President's Message December 2013
It's Christmas, where has the time gone?!
Get away from the holiday madness or enjoy it by hopping on a bike.
Bring it on and show off your Ugliest Christmas Attire at Cherry City's annual dinner at Neumanali's in Hayward on December 13th. Set in a restored Victorian house, the chef is creating a Prix Fixe holiday menu. Cost includes tax and tip. The evening begins with appetizers at 6 and a no host bar. Dinner will be at 7 pm. Club members and guests are welcome. Since we have the entire restaurant for our private event, a head count is needed and seating is limited, so call to RSVP to save your spot.
Contact 510 813-6690 (Vicky) or 510 701-9034 (Cheryl).
Last month, the Giro D'Vino was well attended. The recent Nacasio Valley Cheese Company Loop and the Seghesio Event did not disappoint either. The Nacasio route was a challenging one rewarded with greetings from the owners of the Nacasio Valley Cheese Company and cheese tasting. The Seghesio Event was a private event with food, at least 13 wine tastings and cured meats at the end of a serendipitous ride. Both will be great repeats in the coming year.
With the chill is definitely in the air, some of us welcome warmer temps where ever we can find it. Join us on a joint ride with Mike's Bikes in Pleasanton on Saturday, December 7.
If you can't make it out, there's the American River Trail Ride in Sacramento on Sunday.
Nothing adds to the merriment of the month then decorating your bike and helmet to get into the spirit. Join in a Christmas Lights Ride on Wednesday, December 18. This is a colorful route as we ride to see one of the most spectacular Christmas decoration exhibits in the Bay Area.
With the new year approaching, save the date for the Planning Meeting and Ride held on Saturday, January 11 at the Manor Library in San Leandro. Two rides are scheduled for the morning followed with lunch, awards, membership perks and the unveiling of the new ride calender for the novice, centurions and beyond. This is a good time to meet some of the Cherry City members, ask questions, plan and set goals.
See the ride description area for details.
Hope to see you at the Christmas dinner!
Have a Merry Christmas and an Awesome New Year!!
Just Pedalin -
Your CCC President
Thanks to the Rider Leaders & Co-leaders for November
Wayne Ainsworth, Eva Fallis, Michael Hill, Vicky Ma, Eric Reyes, and Edgar Romero.
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Why Attend the Monthly Meetings?
Why should I attend?
To be informed, be heard, get involved, and make a difference.
When are meetings held?
2nd Wednesday of the month: 6:00pm – Board Meeting; 7:00 General Meeting, which now ends at 8pm.
Where are meetings held?
Meetings are at the San Leandro Manor Library on Manor Blvd.
(March and April meetings will be held at the Manor Branch).
Where are meetings held?
Yes, attend 5 out of the remaining 9 meetings and get 1/2 off your 2011 membership fee.
Our New Fixed Ride Downloadable Route Sheets
- Since we are refining your new fixed routesheets, occasionally
- there may be some errors. Please inform us so we can
- correct these errors.
- Download route sheet 200901V2 (PDF document)
- Download route sheet 200902 rev 2 (PDF document)
- Download route sheet 200903 (PDF document)
- Download route sheet 200904 (PDF document)
- Download route sheet 200905 (PDF document)
- Download route sheet 200906 (PDF document)
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Announcing the Impromptu Rides
The Problem: Due to busy schedules, many people who would like to lead a ride cannot plan 1 or 2 months in advance in order to get their ride(s) into the newsletter. Nearly everyone enjoys watching their club mileage increase every month, however, you can only attain club mileage on “impromptu” rides, i.e., those that appear in the newsletter.