FFBC GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
Location: Fremont Adult Education School, Room N6, 4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
Date: Apr 12, 2016
|Louis Friedenberg||Vice President|
|Dave Fishbaugh||Ride Coordinator|
|Chris Menicou||Race Team Representative|
Call to Order:
Meeting called to order at 7:40 PM. Previous meeting minutes were approved.
Race Team Report – Chris Menicou:
Chris reported that the new Cat 5 guys that have just joined the team are very strong. Many will probably go to Cat 4 very soon.
Coming up is the Morgan Hill Criterium – a target ride in May. Also the “Dash for Cash” ride.
Chris reviewed the following team results and provided the complete results later by email. This is for the last four weeks.
- Team Fremont Race Updates – Top Ten Rider Results
Turlock Road Race
Elite M Cat. 3 – Rey Surla 1st
Elite M Cat. 4 – Derek Steadman 1st, Scott Morin 6th
Elite M Cat. 5 – Keith Strong 5th
M45 M Cat. 4/5 – Paul Bragg 9th
Coppertown Circuit Race
Elite M Cat. 5 – Matthew Cho 8th, Surah Shah 10th
Elite M Cat. 3 – Chris Gaitos 6th
Copperopolis Road Race
Elite M Cat. 5 – Keith Strong 1st
Red Kite ‘Tempus Fugit’ – Individual Time Trial
M55 M Cat. 3/4 – Chris Menicou 7th
M35 M – Cat. 5 – Michael Jones 2nd
Santa Cruz Criterium
Elite M Cat. 4/5 – Scott Morin 7th
UC Merced Road Race
Elite M Cat. 4/5 – Derek Stedman 1st, Andrew Conley 3rd, Florian Mehring 4th, Scott Morin 7th
Central Coast Road Series
Elite M Cat. 5 – Matthew Cho 6th
M55 M Cat. 1/2/3/4 – West Kurihara 5th
M45 M Cat. 1/2/3/4/5 – West Kurihara 3rd
- Training and Event Update
- Tuesday Night Training (TuNT): Meet at 6:15 PM at Genmark Automation (Warren and 46723 Lakeview) for a local ride and hill climbing workout.
- Wednesday Night Training (WNT) Meet at 6:15 PM on Eureka & Stevenson (parking lot) in Fremont for training and mentoring on the basics of racing.
- Thursday Night Training (TNT): Meet at 6:15 PM on Eureka & Stevenson (parking lot) in Fremont for 4-corner Criterium workouts.
- Team Target Events for 2016
- Team Target Events for Road Racing in 2016:
Memorial Day Criterium, Morgan Hill – May 30th
Dash 4 Cash, Dublin – June 4th
Red Kite Bump Circuit Race – July 24th
Dunnigan Hills Road Race – August 13th
Giro di San Francisco Criterium – September 5th
- The race calendar can be found at – http://ncnca.org/
- Team Membership
- There are 56 Race Team (and Freewheeler) Members for the 2016 season roster so far, including 9 juniors and 3 ladies.
- The Fremont Freewheeler Race Team website is at: http://fremontraceteam.org/
Director-at-Large – Trish
One person reserved a club bike case.
Trish outdid herself as club food meister and has taken Rice Krispies farther than they’ve ever been intended to go. Rice Krispie bars, and Rice Krispie bars wrapped with interesting things found around the house – gummy bears, fruit wraps, sour wraps. They were all there and then they disappeared pretty quickly!
Here are some sample shots:
Treasury Report – Julia Walker:
Account balance given. Almost done with Primavera Deposits.
Looking at venues for Holiday party.
Ride Coordinator – Dave Fishbaugh:
Still looking for “Hall of Fame” committee members.
Primavera Workers ride – rescheduled to April 24th.
Some PRS rides re-scheduled to May.
Recruiting for May rides.
Membership – Becky:
Membership today: 436 members and 323 Memberships
David Walker did a presentation on how to use the club’s RidewithGPS account, and in particular, what are the premium features that are available, and how to take advantage of them. After the event he sent around a link to his presentation:
In his followup note, he provided info on a RidewithGPS discount for personal accounts from our sales representative:
Here is the scoop on the RWGPS discount:
The folks who make the Ride with GPS tracking/navigation app have set up a discount on their premium service for FFBC members. If you already use RWGPS and have been thinking of upgrading to the premium service, this is worth checking out. Do try the free version before you pop for the premium subscription, though!
To get the discount, go to the URL http:// ridewithgps.com/dc/fremont
The code is good for 20% (or $10) off any yearly membership. Easiest way to take advantage of this is:
Existing Starter members: Have them log into their account, then paste the URL into the browser. That will automatically apply the discount to the Choose Account page and take them there.
New Users: They can paste the URL into the browser, then go to Ride with GPS and create a new account. When they get to the Choose Account page in the signup process, the discount will already be applied, and they just pick one. OR, they can create an account and then follow the steps for the existing Starter member.
Please note we can’t offer partial refunds to existing paid members, but they can take advantage of the discount for their future renewal.
It was mentioned that County Supervisor Scott Haggerty will be presenting at our May meeting.
The meeting was adjourned around 8:30PM.