New directors, 2015 riding plans and online membership options‏

The first annual general meeting (AGM) of the Whistler Cycling Club was held on March 9th and was attended by more than 40 members and guests (followed by a great social at the Brew House!). AGM highlights were:

Election of directors

Two new directors were elected: Bob Barnett and Ken Chaddock.

They join five continuing directors: Brenda Baker, Gary Baker, MIke Rogerson, Paul O'Mara and Frank Savage.

We welcome Bob and Ken to the board and thank retiring director Ross Chafe for his service to the club.

2014 Highlights

88 members

21 Tuesday night rides

10 Sunday rides

2 special rides: Mt. Baker and Pemberton-Lillooet-Pemberton (PLP)

15 coaches received Cycling BC training

Awesome sponsor - Whistler Village Sports

End of season social event at Creekbread

2015 Planned Activities

Tuesday night training rides - similar to 2014, but with more structure/themes planned

Wednesday night rides - a new offering for those new to road riding and/or prefer a shorter, more social ride

Weekend rides - building on the popular Mt. Baker and PLP rides, more variety and destinations planned. These will be scheduled in advance, so check the website.

More social events

Membership Options and Process

Whistler Cycling Club is an affiliate club of Cycling BC, who provides insurance for our club rides. To participate in club rides you must be a current Whistler Cycling Club member, purchase an annual Cycling BC membership and agree to a waiver. The good news is you can do all of this online at our website. Go to the Membership page on our website and you will be presented with the options below:

http://whistlercyclingclub.ca/?q=joinus

Option 1: $50 - to join Cycling BC as a returning associate member and pay your annual Whistler Cycling club membership

Option 2: $30 - to join Cycling BC as a new associate member and pay your annual Whistler Cycling club membership

Option 3: $10 - for those who have already registered with Cycling BC this year (need membership #) and pay your annual Whistler Cycling club membership

Non-riding (social) membership option: $15 - Everyone is welcome to join the club, even if you prefer not to participate in our club rides. You will receive the benefits of membership and you will strengthen the Whistler Cycling Club in our role as advocates for cycling safety and improved cycling infrastructure. If you then decide to participate in club rides, you can go for one of the three options above and we will refund your $15. (To join as a non-riding member please send your $15.00 non-riding membership fee to membership@whistlercyclingclub.ca)

We are excited about the 2015 riding season and look forward to your participation in club rides, your attendance at our social events and your joining us as part of the ever-growing community of road cyclists in Whistler and the Sea to Sky corridor.

Happy riding to all,

Frank Savage
President, Whistler Cycling Club

Your Board of Directors:
- Frank Savage, President
- Gary Baker, Vice President
- Paul O'Mara, Treasurer
- Michael Rogerson, Director and Chair of Events Committee
- Brenda Baker, Director
- Bob Barnett, Director
- Ken Chaddock, Director