Are you having trouble reaching us?
A few weeks back a rider let us know she couldn’t contact us through any of the email links scattered around the site.
As a quick-and-dirty fix I offer the following table. Piece the email address you want together as follows: column 2; @; column 3; period; column 4. Send a message from your email program as you would normally. (I’m reluctant to spell out our addresses since they’re like catnip to spambots.)
It’s a pain, but it’s only for anyone who can’t use the links. It should apply to a few people, and only until the next site redesign.
Here’s a few interesting rides open for registration. Some include a commemorative jersey or have them for sale. (You know, for when your Flyers jersey is in the wash.)
Gran Fondo NJ
September 13; Morristown, NJ; 18, 42, 62, or 107 miles
Jersey for purchase
TD Five Boro Bike Tour
May 1, 2016; New York City, NY; 40 miles
Jersey for purchase
The Campagnolo Gran Fondo NY
May 15, 2016; New York City, NY; 50 or 100 miles
Jersey for purchase
The Bon Ton Roulet
July 24-30; Cortland, NY; 45-50 or 60-75 miles per day
July 24-30; Sioux Center, IA; 468 miles
Jersey for purchase
Ride 4 Veterans (from Angel Garcia)
Recently I saw a list at my post office of items needed for homeless veterans. As a veteran it caught my attention and as I investigated further I discovered it was a home operated by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The home, Veteran’s Haven North, is located on top of a scenic mountain in Glen Gardner in north Hunterdon County.
I had the general idea that the Club, which has several veterans, could organize a fund raising ride with a twist: all participants would bring a needed item(s) to the ride start in Long Valley to be dropped off at VHN. (A list of needed items would be provided one month before the ride.) There would be a choice of several routes based on level that would proceed to Veteran’s Haven North, arriving at approximately the same time early in the ride so that we could present the items in a small ceremony. After the ceremony the rides would continue.
Pursuing the idea further, a meeting was held with Ms. Cheryl Bade at Veteran’s Haven North on July 16th. Lynn Tsuzuki, who volunteers with the Carry The Load organization through the J&J Veterans Leadership Council, and I attended. We had a a tour of the VHN facility and learned:
- Through services offered the goal is to treat and care for the veterans so they can reach an optimal level of independence, and aid them in re-acquiring the life skills and ability to re-enter the community;
- There are two programs, one where residents stay up to two years and the other up to 90 days;
- There are currently 78 residents, both men and women;
- They will be expanding to 100 residents in the near future.
Ms. Bade was very receptive to our concept and having now obtained approval from Club President Jack Reeves and enthusiastic support from Club members we will begin to get the ride plans organized. The focus, of course, is on the “giving” aspect of the event but you’ll find that there is great riding in the area where Hunterdon, Morris, and Warren counties intersect.
On the subject of giving: Lynn has provided information on Veteran’s Haven North to J&J’s Veterans Leadership Council and the council is already pursuing events to support VHN. Please consider what opportunities you might also have to support this wonderful mission.
The next steps include establishing the exact ride start location and time, getting volunteers to lead the rides, etc. We’ll be reaching out to you but don’t be shy about volunteering. Lastly, if you are a veteran and I don’t know that please, or have any questions, let me know by email or at a Club ride.
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Rain date: Saturday, October 3rd
Ride start: Long Valley, NJ in a.m.
A few tidbits…
Changes are afoot for the D and D+ rides. See the 2015 Flyers’ flyer here.
The final Adopt-a-Road pickup of 2015 will be on Saturday October 25 from 9am to 11am. Contact Boyd Mathews here to volunteer or request more information.
Century Club 2014 totalled 7830 miles with 13 participants. The 2015 season currently totals 4623 miles with 11 participants.
Looking for a new route? Check out our Routes page for suggestions. This 25-miler comes courtesy of Lee Brush. As always, if you have a route you’d like to share, send it to our webmaster. GPS-mapped routes such as MapMyRide or Ride with GPS are best, but we’ll take PDFs as well.
The BFCC has New Member “D” and “D+” rides just for you!
The pace is leisurely and we leave no one behind. The rides last slightly more than one hour over gently rolling, country roads with minor traffic. The object is to have a comfortable, fun experience while being introduced to group riding.
We meet at 5:30pm every Monday (D+) & Wednesday (D) during the riding season. The D+ rides meet at a different location each week, announced by email the day before. The D rides start at Natirar with the rest of the Club. We always have an air compressor if someone needs air and tools in case of last minute adjustments.
Club membership is $25/single, $30/family. However, you are invited to sign in as a guest for your first group ride. Only a bicycle and helmet are required.
Click here (or on my name below, or on “D-rides” at the top of any page on this website) to e-mail me if you are interested and I will put you on our confidential New Member D/D+ Ride e-mail List and keep you updated.
Century Club rides in 2015
For those fortunate enough to travel during the colder months – or anyone tough enough to ride 100k any time of year – they deserve recognition for it.
Century Club 2013 totalled 9125 miles with 19 participants and the 2014 season totalled 7830 miles with 13 participants. The 2015 season currently totals 4623 miles with 11 participants.
September qualifying rides:
See the Activities page for rules and all ride details.
Click here to report a ride 62 miles or longer. Please include your name, the date, and the distance.