Notes from March

EACC Minutes, March 11, 2019

Eleven members and friends attended the March “Movie Night” meeting and participated in lively discussions of many topics.

Melissa Reeves mobilized the club in support of the "Back 2 Biking" project for adults returning to cycling. It's a three-tiered program that begins with the basics and ends with riders again comfortable navigating city streets on their own or bike-share bikes. She needs liability coverage, advertising, and a “voice of authority” to help her borrow ride-share bikes. The city has thus far been unresponsive. Melissa plans to approach the university.

The club offered to make participants honorary club members thereby allowing them to be covered by club insurance.

Rick Brock of Trek Auburn generously offered to provide bikes for those without.

Mike Hogan offered to design posters.

Melissa mentioned the emailing list that Bill Felkey compiled and wondered who might currently possess it.

We discussed the frequency and timing of the program. Melissa had envisioned three consecutive months. Others suggested three consecutive weeks.

Melissa has already lined up instructors.

Tim McDonald proposed and possibly Melissa agreed that the first meeting be on May 13th.

Larry Cook announced this year's Ride of Silence: Wednesday, May 15, 5:30p, from JBB/Opelika. Also reported from OBAC, that all are on board with the idea of the Greenway but funding still a challenge. Mike Hogan asked Larry to ask Shirley Lazenby to ask Mayor Fuller to join in this year’s ride.

Rick Brock shared the dynamics and economics of building and maintaining trails, particularly the Thread Trail, in construction in LaGrange. Become a Friend of the Thread Trail! The Tour de Troup scheduled for 11 May 2019 is a fundraiser. 

Rick has partnered with the Alabama Rural Ministry's annual three-day bike ride selling last years' jersey.

Kirk announced that AMBA returns to Auburn this year, the third week in May.

Angela for Bruno Ulrich announced the next Auburn Bike Committee Meeting: March 26, 7p, Auburn Public Library. A copy of ABC By-Laws was available to membership.

Chris announced this year’s time trial series, which run from April 30 to May 20, on five consecutive Tuesdays.

Kirk announced that the Bike Your Park event will again be held on the fourth Saturday of September, no longer in conflict with the Johnny Ray Century, which has moved to the second Saturday.

All this and more preceded the film, Pedal, about bicycle messenger culture in the early 2000s.