Friday, January 31, 2020

KVBC Ride Planning for 2020

The Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club 2020 Ride Planning Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 (snow date Feb. 26). We will meet at the Alfond Youth and Community Center, 126 North Street, in Waterville to plan out the KVBC Ride Calendar for the year. Jeanine Libby has offered to lead a free spin class to all interested members from 5 to 6 pm, followed by pizza and our ride planning meeting from 6 to 8 pm. To top it off, Jeanine will give us all a tour of the AYCC following the meeting. All are welcome, and if you cannot make the meeting but you would still like to lead a ride, please let me know all the details (if you have any).  Hope to see many of you there!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

KVBC Ride Planning for 2020

Greetings to all!  With the weather turning a bit milder of late, indications are that it is time to start planning the 2020 KVBC Ride Calendar.  In years past, we have met in February to sit down over pizza and lay out rides for the coming year.  For the past couple of years we have met in Waterville, at Miller Library at Colby (where I work), and I can certainly arrange for a meeting room there again.  I know that for some people, Waterville is not convenient, so I am open to suggestions for another meeting place.  I'd also like to know what weekday evening or weekend works best for people who would like to attend.  As always, if you cannot attend and would still like to sign up to lead a ride, please feel free to contact me with the date(s) and ride info, and I will reserve a spot for you.  In addition to arranging the ride calendar, I'd also like some feedback on route mapping as best appropriate for GPS navigation.  We are probably not going to dispense with paper maps right away, but I do note that some other bike clubs have decided to stop marking routes altogether, now that many riders have access to GPS units and digital maps.  I am also happy to discuss any other matters members would like addressed.  Let me know your preferences for meeting times and places, and don't forget the upcoming ride (weather permitting) on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb, 29, in Hallowell.  Think Spring!

Jim Merrick,, 293-3784.