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NEXT GENERAL MEETING 8/5/2020
There will not be a general meeting in July.  The next general meeting is scheduled for 8/5/2020.  The Zoom login link and meeting agenda will be posted the last week in July.  To submit agenda items, please send an email to vicepresident@bikehikers.com.  

JULY BOARD MEETING 7/23/2020

All members are welcome to attend Board meetings.  If you have an agenda item, please contact the Board prior to 7/3 by sending an email to vicepresident@bikehikers.com. 
 

BOARD MEETING 6/25/2020 SUMMARY

Party Pardee 2020 Is Cancelled 

The Board and Party Pardee co-chairpersons agreed to cancel Party Pardee 2020.  Mass gatherings are slated to gradually begin in Stage 4 of the California Resilience Roadmap.  Governor Newsom has stated that "The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible at best until we get to herd immunity and we get to a vaccine."  Until that time, Amador County cannot grant permits to hold our event and without permits, the event cannot happen.  Nancy Bischoff and Phyllis Billings, event co-chairpersons, will let us know when planning will begin for PP 2021 (April 3, 2021).         


Resumption of Club Rides

Unfortunately, club rides cannot resume at this time, per the Sacramento County COVID19 guidelines.  Current guidelines do not allow formal group congregating, even for essential activities such as biking.  Mark Munguia, Ride Coordinator, created a document that explains the County guidelines as they pertain to exercising and riding as a club.  The document will posted on the General Forum.    

 

Event Calendar and Forums 

As stated on the our website home page, all rides and events are suspended.  It was decided that the inactive event calendar should not be updated with new rides, as it may be confusing to members.  Members can announce their NON-CLUB rides on the General Forum until we can resume a normal ride schedule. If you do so, please state at the beginning of your message: 

 

"This is not a club ride.  There will be no club mileage awarded, no official club sweep, and the club liability insurance will not apply."   

 


BOARD MEETING 5/21/2020 SUMMARY
The Board voted to use Zoom for club general and Board meetings until Sacramento County COVID19 guidelines allow group congregation.  The Carmichael Recreation and Park District informed us that meetings in the clubhouse will likely not resume until the first of the year or until social distancing is not required.  

The Board, Nancy Bischoff and Phyllis Billings, Event Co-Chairs, discussed Party Pardee 2020 and the related risks/benefits of continuing to plan the event for the rescheduled date of October 24, 2020.  It was agreed to table the discussion until the next Board meeting on June 25, 2020, so new guidelines can be taken into consideration.   

The club's annual picnic is officially cancelled for 2020 due to County social distancing requirements and community parks being closed to group congregation. 

Kathy Koumis' proposed new Spring Blitz guidelines were approved by the Board and posted on the General Forums.  See below for the details.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 25, 2020.  
    
EMAIL TO ALL BIKE HIKERS 4/28/2020 
On March 15, the Board of Directors made the decision to suspend all club rides and events until further notice.  Since that time, California’s sheltering-in-place mandate has remained in effect with even stricter guidelines.  Until those guidelines change to allow groups to congregate, all club activities remain suspended.  
For the most up-to-date information regarding club activities, go to the “What’s New” link on the club’s website.  You can also go to the Sacramento Bike Hikers General Forums to see the latest posts or subscribe to receive emails of the latest Forums posts.  

 

Steven Kahn has resigned from his role as President.  Steve led the club through a fun, innovative, and successful 2019, and we are sorry to see him leave. The Board wants to extend a huge thank you to Steve for all the work and time he put into the club.  The position of President will remain vacant until January 1, 2021, after the next club election.  

Our next club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 (next meeting is July 1) at 7 p.m.  This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom and the meeting link will be posted on the SBH General Forums.  We look forward to riding with all of you again, we hope soon.  If you have questions, you can send an email to any Board member.  Thank you.





 

2020 CHALLENGE Updated 5/20/2020
The 2020 Challenge for the Bike Hikers this year is so much more than we expected.  Kathy and I have been thinking about how it can be with this current event.  If you are good with your goal, please go ahead and send in your updates on the 1st or the 15th of the month. If you would like to make adjustments to your challenge, let us know.  For example, change club miles to just riding miles.  If you want to set it aside for now, we can wait and see how our “New Normal” looks down the road.  Let this time be as little stress as possible staying safe and healthy. 


CALIFORNIA BIKE SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM - A club-sponsored project

It's time to pre-Order your Cal Bike License Plate for your car. The purchase of this special plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development classes and nutrition education at the elementary school level and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy.

The Bike Hikers have been challenged by the Cal Bike Plate program to buy 100 plate orders (and beat all other local clubs). In order for the plates to be produced, 7,500 pre-orders must be received by September 2021.  Let's do our part in helping California become a healthy, cycling state! 

For more information on the program and to order your plate visit CAL BIKE PLATE