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Fall 2021 President's Message

Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

President’s Fall Message

As we celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, the leaves are falling and the days have turned crisper, giving a special energy to our cycling adventures.     It is a great time to reflect on another successful summer even in the face of unprecedented heat, smoke and more Covid.   I am very thankful for all the great volunteers in this club and the members who just love to get out on their bikes and enjoy such a healthy activity with others.  

Thanks to all the coordinators who posted a great variety of rides and a special thanks to Tanya Colwell, who steered the ship with the coordinators, always looking for ways to provide excellent programming for the members.   Heather Opseth and Tanya developed some great themes to keep things interesting all through the season, starting with the Spring Fling in April and culminating with the “In case you missed it” (ICYMI) and Fall Colours in September.   They also encouraged second waves of popular rides to allow more participants.   

We were finally able to hold a multi-day ride in September, with all participants being double vaccinated.  Thanks to Don Hollingshead for coordinating and organizing this great event at the Cowichan Valley/Gulf Islands.

A big thank-you also goes to all the executive committee members who keep things going behind he scenes to provide a great experience for everyone.    

Let’s keep riding as long as weather permits, then get ready for winter activities just around the corner!  We will be looking for coordinators to lead snowshoeing, x-country skiing, winter hiking and winter biking.   If you have not coordinated before, here is your chance!   Just contact Tanya Colwell for more information. 

Stay safe and healthy,



  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I echo your thoughts Maria! Thank you so much to you for your leadership and gentle guidance throughout the year. And thanks to all the fabulous ride participants and cycling friends who inspire me to keep riding and make this such a wonderful club!
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