I have taken a two year appointment at AFRL but my home (and my prior “retirement”) is in southwestern Colorado. I heard about you from the individual who helped set up my rental furnishings and decided to get into contact for when the warmer weather arrives. Looking for possible weekend cycling opportunities. Have not cycled in groups before.
I renewed because I believe in supporting an organization that provides excellent riding opportunities. Although I don’t live local to the Dayton area and therefore can’t participate in the daily or weekly rides, I have enjoyed the Huffman Spring Classic and hope to participate in other rides as time allows. I have also signed on to use the DCC truck during GOBA this year for the first time.
We ride on club rides and like to know where and when they begin.
Hi…I enjoy the newsletter and go on occasional club rides.
I renewed because it’s the right thing to do – support the local bicycling club. I try to ride a couple of the big events each year, but I generally just think it is important to support clubs that advocate my interest in bicycling at the local level. And, of course, I enjoy reading the Spokes N Links regularly! Keep up the good work.
Pat and I like the newsletter. We want to keep up with what is going on with the club. I feel that, overall, the club is functioning much better than in the past. The only thing that we would like to see are more D rides. We simply are not able to do C rides; so, we mostly ride on our own. Keep up the good work.
Henry aka. Hoehandle
I renewed because I love cycling and hope to be able to do more this year. Have not been doing as much as I used to do and want to increase my miles this year. Also want to support the DCC.
The reason for renewing my membership is to stay abreast of what my DCC friends are doing these days. Hope everything is well with you and everyone around Tipp. Please say hello to everyone.
Keep on doing what you are doing. It is a great club and we enjoy the rides when it gets warm. They always help us get ready for our yearly biking vacations. Last year we did the Canadian Rockies and this year we are doing the Tuscany coast in Italy
Hi from Cincinnati. My buddy and I usually try for your Huffman spring ride and Wright ride, and we appreciate all your work. Nice routes, good refreshments, nice people. An added benefit this year I understand is that you won’t be getting the cicadas.
This is a renewal for me (I moved away, then came back.) I’m interested in the local club rides.
I renewed out of habit. Board is doing a good job.
Hi, thank-you very much for all your effort. We’re delighted to be members. I wanted to join for several reasons, 1) I’m sure the mileage logs will motivate me to ride more. 2) I want to support the cycling club. 3) I enjoy getting the newsletter. 4) I eventually want to get involved with some of the club activities. Hope to meet you someday.
I joined DCC @ 3 years ago because, as a new roadie, I wanted a source for events in the Dayton area. I renew each year for that reason PLUS I’ve begun to know the people associated with DCC and I like them.
I joined the club for the organized rides. As a result I’ve met a lot of neat folks with similar interests and received a lot of good advice regarding cycling techniques and equipment.
I renewed because I like reading the SnL and also hope that my membership help supports the club tours and biking in Dayton in general. Plus I’m an avid biker.
My reasons for joining and renewing membership in DCC are mostly to support the advocacy efforts of the club. I enjoy the newsletters and look forward to getting them. I am in the general category of “Retired Senior Citizen” and my riding (about 2000 miles a year) is an effort to stay fit, keep my heart beating and live forever. Most of my riding is done alone and on bike paths. I was glad when the club started tracking bikeway miles so I could get a plaque and some little tags to hang on it.
First, we joined to have the opportunity to ride with like-minded folks. We have made a commitment to ride more this year. Second, I ride with three or four guys who all belong and sponsor a weekly ride I frequently join. So, I suppose I’d say having friends who belong motivated me to join. Third, we liked the idea of getting a 10% discount from some LBS like Kettering Cycle. Brenda bought a new bike and the savings on accessories (pedals etc) helped defray the cost of joining.
I’ve renewed because I like the newsletter, group rides, and discounts at local shops for being a member. Thanks.
I renewed primarily to continue to get Spoke ‘n Link. I do participate in a couple of rides each year, but my real benefit is reading SnL.
Why did I join the club…as you brought it up I sometimes wonder. No, really, I do enjoy the group rides even through we didn’t participate this year. I enjoy cycling even though much has been solo this year. We have volunteered a little to help out so others can enjoy the events. If and when my wife can get on a bicycle again we will participate in the rides again. The newsletter is interesting.
I’m a new member, joining primarily because I’ve been on a few rides lately with DCC members (Jeff, Kenny, Val, Bruce) and at their urging (particularly Bruce), signed up. I work at Wright-Pat and live in Springfield, and I guess I haven’t joined before this simply because I’m not in the Dayton local area for a lot of the evening activities. I hope to make as many of the rides as possible and will be interested in events in the Springfield area.
We (my wife and I) are joining for the first time and the primary reason is to further our enjoyment of cycling. I am a long time cyclist whose level of participation used to come and go. Always somewhat active but at times, even more active. Right now, I am in one of the more active times and for health and fun, want to stay that way. I think the DCC can help in that goal. My wife, Mary, is much newer to active cycling and is looking for additional social outlets. We have 3 boys in college and their activities (soccer, theatre, school, etc) were our social activities. That was all there was time for, but now that we are empty nesters, so to speak, we thought the DCC would be a fun thing to expand our horizons with. Plus the discount at the local cycle shops doesn’t hurt either. I am looking forward to joining more rides, developing additional cycling friends and using the DCC to enhance my knowledge of cycling both as a recreation and potentially commuting.
I’ve been a satisfied member of the club for a couple of years now. I think that the events you organize and the way you communicate them are wonderful. One thing I’ve noticed is that the club is definitely geared more towards people who have been riding for a while. That’s not a bad thing at all. However being a novice bicyclist myself, I’m often intimidated by rides that don’t have a “d” designation. And there just don’t seem to be that many of those outside of working hours. It would be nice to see more. Then hopefully I could improve and feel comfortable in the “c” or “b” rides. 🙂 A lot of your special events have shorter runs and family rides. That’s really wonderful. And those events are one of the main reasons I stay a member. By the way, I just wanted to clarify that other ride leaders in the club never make me feel intimidated when I ask them about the ride difficulty. The couple of times I’ve called bike leaders, they’re nothing but supportive, encouraging me to come out. I would just feel really bad about keeping someone in the group back. Thanks for asking. I get a lot out of the club and will continue to be a member.
I joined DCC because I usually ride alone and I am getting bored with the same old route. I hope to fit some of the group rides into my schedule and to meet other cyclists to share the road with.
We renewed because we like to get the newsletter and stay informed of organized and group rides.