I know it’s already February, but this is our first E-mail newsletter of the year and my first chance to spout. First of all, the fact that we’re sending an Email newsletter is something to mention. We figured that sending something short and sweet to the members, that includes the ride schedule and other important upcoming events, would be cool, so expect them occasionally. If you have any ideas for what you’d like to see in the new E-newsletter, let us know.
Sending something to the club members means that you should actually be a member so this is also a reminded to renew your PMBC membership for 2005. In case you missed it, we are back on a calendar year membership instead of a 12-month gig and the dues have also been reduced to a paltry ten bucks a year! There should be no excuse for not being a part of this stylish organization. Just the PMBC discount at Pasadena Cyclery should make up your lousy ten bucks in your first visit to the shop.
The other big news this time is the return of the Mount Wilson Pancake Breakfast. Pasadena Cyclery is coordinating this fundraiser for the benefit of local mountain bike trail-access groups. They have set a tentative date of Sunday, April 10 at Henninger Flats, the traditional home of the Pancake Breakfast. Unfortunately, the recent rainstorms caused a major slide on the Mt. Wilson Toll Road that may not be cleared up by that date. Keep checking the PMBC site for updates on date or venue changes. You can also call Pasadena Cyclery at (626) 584-6391 for details.
Some other dates to mark on your calendars are the LA Marathon Bike Ride on March 6, the Solvang Century on March 12, and the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey on April 15-17. Also don’t miss our whole month of Sunday rides led by long-lost club member, (he lives in NorCal now) Lloyd Miller, all March long!
That’s all I’ve got for now.