November 2021 Meeting Minutes

NOTICE: Date Change for Franklinville Fondo
October 7, 2021
December 2021 Meeting Minutes
February 5, 2022

BBC Monthly Meeting Minutes

November 22, 2021


Present:  S Mongiello, J Thompson, E Haskell, G Cherr, C Knowles, D Borden, J Rosen, R Hengel, J Kent, T Robinson.


Excused: T Williams, F Grillo


The meeting was called to order at 7:07


Old Business:

Treasurer’s Report:  The club finances are in excellent shape, primarily through increased membership.  We have ~$18,000 in our saving account, an increase of ~$1500 compared to 1/2021.


We discussed distributing flyers to local bike shops that could be attached/hung from bicycles. The flyers would include basic information about the BBC and contact information for those interesting in learning more.  Casey Kelly is assisting with the graphic design, so content aside, the flyers will look great.


The next topic for discussion was the mentorship program.  The program is perceived as a great success in its first season.  There are thoughts about methods to improve the program in its second season.  The decision was made to take a deeper dive into this topic at the next Club Meeting.


We discussed the successful race support from Tony Sylor last season- both advertising our races and race-day activities.  There was agreement to pursue continuing this relationship for the 2022 season.


As the pandemic (hopefully) wanes in 2022, there’s hope that kids races can resume.  John Roden is NSYBRA Board Member as a Junior Cycling representative, and has previously organized junior road races.  We will reach out to him to gauge his interest.


New Business

BBC 50th Anniversary.  Steve Mongiello has plans for special activities including a 50th anniversary jersey, races, etc.


2022 Race schedule

Anticipate Current races to continue (Hamburg RR- June 19; Freedom Run July17; East Arcade RR- August 20).

Potential new races

4 criteriums at ECC Campus- South with the potential to pair dates with existing races (ECC Crit on the day prior to Hamburg RR for example).

Criterium at the Central Terminal


BBC 2022 kit

By consensus, the updated kits are sharp.  There’s also a 50th anniversary retro jersey.  Check it out here


BBC race team

More information to follow on changes to the BBC race team that will enhance communication and transparency in order to expand the team membership


Patch Business

Patches remain a high priority from the highest levels of the club leadership.


Next Meeting Monday December 13 by Zoom


The meeting was adjourned at 8:18PM

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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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