To all of the CBC members who helped support the rest stops for this year’s Honeybee Bicycle Ride – thank you!
Bakers – your goodies were delicious! I wish you could have heard the compliments and thanks that the riders expressed as they made their selections from the bounty of treats that you provided for them.
Rest stop crews – thank you for your hard work in setting up and tearing down the rest stops, preparing and serving food and drinks, and for sharing your smiles and encouragement as the riders came through.
Your efforts contributed in a big way to providing a fun day for the riders, and to the overall success of the event.
The Chattanooga Bicycle Club purchases both General Liability and Participant Accident Coverage on an annual basis each year.
Volunteers and club members are covered when participating in club activities.
Non-members are covered during their FIRST club activity only.
Class 2 E-Bikes – those which can be throttle-controlled and do not require the operator to pedal – are excluded from coverage by our insurer, and thus are not permitted to be ridden on club rides. (Note that the presence of a Class 2 E-Bike invalidates our insurance for the entire activity, not just for that participant.)
Mountain bike rides are covered, provided that all participants wear helmets and sign a waiver, and the event includes no tricks or timing.
Racing events are NOT covered.
Participant Accident Coverage can help pay for medical expenses incurred due to injury sustained during a club organized and supervised event.
Should an incident occur while you are involved in a club activity, please contact a club officer. Be prepared to provide as much information as possible including names of participants involved, date/time, location, injuries, property damage, etc.
I was on a ride a few days ago and a friend asked me, “Other than rides, what does the bike club do?” After I told him all the activities we are involved in he said, “I had no idea.” Which tells me I’ve not done a very good job of letting you know all the good stuff your club is doing in the community.
Continue reading What We Do
It has been a tremendous pleasure and honor to have served as president of the bike club for the past two years. I have been nominated to be president for a third year, and the membership will vote on the nomination at the upcoming annual meeting. Prior to the vote, I think it would be helpful if I laid out my vision for the club for the upcoming year, because if the membership disagrees with the vision, it will be a very long and frustrating year for all of us. We can do great things as a group, but greatness is contingent upon being in agreement on what management and motivational guru Stephen Covey calls “the big things.”
Continue reading Vision
I just wanted to take a few minutes to drop some reminders for all of you, since the amount of rides and riders is picking up. We’re all excited to get out there and enjoy riding our bikes, but we also have to be aware, courteous and safe.
Continue reading Peggy’s Ride Safety Reminders
First and foremost is safety. We all know that, when riding in a group, it’s easy to become a lemming and just follow the person in front of us. However, remember that you are an individual and responsible for yourself. You need to make your own safety decisions.