Sunday, February 15, 2009

Reconnaissance Ride - Saturday 14th February 2009

Ride report from Ed Schum;

"The great weather yesterday brought a record number of eight of our members out for the third Reconnaissance Ride.

Thanks to Bonnie Ervin, Emily Holmes, Jan Gemmel, John Hurley, Dave Hardie, Jim Palmer and Mike Collins for joining and guiding me.

We first puttered around the area behind the Superstore and the new Casino to see if we can find a route to bypass the very busy and to most cyclists intimidating intersections on Ryan Road.

To make a long story short, the possibility of such a bypass is definitely there, however it will need a lot of research by a special committee to find out how it can be done.

After that we all sprinted up the little hill on 10 Street and rode through East Courtenay and a corner of Comox and found cycling and multi use trails most of us were not aware existed.

A reminder of the first monthly meeting of our Coalition on Thursday, Feb, 19. As I said before, this meeting is very important as we will be making some far reaching decisions for the direction we want our coalition to take.

I will send out an agenda for it in a day or two, In the meantime, please put it on your calendar and try to be at the Comox Rec. Centre at 7:00 PM on Thursday.

There is also a meeting of the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Courtenay City Hall. This meeting is not nearly as important, but it would be good if some of us could be there.