VeloDCity: a Washington Area Bicycling Group Message Board › VeloDCIty Newsletter - October 2011
Greetings Good Folks,
Happy Autumn All. There's a change in the air. The good news is that nature will be putting on a visual spectacle through the canopy's changing colors. The bad news is that it also signals colder weather and shorter days ahead. In other words: fewer ideal riding conditions. I can happily assure everyone that group activities will continue to be scheduled throughout the year. Those activities will include shorter rides, classes, seminars and a few social functions to help prepare you for another successful riding season so please continue to monitor the calendar for any new announcements.
News and Announcements
VeloDCity Jersey Order
Special thanks to everybody who participated in the numerous fit sessions and ordered 2012's coolest looking jersey. Currently, there's a delay in the group jersey order due to a small typo in the design proof. I'm awaiting a final proof to approve. Upon which, the order will immediately be submitted for a November completion date(hopefully). I will continue to inform you of any updates on the order status.
2012 VeloDCity Jersey Order - Redux
Friday, October 7, 2011
By popular demand and a very miniscule typo on the proof, the jersey order has been extended for this week only. This is the absolute last chance to secure your very own "coolest looking jersey for 2012". Click the link above for details.
Two Drives and Trail Ride
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 8:00am
Join your fellow group members for this 40 mile inter-city ride that also includes a brief excursion onto the roads of Montgomery County and back.
Ford Ironman World Championship
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The "Tour de France" or if you prefer "Superbowl" of the triathlon world takes place in Kona, Hawaii. This year's event promises some of the most competitive fields in both the men and women's races. While the official broadcast won't take place until December, you can monitor the official Ironman and Triathlete magazine websites for live coverage and updates.
Ride to Galesville
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 9:00am
The "not too hard, not too soft" ride returns for an Autumn edition. This time around, a changing colorful landscape and soon to be hibernating furry creature sightings compliment some of the nicest roads that Prince Georges County and Howard County have to offer.
Save-a-Limb Metric Century
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7:30am
Make a difference. Join Stephen and the Cartmandua in this special ride in support of the "Save a Limb" fund where proceeds will support this special mission objective. Ride options includes something for everybody: 6-mile, 15-mile, 30-mile, and metric century rides.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 9:00am
Feeling a little sinful lately? Ate that extra doughnut when you should not have? Then join your fellow members for 44 miles of calorie burning on Montgomery County's finest roads including the 'Salvation Circuit'. As a note: the suffering is optional.
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:00am
Stephen and the Cartmandua leads this jaunt along the Western Maryland Rail Trail in Big Poole. Depending on interest, there will be options for a 22 miles or 40 miles options. Please click the link above for further details.
Cycling Tip: Update Your Wardrobe
Enhance your wardrobe collection with the many change of season sales. During the Fall Season, many bike and sports shops heavily mark down the summer apparel to make room for the Fall and Winter apparel. In many cases, that jersey, helmet, shoes, shorts and even a bike that you longingly looked at, could be had for less. So visit your local shop(s) and keep your eyes open for that special deal that works for you.