2016 HDC Elections

After a great meeting and the annual election, the following are on the board for the next 12 months:

President – Paul W
Vice President – Ingrid
Treasurer – Cheryl
Secretary – Gini

Board members:
Mike S

Sincere thanks to outgoing board member Eddie and Treasurer Phil for their contributions during the past year.

As always, we encourage members who have ideas for rides or activities to contact one of the board members to discuss.

We are looking forward to another great year. Thank you for your continued support.


Monthly HDC Meeting 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Please join us at the Texas Cattle Co, 44206 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA for our February meeting.

We will have our club election at this meeting. All paid up members of the club are encouraged to vote. Any paid up member of the club can and is encouraged to nominate for a position on the board.

Membership forms will be available at this meeting for anyone wanting to join the club.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.


Come and meet the board ride Feb 8, 2015

What a fabulous turn out this morning for the Meet the Officers ride. Twenty two riders!! Plus 2 board members who were unable to ride but turned up to say Hi. There were 2 routes offered, the longest one going out to the poppy fields. A bit of a challenge for the tail-enders as the wind did kick up towards the end of the ride. Thank you all so much for joining us today.



Monthly HDC Meeting and Election

Join us Monday, January 19, 2015, for the monthly meeting and annual election.
Location: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante, 44960 Valley Central Way Lancaster, CA 93536.
Time: 7:00 p.m.


Annual Bike to Ventura Beach – July 19, 2014

Bike to Ventura Beach, July 19, 2014

You are invited to join us on our annual bike-to-Ventura-beach ride.

Please read the attached flyer carefully. Important points are:

Ensure you make arrangements for your return to home base.

PLEASE ensure you RSVP to Elaine, email address on flyer.

There is a small cost involved which covers SAG and lunch.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

This will be another fabulous outing! :)


HDC fundraising evening at the Jethawks

Tickets are now available for the HDC fundraiser Jethawks baseball game. The member who sells the most tickets to the game gets to pitch the first ball and will receive 20 bonus HDC Proud points. Game date: Sat, April 5, 2014, 6pm. Tickets at $8 each are available from Ingrid and will also be available at the HDC members meeting this coming Monday. 

This promises to be a great social evening, so we hope to see you all there!

HDC Proud

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:

  1. You must be a club member.
  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. If you step up and organize a ride/event.
  3. The third part of scoring is to volunteer at HDC Events.
  4. The fourth part of scoring is to participate in the High Desert Cyclists Monthly Meetings.
  5. 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.
  6. If you bring a new member who joins HDC.
  7. 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.

Contest Progress

The HDC website and Facebook will be regularly updated with the current contest progress.


February 17, HDC Members Meeting at 7 p.m.

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.


HDC President 2014

Dear High Desert Cyclist members,Paul HDC

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 paul_wheeler@sbcglobal.net

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.

Best regards,

Paul Wheeler
President HDC


Little bit of Italy fun ride Ojai

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.

Our group starting at Ventura.

Our group starting at Ventura.