Recent Club News and Upcoming Club and Regional Events:
For those of you who need an added incentive to ride in December, JSTS offers the 2018 Frostbite Series to satisfy your appetite! The series began on December 1st. Click here for details and rules. Click here for latest tracking sheet (make sure you got credit if you rode).
As you might be aware, there have been issues with the timely delivery of messages via Yahoo Groups, so the club has decided to use Google Groups instead. Thursday, November 29th was the cutover date. If you have not subscribed to the new Google Groups by now, you will no longer receive the messages that are typically posted by our ride leaders and the JSTS board. Click here for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED 2019 JSTS EXECUTIVE BOARD
Rob Nuara - President
Charlie Kirlew - Vice President
Stacy Ropp - Co-Vice President
Sheryl Nishiura - Secretary
Alan Zwiebel - Treasurer
Good luck in the coming year, and thank you to the outgoing board for keeping our wheels down in 2018 (David Lee, Steve Surowitz, Debbie Asbjorn and Steve Shell)
The Election Committee.
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HERE'S A HANDY TIRE PRESSURE CHART:
BUCKLE UP A HELMET TO SAVE A LIFE!
Head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year. (NYTIMES.COM)
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...