South Florida's Premier Cycling Club
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S MUSETTE
APRIL 8TH 2022
William Lowey, Shahram Nafisi, Robert Raymond, Rob Roquitte, Eladio Suero.
We have a lot going on in April culminating in a Century ride on Saturday April 30th from the Cove in Deerfield Beach. There will be three training rides of 60, 70 and 80 miles starting this Sunday 10th April at 7:00am. Details are on the Events Calendar on our web site. If you are planning on doing the Century ride please attend some if not all of the training rides.
Tomorrow Saturday 9th we will be joining our friends from Everglades Bicycle Club for their Knaus Berry Farms Sticky Buns Ride. Remember you need to register on our web site for this ride today Friday 8th April or there won’t be a Sticky Bun for you when we get to the turnaround point. Buns cost $2 – cash only.
We now have a Thursday evening gravel ride on the levee at Markham Park. Meet at the "Barkham at Markham" dog park (park by the trees). Pedals up at 6:00pm. 27 - 35 Miles @ 15 - 17mph. Good headlight(s) required.
Our own SBW adventurer Diane David is now well into her ride across 8 states from San Diego CA to St. Augustine, FL.
Here is a link her blog – it’s great reading.
We wish Diane all the best for the rest of her journey!
Saturday April 16th - Big Event.
We are planning on holding our Ride With GPS class for those interested in learning how to easily download route to your phones and bike computer and use the as navigational guide on a ride. We will be providing a downloadable instructional document on the web site.
Don’t forget that have a WhatsApp group that the club will use to communicate changes or cancelations to rides. If you wish to join this group please use the link below:
See you all on the road !
ROBERT ALDERMAN INTERVIEW:
JANUARY 14TH 2022
How and when did you learn to ride a bicycle?
In regards to cycling what is your personal philosophy?
I enjoy the freedom of being out on my bike, with good friends and keeping healthy at the same time. It’s a great escape after a busy week at work. I also enjoy supporting worthy causes through charity rides.
What do you think someone might be surprised to know about you?
I’m not originally from around these parts !!!!
What made you become a member of South Broward Wheelers?
After I finished my first
Dolphin Cycling Challenge I thought “what now?” A fellow cycling novice told me about SBW and I came along for a ride and found everyone to be really friendly, riding at sensible paces and most importantly, safely.
Any personal information you would like to share? Where you were born, favorite hobbies, Any great cycling trips you have taken.
I was born in South London and lived there until 1993 when I moved to Florida through work. My main hobby is cycling. I enjoy watching other sports especially English football (soccer) and the NFL. I’ve been a season ticket holder at the Miami Dolphins for 28 years.
My most memorable cycling trip was a week in the Carolinas, but those hills were a brut, both up and down. The best ride that I have done is the RideLondon Surrey sportive that finished on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
How can we make cycling more enjoyable for everyone?
Endevour to ride safely at all times by being predicable and offering encouragement to newer and less experienced riders.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while on a bicycle?
Hitting an armadillo probably. It curled up and rolled off down the road like a bowling ball !
Any hair-raising experiences you could share?
Riding down Honister Pass in the Lake District in England. It was a 28% gradient. I have never grasped my brake levers so tightly and for so long before or since.
We are pleased to see more of you attending our weekend rides again. Some members have asked that we start alternating ride start locations again on our Saturday rides. We are happy to do this but need ride leaders for each of the three groups.
If you would like to volunteer please contact me by e-mail or in person on a weekend ride so I can add you to our ride leader calendar.
We would also like to start an Assistant Ride Leader program. Members interested in becoming leaders will be paired with an experienced leader on a ride so that they can learn what is required. Let us know if you would like to join this program.
We are bringing back our monthly $25 Starbucks gift cards & other raffle prizes.
How do you enter, you ask???
Sign up, lead a ride and You're IN!
The more rides you lead, the more entries you get!!!
Winners will be announced once a month on our Newsletter
If you would like to lead a ride, please visit our Event Calendar reach out to our Ride Director, Robert Alderman, or any of the other Board Members and let them know what ride you would like to lead.
Pick your group
RIDE WAIVER IS MANDATORY
Everyone is required to sign the waiver and bring it to your first club ride.
By signing this waiver once a year, we can avoid sharing the pen and clipboard before each ride.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO RIDE WITH SBW
We will NOW be enforcing members only rides.
If you have let your membership expire, please renew now.
You will be allowed one ride as a visitor before membership is required.