Dear CVC, I would like to thank you all for hanging in there! We are ready to resume riding as a group, but with the obvious needs for safety and social distancing.
We have some amazing volunteers who are going to lead rides this next month, but... we will need others to step up as well. Send me an email if you can volunteer for this. This cannot fall on any one person and it will take a team, but in the meantime, please show the appreciation you have for ALL of our leaders of CVC. This club would not work without the help of volunteers at every level!
Some of you are not ready to ride in a group, and we understand that. Please jump in when you are. I will be asking week to week about how many plan on riding for planning purposes while we get back rolling again. Thank you to those who responded. Do not feel obligated to stick with what you put on the survey, but, please try and let us know ahead if you make a change.
You may have seen the addition of new rides. Tex is helping out with the new Mellow Yellow ride for those who want less distance and less hill climbing right now. This will be helpful for new riders, riders who have been away from riding, riders who just want to do less riding right now, and those going through recovery.
This week's Saturday ride line up: Tex-Mellow Yellow Sharon-Gold Richard A/Mark. Orange light Donna-Orange Kent-Red
Sunday- Sunday Funday-Mike H G/O Alfonso
Sunday Funday is replacing the social ride, but with the same concept only keeping distance. This is a recovery ride or a short spin ride of about 20 or so miles.
I am going to ask all of you to ride and plan responsibly as the ride leaders cannot take responsibility for you. They are not providing concierge service (just had to say that). 😆
-*YOU* will need to check the route carefully and print it or download it into your phone or Garmin ahead of time - these rides are drop rides, meaning, if you cannot keep the pace, it is up to you to make your way back -Leaders will give regroup spots to get the group back together-please listen for these in order to stay with your ride - please inform leader if you will be turning back early - CARRY a mask with you (just say for example, a friend offers to help you with a flat..... you both will want a mask on at this time) - riding with a mask or neck gaiter is your option -social distancing is *NOT* an option, it is *mandatory*. This is true before, and after rides, during rides, and at regroups. PLEASE do not make someone feel uncomfortable by getting too close. None of us wants to ask our buddies to back off. Be polite and follow this rule. -make this club work for everyone
Leader- Tex (Lake Malibou)
Leader-Sharon (7 Min.Hill back through Calabasas)
Leader-Richard (coast with Mully return)
Leader-Donna (Old Topanga, Fernwood, Stunt)
Leader-Kent (Old Topaanga, Fernwood, Piuma)
Sunday Funday (Mike-CVC-King Gillette Ranch Out & Back https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2896821)
G/O Ride-Leader, Alfonso, (Westlake Mully PCH, Yerba)
When riding with us: · wear helmets and ensure your bike is in good working order · stay in bike lanes and be cognizant of social distancing · not overlap wheels (crosswheel) · descend carefully! Look out for debris, animals, potholes, tight bends, and slick spots · pass slower riders on the left · ride predictably: signal when changing lines and call out hazards
. respect all traffic rules and the rights of motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians · always use proper hand signals to indicate to drivers and other riders your intentions · we are a "rules of the road" cycling club · Inclement weather policy: In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is our club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride