Archive for February 17, 2014

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

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