Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mid-State Group Ride

I went on the Mid-State Chapter's Monday night group ride last night at Burchfield. We had the first one last week after some discussion at our last meeting. Chris Mensing, our president, suggested it as a way to get more people involved and have them learn about the MMBA. Our chapter has been kind of languishing, with membership numbers down and not a lot of involvement among most of the people who are members.

We were a little concerned that it wouldn't be successful, since group rides have been tried and failed there, but we figured it was worth another shot. After all, someone really cool was willing to lead the ride. The first week we had 12 people, which was great. Last night, it seemed like there were only a few, but then a bunch more showed up right at the last minute. We ended up with 12 or 13 last night, too, which is more than any of us were expecting when we planned it, I think.
Last night we rode for about an hour and 20 minutes and even stopped for a while to let some braver riders do some of the stunts. (Not me, of course.) It's so much fun riding with a big group like that and it's great getting to know some new people. My husband even came, which is getting more and more unusual these days.

If you're in the area, you should join us. It's Mondays at 6:30 at
In my next post, I'll tell all about the crazy thing I plan to do this weekend.

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