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  • 2 Apr 2021 8:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We're excited to announce that we're gradually resuming our our weekly club rides, starting with the Saturday James Island/Folly ride. It's going to be brisk but sunny tomorrow, with little wind. Come join us!

    COVID-19 is still a risk and like any other risk associated with cycling, individuals must take responsibility for themselves. Participants should wear face covering or maintain physical distance as they deem necessary.

    All riders are expected to physically distance before and after the ride, and during stops.
    Where: 1291 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. Park at Island Plaza shopping center along the Grimball Rd side of the parking lot in front of Gold's Gym.

    Time: 9:00 am

    Distance: 30 miles

    Speed: at your own place, but it usually separates out into 15-18 and 19-22+ mph groups

    Route: Coming soon - we're planning on rolling out our club Ride With GPS route library to current members before the end of Q2.

    Details: This is the route of the traditional Saturday morning club ride which takes you through James Island out to Folly Beach and back. The route highlights quintessential Lowcountry features like the beautiful marsh land along Sol Legare road and the waves of the Atlantic when you get to Folly Beach. The regular ride stops at the County Pier on Folly Beach for a break and re-grouping, then again at the pocket park on Folly Road on the way off the island. (NOTE: The county pier is closed until 2024)

  • 18 Feb 2021 8:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The election for officers went off quite smoothly, as expected.  I am pleased to announce that *all* the nominees won their positions.   Thank you to all who supported the club by voting.  

    The new officers are:

    President:Stewart McKeever

    Vice-President: Brano Ritter

    Treasurer:David Champagne

    Secretary:Paul Keefer

    Member-at-Large:Bruce Snyder

    There will be no Oyster Roast this month.  The executive committee voted not to have the gathering because, at the time of our vote, spread of COVID-19 was alarmingly high and the vaccine rollout was not going as fast as hoped. Even though we had a fun time at our party in December, only half of the members who said they were coming actually showed up.  It's reasonable to believe that fears of exposure could have discouraged many.  In the absence of a membership party where we induct new officers, the new committee members will take over March 1st, 2021 and will continue through until the February membership meeting in 2022.  I sincerely hope that the pandemic is behind us at that point and that the club is back to normal operation.


  • 1 Feb 2021 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With COVID-19 cases and deaths surging all over the nation and the pace of vaccinations not as fast as we had hoped, we are, regretfully, cancelling the event for 2021. If you chose to carry over your registration from 2020, you will be receiving an email to set up your refund.

    The executive committee did not make this decision lightly and we are really disappointed, but we do not feel that it is appropriate to gather under these circumstances. Perhaps we will be able to schedule a fall event if things begin to get better, but in any case, we will plan for a 2022 Spring Century better than ever.


  • 18 Dec 2020 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TIME TO NOMINATE OFFICERSTIME TO NOMINATE OFFICERS

    The viability of the Coastal Cyclists club depends on the willingness of members to serve on the Executive Committee.  As described in our by-laws, there are five elected officers, plus the past president.  We also have committee chairs for Membership and Spring Century.  Each year in December we accept nominations for officers.  We then vote in January and the new officers take over in February at our Membership Oyster Roast.

    Are you willing to serve as an officer, or do you know someone you think would be good for the club?  Please visit the link below to make your nominations. Get permission from your nominee and feel free to nominate yourself.  Click HERE to nominate officers.

    The viability of the Coastal Cyclists club depends on the willingness of members to serve on the Executive Committee.  As described in our by-laws, there are five elected officers, plus the past president.  We also have committee chairs for Membership and Spring Century.  Each year in December we accept nominations for officers.  We then vote in January and the new officers take over in February at our Membership Oyster Roast.  We DO intend to have a membership oyster roast next year and the Wappoo Shelter in James Island County Park has been reserved for Saturday, February 20

    Are you willing to serve as an officer, or do you know someone you think would be good for the club?  Please visit the link below to make your nominations. Get permission from your nominee and feel free to nominate your


    Nominate Officers 
  • 18 Dec 2020 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a great time at our Holiday Oyster Roast on Saturday, December 5th.  About 27 Coastal Cyclists members and guests socialized and celebrated safely outside in James Island County Park. This was our first outside holiday party, as far as I know. 

    Huge kudos to Bruce Snyder and David Champagne, who got the event started, organized it, and cooked the oysters.  The oysters were fresh and tasty and there were plenty of them.  Thanks, also, to Colleen Cloud, John Bayard, Rick Jess, and Nancy Whirley for showing up early and staying late to help with setting up, serving pizza, passing out drinks, and cleaning up afterward.  Everyone cooperated with our COVID safety guidelines by wearing masks (when not eating), facing only one way while consuming the oysters, and keeping a safe distance at all times.  The weather was perfect with a slight, comfortable breeze keeping us all well-ventilated, but not too cold.  We'll do it again in February.

       
       
       
       
  • 19 Aug 2020 9:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We've been using the cloud membership management software, Wild Apricot, for several months now just to manage our member sign up and expiration notices.  We've also used it to send email blasts to members.  

    This platform can go way beyond that, so you'll find that https://coastalcyclists.wildapricot.org now has all the content that our https://coastalcyclists.com website has, plus more features.  In the fairly near future we will probably move the main website to this new platform, thus unifying almost all our communication and subscription efforts.

    Keep an eye out for more content and more news as we beef up our online presence.  Check out the forums for a good way to communicate with other members.



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