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Offline ACA_clubs_shops

Getting your club more involved in touring
« on: March 13, 2007, 03:53:46 pm »
This is a question that I have seen several times in the last few months: How do I get my club more into touring?  I direct people to our How-To pages and these forums, but I am interested to hear the ideas that you all have on this topic.  What are you currently doing to integrate touring into your club?  Do you have suggestions or things to avoid that you can share with your fellow club peers?

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Offline Sailariel

Getting your club more involved in touring
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 03:11:35 pm »
Very good question. We have an active club and have club rides on Tu,Wed.,Th, and Sun. Sun is usually 50mi or a metric century. The club members for the most part ride racing machines made of Carbon,Titanium,Aluminum-Carbon. Those who also have steel bikes use them for winter and bad weather riding. We have a couple of older riders who have gone cross country. Agewise, there are only about four of us who are 65+ years old--and we are the ones who like distance riding. The bike I ride is an Aluminum-Carbon racer. For light touring, I have an older Miyata Cross 100 with 700x36C tyres and bar-end shifters. I will poll the club to see if anybody would be interested in doing a tour. I do know that there are races scheduled for almost every weekend this summer.