Thanks to all who signed up to lead 2016 road rides during Oktoberfest. New leaders have come forward. Maximal participation is our #1 priority. TE should function as a club, not a service.
Below is the list of road rides, Sundays and Wednesdays. Between March 6 and October 30 there are 74 days on which TE hosts road rides!
On left side of this list are the rides. Clicking on a ride will enable a hyperlink to the map and profile.
Next two columns show leader and co-leader #1.
To the right is Ride Option column with either a hyperlink to map of a shorter ride or instructions for shorter ride. Furthest right column shows co-leader#2 assigned to the shorter ride option.
This list will remain on our website and will be updated throughout year as leaders email me with requests. Please join those who have already volunteered, or add more rides to those yo have already chosen. I entered my name for many vacant slots, and will gladly relinquish any dates when another TE member wishes the privilege.
Please also consider co-leading the shorter options. Co-leaders need not be hot shot riders. We need participation of riders across the spectrum of riding speeds and endurance. Today I rode the new ride Keystone & Kerr starting at El Rancho and scheduled as the short option May 29. It is fun, freer from traffic than the full ride that day, and after 18 miles and 1800′ ascent, you’ll be quite pleased, and you will have ridden roads and through neighborhoods you’ve likely missed in all your years here. This is just an example, to show what we together should be doing to increase numbers of riders and to gain new members.
To facilitate inevitable need for leaders & co-leaders to accommodate conflicts as they occur, we have provided a method of contacting leaders and co-leaders with requests to swap dates. Clicking on a leader or co-leader’s name will open an email to that individual. In 2015 I was the go-between for swaps. More efficient will be having leaders and co-leaders arrange themselves, but please email me so this webpage and the event calendar pages can be edited.
Thank you all for participating and helping keep the rides and the club strong.
Richard Handler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Ride Coordinator