Update 5 July 2013 –
One way to commit myself is by signing up for a 100 mile bicycling challenge. Which I just did. Feel like supporting the Boys and Girls Club? (Please click through to the bottom of this post.)
Charlottesville is known to be a great bicycling community â€¦ a community I’m just starting to discover.
Years ago someone described the Charlottesville community as being lots of circles that never touch – a not-quite-venn-diagram if you will.
Funny how these things work. Start a new sport, and a new community emerges. People I know and see in one community are people I’m starting to see in the bicycling community. There are lots of ways to connect to Charlottesville; biking is but another.
As my foray continues I’m starting to pay attention to the bicycling news and world and have found a couple challenges –
The Boys and Girls Club Challenge – 15 September 2013 – 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile options are available.
Gran Fondo Virginia – 8 September 2013 – 22, 52 and 104 mile challenges from which to choose.
So far, some of the best resources I’ve found as I start this new adventure:
Blue Ridge Cyclery – (where I bought my bike) at least three of my friends/clients either spoke highly of, and/or I’ve seen them wearing Blue Ridge Cyclery’s jerseys.
Charlottesville Bike Club – I haven’t interacted yet with these folks, but the information has proven useful
Bike Charlottesville – information and advocacy group
Note: I’m going to be expanding a bit on this shift to bicycling in my monthly note, due to be published Monday of next week (at the latest).