The Pedaler: January 2017



The Pedaler Newsletter


President's Column

Happy New Year, Fellow Members!

Holiday Party

We had a very good turnout this year, the most people we’ve had at the holiday party in quite some time. Those who attended had the pleasure in helping the club bestow its first Founders Award. 

In 2016 the board approved the creation of it’s highest award, given to individuals who have selflessly served the club and the local riding community in various ways over many years (see below for award criteria). At the party, the club honored Cliff Hickel as it’s first recipient. The list of ways he has served the club and community is extensive and his selection as the first honoree was unanimous and enthusiastic.  Thank you, Cliff for all you’ve done for the club so far... but you’re not through yet.

The 2017 board was elected at the party and all of the same folks are returning except for our Ride Chairperson.  Cindy Kuenzi is stepping down after serving 3 years on the board (2 as Ride Chair and 1 as secretary).  The club thanks Cindy for her work in making sure we had rides scheduled every weekend with ride starters and many with no-drop leaders.   David Levinson was elected to fill the position so please welcome him.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the riding’s so delightful”  Well, the weather in December was up to it typical dirty tricks, but hopefully the worst is behind us. We have a full slate of weekend rides and the month ends with another afternoon ride on Sunday the 29th. There’s no NFL playoff games that day so come on out and join us at Bullis Park at 1:00.

And finally…
Here’s a few bike quotes to start your year:

"You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that’s pretty close."
~Author Unknown

"My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost."
~Author Unknown

"Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field."
~ Tori Amos   

Bill Blackford test

Founders Award criteria:

By club board approval, The San Antonio Wheelmen Founders Award shall be given to those individuals who have given many years of service to the club, it’s members, charities and the cycling community.  This person has consistently exemplified the spirit of selfless service to members and guests and have served the club in a variety of areas. Candidates must have served on the board for at least 2 years, served as a ride starter for a minimum of 2 years and have been a club member for at least 10 years.  Current membership is not required and the award may be given posthumously. There is no requirement to present this award annually.

Bicycle Education
Contact Cliff Hickel to inquire or sign up for the next class - March 2017.

New Members - December
Member Of The Month
Bicycling Education
Worst Bike Lanes Video

If you recently received an e-mail about renewing your membership, please visit our membership page. We need your membership and we're constantly looking for your feedback on how we can improve the club. Please feel free to e-mail your suggestions to Tony Beauford.

Pedro Balawag
VP, Newsletter

Upcoming Events   

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Jan 14 Elmendorf  
Jan 15 
Phantom Crossing
Jan 21 Bullis-Fair Oaks
Jan 22  Cibolo

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