February / March 2019 Newsletter

 

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

President's Report

Dues for 2019 are PAST Due

Ride Planning Meeting

Tuesday Dinners

Club Merchandise

Club Insurance

Bike shop discounts

Web Page for Road Riders

League of American Bicyclists E-Newsletter

Club Officers

 

 


 Dues for 2019 are Now PAST Due

     This is a reminder that our membership year ends on December 31st.  All club memberships have expired at the end of 2018.  You can download a club application form from our web site www.folksonspokes-stark.com.   If you would like to continue your membership for 2019 please fill out this form completely and send your check to our Treasurer, Pam Feit as soon as possible.  Our insurance carrier requires us to get updated release forms including signatures from all members once each year. 
   We no longer send out new membership cards each year.  Your membership card is good for as long as you are a member.  If, for some reason, you need a new card, please contact our Treasurer, and she will send you a new one.



 Ride Planning Meeting

   Our next Ride Planning Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19th immediately after our 6pm Tuesday Evening Dinner at about 7:30pm at Kozmo’s Bar & Grill located at 37 First St., SW in Massillon. We will be planning our rides for the month of October 2018. If you are unable to make the meeting but have a ride you would like to lead, please let Randy or Debbie know and they will be sure to get it on the calendar.  New rides and ride leaders are always welcome and if you need help we have pros to give you assistance.  All club members and their families are invited to attend this meeting.  Be sure you make reservations with Mary Ann LaRocca if you plan on eating with us.



 Tuesday Dinners

  We selected the restaurants for our Tuesday night dinners so mark your calendars!  Please be sure to let Mary Ann (330-705-1896 or larocca@sssnet.com ) know by the Monday noon before the dinner if you will attend.  You may text, e-mail or phone so that when Mary Ann calls for reservations on Tuesday morning she has an accurate count. 


February 19th 6:00 p.m. – Papa Bears, 4990 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton
March 5th 6:00 p.m. – Bugsy’s, 7936 Hills and Dales Rd. NW, Massillon
March 19th 6:00 p.m.- Kozmo’s, 37 1st St. SW, Massillon    **This is also our Ride Planning Meeting for April.**


 Club Merchandise

   We are ordering a new supply of our regular club t-shirts which are $8.00. If you would like to get a club shirt please contact any club officer.

 

 

Our 20th Anniversary Folks On Spokes T-Shirts, orange color ones are still available but only in size X-Lg. They cost $7 each. Just contact any of the club officers to get yours. We are also able to special order single shirts at any time.

 

We are ordering more 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 $10.00 each. 

 


Decals with a “recumbent” logo are SOLD OUT, but we can order one for you.. See Randy if you would like to purchase a recumbent 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 330-575-4224.



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.

 

E-Newsletter

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 2018

 

Name
Office
Phone #
Term Expires
Deborah Godfrey
President
330-628-1434
12/31/2019
Roger Gray
Vice President
330-309-6514
12/31/2019
Mary Ann LaRocca
Secretary
330-832-5963
12/31/2019
Pam Feit
Treasurer
330-837-4574
12/31/2019
Randy Williams
Road Captain
330-966-2460
12/31/2019
Cathy Bacher
Director
330-256-4221
12/31/2019
Jerry LaRocca
Director
330-832-5963
12/31/2019
Janice LaRocca
Director
330-832-5963
12/31/2020
Bob Marshall
Director
330-479-2981
12/31/2020
Doug Bower (past president)
Director
330-833-9357
12/31/2019