Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
GUEST SPEAKER – First Aid
Please note the time change for this meeting. We will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Texas Cattle Co., 44206 10th Street West, Lancaster.
This meeting will start early and finish quickly allowing our guest speaker to start her discussion at 7:00 p.m. on the basics of first aid as it relates to cyclists. Anyone wanting to have dinner please come earlier so we can be finished eating before the speaker starts.
We hope to see many of our members at this meeting.
Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
HDC Proud 2014 - this member’s competition has started!
The ‘HDC Proud’ is a one-year contest in which members are acknowledged for their support of club sponsored events. The purpose of the contest is to reward the most loyal club members and of course it also will create a little competition between members. This is a contest that is not based on races, it rewards members who turn up to events and volunteer or partake in the event. Extra points are available for members who show their support for the club by wearing club jersey’s or t-shirts.
The top 10 most HDC Proud members will be rewarded with a commemorative prize. The winners of the HDC Proud will be announced at the club’s Christmas Meeting and Dinner in December.
To become eligible for an award, you must fulfill the following requirements within the calendar year:
- You must be a club member.
- You must ride (and/or volunteer) in a minimum of one dozen HDC events (this includes monthly meetings, Sunday group rides and special events).
Points? How do I earn points?
Points will be awarded according to the chart below.
The most successful members will score something in as many of these boxes as possible. The points can be broken down into seven areas:
- The first way to score points in the High Desert Cyclists Points Contest is to get out there and participate in the High Desert Cyclists rides. Bonus points awarded for wearing HDC jersey or t-shirt.
- If you step up and organize a ride/event.
- The third part of scoring is to volunteer at HDC Events.
- The fourth part of scoring is to participate in the High Desert Cyclists Monthly Meetings.
- The fifth and last way of scoring is to wear either your HDC jersey or t-Shirt while partaking in a non-HDC organized bike event.
- If you bring a new member who joins HDC.
- You are featured in a news article, winner’s podium wearing the HDC logo.
The scoring will be awarded as follows:-
|HDC Cycling Event||10pts plus 2pts for wearing HDC jersey or t-shirt|
|HDC Ride Organizer||5pts|
|Volunteer at HDC Cycling Event||10pts plus 2pts for wearing HDC jersey or t-shirt|
|HDC Monthly Meetings||10pts plus 2pts for wearing HDC jersey or t-shirt|
|Wearing HDC Jersey or T-shirt at non HDC event||5pts|
|Getting a new member to sign up||15pts|
|News article, podium finish, wearing HDC||10pts|
Finally: How do you get credit for your points?
It is your responsibility to make sure the HDC Board is aware of when you gathered points. For non-HDC events please take/get a photo of yourself wearing your HDC shirt and include it with your notification.
You can report your points two ways, firstly by sending an email to HDC and secondly by reporting your points at HDC monthly meetings.
At the majority of HDC Events a roll call will be taken and it noted who was there, however to be sure your points are correct and nothing was missed please still notify us.
The HDC Board will have the final decision on any discrepancies of points awarded.
The HDC website and Facebook will be regularly updated with the current contest progress.
Come and join us for the next HDC Members Meeting held on Monday 17, February 2014 at the Texas Cattle Co, 44206 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. If you wish to purchase food we suggest you arrive a little earlier. HDC Socks and T-shirts will be available for purchase, checks or cash accepted.
I am very honored to have received your votes to be the new HDC President, I officially took up the position as of 1 February. I am looking forward to working with VP – Kevin Walsh, Secretary – Ingrid Whitton, Treasurer – Mike Lemos, and the new board members.
Let me start by first saying thank you to Kevin and the past Board members for getting the club to where it is today.
I have some great plans for the club over the next year and am very excited where we can take this club.
My goals for this year are:-
- to grow the club,
- re-structure our monthly meetings together;
- offer more diverse rides which cater for the various levels of riders we have;
- put on social events where we can have fun together;
- do more community events such as fundraisers for charities;
- increase our range of branded clothing at discounted prices for members;
- get more members involved; and
- to listen and take action on what you the members want from the club.
Your HDC Board has already been busy researching a number of events and at the next monthly meeting we hope to make a few new announcements.
If you have any feedback or ideas, or you would simply like to comment on any club related issue, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all at the next HDC Meeting held on Monday 17, February, at 7:00 p.m. at the Texas Cattle Company located 44206 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA.
What a great day of fun HDC cyclists and friends had out of town on Saturday, November 9th. We all met under the pier in Ventura at 0830 and from there we rode up the railroad trail to Foster Park. From there one group continued on the bike path to Ojai and the other group turned off onto Santa Ana Road and climbed up past Lake Casitas and into Ojai. Once we reached Ojai those who wanted a challenge continued to the summit of Dennison Grade. At Dennison Grade we turned around and headed back the way we came. At the end of a terrific day of riding we all met up at Boccali’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Ojai where we shared our day’s adventures.
We will be heading west with a little climb up Ave N to 70th, north to Ave H, then back to Bicycle John’s. This will be an intermediate level ride with a shorter option that skips the hill on 70th. Ride leaves Bicycle John’s at 8am SHARP. Helmets req’d. See ya there!
The Club will give a voucher worth $15 toward the dinner of members who have volunteered their services at any of the 2013 events. Other members and guests are responsible for their own dinners and drinks. The Club will pay the gratuity for all members and guests. This is a great opportunity to introduce potential new members to our Club.
- Highlights of coming events.
- Slide-presentation of events and members from 2005 – 2013.
- Gift exchange.
- Raffle winner ($500 gift certificate Bicycle John’s) will be announced.
We ask that you bring a dessert to share. Cookies, a cake, a pie or candy or your specialty. Please bring your own serving spoon. Club will supply the paper plates and plastic utensils.
The restaurant would like to know the number people to be expected.
Please RSVP to Elaine Macdonald by Friday December 13th.
661-946-1976 or email@example.com
The Texas Cattle Company menu has something for everyone.
Monday, December 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sincere thanks to the 31 riders who turned out and supported the club poker ride today. By all accounts, everyone had a great time on the 40 and 20-mile routes.
Congratulations to Ben on his full-house win and Dawn on three-of-a-kind second.
The weather was fantastic, our sponsor Total Health & Fitness hospitable (with a HUGE thank you to Florence who willingly helped so much), and our continental breakfast (supplied by TH&F, and Paul and Ingrid) yummy.
Welcome Derek and Steve, the newest HDC members, who signed up today!
Take care everyone. Have fun and be safe riding, and hope to see you all at our regular rides real soon.
On Saturday, October 19, a 7-member team from High Desert Cyclists rode the 62-mile route in the Tour De Turtle, supporting the fundraising efforts of The Painted Turtle.
The ride started from The Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes and headed out along Elizabeth Lake Road to Castaic Lake. From there the riders headed into Santa Clarita before heading up San Francisquito Canyon Road and back to Lake Hughes.
The course was challenging with head winds all the way along San Francisquito Canyon Road. Showing great team spirit, 5 riders rode together encouraging each other along the route before arriving back at Lake Hughes, quite exhausted. They rode across the finish line together. Supporting the riders were 5 club members. Three of these members were recruited by The Painted Turtle to take bib numbers as riders crossed the finish line. It was a great display of support for our riders and The Painted Turtle.