PMBC Website Under Cunstruction

I know, I know….
We are trying to get it right. We are still working on new ideas and formats so be patient. Its kinda hard trying to make this site work as smooth as the Fb death star. As of November 2013 we went back to the 1st Wednesday of the month for our meeting and we got a really good turnout, which leads me to believe that we should only do Fridays for special events. Remember, January 2014 is right around the corner which means the new year is a great time to renew your dues. We could also do another jersey order. see! this is why you need to come to these meetings.

Pasadena Mountain Bike Club is changing its monthly meeting night.

For as long as I could remember PMBC has had its monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month, but as our club has reached an all time high in members it is a lot harder for most to commit to a week night in their already busy schedule.

This was a topic brought up at this month’s meeting and after great debate (about two beers) we unanimously decided to move the Meeting Night to Friday. We think this move would give members more time in the evening knowing that most do not have to work the next day and that the Meeting could be a more in-depth event.

The christening for the Friday Night Meeting will be July 6, 2012 at El Ray’s house. We will be having a BBQ and Outdoor movie. All information will be posted on the Calendar.

Hope to see all of you there and as a reminder to all, you DO NOT have to be a member of PMBC to attend any of our rides or events.


Ray Herrera
PMBC VP & Schedule Coordinator

Waiting for the ball to drop


Hello again PMBC peeps.
As I watch the last minutes of 2011 tick away, I wanted to take the time to remember this past year and look forward to my 20th year as President of the Pasadena Mountain Bike Club. Dang! Has it been that long?
This year, we had some great rides, parties, pump-track sessions, and some epic trips. We had many new faces come out and ride with us, rode some new trails and returned to some old favorites that were closed by the Station Fire. It always warms my cockles to see all of the new, like-minded crazies who take to our sport and have that enthusiasm show on their faces when they are railing some singletrack for the first time. They keep us old-timers excited. We also had other club members have milestones with marriage, parenthood and all the other things life brings.

Racing seems to have regained some of its appeal for club members and I don’t think it will slow down next year. Ray did a great job (as he does with all of the heavy lifting he does for the club) supporting all of the racing events he went to this year. Thanks to Ray-and everyone else-who make all the PMBC events, epic!

I personally, had a tough year, with my father’s illness and passing and (at last) the end of my long period of unemployment. I look forward to moving on to 2012 and know that it will be a better year. For the other club people out there still looking for work, I wish you better luck and know that you talented and creative people will find something that you want to do.

The club has many things to do this coming year. As we saw with the MWBA’s great strides this year, we also need to become more organized and have some purpose. Lots to talk about in upcoming meetings.
Anyway, I hope to get more miles of riding in this coming year and see more of you out on the trail. I also hope to make my return to the annual PMBC trip to Mammoth. I have been itching for it. My bikes have too.
Just a couple of minutes left, so I wish you all a safe and prosperous 2012! If the Mayans were right, oh well….

Happy Trails,