Thanks for your interest in the Great Falls Bicycle Club.
Great Falls is becoming more bicycle-friendly and were glad that you want to be involved. Dont forget that any club is only as strong as its members. Please get involved in attending rides, arranging events, being a bicycle advocate, and just having fun on your bike. We especially need people to lead rides during the months of April and May. If you have a favorite ride, fill out the enclosed Scheduled Ride Form and drop it off at Central Bike, Knicker Biker, or Bighorn Wilderness. See you on the road!
At the February membership meeting, club President John Juras discussed some of the benefits of membership in the Great Falls Bicycle Club. These benefits include:
To join, go to membership application.
The club has organized three committees to help coordinate events in various areas of interest. If you are interested in joining a committee, feel free to contact any of the club officers or any member of the committee you want to be a part of.
Recreation Rides Committee
Chaired by Robin Young, this committee is responsible for scheduling non-competitive rides for riders of all levels. Each ride will have a rating and a pre-designated Ride Leader who will be responsible for ensuring that all riders are club members, have helmets, etc. The committee is looking for a mountain biker to help them plan some fat-tire fun if interested in joining the committee, or in leading a ride, contact Robin at: 452-3433.
Competitive Events Committee
As the name implies, this committee will plan the competitive events sponsored by the club. The Echelon Cycling Club is the Great Falls Bicycle Clubs racing group (but were one big happy family!). Some of the events already planned are the Fairfield Road Race on May 10th, and a weekly Time Trial series every other Tuesday evening beginning in March. This committee is also seeking an interested party to help plan a mountain bike race sometime in the summer. If interested, contact John Juras at: 761-7021.
Transportation Advocacy Committee
This committee is involved with helping the City of Great Falls become more bicycle friendly by providing input into the citys revised master transportation plan. The next city meeting regarding the transportation plan is coming up soon! If interested, contact John Juras.
Also at the February meeting, the club brainstormed ideas for activities. Some of the ideas that were raised included
Do you have an idea for an activity or way to make the club better? Dont hesitate to suggest it to the ride committee or any of the club officers! Remember this is your club and will be as good as you make it!
The Great Falls Bicycle Club has a Facebook page! However, we currently have few fans. Please add yourself as a fan. You should be able to find it by searching for "Great Falls Bicycle Club." Also, feel free to add photos, videos and post info about upcoming events.