Saturday 5/6 Ride Cancelled

From Jim:

Due to bad weather, we need to cancel tomorrow morning’s (May 6, 2017) ride out of West Falmouth.

(Unless your name is Noah…….or Steve).

Saturday Ride Leaders Needed

From Steve:

Hi CBBC members,

I will once again be the ride organizer for the 9 AM Saturday morning rides out of West Falmouth (same location and time as last year). We start up the first Saturday in May. I’m also involved with training rides for the Trek Across Maine. I am able to combine a couple of these rides but need leaders for several rides in May and June. In particular ride leaders are needed for May 6, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 17. There are various rides available on the CBBC website that can be used…or if you like you could make up your own ride. Typically rides are anywhere from 25 to 35 miles with a stop somewhere in between for a snack and/or drink.

Let me know if you can help out.

Your Dream Rides

At the 2016 holiday party, we asked you what your dream ride would be, and what you would be willing to do to see the ride get off the ground. At the 2017 potluck, we discussed some of the more popular ride ideas: Kripalu in western Mass, Prince Edward Island, and Tuscany. Patty has done some research and made the following information available to all of us:

  1. Kripalu (western Mass.)
  2. Prince Edward Island
  3. Tuscany

February 2017 Board Meeting Canceled

Hi all,
Given the travel conditions today, I say we CANCEL our board meeting for this evening.
Here’s what we were slated to cover tonight:
  • Winter banquet update and game plan
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Membership Software Update
  • Jersey update
The Winter banquet is the only time-sensitive item, and I think we can cover that via email.
Thanks and stay safe,

Annual Winter Banquet/Potluck 2017

banquet photo
Banquet Fun

Here’s a great way to beat the winter doldrums:  come to the CBBC annual winter banquet on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the First Parish Congregational Church in Gorham.   We’ll be following our usual potluck format with beverages provided by the club.

  • Gather at 5:00  
  • Eat at 6:00
  • Program to follow dinner  

I’ll also share here a summary of the “Dream Ride”  cards that many of you filled out at our Holiday Party in December.  Patty asked you to describe your “dream ride,” along with your ideas about how it should be organized, and how you might be willing to help.   The responses were great – you collectively have a lot of great ideas!

Several themes emerged:

  1. Europe theme, especially Tuscany and the Netherlands:  13
  2. Downeast Maine / PEI / Nova Scotia:  9
  3. Western Mass/Berkshires/Kripalu yoga: 2
  4. Other: 8 (no two the same)

We thought it would be nice to build on these themes at the winter banquet.  We’ll have some signs on the tables, and invite you to share dinner with others who share your interest.  In other words, we’ll have a Europe/Tuscany/Netherlands table, a Downeast/PEI/Nova Scotia table, and probably an “other” table.  Of course you can (and will) talk about whatever you want, but if you’re seated with like-minded cyclists, who knows what plans may emerge?

Following dinner, Andy has graciously offered to open our program with an overview of the RideWithGPS mapping software that many of us the club use to plan routes.   Following Andy’s presentation, let’s just say we have some SURPRISES in store!

See you on the 25th!

Crop of 20th Annual Reunion Banquet, 9th Infantry Division Association by Joseph Mann is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.


2017 Dues Increase

At the 2016 annual club meeting, we voted to increase our dues from the current rate of $15/individual $25/family to $25/individual $40/family. This rate will apply to new memberships and renewals starting 1/1/2017.

If your membership is current, you are all set for the balance of your 12 months. The new rate only applies next time you renew after 1/1 and will cover you for another 12 months from that point.

The rationale for the increase is that at the old rate, our dues didn’t cover our expenses, and the dues had not been raised within any one’s memory – perhaps since the inception of the club! Given the convoluted process for changing the dues (see below), we also also thought we would “future proof” and raise the dues to a level that will sustain the club for some years to come.

See you on the road in 2017!