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General Meeting Format

| October 21, 2008 5:55 am

By: Paul Metz, ACTC President

After checking the poll results (thanks, Franz!), we will try some new ideas for the format of the General Club Meeting.

Option 1: Guest Speaker First
If the guest speakers can make their presentation in 30 minutes or less, we will:
• Announce the speaker(s) and let them speak
• Thank the refreshment hosts and ask for new hosts
• Ask for new members to identify themselves
• Break for 15 minutes
• Hold the general meeting

Option 2: General Meeting First If the guest speaker needs more time, we will:
• Hold the general meeting
• Thank the hosts and ask for new hosts
• Ask for new members to identify themselves
• Break for 15 minutes
• Announce the speaker(s) and let them speak

People will be welcome to talk to the speaker(s) after their presentation, if the speaker is willing.
We will post the meeting schedule to the e-list during the week before the meeting.

Tierra Bella Ride Video and Photos

| April 22, 2008 10:18 am

This past Saturday over 2,000 riders joined in the annual Tierra Bella bicycle event. Riders completed distances ranging from 37 miles to 122 miles.

Photos and videos of the event can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Gilroy Dispatch Newspaper

ACTC Photos of Riders

ACTC Photos of Volunteers

Club Meetings Move to Wednesdays

| February 2, 2008 10:44 am

The monthly club meeting will now be held the first Wednesday of each month starting in February. The change was a result of a building conflict.

Ride Leader’s Ride and Lunch

| January 27, 2008 5:16 pm

by Franz Kelsch

With rain most every day the past week and the threat of rain today, there were fewer than usual riders who joined the morning rides that were part of the Ride Leader’s annual lunch. John lead the traditional Grizzly Bear ride with 6 riders. Donny lead a Billy Goat ride, also with 6 riders. Both rides went off with very little rain. Spencer took this photo of the Billy Goat riders as they were getting ready to head out.

Billy Goat Riders

Even though the rain kept many from riding, we had a large turn out for the lunch.

John Mazzella, our Ride Coordinator said, “Thanks to all you wonderful ride leaders who contributed to making today’s rides and party a rousing success. Special thanks to Merrily Evans and Mikes Bikes, Joe Farinha and Sun Bikes, Pat Grilione and Trek Bikes, JimJinks and Reed’s Bikes, Marcia Wire and Summit Bikes, and Bici Bikes for their solicitations and generous donations. The drawing for the free entry to our Sierra to the Sea tour was won by Richard Holtermann… Last but not least I want to say thanks once again George Kukar of House of Pizza for his generous donation of the room, soft drinks, and beer. ”

During the lunch the rain became much heavier so the traditional afternoon rides did not occur, except for those who had ridden to the lunch probably had no choice but to ride home in the rain.

Sierra to the Sea Tour is Full

| January 16, 2008 7:45 pm


Sierra to the Sea registration opened last evening and was filled at 5:30 pm today. We are still accepting registrations for the standby list. To register go

Appreciation Night a Sell Out

| January 10, 2008 2:42 pm

Tarragon Logo

We have sold 162 tickets for the upcoming ACTC Appreciation Night. With the new venue at the Tarragon Restaurant, we are able to accommodate more than twice as many guests as last year. Visit the ACTC website for more information about the event.