USAC BENEFIT
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WEST TEXAS CYCLING ASSOCIATION MINUTES
February 2020
Old Business
Covered last month's minutes, no changes.
Ride Schedule for 2020:
•Sunday Stroll Will leave from 3301 37th Street in Lubbock
 •Currently leaving at 12:30pm
 •Start at 10 am in April
 •Start at 8:30 am May through September
 •Start at 10 am in October
 •Start at 12:30 pm November through March
•Chisum Advanced Ride
 •Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6 pm
•LP&L Intermediate Ride
 •Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6 pm
 •The last Tuesday of the month will ride Chisum Route
•LP&L Beginner Ride
 •Thursday beginning at 6 pm
 •Will only run the first 6 weeks of the season.
•Weekend “Pop-up” rides will be announced via Facebook
Membership
•New Ride list will be posted to Facebook and promoted there.
•We need to find other ways of reaching out.
•Can we promote in the Avalanche Journal?
•Is there a member who is interested in being a Social Media Contact for Facebook, Instagram, and/or Snapchat?
•Can we promote on Trends & Friends on the news?
•There will be changes to the paper membership form allowing more options for how members may want to be involved.
•Membership Registration opens March 1st.
•Paper registrations should be given directly to Judy or mailed to the P.O. Box
•DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THE RIDE LEADERS TO GIVE TO JUDY
•Online registration is also recommended
Updating the website is still in process. Initial Updates include listing the new ride schedule and ensuring officers and their emails are correct. Further updates to appearance, navigation, etc. may come later.
David Nelson Memorial Highway Dedication - We had several members who attended. The sign has been placed on FM 41. The Ghost bike is still in good condition but will get a new coat of paint once the weather is a little nicer.
Ride of Silence
•Use of Space permit has been accepted for Texas Tech
•We are still working out getting the Parade License for the city
•There were some issues regarding the Police Escort
•Last year we paid the City of Lubbock $440 not the specific officers
New Business
The Club was contacted by a Parent whose 17 year-old is interested in cycling.
•We need to address our current lack of a policy for minor riders
•Sponsoring a Minor
 •If you are sponsoring, you have to be present at the ride
 •A parent or legal guardian is preferred, but a club sponsor is an option
 •We need to make sure that, even though a person may be able to drive themselves to a ride, that a responsible adult is still present.
 •Policy guidance will come from Safe Sport training
 •All officers/ride leaders may need to go through the Safe Sport training
•Membership Items:
 •Our student membership is for individuals aged 18+ who are attending an institute of higher learning.
 •Family membership can include minors and we will generate a specific waiver to be completed for each minor within the family who may be attending group rides.
Motion to adjourn by Jürgen
Second by Bobby
Motion passes
Tour Reports
Rails to Trails in March 25/28– last Saturday in March.
Big Bend trip—get in touch with Mike Kelley or Randy Mulsow about going.
Race Reports
Caprock Gravel Grind will occur May 2nd. Registration will open soon. Currently working on logistics with the school administration. There is a new Sports Director who may not be as willing for the cheerleaders to help as in past years.
Next Meeting
March 9, 2020
7:00 PM
To Be Announced
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