LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Well, it’s another year, where do they go?

Muscle Powered has started the year with a BANG!

On January 12, 2012 we had our first Board Meeting of the year at Sassafras and we elected the following officers:

President: Donna Inversin Treasurer: Marcus Marchegger
Secretary: Anne Macquarie
Board members:
John Aragon – Insurance Cortney Bloomer – Summer Bike Rides
Kelly Clark Denis Coyne
Chas Macquarie – Technical Advisor Jeff Moser IT and Bike to Work Week
Jeff Potter – Trails Mark Johnson
Todd Erickson Candace Chartraw

We followed the election of officers with the annual planning meeting, and do we have some plans for 2012:

Anne Macquarie has offered to lead a 6-week “Reentry Ride” series of easy bike rides in May-June for beginning or “reentry” riders looking to get back on their bikes, including a flat tire seminar. This is something that I’m definitely planning of taking advantage of.

Cortney Bloomer will lead more strenuous summer bike rides, so you intrepid adventurers watch the calendar.

I will continue to lead the Tuesday evening walks. I have even found a couple of new ones, getting really close to that 52 different walks goal. Families are welcome on most walks, call me if you’re not sure about children participating.

Of course, don’t forget Bike to Work Week which will be May 14-18 this year. Watch for lots of fun events during the month of May.

Muscle Powered will again ‘man’ the bike valet at the 3rd Street Farmer’s Market this summer. If you’ve never done this give it a try, it’s a blast.

Tim Rowe has offered to lead a League of American Bicyclists Traffic skills course. I bet we could all use this.

And, let’s not forget the Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail. Jeff Potter along with Chas Macquarie and others have done a lot work to get us to where we are today. On Monday February 13, 2012 there was an information meeting for public comment on the trail. We are near the last hurdle and should start cutting trail this spring.

Anne Macquarie hopes to have the new and improved bike map ready in time for Bike to Work Week. So if yours is getting old and tattered, there is hope.

So keep an eye on the calendar so that you won’t miss a thing.

Feel like your missing out on all the fun? Well we’d love to have you. If you’re interested in working on any of these projects please contact any of us, you’ll find the Board Member’s email address’ under CONTACT.

If you haven’t yet paid you 2012 membership dues, now is the time. Just click on BECOME A MEMBER.

And if you didn’t make the board meeting last month, how about the next one. Board meetings are open to all members. The next one with be April 5 at 6 p.m. at Sassafras.

Looking forward to an exciting and productive 2012

Donna N. Inversin
President

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