Recent Club News and Upcoming Club and Regional Events:
It is that time of year when we elect our Executive Board of Directors for 2018. The Board consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, and all positions are up for election. If you are interested in serving as one of the club executive officers please inform a member of the Election Committee by October 15 of your desire to run. The vote will take place at the November meeting.
If you would like to learn more about the Board positions please feel free to check out the bylaws on our website, contact one of the current members of the Board, or contact one of the members of the Election Committee. The Election Committee members include Don Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Fred Sweet (email@example.com), with David Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as Advisor to the Committee. If you would like to join the Election Committee, please contact Don Levy.
Again, if you are interested in running for one of the Board positions, please contact Don Levy or one of the other Election Committee members.
The Election Committee
Remember, sharing the road is a two-way street!
1) Cyclists are now required to STOP for pedestrians in crosswalks. This is the same requirement as for any other vehicle, changed from the former Yield.
2) Car back.... CAR BACK!!!
It's heard many times... What does it mean, and what are we supposed to do? While NJ DOT operating regulations require us to travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded, when a car is approaching from the rear we should move to the right and ride single-file so that the car can safely and easily pass. Even if there is plenty of room for the car to go around, we should ride single-file until the car passes. This is where sharing the road comes in and works two ways. Read the full text of the NJ DOT operating regulations for cyclists here.
3) Helmets: more than a matter of style...
We all know about the importance of wearing a helmet while riding (for one thing, the club won't let you ride along without a helmet). But did you know that the protection a helmet provides is greatly reduced if it isn't worn properly? Click here to read what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has to say about how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.
Find Useful Cycling Info in the DOT NJ Bicycling Manual.
More information about Safe Group Riding...