I recently moved out of the city to the country and it is now not convienent to go into town to ride with the bicycle clubs there. Sooo, I am thinkin about starting one of my own here.
I have seen cyclists around, waved to them, but never had the chance to talk. So I know they are there. I was gonna post a notice around at all the local shops (grocery store, barber shop, hardware store, etc) and the like to see how much interest there would be in it.
Although forming a bike club isn't rocket surgery I would like to know of some tips or tricks to get started.
I was wondering if any of you guys now of any web sites that discuss how to form a bicycle club or if you have formed you own clubs and what you did to get interest. I have found some, but they give little info.
I guess right now my plan, like I said, is to post a query to who would be interested and to call me. If I get enough interest, I will go the next step to find a meeting place to talk about what we do, where we go, what to call ourselves, etc. Then to draw up a plan for routes, meeting times, places, etc.
I don't plan to have an annual fee, but if I start up a website, newsletter, brouchure, etc then yes, I guess I would have to start an annual fee. But, that's waaayyyy down the road. For now, my idea is a loose bunch of guys and gals riding together 2, maybe, 3 times per week, for fun, some to train for races no doubt, but mostly for fun.
Anything else I should be doing? Or consulting?