Category Archives: Beginner Cyclists

03 Jun

Don’t Get Burned…

By Michael Katz

SUNSCREEN MATTERS: SOME FACTS AND FIGURES   Sunscreen Realities: Is sunscreen with an SPF rating of 60 twice as effective as one with an SPF rating of 30?  It’s marginally better, but not even close to twice as good. The American Academy of Dermatology, recommends using a sunscreen with at least a Sun Protection Factor,

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01 Jun

LOCKDOWN! Now what??

By Michael Katz

LOCKDOWN! …your guide to cycling through a pandemic… Published by Jason Wright at 17/04/2020 Lockdown! …when pandemic strikes what does this mean for cyclists? During times of social distancing and even total isolation what can we do to keep cycling and keep our minds!! Times are strange to say the least and for most of

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01 Jun

Safe Social Distancing for Cyclists – COVID-19

By Michael Katz

Safe Social Distancing for Cyclists 04/30/2020 By now, everyone is aware that the primary ways that individuals can protect against and fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is to social  distance at least six feet apart, wash hands regularly, and wipe down surfaces frequently with an anti-bacterial/anti-virus spray or cloth. Furthermore, most states have

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16 Apr

Message From the President – Icicle – a 2019 Success

By JW Haupt

Although the day started out dark, dreary, and wet, the Icicle-lists gradually showed up to make this year’s Icicle a success. With temperatures in the lower 60’s and a heavy mist in the air it was a slower start to the day than usual for one of our major events.  I noticed that after passing

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10 Apr

Message From the President – The Icicle is Upon Us!

By JW Haupt

The Icicle Metric is Saturday, April 13th.  This Saturday! Those that have ridden the Icicle in the past know how the event got its name.  Weather this time of year can be so unpredictable.  It could be 20 degrees, overcast with snow and ice or it could be sunny and 70 degrees and everywhere in

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30 May

Message From the President – The WCBC Store is now OPEN

By JW Haupt

New 2018 Club Kits are now for sale.   That’s right, the WCBC online Club store is now open and will remain open until midnight on Sunday, June 17th. We are offering jerseys, shorts, bib-shorts, and accessories in colorful design of our Club colors.  The web store provides a detailed description of each items along

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16 May

Bike Commuting Guide & 101 Benefits of Cycling

By Michael Katz

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH BIKE TO WORK DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 18 As you know, May is National Bike Month.  May 18th is National Bike to Work Day.  The two articles below were recently sent to the club for review by Daniel Atlas of RyDoze.com and whether you plan to bike to work or not, the Bike

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16 Apr

Delaware Ride Share…Not Just For Cars

By Michael Katz

Delaware Ride Share Program You may have heard about the Delaware Ride Share Program.  Any one who lives, works or goes to school in Delaware may join and they will pair those drivers seeking car pools.  They will also introduce cyclists traveling the same or similar routes should you be more comfortable traveling with others. 

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28 Mar

35 Safety Tips for Cyclists

By JW Haupt

A link to an article about rider safety landed in the Inbox of our Safety and Education Chair, Mike Katz.  Since we are weeks away from the start of another “Cycling Season”, Mike thought it might be worth sharing as it is about cycling safely in the U.S. – authored by writers from Down Under

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19 Jul

Message From the President – New Member…Now What?

By JW Haupt

I received an email from a new member yesterday.  The message began – “Hello – so I just got the membership at WCBC …“.   This made me happy to know that we have another new member within the Club.  Welcome aboard! The message continued “…and was wondering if there is anything I need to

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