June 2017 Newsletter



President's Report

Club Merchandise

Club Insurance

Bike shop discounts

Web Page for Road Riders

League of American Bicyclists E-Newsletter

Club Officers



 Club Merchandise

   Our 20th Anniversary Folks On Spokes T-Shirts are now in. They cost $8 each. You will need to contact Amy Simmons (330-819-3303) or Debbie Godfrey (330-990-2411) to get yours. They have a good selection of sizes so even if you haven't ordered one there should be one that will fit you. We are also able to special order single shirts at any time.

   Our current supply of regular club t-shirts are now SOLD OUT. If you would like to get a club shirt, please give your name to Doug and you will be put on a waiting list until we get at least 12 orders.

   We also have a supply of our club decals for the rear window of your automobile.  They have our club name and our club web address in addition to the “bike” logo and cost $7.50 each. 
   Decals with a “recumbent” logo are SOLD OUT. See Doug if you would like to purchase a decal.



Randy Williams has arranged for an embroidery service for us through Beatty’s Sports in Louisville.  He has catalogues which you can borrow from him and then purchase any item and have it embroidered with “Folks on Spokes   Bicycle Club”.  You can choose any main color and any secondary color.  Some of us have already purchased embroidered hats for $10.00 plus tax using our local school colors.
   You can also bring in any clothing item you already own and have our club name embroidered on it.  If you are interested in this service, please call Randy at 330-571-4643.

Club Insurance

Many people have asked about our club insurance policy and what it covers.  As an affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists we are eligible to participate in their Insurance Program administered by American Specialty.  You can go to their web site www.amerspec.com/lab for more information.  We have general liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence and a general aggregate of $3,000,000 on a per event basis.  Only our members or guests who have completely filled out our membership/guest form and have signed them are covered.  This is why we require everyone to completely fill out and sign a new membership form each year. Also, ride leaders take note that you must have all guests completely fill out the Guest Rider Release on the back of our sign-in sheet or we will not be covered if they have an accident!!  Under our policy, our members/guests have Accident Medial Coverage of $10,000 per person per accident excess of a $500 per claim deductible and excess of any other valid and collectible insurance.  There is also Accidental Death & Dismemberment of $5,000 per person per accident.  For more information, please visit the League’s web site:  www.bikeleague.org/index/cfm


Bike Shop Discounts

Please patronize our local bike shops as they do offer a valuable service that mail order companies cannot; and don't forget that almost all area bicycle shops offer our members a 10% diacount on items purchased. Just tell them that you are a member of Folks on Spokes.


Web Page for Road Riders

A new website provides expert advice for road cyclists. www.RoadBikeRider.com concentrates on road riding, the resurgent side of cycling that has been on the back burner in the traditional bike media. It is the product of Ed Pavelka and Fred Matheny, life-long cycling writers and holders of a number of cycling records. Their site and publishing company specialize in expert "how to" advice for road cyclists. To open the flow of technique and training advice, the RoadBikeRider.com website presents numerous "how to" articles and other helpful information. The website offers free individualized answers to training and technique questions.



The League of American Bicyclists recently launched an electronic newsletter, available to members, clubs, advocacy organizations, the bicycle industry and other interested parties. The biweekly e-newsletter provides timely coverage of issues of importance regarding bicycling advocacy and education, news of the League and affiliated organizations (including a calendar of events), and other subjects of interest to cyclists. To be added to the distribution list or send news, please e-mail bikeleague@bikeleague.org.



Club Officers for 2017


Phone #
Term Expires
Deborah Godfrey
Roger Gray
Vice President
Elaine Wages
Pam Feit
Randy Williams
Road Captain
Cathy Bacher
Jerry LaRocca
Bob Marshall
Amy Simmons