BBC President’s Message

BBC Membership / COVID-19 Update
March 17, 2020

May 1, 2020

Buffalo Bicycling Club, Inc.

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Greetings my fellow cyclists,

 

As I’m sure you’re aware, COVID-19 has drastically impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives.  On a less serious scale, even our favorite recreational hobby of cycling will suffer setbacks this year.  As the weather continues to improve, the impact of the pandemic will become more apparent in the cycling community.  We will all be missing the camaraderie of group rides, the personal achievement of a fondo, and the competition of racing.

 

The Buffalo Bicycling Club (BBC) is continuing to follow USA Cycling’s current recommendations to suspend all events through May 31, 2020.  While the crisis is continuing to evolve, we must be patient while experts develop the best strategies and guidelines to safely resume group activities.

 

In the meantime, I’d like to share two free cycling events the BBC is supporting this spring that you’re able to participate in.

 

  1. BBC Spring Solo Challenge– This is an eight-week Strava segment based challenge you can complete individually in May and June. There will be weekly giveaways for participation.  At the end of June, each rider’s best six results will be totaled to determine the grand prize winner.  Full details can be found on our website here.
  2. Empire State eRacing Series– This is a Tuesday evening, four-week eRacing series on Zwift specifically designed for NY State clubs. Register on Bikereg here, BBC members can race for free with promo code “BBCeMay2020”. Additional information is on the Facebook group here.

 

Lastly, if you’ve already purchased a BBC membership, thank you for your support.  We recognize that due to the unpredictable nature of this season, a BBC membership may not have the same value as it has in years’ past. We’re currently exploring fair alternative member options, such as a 2020-2021 rollover, a discount or refund.  However, if you’re currently experiencing financial hardship and need a more immediate solution, please contact me directly for a full refund (president@buffalobicycling.com).

 

On behalf of all the BBC officers and directors, we miss you, stay safe, better days are coming.

 

Long live the BBC!

 

Steven Mongielo

President, Buffalo Bicycling Club, Inc.

Buffalo Bicycling
Buffalo Bicycling
The Buffalo Bicycling Club was incorporated on April 6th, 1973. We are dedicated to the promotion and development of bicycle racing in Western New York.

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