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WEST TEXAS CYCLING ASSOCIATION MINUTES
April 2018
Old Business
Minutes – No changes. Motion to approve by David second by Pat. Motion Passes.
New changes to the Weekly Ride Schedule.
o Pat’s Sunday Stroll will change in May to 8:30 am.
Caprock Gravel Grinder
o 45 signed up as of today
o T-Shirt cut off has passed.
o Caps have been ordered and are in production. We should get them April 7th
o Chamois Butter and Hammer Nutrition have become sponsors.
o Deadline is April 15th
o For some of the swag we looked at getting cycling hats for $10. Early registrants will get to pick their choice of summer or winter hat.
Randy has secured the ReMax space for us for at least a couple of months.
The Loop 289 Marathon is April 22nd.
o We have signed up as volunteers for a water stop.
o We are at mile 11 and will need to pick up stuff at 6:30 am.
o We will need to be available from 7 am to about 10:30 am
Ride of Silence o As of today our grounds use approval for Texas Tech has not gone through, but they say they only need 6 days leeway so we should have time.
o Our ride will occur May 16th at 6:30 pm.
o Thursday, May 10th we will have the city Proclamation for the Ride of Silence
City’s Bicycle Plan Committee o There will be a Public Meeting from 5 – 7 April 11th (Wednesday) at 916 Main Street.
§ First Floor in the Bank Lobby.
§ Please wear either a Jersey or some kind of cycling shirt.
§ This will be an informational meeting to let the community know what is going on currently and to get feedback from community members as to what may be wanted.
o We will be sending out notices prior to public meetings so club members can attend.
o As further information comes out, it will be relayed to the club.
League of American Cyclists o Two and a half days of training o To train ride leaders how to lead a ride and what to do in various situations.
MS 150 will occur July 21st – 22nd.
o Our Team is the Lubbock Bicycle Club.
o Two-day 150-mile bike ride beginning in Midland and going to Lamesa on the first day then Lamesa to Lubbock on the second day.
o Transportation is provided leaving Friday evening and departing to Midland including bike and stuff
o This helps raise awareness and funds for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis o Minimum fundraising amount of $250.00 and a $35.00 registration fee.
§ Registration Deadline is the day of the ride, but the registration amount will increase, as it gets closer to the date.
o They have partnered with Facebook to help with fundraising.
o Bikems.org
o David Nelson is the team captain for this year.
July 4th Parade (on a Wednesday)
o No members of the July 4th committee are present
For Social Media
o No members from this committee are present.
We will request that new waivers be signed at least annually for each ride.
Please note there are Mountain Bike rides that currently are not totally associated with the Club on Tuesday and Thursday.
o There might be options to have a club related ride.
o There is discussion about starting a monthly time trial for the Mountain Bike routes.
§ All rides will require certain aspects in order to be insured under the WTCA Insurance.
Caprock Escarpment will be moved to the Fall.
Paul Nickel’s Memorial ride/ Tour de Nowhere is July 28th.
New Business
WTCA Newsletter; bicyclenewsletter@gmail.com to contribute pictures or articles
J.D. needs to resign from the Office President due to a job offer in Amarillo.
o He and Jill will be departing to Amarillo in May.
There will need to be a new Ride Leader for The Post to Gail ride
We will also need a new ride leader for the Intermediate Saturday ride.
Announcements – None Motion to adjourn by Jurgen, Second by Pat. Motion passes.
Treasurers Report
Donna – WTCA balance is $5,959.58 approximately; exact balance is unavailable. Parade Permit for Ride of Silence has been paid, membership for League of American Cyclists and insurance payments have been made.
Marylee has done our taxes again for this year (for free) we will owe $167.00 in taxes.
Lori – LBC Current balance $. Caps for Caprock Gravel Grind have been purchased.
Donna – Chaparral is at $43.55. Specific balance is unavailable
Tour Reports
Rails to Trails March 24th o 39 attendees and a great event
Second Saturday Southland loop April 14th
o To be announced pending weather.
Caprock Gravel Grid April 21st
Shiner GASP May 5th
White River Road Rally June 9th.
Race Reports
April 7: Castell o 6 people from WTCA attended.
April 15th Buffalo Stampede
April 19th Third Thursday Time Trial
April 21: Caprock Gravel Grind
April 28 – 29th: Hammerfest
Next Meeting
May 14, 2018
7:00 PM
Next Meeting will be at ReMax
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