The League of American Bicyclists Announces 2008 Clubs of the Year

The League of American Bicyclists announced the 2008 Clubs of the Year, as determined by the League’s staff and Board. The League’s Club of the Year program recognizes outstanding clubs for their hard work and dedication and for encouraging cycling and providing a forum for their community to ride.2008 Clubs of the Year:

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen. Rhode Island. The NBW is a stalwart member and supporter of the League’s education programs and is one of the largest and most active clubs in the Northeast. They offer hundreds of rides each year – there are cue sheets for more than 150 great rides on their website – and maintain close connections with statewide and local advocacy issues, including the Providence Bicycle Coalition.

Sussex Cyclists. Delaware. Sussex Cyclists is a relatively new and small club that took the initiative to address a high bicycle crash rate among international workers in the Delaware shore area.

Richmond Area Bicycle Association. Virginia. A long-standing League affiliate with an incredible ride schedule – a dozen members rode more than 100 club rides in 2008, including one who rode on 245 rides – and an increasingly active role in local advocacy and charitable activities.

Silver Wheels Cycling Club. Ohio. Just over ten years old, they have around 200 members, one major ride (Dog Days Wine Tour) and a menu of more than 400 rides to choose from during the year. They have an active education and outreach program to draw more people into cycling in northern

Ohio.Twin Cities Bicycling Club, Minnesota, and Colorado Springs. Two winners in this region. The Twin Cities Bicycle Club boasts one of the most extensive and well-run ride programs in the country and one of the most informative websites around. The Colorado Springs group offers every kind of ride from beginner to monstrous hill climbing and advocates locally for bicycle trails, lanes, paths and rider support facilities throughout the

Pikes Peak region.Conejo Valley Cyclists, California. The CVC’s members have recently been getting quite involved in making Thousand Oaks and surrounding communities more bicycle friendly. This year they celebrate the 25th anniversary running of the Cruisin the Conejo ride.

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