There has been a lot of stuff going on with your club.
Hopefully all of you have seen the club’s new website that is running with a lot more features for us. Let me thank your board of directors for all their hard work to make this happen. Also, you should have received renewal letters by now, and let me also thank all of our members that have sent in renewals, as one of those new features was the ability to control the website ourselves and send out renewal notices that have not gone out in almost two years.
As most of you know, South Broward Wheelers created, developed and ran a program that provided bicycles to children in our community that we referred to as Adopt-a-Bike. Since its inception over 10 years ago we have been able to provide over 5,000 bicycles and helmets to less fortunate children in our community. A few years ago; because of all this hard work and to further contributions from businesses, SBW incorporated Adopt-a-Bike as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization . Once this was accomplished the Adopt-a-Bike charity has been able to grow to such a point where we felt that for the better of the charity, we should separate Adopt-a-Bike from South Broward Wheelers and let it thrive as its own entity. Adopt-a-Bike will always have a special place in the heart of SBW as we watch our baby grow and continue to help the community.
I have been working very hard to release a new club kit that should be available within the next few weeks in our new online store. The kit has been put together with special attention to cost, quality of material , style and functionality.
And last, but by no means least, I would like to thank all of you that have been leading rides. Ori for her amazing out of town tours and new local bakery rides, Hugh for his dedication to his experienced-level rides, and Eric for bringing back the intermediate ride to bridge the new riders' ride that Aurora and I have been doing each month.
We should all take pride in knowing that we are part of the longest running bicycle club in Broward County. We will be hosting a special 10-bridge Black Jack ride in September to help commemorate that.
I’ll see you on the road…