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General Meeting

Mountain Gear Headquarters

6021 E. Mansfield Rd

Spokane, WA

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Monday September 9th, 2019

6:30 P.M









Sea Tri Kan Ride for Refugees


The February club meeting began a new venture for five of our members: Scott Schell, Bill Olsen, Lila Meglio and Jamie and Paula Sutherlin.

The Spokane Bicycle Club Ridge Riders are excited but daunted by the opportunity and challenge of supporting our local refugee community through the Sea Tri Kan Ride for Refugees this June.


https://fundraise.worldreliefseattle.org/team/213273


Donations received by May 31 will be matched 2:1 and go directly to help our refugee community as they have already covered their ride costs up front. They invite you to help them make this $30,000 impact and thank you for any and all support from the bottom of their heart!!


Checks may also be written to World Relief, mailed to 1522 N Washington, Suite 204, Spokane 99201 designated to the Ridge Riders as a team or an individual member as well.




Wallace Blues Festival Tour




Another great tour has been added to the SBC tour schedule this summer.

Get on board the SBC “Wallace Blues Festival” tour July 12 to 15. 


Choose from one of two starting points on the beautiful “Trail of the Coeur D’ Alenes” to Wallace, depending on your mileage preference.  Start at Plummer if you have more “mileage desire” (65 miles to Wallace) or start from the Bull Run milepost near Rose Lake (31 miles to Wallace).  The Plummer riders will merge and start with the Bull Run riders to remain as a group.  Tour leaders will transport you to your starting point unless you want to leave a car.

This is a very popular event and lodging is at a premium.  SBC tour leaders have secured a large area near the Chamber of Commerce Building for camping (included in the “Option 1 Camping” tour price). There is plenty of room for RVs without additional cost. 


A bathroom (no showers) and a wooden canopy to cook/sit under in case of foul weather is a short walking distance. Showers are a short bike ride away. 

We have our own secured dining room at the 1313 Club for dinners Friday and Saturday nights. The rest of your meals are on your own and not included in the price of the tour.  

Lots of fun options when not attending the music festival include:  The Mining Heritage Exhibition, the Northern Pacific RR Museum, the Oasis Bordello Museum (don’t blush), the Pulaski Tunnel Trail, Route of the Hiawatha, Sierra Silver Mine Tour, Silver Streak Zipline Tours, the Wallace District Mining Museum and others.


Registration will be opened shortly: The Option 1 “Camping” ($60) cost of the tour includes rider, bicycle and luggage transportation to the starting points and camping area, overnight camping for two nights (13th and 14th), and dinners for two on the same nights (which includes the tip).


The Option 2 “Motels/AirBnB etc” ($60) provides the same benefits as Option 1 with the difference being you are not camping but are responsible for your own sleeping accommodations and related costs. It might take some searching (Kellogg is only 11 miles away).

 

  https://www.silvervalleychamber.com/

  http://www.wallaceidahochamber.com/

  https://www.airbnb.com/s/Wallace--ID

  https://www.vrbo.com


Option 3 “On Your Own” ($60) allows for riders to take their own cars, but to join us at the dinners, ride towards us from Wallace (optional) and to join us in other SBC activities.


The cost of the Blues Festival ticket ($40) is not included and can be secured once you arrive (officials have told us there are plenty of tickets).

Bits and pieces and disclaimers:  Registration deadline is July 1. No refunds will be given after this date.  If we don’t meet the minimum the tour will be canceled and refunds will be given.  Contact Scott for more information: cshellws@comcast.net; 509-954-6788

(If you have signed up and the tour is cancelled, you are still welcomed to join Scott and friends for a great weekend of camping and activities on your own dime).








How To Be Safe On Your First Cycling Tour

an article by Jeff Aldaine - Illumiseen.com


With the increasing enthusiasm for cycling, more and more people are discovering the wonders

of bicycle touring. A cycling tour is a pleasure trip, which can last from one day to one year or

even longer, usually organized by a single or a group bikers.


A bicycle tour is an excellent opportunity to get fit, explore foreign places, meet new friends, and

rejuvenate yourself. It sounds exciting, right? However, embarking on a bicycle tour is not all fun

and games.  .....


Read full article








SBC LOCAL TOUR OF CDA


June 29 - July 1 2018


3 days filled with fun riding the scenic Trail of CDA to Wallace, ID, enjoying mild sunny weather with almost no winds or rain on the trail. 3 different routes provided, with SAG support and coordination:

  • Plummer - Kellog - Wallace - Dobson Pass - Plummer (3 days, 148.2 miles)
  • Plummer - Kellog - Wallace - Plummer (3 days, 132.2 miles)
  • Rose Lake - Wallace - Rose Lake (2 days, 62.2 miles)

Many thanks to Garry Kehr and Jim O'Hare and all assisting members for their effort and support. See below a slideshow of photos taken during this tour. 






May Month Bike-Everywhere Events 

locally fulfilled by


                 



- enjoy the photo slideshow below -





Trudy O'Grady's 2018 Tour in Vietnam


- story and video presented at 5/13/2019 SBC GM -

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From     D :

Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here's how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth.



Recent Ride Photos




    5/29/2018 - Tuesday Scenic Ride: CDA - Post Falls loop.
    Leader: Mary Ayers




5/22/2018 - Tuesday Scenic Ride: East Valley

5/19/2018 - Saturday Steady and Leisurely Ride

5/12/2018 - Saturday Steady and Leisurely Ride

 Ellen Peller Rides in GCC-USA
Fundrising To Fight Kids' Cancer


TOUR SLIDES


Tips:

- scroll up/down along presentation slides

- use the 'pop-out' icon in the upper right corner for full-sized view




Jennifer Calvert & Nancy Tressler: Bicycling On Katy Trail 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)


Jennifer Calvert & Georgia Krueger: Bicycling Along Danube River 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)

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