CVC'rs and Significant Others,
I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the CVC
Picnic & Benefit Ride. I know you there are many choices, and I am honored
to ride and to be associated with all of you who supported the Conejo
Valley Cyclists by giving your time, your financial and tangible donations,
and your help to enable CVC to make our community a better place.
What a great team we all are! The benefit was a huge success and the
picnic, well, that was just flat out fun. Let's not forget the ride... We
ordered no rain, and got a perfect day. Sure a few degrees less would be
great, but we will take it. Made the beer and margaritas alot more
refreshing! A Perfect Day!
I want to give a shout out to so many people, and how lucky I feel to say
that! When you see them, please let them know your appreciation.
Our rest stop workers who gave up their day of riding OR did it for their
dedication... Ali, Lou, Connie, Jeannie and Ursula.... and let's not forget
those wonderful kids! Zoe and Zeke.
Early, hard work, and true care for others.
Our vendor support, Hyperthreads for the donations of kits, Win's Wheels,
for the great support at the rest stop and donation of gift cards, Velofix
for incredible SAG support and gift cards, Michael's Bicycles, JRA Bikes
and Brew, (check out their new location in Thousand Oaks!), Nothing Bundt
Cakes, Newbury Park Bike Shop, Dr. Heather White from Chiropractic Sports
Institute in Westlake, Prevelo Bikes for that incredible little kid's
And for our generous donations from our own club members, David Stumph,
Brad Hughes, Paul Sterngold, Jim Doane, and Justin Kopiki for the amazing
belt buckle, Harlene Roen for the beautiful Wine Blanket, Amy Patton's Mom
MO for the adorable slipper basket, And for making these baskets so
appealing with all the extras including your sipping pleasure, and getting
them out there, please give a shout out Lisa Gutman, Kay Fields, and Susan
Ashby! And thank you to the Korcheks for the much needed Margarita Making!
And of course our own SAG drivers Bob Muzio, Jim Doane, and Jeremy Littman!
You all got some great auction items so please, when visiting these local
establishments, or seeing these club members, please give an extra Thank
Thanks to the team that came to the meetings to help plan and make this
happen and to Lisa G. for hosting!
Thanks Henry for the great newsletters and for getting those out while
flying from one place to another. To Sherrie F. for her editing, to Connie
V. to help in the morning with sign ins... to Alfonso, David, and
Jeremy..and to all of you who helped with clean up, and to those who signed
up and couldn't ride... you rock!
Last, to my hubby...Kent... we made it another year.... woohoo! As hard as
it is to work together, being together makes it so much more fun. Thanks
for your endless hours and always responding to my honey-do lists and
thinking of everything, from PA systems, to permits and reservations, and
especially the little things like getting up at 5 to put signs on the last
part of the route.
As honored as I am to do this fundraising and social planning, I feel this
is a good time for me to work with anyone else who would like to take this
event over. I have had 10 years on the CVC Benefit event circuit
(Cruisin) and I feel retirement is approaching.
It takes a team, so thanks CVC Team!