We held our first "Virtual" club member meeting on Monday, April 6. While attendance was less than what I had hoped for and there were a few issues with using Zoom, overall it went fairly well.
The time constraints using Zoom as a tool did limit and possibly forced us to be very specific and keeping on the agenda. We only have 40 minutes.
The agenda is in the Document Archives as will the minutes be once they are drafted. The meeting was recorded and I do plan on uploading that video to a YouTube channel for viewing. I link will be added to this post later and included in the minutes.
1. Bike to Work has been moved to September. Bike Month remain for May. Thanks to Scott Ussery for updating us on this, along with the need for club members to sing up for Love to Ride which is part of the Bike to Work event.
2. 30 Days of Cycling is April and you can continue to ride your bike, outdoors safely or indoors and all will count. Just use the hastag #30daysofbiking on Facebook public posts or your Instagram account. You can sign up to participate at https://30daysofbiking.com/
3. There was a consensus by the club members to suspend the Saturday coffee rides for April and will consider reinstating them in May, depending upon the current COVID-19 situation.
4. Ben Novograd has been doing a good job in updating the area rides list reflecting the many changes and cancellations in rides.
5. The Ride of Silence is a work in progress. John Perrin is continuing to proceed with finalizing the planning for the ride as this always coincided with the police/sheriff motorcycle patrol continued education training. It may be scaled back in terms of total participants, should the Social Distancing recommendations continue in place or become more of an order to Shelter at Home.
6. Earth Day Ride and Event was Canceled
7. The Health Fair has been moved to July 11-12. If this remains we will need help in staffing the booth both days. ^This will be a great opportunity to promote the club to a larger audience. We definitely can use more members.
8. The Memorial Day ride will remain on the schedule, but like anything is subject to change with the current circumstances.
9. Club membership cards will be mailed out. I am working on securing cooperation with the bike ships to help promote them as they help promote us.
10. Future Rides. If you have not already done so, please join the Heartland Area Cyclists Facebook Group. Here you can report trail conditions, report your rides, AND set up events for rides (I ask that you do with a minimum of 5 days notice). That would be for Road/Endurance Rides and Gravel Rides. We want to be known as a multifaceted rides club.
11. The Port-A-Potty installation at Twin Creek has been delayed due to virus situation. As you may know if you do any rides, all restrooms in any of the public parks have been locked down. I felt it best to delay installation for a month, but that may get pushed back again if the prohibitions on the restrooms elsewhere has not been lifted.
The next members' meeting for the club will be May 4 and once again it will be a virtual meeting. Please note in the meeting setup the will be a password required. This is for added security for Zoom Meetings as they have been hacked.
Until next time we see each other, Continue to ride and #pedalon.
Club President 2020