Presidents Message May 2018

May is a great month for Stanislaus County Cyclist. On May 12, the Ride for Mom was ridden by over 500 cyclists. Many SCBC members either supported or rode in this event. Susan Dion and Bob Van Tuinen worked the SCBC Both. Susan coordinated the volunteers for the Ride for Mom. Chuck Floyd, SCBC, newest board of Director, volunteered driving SAG.

Bob Van Tuinen has donated his Pop Up to the Club. Bobs Pop up was used last years GHC for the entertainment. This Pop up is huge. A big thanks to Bob for his donation.

May is National Bike Month. The biggest day of the Month is Bike to Work Day. Modesto Bike to Work Day was May 17 . Tuesday May 22, is Oakdale Bike to work day. SCBC Tuesdays ride will start at OBS at at 8:30 a.m. . This is an “A/B” no drop ride and will head out to Eugene and back Sonora Road, Orange Blossom to 120.

At May’s Orange Blossom Park Meeting/ ride, we had burgers and great side dishes. JC Cox and Susan Dion did the BBQ.

Chuck Shoup brought his new Giant E Bike to Orange Blossom Park. He used the E assist, only as needed and got a good work out. I was very impressed with his bike. Chucks bike is much lighter than I thought and it looks great. We may have Giant Bikes bring some E Bikes to one of our club picnics this summer.

The Golden Hills Century planning meeting was this past week at Mountain Mikes Riverbank.

We are gearing up for October 13, 2018 GHC by rounding up sponsors and getting the word out to save this date October 13, 2018 Jan Birch and I were successful in getting two of our rest stops secured Monday. Fun Sports Bikes and World of Wheels are on board for Rest Stops.

Thanks to all of you who helped out in the Ride for Mom or rode.





Chuck's new Giant E bike.... 

Our next club meeting will be on Tuesday February 13th, 2018 -  6 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Ave, Modesto. 

Groupme App:

We are testing an app called Groupme. This app now used by many groups to stay up with the latest ride information. Rides at FSB bike shop is currently posting ride information using Groupme app.  Groupme app would eliminate emails and general text message for group rides.  It's something you have control of and can switch on and off. Steve Bell is a great source for questions and is willing to share his knowledge.  Currently we have a couple of SCBC members signed up.  Will be talking more about Groupme app at our February meeting.  If you  would like to sign up now and try Groupme app, send or text me (209 605 1528 please include you name) your cell phone number and I"ll sign you up. After your phone number is entered You’ll get a text in return from Groupme and be up and running with one click.  

Think of what you would like in a new Jersey:

Looking for members who would like to be involved on a Jersey committee for 2018.  David Rockwell volunteered to take the lead.  Contact David at or sign up for the jersey committee at the February meeting.

Golden Hills Century 2018:

It's time to start thinking about the Golden Hills Century October 13, 2018.  Early committee positions include Sponsorship and advanced planning.  Janis Birch and Judy McCullough have volunteer for dual co chair along with yours truly.  Sign up for GHC committee at February’s SCBC meeting.

Stay up with the latest ride, century info.  Check out our club’s web page.  Interested in helping out with our web page, contact our web master Gordon Sweeny.

Safe Riding

RJ Corwin.


ADDRESS:  SCBC - P.O. Box 576731  Modesto CA  95357-6731



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