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  • 27 Apr 2022 1:12 PM | Victor Langelo

    The Wednesday evening ride is canceled for April 27 due to rain.

  • 9 Apr 2022 12:01 PM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    Be sure to dust off that bike and put some air in the tires.  Might be worth a visit to your local bike shop to prepare for the riding season.  

    As typical for our early April rides, the weather plays a big part in how many people show up.  Try to show up 15 minutes before the ride and say hello to a friend and make a plan to ride together.

    Given we are just getting started for the year...

    If you are familiar with the route of choice be a leader and get your group organized to depart.  Talk to those who may seem out of step or not sure of how the process works.

    Sign up for a ride using the sign posts. Print your name and phone # so we can read it! Just like at a ski trail: Green is slower, Blue is intermediate (3 levels), Black is fast. Stay nearby so you can communicate with others.  

    Depart at 6:00pm with faster groups first in descending order.

    Be sure to follow the rules of the road and pay attention and call out hazards.

    When you get back, sign back in so we know you are back safely.  If you are not returning back to the starting point, be sure to ask someone you know to mark you as returned.

    Ride safe and have fun.

    Rick

  • 25 May 2021 7:10 AM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    Hello Wheelers Members,

    We hope this email finds you all safe and happy!   

    As you know, this email is a long time coming.  

    We plan to restart our weekly ride schedule as follows:

    Saturday 9:00am 5/29

    Wednesday 6:00pm 6/2

    Monday Women's Ride 6:00pm- July TBD

    As we have for the past several months, the club will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and recommendations. It is important to remind you that we are also a volunteer leadership group and are not the mask and vaccination police. We will however, continue to encourage and enforce safe and respectful interactions in our groups. Be mindful of yours and others personal space especially as we gather for the Wednesday ride signup sheet process.

    It has been over a year since many of us have ridden in a group on our local roads, there is increased risk in normal riding hazards including pot holes and sharing the road with vehicles.  This means you have to be EXTRA alert. You are ultimately responsible to know your surroundings, ride safely and smartly.

    We all have a similar goal here, to get back together and share in each other’s company while doing what we love. If we all play our part we will get there, together!

  • 27 Nov 2019 7:40 AM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    Here's a great email we received from a volunteer at a youth center where the kids were researching helmet safety.  They actually found our website and were impressed with the findings.  Here's a link they asked us to share.

    My name is Kayla and I volunteer at a youth center with a safety program for kids. I came across your website while discussing cycling, bicycle safety, and the importance of protecting one's head. I want to say thank you!

    One of my girls, Lisa, did some web searches at home and found this page that she brought in for me to see - https://www.dandalaw.com/is-a-helmet-worth-it/

    I suggested that she share this with you because it had such great information and I also want to impress upon all my students that by reaching out and simply asking others, like yourself, things can be accomplished that the girls might not otherwise think can.

  • 16 Jan 2018 5:34 PM | Victor Langelo

    Official Notice to all Members:

    The Board of Directors met in November 2017 and have proposed the following revision to the club by-laws. As per club regulations, any change to the by-laws must be presented to the club membership for a period of 60 days. This posting serves as that notice and shall remain on the club website until the club votes on the proposed revision at our annual meeting in March 2018.

    As Proposed amendment to section 6 b of the Bylaws to permit appeal of membership suspension

    6 b) (1)               Any suspension under this subsection may be appealed in writing to the Board.  The written submission shall include all information the suspended member relies upon to support the appeal for reinstatement.

    6 b) (2)               The Board shall decide all suspension appeals, either at the next scheduled Board meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.  In making its decision, the Board shall consider the writing submitted by the suspended member and may consider any other information that the Board, in its sole discretion, considers relevant.  The Board shall then promptly communicate its decision to the appealing member.

  • 5 Mar 2017 4:50 PM | Rick Smith (Administrator)
    Merrymeeting Wheelers Branded Atayne Outdoor and Active Apparel

    Shop for Merrymeeting Wheelers branded Atayne outdoor and active apparel that drives positive environmental and social change. Click on the title link to visit Atayne.

    A new and improved blue and ladies version of our jersey is going to debut at our 2017 Annual Meeting.


  • 5 Mar 2017 4:17 PM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    If you are interested in learning more about this tour, contact Rick Smith at rickvickdani@comcast.net

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive in Nuremberg 3-Jul Monday
    Day 2: Cycle to Bamberg, 80 km 4-Jul Tuesday
    Day 3: Day of Bamberg Beer Tasting 5-Jul Wednesday
    Day 4: Bamberg to Neustadt, 55km or 70km 6-Jul Thursday
    Day 5: Neustadt to Rothenburg, 60km 7-Jul Friday
    Day 6: Rothenburg to Ansbach, 50km 8-Jul Saturday
    Day 7: Ansbach to Nuremberg, 55km or 75km 9-Jul Sunday
    Day 8: Onward travel 10-Jul Monday
    Day 9: Onward travel 11-Jul Tuesday
  • 5 Mar 2017 4:15 PM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    Contact Rich Cromwell at richcromwell1@gmail.com or Bob Bruce at bobbiker@roadrunner.com

  • 5 Mar 2017 4:12 PM | Rick Smith (Administrator)

    Want to get involved in auditing our roads and providing feedback to the towns? 

    Contact Rich Cromwell at richcromwell1@gmail.com

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