GVCC President's Column: September 1, 2014
Bicycle Spoken Here, GVCC President: Doris Phinney
968-3143, cyclebug@aol.com

NEWCOMERS RIDE: Saturday, September 2, 9:30am, Goleta Beach, Doris, 968-3143. Everyone is welcome to join this leisurely paced ride around Goleta. No one is ever left behind and you must wear a helmet to join this ride.

SEPTEMBER GVCC MEETING: Café Fresco North, 5940 Calle Real, Goleta, Thursday, September 11, 6pm for dinner, meeting starts at 630pm. The agenda will include final plans for the Santa Barbara Century and our Aid Station on East Camino Cielo.

SANTA BARBARA CENTURY: Saturday, October 18. GVCC is again staffing the Aid Station on East Camino Cielo. We need more volunteers to work a few hours at the Aid Station between 845am (set up) and 330pm (take down). The busy hours are 11am to 2pm. We also need donated baked goods, salads, or other good food for hungry riders. We have a reputation to maintain as the best food ever on a century ride. Please contact Doris if you are willing to help: cyclebug@aol.com or 968-3143.

1. SB Century, Camino Cielo Aid Station, October 18, 2014

a. GVCC again has two free entries to give away. Drawing at the meeting Sept 11. The winners are Michele and Lori.

b. SB Century: GVCC designated charity to receive $1000 from the ride proceeds: Safe Routes to School (COAST)

c. Aid station volunteers: Bob Z, Michael K., Wilson, Gail, Jared?, Don J., Connie, Renee, Bob Young, Owen, Doris

d. Food volunteers: Michele D.(pasta salad), Bob Z., Connie (potatoes), Cheryl, Annemarie, Rosie, Bettie, Kathleen (potatoes), Janaki (brownies), Don N. (brownies), Bob Young, Doris

WANT TO SUGGEST A RIDE? Contact Lori anytime to get your ride on the calendar: lorbonz@gmail.com. In addition to the club calendar on the GVCC website, Lori has set up a Meet Up group, Santa Barbara Cyclists that you might like to join. Here is the website: http://www.meetup.com/santa-Barbara-Cyclists

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New Santa Barbara County Bike Touring Site

Bike touring fans can find a wealth of information on bike touring in Santa Barbara County on a new website: bike-santabarbara.org


Join our rides for fun and fitness!

The club offers a variety of rides from monthly newcomer rides to tougher tours up the local hills. Check the calendar and come ride with us!
Although many of us wear colorful biker clothes and have road bikes, we are tourers, not racers. Our greatest passion, and perennial source of discussion, is safety on the roads -- how routes can be configured for better bike safety and how bikers can make wise riding choices to maximize safety.
While it is true that some GVCC members enjoy chasing down younger race kit-clad speedsters, club rides are cooperative, not competitive..
Non-members are always welcome to come meet club members and try our rides out. Check the calendar and join us.


GVCC Email Mailing List

Goleta Valley Cycling Club has an email list at Google Groups. Club members can join or get off the list by contacting Janaki.
Please be aware when you reply to a group email, the reply goes to the whole group. If you only want to reply privately to the sender, don't send the reply to the gbike group. Instead, copy out the email address of the sender and send your email to that person.
In order to avoid exposing GVCC members' email addresses to the public, the messages and message archives are only viewable by group members. The mailing list is also not listed in the Google Groups directory and does not have a Google webpage.
Email posts go to all list members. Post by emailing gbike@googlegroups.com. Learn about Google Group options at Google Groups.