Sunday, February 8, 2009

Reconnaissance Ride - Saturday 7th February 2009

Thanks to Peggy Kabush, Kathleen Hennig, Jim Whitehead and Wilf Dreher for coming out in cool weather for the second rec. ride of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition. The weather was cool but fairly pleasant as we started the ride, but got colder as time went on and everyone was quite happy to get back to the Rec. Centre and, eventually home to a warm shower.

These rides will be even more fun as the weather gets warmer. I hope we will get more of you coming out as time goes on.

We will stick to Saturday at 1 PM and the Courtenay Rec. Centre as the meeting place. Next week we will probably ride up to East Courtenay and see what we can see on that end of the Lerwick Road area.

Also, the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force meeting will be in the Courtenay City Hall on Feb. 17, 3:00PM. Hope to see some of you there.

Our first monthly meeting on Feb. 19th will be at the COMOX Rec. Centre, Room C, at 7:00 PM. The main purpose of the meeting will be to make the decision if we want to form our own society or be a chapter of the BCCC, Yes, we are still waiting for more information from the BCCC. We will also form several committees to tackle different areas of concern, like chip sealing, road maintenance, safety issues on our roads, traffic counts and surveys, education, legal issues, lobbying, and whatever else you are concerned about. Sounds like there is a lot to do, but there are so many of us and we will not try to do it all at once.

Also, keep the 'Be Car Free in the Comox Valley' open house on Feb. 26 in the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay on your calendar and promote it with your friends. As I said before, it will be very important to have a good turn out at this get together to show local politicians how many residents of the Valley are in favour of cleaner and sustainable transportation.