eTailwind - Club Newsletter

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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28 Apr

Recovery is not a four-letter word…

By Jaymi Cook

I hate to break it to you, but beer is not a recovery food. Not even the 95-calorie, fit-people-grace-the-advertisement-for-it, low-carb, one-step-better-than-water beer. I know… that makes me sad, too. But as we work our way into the cycling season and we shed some of our winter habits, we need to begin to consider how we

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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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21 Apr

Dos and Don’ts of Group Rides

By Mike Kealey

As the weather starts to turn warmer there will naturally be hundreds of cyclists dusting off their bikes after a long winter’s nap.  With the Ride Calendar now populated with a number of group rides and with more to be added this is a good time to review some basic ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of riding

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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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13 Apr

Spring Has Sprung (and I am so Not Ready)

By Jaymi Cook

I will admit it… I am behind. Spring has sprung and I am very behind. I am behind on where I wanted to be on the bike this time of year.  I am behind on my training.  I am behind on preparing for the riding season. I’m just … behind. It happens to all of

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10 Apr

Message From The President – eTailwind

By JW Haupt

For the past two years, we have been without the Tailwind, the Club’s monthly newsletter.  During that time, we have searched but been unable to find a member of the Club willing to commit to taking on the role of Tailwind editor which has traditionally been a job that required being responsible for developing, organizing,

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