September 6, 2021
SUBJECT: Save the Date - Apply for Registration Discount Code
- Save the Date -
Apply for Registration Discount Code *
Road Ride Start Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM start window
Start/End Point: Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Bathrooms ?, Drink ? and Food ? available]
Road Ride Distances: 40+/- and 63+/- miles
Speed Categories: 12-18+ mph (average rolling speed) groups forming (please indicate your expected average moving speed.
Rest / Refreshment Stops: TBA [Bathrooms ?, Drink ? and Food ? available]
RWGPS Route Links: TBA
REGISTRATION DISCOUNT CODE: The sponsor is making additional changes to it’s website so we suggest you hold off on registering until you receive the Discount Code and instructions on how to register as a member of Team Sussex Cycists. * APPLY FOR DISCOUNT CODE BY REGISTERING TO THIS POSTED EVENT. In the "Comments for Ride Leader" please indicate expected average moving ride speed (in mph) and distance (40 or 63 miles).
Sussex Cyclists Team Captain
(August 28, 2021 - Snow Hill, MD)
June 28, 2021
SUBJECT: Heat Advisory
Peggy's bike computer from her ride yesterday says it all....
In excessively hot weather, follow these guidelines:
Heat-related illnesses that begin with heat cramps, progresses to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke:
NOTE: Individuals over the age of 60 are more susceptible to dehydration and heat related injuries. For a fuller description of symptoms and treatments, click here.
April 1, 2021
SUBJECT: 2021 Club Group Rides; Annual Ride Leadership Meeting
As I indicated in my previous email, although our usual public service activities will for the most part shut down, Sussex Cyclists will again have a robust Group Riding program in 2021, albeit affected by Covid-19 infection mitigation. We will continue using our on-line registration / Club Liability Waiver agreement and agreement to our Club Group Riding Requirements as well as sending out automated emails (sorry - members receive allemails or no emails - if you opt out - because of limitations of our website provider's group emailing format) that we introduced last year. Both were very well received!
On May 4th we will hold our annual Club Group Riding Leadership meeting - virtually as we did in 2020 - to establish the parameters and conduct mandatory continuing education training to successfully implement our current year's activities and make sure all of our group rides incorporate established Club requirements and guidelines. To help us prepare I am again requesting for your feedback and suggestions (no need to respond if you have already done so) for 2021 to insure our group rides program exceeds the expectations of our members. Here are some thought starters that you may want to comment on (please don’t do a reply to all - reply directly to me or send/copy to a Club Board member):
I look forward to receiving your feedback before by Thursday April 15th so it can be discussed at the scheduled May 4th annual Club Group Riding Leadership meeting.
January 17, 2021
SUBJECT: Winter Blahs, COVID Fatigue and 2021 Club Group Rides
On behalf of the Sussex Cyclists Board of Directors, best wishes to all Club Members for a happy and healthy New Year filled with many miles of safe and enjoyable riding.
Cycling activities for most of us decline significantly during the colder weather. Kudos to those that are still riding outside (individually or in small groups) and/or cycling indoors on trainers (smart or not), exercise bikes (with or without on-line subscriptions for training and virtual rides) or participating in spin classes (at a gym or virtually at home). Others choose to reallocate their time to cross training for building up strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. Or maybe we put additional emphasis on reading on line bicycling articles or books to increase our knowledge of cycling skills and bicycle maintenance. And a number of us just chill out to re-charge and spend more time on activities that tend to get crowded out during the prime riding months.
Any or all of the above are productive activities worthy of our individual and collective effort, especially as we push through the COVID-19 pandemic. With 10 months behind us and probably another 6-9 months remaining before a combination of wide availability of vaccine for all of us, better availability to reliable testing and strict compliance with mitigation (wearing masks, social distancing and hand hygiene) bring us closer to the pre-pandemic “normal” we long for. And beyond all things bicycle, it’s an understatement to say that the adjustments we continue to make in our lives because of COVID-19 greatly impacts the way we relate to family, friends and community.
It’s important that we have things to look forward to, and for many of us, that includes bicycling. Although public service activities are still for the most part shut down, Sussex Cyclists will have a Group Riding program in 2021. In April we will hold our annual Club Group Riding Leadership meeting - whether in person or virtually as we did in 2020 - to establish the parameters and conduct training to effectively implement our activities. To help us prepare I am asking for your feedback and suggestions so that our 2021 program is in line with the expectations of our members. Here’s some things you may want to comment on (please don’t do a reply to all- send to me and/or a Club Officer or Board member):
Our club leadership looks forward to receiving your initial feedback before the end of January so it can be discussed at the to be scheduled February meeting of the Sussex Cyclists Board of Officers and Directors.
Ride Director, Sussex Cyclists
Ride Director, Sussex Cyc