March is here, which means we will all be exiting our Zwift hibernation pain caves soon. It is also time to renew your annual membership. This year is the club’s 50thyear anniversary and you won’t want to miss this exciting calendar year full of group rides, fondos, clinics, training & USAC races, and patches! When you register, you will notice we have streamlinedthe Full and Rookie Memberships to just one option each. While the initial cost is higher, we are offering a $40 refund after each marshaling assignment you complete. The more you marshal, the more you can save. You will be asked to sign up to marshal when you purchase your membership on BikeReg or you can sign up on our website here.
For the 6th year, members are invited to Mongi’s Maple Fondo ride. The only Fondo in the world with an ‘all you can eat’ pancake stop midride. There is a ‘full stack’ 90-mile route and ‘half stack’ 53-mile route. All the ride details can be found on the event page here.
Can’t wait to get out and race? Well, there is action out in Rochester next weekend at the GVCC Giros. This is a six-race spring training series designed to get local riders tuned up and ready for early season racing. James Thompson, BBC Treasurer and 2x NYS RR Champion, will be the first to tell you this series is the launch pad for a successful racing season. Show your support for the GVCC and sign up here.
We are making a nine-race series out of all our USAC sanctioned races this year. Points will be awarded at each event, and the rider’s best six results will be totaled to determine the President’s Cup winner in each field (cat1/2/3, cat3/4, cat4/Novice, M45+, M55+, Junior U18). The races are:
To add to the excitement of the year, we are actively searching for event sponsors. If you or your business is interested in exploring this unique opportunity with the club, please email Erin at [email protected] for information.
Larry Reade passed away this year at the age of 88. Larry was a lifetime member of the Buffalo Bicycling Club and an 11-time National Champion. Larry had a profound impact on everyone he met on a bike, whether it was racing, touring, commuting, or just enjoying the outdoors his passion for cycling radiated. He mentored many WNY cyclists past and present. Barb and Larry Reade steered the direction of WNY cycling for decades,and without their contributions,our club would not exist today. There will be a memorial service for him on Saturday April 23rdat U.U. Church of Amherst and a memorial group on Sunday 24th.