First off, the rumors are true – I am taking the summer off to cross the United States by bicycle. I should be back in early to mid-September. I was going to take the trip next year, but my employer is laying me off, so now is a far better opportunity.
What does this mean for Cycle Wild? Well, a couple of things.
Day trips – we need people to lead the day trips. You would be able to pick which weekend to lead them, and whether on Saturday or Sunday. The day trips are going to places like Kelly Point Park, Forest Park, the Rhododendron Garden, Elk Rock Island, Smith & Bybee Lakes, and other natural locations. If you are interested in leading a ride of 4-20 people, potluck-style picnics, etc, please contact us and let us know. We NEED YOUR Help!
As for the camping trips, this shouldn’t affect them – we already have alternate ride leaders for most of the trips, and are in the process of taking care of the rest of them. If any changes need to be made to the schedule, they’ll be posted here.
This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for me, and I thank Cycle Wild’s board for stepping up and helping out to cover some of the schedule gaps, as well as assisting in ensuring that the organization continues to run smoothly.