Sunshine puts a smile on my face and like spring the excitement and ideas bloom.

On behalf of the board, we look forward to implementing ride favorites and new events for 2015.

The Bocce Ball and Brunch event held in January at Campo Di Bocce brought Best of the Bay volunteers, club members and new faces together in lieu of our annual Christmas dinner and Planning Meeting & Ride. Some of us came to realize that one's cycling skills had nothing to do with our ability to win a bocce ball game. After the victories, we continued our celebratory afternoon with a buffet brunch in a private room. It was a perfect setting inclusive of sneak peeks at the latest football scores and bottomless cocktails, mimosas and beer. Since December tends to be a busy and hectic time for many of us the consensus was that January is a better time to come together. So... on that note, we look forward next year to a similar repeat.

8 week progressive series to achieve 50 or a metric, and 100 miles will begin mid March ending with Cherry City's version of the Wine Country Century starting and ending with an optional dinner at Francis Coppola's Winery on Sunday, May 3 in Geyserville. The Progressive is a series of rides which aim to improve riding skills and distances by starting with less miles and a easy terrain. Each week the landscape gradually changes and the distance becomes longer. For those who are not so familiar with some areas to ride, the Progressive also becomes a means of exploration and discovery.

Plans for a yearly picnic and ride is scheduled for mid year.  The event will start at a new venue called Dashe Cellars. This is an urban boutique winery in Oakland.

New to our repertoire are the weekday Food Truck Dinner Rides slated to begin in the summer when there's more light.

The Yosemite Ride returns May 16, 17, 18. This is a joint event with the Oakland VeloRaptors. Different mile options will be available in which you can sample parts of the route on a short ride or participate in the total experience.

Check the web for details to come at cherrycitycyclists.org

For those who plan ahead and have questions on The Progressive, Picnic and Food Truck Rides: contact Vicky Ma chinamite57@yahoo.com or 510 813-6690

Yosemite: Contact Cheryl Hopkins gchopkins@comcast.net or 510 701-9034

Act Now, it's time to renew your CCC membership. Keep your membership current. Ensure uninterrupted service and benefits by going to the website cherrycitycyclists.org. All the information that you need is under “Membership Info”. If you have any questions, contact Steve Yoder membership coordinator steve@zlcsoftware.com or 510 394-8684



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