A while ago a group of of my Minnesota friends who had been riding the RAGBRAI (the popular week long ride across Iowa) thought that it might be more fun to just do their own week of riding around Wisconsin. Thus was born the WAGBRAI (Wisconsin's A Gas, Bike Ride Around It), an informal annual midwest ride that I've been lucky to be a part of for six years now. I thought I would write up how we do this style of riding in case it inspires someone in our club to start something similar. Wisconsin is great for cycling - rolling hills, farms, lakes, forests and miles of roads with little traffic. And it's pretty easy to find some...
NCCC Rider Survey Spring 2018: Conclusions and Action points About 50% of members responded, 97 out of about 200. Average membership was 7.3 years and the median 5 years. CRUISERS: very satisfied or satisfied 95%. Strong points: welcoming to new riders, well organized, friendly and good cooperation. Suggestions to improve: (actions in italics) More ride leaders (done; 4 new qualified) Shorter rides on Wednesday: we will ask Cruisers for clarification. Obviously those who ride are happy with distance,usually 24‐28 miles. Define Cruiser ride length and stick to it; should always be “no drop” (Done. “No Drop” definition is posted on theCruiser web page). Distance remark is unclear – rides are always posted in advance and do vary from about 36 to 45miles on Saturdays with very...