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There was no better way to kick off Bike Week than to have the Amgen Tour of California race past the Lab on Monday during lunch. The JPL Bike Club organized a bike ride down to the Oak Grove/210 bridge where the pelton flew past. Here's a few photos: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNdxJFPdp-4Anw1LZZWwV2TPKwrp6JevQnRXJO0.Got any more pictures? Send them to us at JPL.Bikes@gmail.com.
The Bike Club Board met with the representatives of the construction project to enhance the infrastructure at the JPL entrances. The Club provided input on how to best accomplish the construction while still providing easy access for bicycles.Please read the meeting minutes and view the slides.
Cyclists, John has created a JPL Bike Club Calendar that anyone with the link can post rides or events to.The calendar is on the TeamUp website.
John May went on a 6-day bikepacking trip in Oregon this summer. He made a slide presentation and shared it with the Club at the September 17 meeting, enjoy!: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byupe6tk7j8RcThxVjFZUjRTdHc/view?usp=sharing.
Rich Dilluvio, Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Pasadena gave a presentation at the October 15, 2015, Club meeting on Pasadena’s master plan and current progress for bicycle lanes. The full plan is posted on the City’s website: http://cityofpasadena.net/transportation/BikePlan/. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here.
It’s time for elections again!
Below are the people nominated for each position during today’s club meeting. Please REPLY (not reply all) with any additional nominations you have. Please get approval from your nominee then REPLY (not reply all) to this email with nominations. All are welcome to nominate themselves or others. We'll have an online ballot once we're sure we can't talk anyone else into joining...
All who are nominated will provide a brief description of their plans and goals for the club and why they feel they are appropriate for the position.
For details position descriptions, please see the ByLaws: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxqcGxiaWtlc3xneDoxMmMzYjFlYTE0YWY2YjA2
Election Nominations (so far)
Introducing Ron's Adventure Ride Series (RARS)! As some of you may know, a few JPLers are signed up to ride the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour - a 2 day, 150 mile awareness and fundraising ride from Irvine to San Diego on October 18-19; for more info click here. In preparation for this mini-tour, I would like to invite you to join me for some smaller distance rides in where you use your bike to take you somewhere fun and exciting! 150 miles sounds like a lot; by coming out to these rides, you will realize how quickly the miles turn away when you're having a good time with friends and venturing to places you've never been to by bike. Discover how far you can really go under your own power and maybe you too would like to join us for this journey.
I plan to do at least one ride a month until then.
As an incentive to get riders to come out to these events, I pledge to donate $1 to our team, on top of my initial contribution, for every rider (JPLer or not) who comes out to ride bikes with me during this series! Even if you can't sign up for the team, you will be helping out just by doing something you already love to do – riding your bike. If every rider on this email list came out to at least one ride in this series, that would be $300+!
Next Saturday, August 23rd, will be the second of these events. We will start from the Del Mar Train Station at 6:30AM and head to Long Beach. The ride is 100 miles and I plan to be back around 2:30-3PM. The route is relatively flat, so I'm hoping we could hold a 15mph pace to get home at the target time. That being said, no one will be left behind; I don't even know if I can hold that speed for that long.
http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/7596472 (Garmin's website has been acting up since they switched to 'modern')
Your cycling buddy,
After much discussion by the Club officers, a new fiscal policy was adopted at the July 17, 2014 meeting. Read the policy here.
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