Hello everyone! Welcome to another awesome season of cycling! We’ve got some great news and updates from the world of SABA and we’re finally able to share!
Our very first Annual General Meeting was held in April with great success. Some excellent conversation was had, board positions were filled, and events were discussed for the year!
Once again, SABA will be running group rides on Thursday nights, however this year we’re changing the structure a bit and alternating week to week between recreational rides and mountain bike rides. Pending demand from membership we’re looking at offering a casual road ride as well.
To assist with sending group ride updates (for spontaneous rides, cancellations due to weather, location changes, etc) we’re going to use an app called TeamApp. All members will be encouraged to download the app to their iPhone or Android, or those that prefer can also simply use their email addresses. Any updates to group rides will be sent through the app, ensuring that everyone gets notifications to their phones or email right away in case of last minute updates!
Also, we’ve set up a club account on Strava! If you use the app to track your rides and would like to share with other members of the club, feel free to join the group!
SABA will once again be attending the City of St. Albert’s Canada Day event! Looking forward to the change of venue and hoping it’ll be another great day! If you’re interested in volunteering to help out with the day, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
In August we’re planning a special 18+ group ride that will tour us around a few of St. Albert’s favorite watering holes!
Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates, or sign up for our Chain Mail to get info to your inbox!
Our SPIN class was a tremendous success last year, and while we unfortunately missed our opportunity to run a “Spin into Spring” event (or, judging by the weather of late – maybe not?) we are still planning on running a SPIN class and possibly some other types of cycling related fitness classes throughout the year. Similar to last time there will be member and non-member pricing, with discounted rates for members!
We’re excited to announce some big changes to our membership structure. We’re switching insurance providers, and through our partnership with IMBA Canada, we’ve found coverage at a significantly reduced rate – allowing us to pass the savings on to our membership!
We’re also updating our membership year to be from May 1st to May 1st, instead of starting on the calendar year of Jan 1st. This brings our membership renewals more in line with the cycling season and seems to just make more sense. 🙂