The Pedaler November 2020: A monthly publication of the Lancaster Bike Club

In This Issue

Have an idea for an event? Contact Sandra Mannon.

Due to the pandemic which requires social distancing, no club-hosted social events are being planned for the remainder of this year, even the plans for our annual Holiday Party. Into next year, the club hopes to hold its annual meeting in person.

Club Spotlight on Member, Richard Zook

To the left, Rick Zook rides one of his favorite Lancaster roads on his Cedarboro cycle, and to the right, he takes a break on a trail in South Carolina while riding his Miyata 610.

Lead From the Back:

"Ramblings from the Prez..."

by Dave Stauffer

Hey LBC members.

We are entering the off-season when we focus more on strategic and club governance issues.

As noted in last month’s Pedaler, a few board positions are open to be filled and confirmed at our February annual meeting:


Program Chairman

Director of Social Media/Branding

Safety Director

Of all these positions, I want to highlight the work and effort given to the club by our “retiring” secretary, Diane Falkowski.

We, reluctantly, but with great admiration and appreciation, have accepted Diane Falkowski’s resignation. She has done an outstanding job for the past six years but is stepping down for personal reasons, and for the fact that it is time for her to pass this position on to the next willing member.

The Secretary is one of four officers required by law for governance of a non-profit club. This position has full input/participation in board meetings and decisions but must maintain objective neutrality as it applies to any minutes, records, etcetera.

The Secretary position is critical to the club. You can read all the role’s responsibilities in the descriptions that follow this article, as they appear in the Members Section By-Laws page on our club website.

Critical to a secretary’s performance, as well as required are the following:

Monthly: Consolidation of board reports, recirculate for approvals and file electronically for preservation of club records.

Quarterly: Participate in the board meetings, consolidate board member reports, take minutes for the meeting, formally documenting any board actions that are taken, circulate for approval, upload to the Board Minutes page of the website, and file electronically for preservation of club records.

Once per year (September): Participate in officer’s review of the board positions that are needed for the next calendar year.

This position may or may not serve as the secretary to the Covered Bridge Classic, and the secretary position can be filled by a primary, secondary, or tertiary member.

Interested members are invited to contact Diane to learn more about the position. Her email is secretary@lancasterbikeclub.net or you may phone her using the number posted on the Board Members page under the About menu on our website.

Sandra Mannon, LBC social director is the board representative leading the nominating committee.

Keep the club operating, See you on the road.

Dave Stauffer

See you on the road.

Dave Stauffer-President

Open Board Positions

Townsend Travels to Delaware for Covid Style Metric Century

A landmark on the Ocean to Bay Tour is the Indian River Inlet suspension Bridge located on Route 1 in the Delaware Seashore State Park.

LBC member, Justin Townsend, traveled to Bethany Beach, Delaware in October to ride the 2020 Ocean to Bay Bike Tour which revised this year's event to best ensure rider and community safety during the COVID 19 restrictions. The ride featured four routes with each assigned four groups to depart at 15-minute staggered intervals. Riders were required to wear face masks at all stops, carry a pre-packed rest bag, and sign a COVID-19 disclosure form 2 hours prior to the event. Instead of providing a massive group meals, riders received seven-dollar vouchers to spend at participating restaurants.

Above,the marshes appear along the shoreline of the Delaware Bay, and to the left, the map features the century route.

New Sunshine Committee announced for members

To the left is a park ranger showing off the newly installed bicycle repair station, awarded through LBC grant funds, located along the Conewago Trail. Other photos show the position and full view of the station that provides an air pump and limited repair tools.
To the left and above are photos from the Reading Pagoda ride on October 17.

Above are some the riders who participated in the Coffee Tuesday Cove Outlook to Folklore Coffee in late September.

Above, members on a recent Wednesday breakfast ride relax in the sun while waiting to order at the Brickhouse Cafe in Manheim.

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