Happy Birthday WAB!!

The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists was founded in 19997 so we are 25 Years Old!  This was a cause for celebration at the January General Membership Meeting which is traditionally our annual awards ceremony in addition to our annual birthday.  More than 50 WAB members attended this "pot luck" style dinner and meeting.  One of WAB's early founders Allen Turnbull gave our members a little history of the club and awards were presented for Volunteer of the Year, High Mileage, Most Improved Riders and Ride Leader of the year.  Finally a "year in review" video was shown.

 

To view the presentations by President Dave Hand and Allen, click HERE.

To view the year in review video created by John Hinton, click HERE.

 

Following are the current volunteer opportunities:

 

Volunteer for 3 Day Bike About - an event supported by WAB with a percent of the proceeds going to local Williamsburg community projects such as Cycling Without Age and bicycle helmets.

Standing Board Positions (yearly commitment)

Publicity - post updates to Facebook sharing WAB activities and ride reports.  

 

To find out more about these opening, contact any board member. 

by Rick Nevins

Facebook is a powerful tool and is a very popular means to share cycling related information. There are a number of Facebook Pages and Groups that target our geographic area and cycling communities.  There may be some question amongst our membership about when to use Facebook versus our website Message Board.  I thought I’d take a few minutes to share what I know about Facebook Pages and Groups so that you can better understand how you might want to engage.

Recently the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists donated a copy of our revised "Williamsburg Area Bicycle Rides" book to the Williamsburg Library.  You can see the full article here.

The Williamsburg Area Bicycle Rides (aka "Route Book") includes a credit card sized USB card inside the back cover.  This article explains in a bit more detail how to use the card to print Cue Sheets or Maps or to download a GPS navigation file to your Garmin GPS computer.

The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists first published a "route book" titled "Williamsburg Area Bike Rides" in 2005.  It was subsequently updated in 2009.  We are now in the process of updating it again.  This is considered a fairly major revision since we are re-visiting each route to determine "keep/change/delete" and for those we are not removing, we re-creating the routes on Ride With GPS.  As these routes are revised, they are being uploaded to the Cue Sheet library, in the "WAB Route Book" category. 

In order to get member input on the new revised Cue Sheets, as well as to offer our members some additional riding opportunities, a series of "Ride the Route Book" rides will be organized over the next several months.  (Nov 2015 - Feb 2016).

These "Ride the Route Book" rides will be scheduled in a somewhat ad-hoc fashion, based upon the weather, but Thursdays seem to be a good day for them.  We will try to announce the rides at least 2 or 3 days in advance via the Message Board.

The Cue Sheets for the Route Book rides that have been re-done can be found in the WAB Route Book category in the Cue Sheet Library. 

If you can join us, please print the Cue Sheets for whichever route you plan to do in advance since only one or two extras will normally be printed by the leader.

Note, these will be usually be very casual rides since we want to focus on checking the Cue Sheets and Maps.  In fact, if you see any good photo opportunities, it would be helpful to take pictures as well, since we will also be updating the photos in the Route Book.  

The committee members for this project are:

  • Rick Nevins, Chairman
  • Neal Robinson
  • Michael Kasperack
  • Gary Smith
  • Deana Sun
  • Bob Arditi

Our goal is to have the book ready for publication by March 2016.  

Please contact any of the committee members if you have questions.

 

Rick Nevins

Routebook Update Committee Chairman

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Family Member - Get Your Own Username!

If you are an adult family member of an existing WAB Family Membership, you are entitled to get your own username/password to log in to use the Message Board or other Members Only Features.  All you need is the username and member number of the current primary family member and then fill out this form.  Further instructions are found on the form.  It may take a day or two to process.  Questions?  email webmaster@wabonline.org