SoCoVelo's Board continues to meet monthly to discuss a safe plan to reopen events in the Spring of 2021. Plans continue to fall into place to restart from where we left off and to do so in a safe and effective way.
First step is towards moving the club's annual kick-off event into a virtual format on Feb 18th!
For those members (and non-members) who have Zwift accounts you can join a standing Zwift meetup session. Almost every Thursday at 5:05pm.
If you'd like to join, search for Adam Jeffrey [SoCoVelo] on the companion app and send an email to email@example.com to make sure to be invited to the meetups when they occur.
Below is a group photo from a past Zwift meetup
Club members jumped in a virtual chat during our usual Wednesday "hump day" happy hour! No bikes but a few drinks...more folks joined but here's an early shot below...
Strange times right now...the club is essentially frozen in place. All the typical events are on hold as we look to do two things 1) find ways that folks can participate in new/creative events that provide for everyone's safety and 2) monitor the situation and wait for when and how we feel we can reopen in the future. If you have any questions about what the board is thinking or thoughts about creative ways to hold events please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone stay safe!
We set out on the 40 mile look in really warm weather for 8am in March. But the first part of the ride was a bit too easy as the wind would remind us later. A full breakfast was needed to power us back into a roaring headwind. But thankfully all make it back safe thanks to it shifting to a partial cross wind for the final stretch back to the car!
A group of SoCoVelo members braved the cold on a winter's night to help out Kids on Bikes at the Pedal Station. It wasn't glamours but we knocked out some projects that just needed to get done!
On Thursday evening returning, new and prospective members met at Red Leg Brewing (one of our great sponsors) to find out what's on tap for 2020! A solid turn-out holds promise that our 11th season will be the best one yet. Find out more about joining here.
From noon on Dec 7th until noon on Dec 8th members of SoCoVelo kept a trainer connected to Zwift spinning for 24 hours straight! We did this as a fundraiser for Kids on Bikes, a local non-profit that helps get...(you guessed it) Kids on Bikes! We raised over $1,800 in support and rode a total of 343 (virtual) miles and climbed over 13,000 feet of (virtual) elevation.
SoCoVelo members organized and other members participated along with members of the community to contribute 614 pounds of food to the local Care and Share food bank. Teams "raced" for around 2 hours around town to collect food items to donate and attempted to win prizes in select categories.
A big shout-out to the organizers (Adam, Mike, Jimmy and Cam) plus Criterium Bicycle shop who donated some of the prizes.
A group of 4 members got out in Cheyenne Mountain State Park to work on a few sections of trail with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. It felt like a furnace in the 94 degree heat but the sun got below the peak as we fixed a number of sections that were leading to erosion and trail wash-out.