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In this issue find information on:
3rd Annual Swap & Party Meeting
(See Upcoming events)
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Bike to Work
Bike to School
Tuesday/Thursday Night Rides
Our popular evening rides re-start on Tues-Mar 25 at Hunters Woods Shopping Center - see you there ...read more
2013 Annual Meeting
The annual meeting was held 17 November at Art Space in Herndon and was attended by about 65 members and guests. The briefing summarizing the events for 2013 is here.
New This Year- Women's Rides
Last season the Club introduced a series of women's rides. Ride leader Lisa Mackem announced at the Annual Meeting that due to popular demand the Monday night Woman's rides will be held EVERY Monday night when they start again in 2014.
The distance ranges from 16-30 miles based on the will of the group, and all paces and women are welcome. Lisa Mackem may need the help of additional ride leader as the rides become more frequent and greater attendance may necessitate splitting into different groups.
Contact Lisa via email if you have any questions.
32nd Annual Century - 2014
The RBC Century for 2014 is being planned to use a route very similar to last year, but the exact route will depend upon final coordination with Loundon County. The much enjoyed Century route last year consisted of one large loop from Hamilton to Round Hill, Hillsboro, Lovettsville, keeping the Taylorstown and Stumptown hills, before returning to Leesburg and Reston Town Center. The Metric route was merged with the century route at the new Old Mill rest stop before returning to Leesburg and Reston Town Center. The Half-Metric route was a different Ashburn route last year.
Click here to see several photos.
A call for artists will go out soon to compete for this years graphic for the century T-shirt.
This first place winning entry will be printed in full color on the back of the T-shirts given out to all riders and displayed on the Reston Bike Club website. Additionally, the winning artist can sell prints of the winning artwork the day of the event at the Reston Town Center Pavilion in several format(s). A space under the registration pavilion is provided. No commission are charged on the artist sales that day.
Century Training Rides
Under the leadership of then Club chair Dan Scrafford, the club held a series of rides geared specifically towards training for a century. These rides were no-drop and were led by experienced club members, all of whom had experience riding many century rides. RBC hopes to repeat these popular, highly attended rides again this year.
Bike to Work 2014 On Friday 16 May, RBC will support Bike To Work Day at the Reston Pit Stop. RBC will provide water bottles with Annual memberships for door prizes. Any RBC members that can be at Reston Town Center is welcome to support the RBC booth.
Bike To School 2013
On Friday 10 May RBC supported Bike to School day at Terraset Elementary School with a bike inspection station and helmet give away program. The event was very well attended with 97 kids riding bikes to school. Many bikes needed air and several others needed mechanical adjustments (loose stems, brakes, etc.) Ed Robichaud make bike adjustments and Ken Thompson pumped tires. Six kids were fitted with new helmets. See photos.