Author Archives: JW Haupt

15 Jun

Message From the President – It’s Hot, Drink Up!

By JW Haupt

Friends of mine who are not cyclists often ask, “How can you ride when it is so hot and humid during the summer months?”   I always respond with “It isn’t hot until you stop.” Although I may feel that way, it’s not the complete truth.  It is hot no matter how it feels when I’m riding, so

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26 May

Message From the President – Memorial Day

By JW Haupt

Memorial Day is a day for each of us to pause and give thanks to those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedoms we enjoy.  Whether you do so in a private moment or a public setting, I encourage you to find some time over this long

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19 May

Club Apparel at the Picnic

By JW Haupt

It has been a few years since we offered Club kits to membership.  I plan to change that this year. I took a small step already by working with one of our members to create t-shirts to wear when not in cycling gear.  We have developed a Sport Grey t-shirt with “WCBC” on the front

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16 May

Message From the President – Whole Lot Going On

By JW Haupt

This week the Club has a whole lot going on.  Weekday rides and events, weekend events and rides.  A little bit for everyone. Not only do we have the usual morning and evening rides, but we are hosting our 5th Annual Ride of Silence-Wilmington event.   Please join us on Wednesday (05/17) to help us

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09 May

Message From the President – Ride Leaders? Insurance?

By JW Haupt

Did you ever wonder why a Ride Leader is required for White Clay Bicycle Club rides? A Ride Leader is a person who has attended a WCBC Ride Leader Training session.  Training Sessions are led by the WCBC Ride Captain, are offered a couple or few times each year, and cover rider safety, along with

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01 May

Message From the President – Ride of Silence 2017

By JW Haupt

For those reading this that have attended a Ride of Silence event/ride, please bear with me as this posting is directed at those that have heard about it but don’t really know that much about it. Some History of the Event Ride of Silence Mission Statement – The mission of the world wide Ride of Silence

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29 Apr

Contest Anyone?

By JW Haupt

Want to have some fun doing something a little different this riding season?  Ride around the state with a purpose?  Learn something about the First State that you didn’t already know?  Maybe win a prize? I’m sure that you’ve seen the Historical Markers all over the state.  You probably even stopped and took the time

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28 Apr

Face with a Name

By JW Haupt

How many times have you corresponded or spoke on the phone with someone for quite a while before finally meeting them.  That face-to-face meeting finally giving you the opportunity to put a face with a name.   As cyclists, how many times have you been in a store or some other function, see someone who

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24 Apr

Message From the President – Summit 2017…are you going?

By JW Haupt

Walkable Bikeable Summit 2017 – Thursday, May 4th   The focus of this year’s Walkable Bikeable Summit is “Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development” for the First State.  Where: Legislative Avenue at M.L.K. Boulevard, Dover, DE 19901 When: 8:00 am through 4:00 pm Programs, session and discussions are from 9 am until 3 pm, which includes a

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18 Apr

Message From the President – Picnic Anyone?

By JW Haupt

We are a little more than a month away from WCBC’s Annual Club Picnic on Saturday, May 20th.  As one of the benefits of membership, we host this picnic for all members of the Club around this time each year.  Whether you ride-in, drive-in or even walk-in all members are welcome to join in the

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