President’s Message August 2014

We are looking forward to a fantastic Fruit Yard Century.  I will be sending around a spreadsheet this month for all volunteer positions.

Please help SCBC with their only fund raiser of the year and volunteer or ride.  With this ride, we help buy helmets for kids, support bicyclists with cancer, facilitate public awareness of bicycling, train ride leaders and feed hungry families through our major donation to the Food For Thought Program at 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Wow!  You can make a difference through helping at our Fruit Yard Century this year, or riding in the event, and telling your friends and coworkers about it. Sign up or volunteer today!  Also, take a look at this year’s Fruit Yard Century event jersey.

SCBC President

President’s Message July 2014

My vacations are getting in the way of work!  I hope yours are, too.  Enjoy the summer riding!

Traditionally, SCBC general meetings in July and August are pool parties after we ride in the morning.

We are looking for a host for August.  Can you host a swim party after a Saturday or Sunday morning ride?  Thanks for considering this year!

Fall, with all the bicycling activities, is quickly approaching.  Keep in mind the SCBC Fruit Yard Century on Saturday, Oct. 11.

SCBC President

President’s Message June 2014

Remember to hold open the date for our Fruit Yard Century Ride: OCTOBER 11 (always the 2nd Saturday of October).

We need volunteers for planning (now) and day of for set-up, parking, rest stop oversight, registration, end event and take down at the conclusion of the event.

This is OUR ride and our only fund raising event of the year. Please plan on being involved in some way and spread the word to other riders!

We still need 4 volunteers to help run the Canyon Classic rest stop at Frank Raines Park on June 14.  PLease contact Susan at or Coop at .

We are still excitedly working on a Ride Leader Training program.  Watch for more news to help improve SCBC and better serve riders in Stanislaus County!

Susan Dion
SCBC President

President’s Message May 2014

May Is Bike Month!

Ride For Mom, Ride-to-Work, Family Cycling Event, Modesto Crit… Please join in to ride and/or help at one of these events.

The more visible we become, the safer we will ride.  Let our communities know we will be sharing the road!

And don’t forget, if you haven’t already done it, that we are stronger as a group.  Renew your Membership now!  Our membership year starts in APRIL.

When members are present at area events and meetings, we have more clout when we are able to say we represent 200+ members.

Be sure to watch for our Ride Leader Training event.  We plan on having a dinner for all new Ride Leaders, with a speaker to begin our trainings.


President’s Message April 2014

Get out to VOTE, nominate, and have a voice in SCBC. We really need your input in the directions SCBC should go. I hope you can make it to our new meeting day:  2nd TUESDAYS.  This month, April 8, SCBC members will be voting for President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Our current Secretary, Karen, is stepping down and we need someone else to step up.  Could it be you?

Thank you to all Board Members for their service this year. When I started SCBC, I didn’t think there would be very much for a bike club to do.  But, it is amazing the community events we help support for riders – organized rides like Fruit Yard Century, Ride For Mom, Cancer Awareness Run & Ride, Turlock Lake Road Race, Peace Officers Ride, Ride to Stop Cancer, Covered Bridge Ride, and others.

Then, we are representatives on StanCOG Bicycle Advisory, Modesto Bicycle Advisory, and Turlock Bicycle Advisory. We also support financially:  Soroptimist with helmets for kids, City of Modesto helmets for kids, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Share-the-Road signs, and other outreaches as they present themselves.

We also go out to other community events to share information about our club, promote safe riding and sharing the road.  And we work to keep SCBC a strong, vibrant voice in the community.  According to records, the more numbers of visible riders, the fewer accidents. Come ride with us and be involved,

Susan Dion, President
Stanislaus County Bicycle Club

President’s Message March 2014

Have you considered having more of a voice in SCBC? Would you consider being a Board Member?  You can’t believe all the ways we have an impact on riding in Stanislaus County.  We do make a difference.  Be part of the team.

The Board has three elected officials:  president, secretary, and treasurer.  This year, we will be needing a new secretary. Nominations for all positions will be taken now.  Please send them to me.  We vote in April for these positions.

But we also have positions that have become very important to our club:  ride coordinator, volunteer coordinator, FYC chair, membership coordinator, newsletter editor, meetings coordinator, bicycle advocacy, events coordinator….the list goes on.

As we have grown to 225 members, the club has more various needs to address and we would love your input.  There is a place which could use your strengths.  Think about it.  Write in!


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