Now is the Time to Join EBTC
If you took out a 2020 membership, you have already received an email with special instructions to extend your membership to December 31, 2021.
For previous EBTC members who were not members last year, here is the link to join the Club this year………
By joining now, you will be able to sign up for on-line events such as the (zoom) AGM on February 28, 2021 where you will hear more about the riding season and can vote for the members of your EBTC Board (more to come in the next Newsletter).
2021 Planning is Rolling Ahead
We previously reported that planning for the riding season is underway with two objectives:
- to offer road and trail rides that spark the interest of a wide range of riders – from beginners to advanced; from those seeking more relaxed rides to those wanting to train hard; for those who like to mix it up, and
- to keep members safe, abiding by Alberta’s Public Mandatory Measures and Guidelines for Covid 19 – in the parking lot at ride start/end, on the road and at rest stops.
Plans for the riding season alreadycontainover 200 weekend, evening and weekday rides. More are in the works, and others may be suggested by members and added later. When rides are finalized and posted in the Calendar of Events, every EBTC member should find a broad choice of interesting rides.
Rides will be rated as to distance, difficulty and level of support. Some will be more social through our scenic regional countryside; others will have a training component, including progressive rides which build to Club events with different distance goals later in the season. Ride start locations will provide, to the extent possible, convenient parking and member access (e.g., popular weekend west end and east end rides).
For riding during the pandemic before immunizations are fully rolled out, EBTC has been testing an on-line event pre-registration service. The Club will be able to set a cap on the number of riders, and may consider staggered start times for popular rides, each with a cap. Unlike large clubs with on-line services, EBTC did not have an effective capability to respond to the pandemic and offer rides last year.
EBTC is using Karelo for pre-registration, the service for Membership registration – but with a simpler on-line form for day rides. Members will access the form by clicking the link with their ride of choice in the Calendar of Events on the website.
There is more to come on the riding program and pre-registration in upcoming Newsletters, on www.BikeClub.ca and with the February 28, 2021 AGM!