Big news!! NJ Bike turned 1 year old on Tuesday, so a big round of applause to everyone who has made this such a fun, happy, supportive cycling/eating/drinking group. Mike and I absolutely love organizing the rides and meeting everyone, it's always a good time!! :)
Along those lines though, over the past year, we've spent quite a bit of time/money on all of the aforementioned planning, eating and drinking. The cycling is pretty cheap but it does take some time to plan. And of course, Meetup charges a monthly fee to run a group, so that adds a bit. We don't want to stop organizing but we've decided to ask for a little help from you guys in the form of a one year membership fee of $20. Some organizers charge per event, but eh, that's a big hassle and runs the risk of really changing the chill dynamic we have going.
We feel like $20 is enough to help us out and hopefully, won't be too big of a burden for any of you guys to pay. So we've set up an event page here
where you can pay by PayPal at any point (or you can do cash in person, no problem).
No set due date for payments, we just ask that you pay before you come on a ride. (Doesn't apply to rides before April 15th.) And with this new system, we'll make sure to plan at least one road ride in each "region" of NJ each month (North, Central, South) and one in PA. Plus, at least two or three mountain or trail rides each month as well.
If you have thoughts on this, please feel free to email me or Mike to discuss.
Looking forward to seeing you out there!
Erin & Mike
Organizers, NJ Bike, Eat & Drink