over the summer.
We now have a regular daytime ride to offer for those who like to ride early.
The Tuesday Trail Group meets every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the SOO Line Trail Head on Highway 10 by Royalton. Rides will be rain or shine May 7-September 24 (longer if the weather is good). Thank you, Theresa, for making this commitment. If you live close to a trail and would like to be in charge of regular daytime rides, please contact CMBC.
The second annual Dam2Dam Ride is coming up June 15. Last year we had about 40 participants, and a handful of volunteers. Thank you Sandy, Vicky, Ken, Doug, and Theresa! The Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau is stepping up its efforts to make the town more bike friendly. My goal is to eventually turn the Dam2Dam ride into an event that draws cyclists from all over the state, like the Headwaters 100 or the Jesse James Ride. I can’t do it alone, so I am asking for volunteers. We have a great club, this should be a natural fit. Central Minnesota is a great place to bike, let’s make this happen!
As our club grows its membership, I believe it’s time to ask everyone to sign a waiver form. It is a formality similar to the document you signed when you bought your bike or skis, or rode that mechanical bull. We are not a formally organized club, but my name is connected to everything it does and I can’t afford a lawsuit. Please don’t misunderstand this: I do not believe any of you are out to sue me, ever, but your insurance company might. This release form is also available on our website. Please review it and bring a signed copy to the next event. A great Thank You goes to Dave and Linda Shay of Shay Law Firm for their pro bono work.
I am looking forward to another exceptional riding season in 2013 and hope to see all of you at one of the many CMBC rides and events this year!
Link to weekly ride schedule, Tuesday Trails, and waiver:
To volunteer for Dam2Dam or to lead regular daytime rides: