Bombay Bicycle Club Spring Meeting

  • Bombay Bicycle Club Spring Meeting

  • 26 March 2012 by 0 Comments

Host:BBC Board of Directors

When: Sunday, April 1 at 5:00 PM

Where: Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road Madison, WI 53711

Please plan to attend the BBC spring meeting and join your fellow bicycling friends to kick off the 2012 ride season. This year brings major improvements to BBC programs and services as a result of member requests. Don’t miss an update on improvements to the new BBC website – including online maps, cue sheets, GPS, road condition blog and more. Agenda items include updates from Bicycle Federation of WI and Wright Stuff Century 2012. Please enjoy the perspectives of our guest speaker, WI bicycling authority and author, Phil Van Valkenberg. Van Valkenberg has been involved in cycling tourism in Wisconsin for over 40 years. In 1971 he organized the first century ride in Madi- son. His first bicycling guide, “Wisconsin Bike Trips”, was published in 1974 and was followed by seven other titles. In 1981 he began a 26 year relationship with the De- partment of Tourism where he produced editions of the “Wisconsin Bicycle Map” and seven editions of the “Wisconsin Biking Guide.” The state’s current budget crisis has taken the state out of the business of promoting cycling despite recent research showing a very significant tourism impact. Van Valken- berg believes the task will have to be picked up by regional and private entities for it to continue to be vital. His presentation will cover cycling tourism advancements in Bel- gium and Holland and how technology could make such improvements viable and sus- tainable in Wisconsin. Dinner and beverages will be provided free of charge to club members. There will also be drawings for door prizes…and lots more. This will be a good time to renew your membership for 12 full months from the date of the meeting or from the end of your- current expiration date. New members may join at the door. Please RSVP so that food and beverages may be properly prepared. If the weather cooperates, riders are encouraged to regale attendees with accounts of the 1st BBC ride of the 2012 season – Belleville Breakout, Ride Leader: Tenny Albert. Hope to see you there!