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Lake Natoma Bike Trail - NEW 8/16
State Parks is finally starting to clear the rock slide on the North side of the lake. See the attached article from the  SACRAMENTO BEE

Volunteer Opportunity - NEW 8/15

The Great American River Clean-Up (GARCU) is the American River Parkway Foundation’s (ARPF) largest annual cleanup. Over 1,200+ volunteers will be working at 20 sites on the Parkway on Saturday, September 21, 8:30 (meet time)-12 noon.    

Our club is the designated Captain of the clean-up site at Paradise Beach, mile marker 6 south.  Supplies, water and snacks will be provided by the ARPF and the club will provide lunch after we are through.  Details to follow.  We are registered as a group and need a final count by Friday, September 20.  You are welcome to bring your friends and family.  If you have questions and/or want to volunteer, please send an email to vicepresident@bikehikers.com.

 

September 4 General Club Meeting - NEW 8/15

Bring your nominations for a Party Pardee 2020 logo that will determine the theme for our event on April 4, 2020.  Voting will take place before the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the winner will be announced during the break.  After the break, we’ll have two talks by club members:  Keith Felte and Dave Judy will talk about a bike tour they did with Carl Dahl in Croatia and John Mott will talk about his bike tour in Cuba. 



Club Mobile App - Last Update 8/12 (NEW)


The Bike Hikers Mobile App for members only is now up and running. You can download it from the Google Play Store by searching for Club Express Sacramento Bike Hikers or from an Apple Device at the App store by searching for Sacramento Bike Hikers Club Express. You will log in to the app with your same login and password as the Bike Hiker member website. The App is free.

August Club Meeting - Last Update 8/8 


Thanks to all the members who attended our August Club Meeting. There was a very good discussion on our new web platform. We have a Powerpoint presentation with some notes with the screenshots we demonstrated at the meeting. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here WEBSITE PRESENTATION.

One question that was asked and seemed to have great interest was about the ability to "search" events. After a little research we did find that members can do some searching to narrow down events. When you are in the event calendar, scroll to the right to the pop-out window. You will see a "search" button. If you select search, you can search for rides based on type and date range. We have asked Club Express if it is possible to add ride leader and start location to the criteria. We will let you know if this is possible.

Volunteer Opportunity - Last Updated 8/8 

If we want to continue providing drinks at our monthly meetings, a volunteer is needed now to take charge of bringing ice chests, ice, water and sodas.  All purchases will be reimbursed by the Club.  Without a volunteer there will be no drinks provided.  Please contact a board member if you are interested in helping out.  Contact information is on the website.  Thanks.

Are you interested in organizing a club tour  in 2020? Now is the time to start planning. Please reach out to our Tour Chair Bob Kendall if you have an interest or would like more information. Tours are presented to the membership at our January 2020 meeting.

Event Calendar - Last Update 8/8

Rides can be added to the Event Calendar all year long. There are still many open days in November and December. Look on the event calendar for a day with no ride. Select the "Add Quick Event" button, complete the necessary fields and save your event. You do not need a ride leader account - so any club member can be a Ride Leader; add and lead a ride. Our Ride Coordinators will receive an email once you add your ride. They will contact you if there are any questions. If you have any questions, reach out to either Mark Munguia or Kathy Koumis or email rideschedule@bikehikers.com. 

Dennis Nolan - Last Update 8/1

Dennis Nolan has resigned from the Board of Directors. We will certainly miss Dennis, his almost 8 years dedication as Membership Secretary, and most of all his sense of humor at our meetings. He maintained a complex database of member information, a time-consuming task. When Dennis had announced to the Board earlier this year that this would be his last, we quickly recognized that Dennis was irreplaceable. We felt it would be very difficult to find a member so dedicated and willing to spend the time Dennis did in managing our member database. It is one of the primary reasons we selected Club Express to manage our membership - only a computer program could replace Dennis! 

While we will miss Dennis as a valued contributor to the Board, we now welcome Robert Nick who we have appointed as interim Membership Secretary until elections later this year. Welcome Robert - you have some big shoes to fill. 

E-Mail - Last Update 8/2

The Club continues to utilize Yahoo email. Click on the Yahoo!  link for more information. 

Party Pardee 2020 Jerseys - Last Update 8/8

The 2020 Party Pardee Jersey design has been selected. Club members can order their jersey at a special club price during this pre-order period. Please print, complete your  PARDEE JERSEY ORDER FORM  along with full payment to place your order. Vivienne Nicol and Bill and Nancy Bischoff will take your completed order form and check at the beginning of any ride they are on up until Monday August 18. For more information on the Jersey see the PARDEE JERSEY DESCRIPTION. Please note the restriction on returns and exchanges MEMBER REFUND POLICY . 

 We anticipate that the jerseys will be available for pick-up at the December Holiday Pot Luck. After August 18 members will only be able to order a standard jersey like those that event participants will be able to order. 

2020 Pardee Jersey Design


Safety Training - Last Update 8/8 

The Safety Committee has now completed 2 classes with 50 members completing the Safety and Skills training. Thank you to those who have attended. It is important for all members to complete the training so that we are all riding together utilizing the same safe riding techniques. We are now taking reservations for the next class to be held Sept 15. You can register on-line through the event calendar (click on the Sept 15 Safety Class event). You may e-mail Marsha Killian for more information.

The course is about 3-1/2 hrs long and consists of three parts. The day starts with a classroom session reviewing safe riding practices. Participants then head out to the parking lot to practice skills and then take a ride to practice everything you have learned. I participated in the last class and found it very informative. I was actually surprised that some of the skills training was a challenge for several of our more experienced riders. Please consider taking this class.

While this course is focused on Safety we have also asked to Committee to make a recommendation to the Board on a more advanced class that would focus on group riding skills. Stay tuned....