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Presidents MessageWell, 2020 has certainly been an interesting year. As we wind down from 2020 and get ready to move on to 2021, I wanted to provide an update on what has been going on. The new kits have been ordered and we expect them to be available mid to late January. If you did not have an opportunity to order a kit, or decide you need additional gear, we are planning to re-open the online store after the kits have been distributed, and will likely place the next order in the April 2021 timeframe. Special thanks to Fran Jenkins and Kelly Johnson for working with Belgium Bikes and BioRacer on the new Kit design. We can’t wait to roll them out in January 2021. The club will be ordering Buffs/Neck Gators that will be available for sale. The design will match the new kit design. More information will be forthcoming on when these will be available and the cost. Since we have had very limited club activities other than our weekly rides in 2020, the board has looked at our finances and determined that we will extend Individual member 2020 dues through 2021. That means that if you paid your membership dues in 2020, you are now paid through December 2021. If you still have not renewed in 2020, please go on line and renew your membership. The $25 individual dues/$40 Family membership allows us to provide SAG and refreshments during our holiday rides, which we hope we can begin again in 2021, as well as fund various social activities for the club, and support various charities in our area (Riding for Heroes, Tykes and Teens, etc.). I want to thank our board members, Stephen Muller, Tim Barrett, Fran Jenkins, Bill Eaton, Tracey MacLeod, Cheryl Barrett, Julie Price and Mark Anderson, for their efforts during 2020. We had a lot of behind the scenes activity in 2020. While we may not have had a lot of club rides or socials since the lockdowns in March, there was still a lot of effort and work that needed to be done. Tim Barrett redesigned the website with great results. We had a lot of discussions and decisions to make regarding when to resume rides and how to conduct them safely with the pandemic and lockdowns, and we got the kits designed and ordered. Since we are still in unknown territory with the virus, we will not be coordinating a TCCA holiday ride for Thanksgiving. We hope you will continue to ride with your normal riding groups, but congregating all of these smaller riding groups into a single ride, would not be socially responsible. We hope that by sometime in 2021 we can once again host our holiday rides. In addition to being able to order at the fitting events, Biroracer Speedwear will open an on line TCCA store where gear can be ordered until the cutoff date. All on line orders will be subject to tax and credit card fees. As we move into 2021, I hope you will all continue to support and participate in the club. Please consider volunteering and providing some of your time to organize and put on our events, or be ride leaders for our weekly rides. They do not happen just by posting them on the website and facebook page. If you are interested in leading rides, or in serving on the TCCA board, please reach out and let us know Ride Safe and Stay Safe Mike
"We have some of the most amazing people in our club! Whether we are local or travel to events, they are all extremely supportive and awesome mentors! Our ladies events are a blast as well! Thank you TCCA for the fun and support on the road and off."
"Instantly welcomed! Amazing athletes who looked out for me on the first few rides. Safety first, giving tips. Class act."
"Great group, stable and safe. Just about always a bit of socializing after a ride."
"Great group of cyclists, very warm and friendly and helpful."
"Wonderful group of amazing people who inspire you and coach you to be your best!"