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Cooper Elementary Bike Tune-up
TBC Service Project
This Friday evening, Sept 5, 5:30pm until dark
Cooper Elementary, 1808 S 123 East Ave
Please plan on joining us as we help air up tires, change tubes, adjust breaks, etc., on kids bikes at Cooper Elementary School this Friday evening.
This will be the third year that Tulsa Bicycle Club has partnered with Community Schools, Bicycles of Tulsa, and SpokeHouse Bicycles to do what we can to get kid's bikes in operational condition.
You don't need to be a mechanic to help! Everyone is welcome.
This is one of the many ways that Tulsa Bicycle Club gives back to our community, supporting young riders and putting smiles on kid's faces.
Please contact Mike Schooling if you can assist this Friday: firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-749-3298 (after 5:30pm) or 918-573-1297 (8am-5pm).
Jenks Kiwanis - Bike Rodeo
Saturday, September 6, 9am til noon
TBC mans the bike fit and helmet fit station at this event
Here's another chance for you to "give back" as a TBC member. For the second year, the Jenks Kiwanis has requested that TBC man a station at their annual bike rodeo.
We give the kids' bikes a once over and assist with their helmet fit before they tackle several stations at the rodeo, introducing them to several bike handling skills.
Please contact Mike Schooling if you'd be able to assist.
We only need a couple of folks and Mike will be on hand to show you the ropes (i.e. it's not too hard!).
Hear and See Tom Brown of Tom's Bicycles.
Tom always has great tips and tricks to share about bike maintenance, and he shares his vast knowledge in a fun and entertaining manner ... you'll want to be there!
TBC September Program
Thursday, Sept 4, 7pm
Hardesty Regional Library
93rd St just east of Memorial
Register now for the Club's fall classic.
Multiple distances, great routes,
best rest stops!
Mark your calendar before you forget ...
Saturday, September 27
8am at 76th St N & Yale
Whirlpool facility parking lot
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for the most current info, including Tuesday/Thursday rides and Saturday Leisurely ride!
Saturday, Sept 6, Dam Jam Bicycle Tour
No Club ride is scheduled for September 6. Why not head up to Pryor and enjoy the 2014 edition of Dam Jam?!
Saturday, Sept 13, 8am, Miles TBD
Join Club member and local KJRH weather personality, George Flickinger, on this mid-September ride. Details will follow soon.
It's that time again; time to enjoy great routes, great rest stops, and a great ride at TBC's annual fall event ride, the TBC Fall Century. Drop what you're doing and REGISTER NOW!
A message from the Club President, Dale Schrimshaw
Club Elections, Nominating Committee Openings
It's that time of year again, when your club officers for the next year are nominated and seek your approval to serve the club for another year. Your nominating committee this year is: Lynna Gilstrap, Greg Houston, Debe Judah, and Don Schick. Club bylaws require seven members on the nominating committee. If you would be able to serve on this important committee, please give me a call at 918-625-6715.
Three Agree To Stand For Re-election
Three of the current officers, President - Dale Schrimshaw, Vice President - Tammye Johnson, and Secretary - Ross Snider, have agreed to serve another year. Your Treasurer, John Ross, has decided to step down after this year. John has served in this position for a number of years, and decided it was time to give someone else the opportunity to serve. He would be willing to help his replacement get up and running. The treasurer's position takes, on average, about eight hours a month. During those months when the club is engaged in functions; such as, Free Wheel, Tour de Tulsa, and the Fall Century, John estimated the treasurer's work increases to about 12 hours. During the winter months things slow down to about four hours a month. John uses an Excel spreadsheet to maintain the clubs financial records and reports. If the new treasurer preferred using some type of software, Quicken, QuickBooks, etc., I’m sure that could be arranged.
Please Consider Serving
If you have some experience with such matters, or just want to be more involved with your club’s activities, please contact a member of the nominating committee or call me at 918-625-6715.
If you would like to nominate a club member for any of the officer positions contact any member of the nominating committee or call me at 918-625-6715.
We Want YOU to "Come Ride With Us" !!!
There are lots of reasons for you to join us as a member of the Tulsa Bicycle Club.
Here are just a few ...
Have more fun and enjoy a safer experience participating in the world's greatest outdoor activity - bicycling - when you become a member of the Tulsa Bicycle Club.
Enjoy a year-round program of rides and events for the entire family. Regularly scheduled rides led by experienced cyclists provide a choice of distance and difficulty just right for your level of fitness and experience.
Tap members' knowledge and expertise if you're interested in learning new ride routes, safer bike handling, self-contained touring techniques, maintenance & repair, bike selection considerations, or anything else about cycling.
Tour de Tulsa & TBC's Fall Century Enjoy TBC's spring and fall "event" rides. Fully supported rides with rest stops, sag support and distances for all abilities, with discounted registration for TBC members.
Benefit local organizations and events like Tulsa's River Parks, Tulsa Tough, Community Health Foundation, and state & national groups like the Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Adventure Cycling Association.
Mostly though, you'll simply enjoy riding your bike! What are you waiting for? Click the "Ride With Us!" link at the left and get started with the fun!
Quick Tips for Safe Riding from the League of American Bicyclists
If you haven't been on a bike in a while, or even if you ride regularly, take a few minutes to view see the host of resources available on the League of American Bicyclists website. They've produced a host of new videos with common sense guidelines for situations you'll encounter on the road. Watch the examples below, then check out the rest at BikeLeague.org .
Sharing The Trail
Our Meeting Location
The Tulsa Bicycle Club meets most months at the Hardesty Regional Library.
The Hardesty Regional Library is located just east of Memorial and just south of 91st Street on 93rd.
We'll be meeting in one of two large meeting rooms to the right (west) as you enter the library each month on the first Thursday.
Why not plan on joining us ... mark your calendar for the first Thursday of the month (except May, July and December) at 7:00pm with light snacks and a program we hope will be of interest to you. Be sure to check the calendar for any changes.
See you there!
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