END OF YEAR NEWSLETTER
December 30, 2019
Dear Members and Friends of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition!
2019 is coming to a close with MLBC and we wish to carry our momentum into the new year. We designed a new website, expanded our social media efforts on Facebook and Instagram, and started meeting monthly as the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition! I suspect I could end this end of year report with our collective effort to get “organized” but, we also accomplished important local and state cycling advocacy efforts, sponsored bike events, rides, and are collaborating with local partners to support Cycling Tourism in Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.
Highlights from 2019
Supported bikes-for-tykes-work-days repairing bikes for local youth.
MLBC Members volunteered at the Dragoon Gulch Work Days to expand the trail network for biking and hiking
Sponsored the Moccasin Marsh Flat Pop Up Ride
Recruited 20 members during our membership drive!
Hosted a Tuesday Rides series featuring Gold Rush Towns of the Motherlode
Organized a Tuolumne County Bike Rodeo with Sonora Cyclery and the local CHP
Assisted with the Tom Frost Memorial Old Priest Grade Ride and RideandWalk4Art
Most importantly, we have a committed board and appointed an Executive Director. The board meetings are scheduled the fourth Thursday each month and meetings are held at various foothill locations to encourage broad representation. The meetings are held from 4:30pm 6:00pm.
The upcoming 2020 calendar for the MLBC will be presented at the January 2020 MLBC General Membership Meeting.
Monthly Pop Up Bike Rides featuring roads linking our foothill towns
Organizing Youth Bikes Rodeos in Motherlode
Monthly Tuesday Ride Series featuring rides to historic Gold Rush Towns
Hosting Cycling Tourism Workshops for Local Civic Clubs and Tourism Agencies
Taking an active role in supporting the California Bicycle Coalition 2020 Advocacy Agenda https://www.calbike.org/
Come ride with us! Become a MLBC Member in 2020
With your energy, experience and membership, we can work together to:
● Build bicycle-friendly communities
● Break down barriers to cycling
● Improve bicycle facilities
● Improve air quality and public health
● Educate cyclists and motorists on Sharing the Road
● Promote bike rides and routes in the Motherlode
● Organize more bicycle events to promote cycling, increase public awareness, and have fun.
Safe riding in the California Foothills in 2020,
Chairperson of the MLBC