Greetings from Haida Gwaii where we are doing a scouting trip for next year’s group tour. Despite being away a fair bit this summer we managed to do rides most weeks. I counted 10 rides from the beginning of July to today so too many to list in detail. I had help from several people when I was away including Harry and Heather Gaines, Craig Bassett and Rosemary Cook, Ed and Jan Harding, Deb McKerns and others. Also thanks to those participants who regularly help out on rides as group lead- ers and sweeps. It has been an enjoyable summer on our bikes. A special ride took place to the Kin Beach area where John and Bev Wolsey invited our group to their beachfront home and provided tasty treats.
On our local rides we always welcome new participants. We try to avoid busier roads. Members on our contact list will receive details of upcoming rides a few days before they take place. We will give you a detailed itinerary, an estimate of the duration and/or distance of each ride as well as the elevation gains. Ed Harding will often offer more adventurous rides in conjunction with the scheduled rides. We always stop for coffee somewhere enroute.