Whew! I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad the STP is behind us. For one thing, I can show up to a ride now and everyone doesn’t start riding off to get away from my plea for volunteers! This year was my fourth year as volunteer coordinator (greatly assisted by Alison Nelson), and I have to say that the group of volunteers who came out were THE BEST EVER!
The 40th anniversary of The Pioneer Century is now behind us, thanks to the tireless efforts (well, maybe they’re tired now) of Benn Schonman and Ann Morrow and ALL the volunteers who carried off this huge effort without a hitch! I’m awestruck by the amount of planning and details that go into this event. And the good news I’ve heard is that this DYNAMIC DUO have agreed to take on the task again next year. YAAY! How lucky are we?
Photographer and blogger Jonathan Maus has done an excellent job capturing photos of our event:
The NEW CLUB JERSEYS have arrived and are available to order. Order yours today!
Click HERE to access the store.
Jerseys on display at the Pioneer Century ride...
Do you need to get your bike and yourself to Seattle to ride the 2014 STP? PWTC has a way. On Friday, July 11th, you can ride a luxury tour bus while your bike, wrapped in a furniture blanket, rides in a truck to Seattle. For $65, you and your bike will arrive around the same time on the University of Washington campus refreshed and ready to ride.
To the few of you who came out on that very rainy Sunday in April for the Monster Cookie ride – THANKS for sporting your club colors (under your rain gear), and remember that you are eligible to WIN $75 worth of Club clothing just for signing in. The drawing will take place at the June 5 meeting.
Speaking of the next Club meeting, we have a nice lineup for you!
The talk on rides lately is that we’re all noticing several new riders showing up to ride with us. In my responsibilities as webmaster, I’m also seeing lots of new memberships come in. If you are a new rider/new member and this one of your first newsletters, I’d like to WELCOME YOU! I hope your first experience with the Club has been positive and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about us or about how we might help you reach your cycling goals.
We have a lot of new members and many of those new members have commented on how helpful it is to remember other riders when they have the PWTC license plate nametag on the back of their bike.
Here's your chance to order one today for just $5 - or order two or three (one for each bike, since you all have more than one it seems).
I hope that you are getting excited about the warmer days ahead and all the GREAT riding opportunities coming up. This is the time of year where I get out my calendar and say, “OK, how many event rides and multi-day rides can I fit into the summer without getting totally blasted by September.” And, by the way, leave myself some time to ride with the Club on regular rides and offer a ride or two of my own.