Memberships 2020

Dear Members and Cycling Friends,

 

This would normally be the time that I send out an email telling you about group rides and requesting membership support. With these not being normal times group rides are on hold, of course. As for the membership request, we aren’t going to do that in the same way this year. The price has been $20, but this year we were thinking to waive the membership fee in light of people’s varying situations.

 

The expenses (insurance mostly) for the club are still due, and this is the time of year we pay them, but thanks to wonderfully supportive individuals through the years, our club finances are sufficient at the moment that we can get through this year without asking for membership fees.

 

We are still asking that you renew your membership by completing the 2020 Membership Form and Waiver, as our member base gives us credibility when advocating for trail access, liasing with land managers and other user groups, and helps when applying for grants and other funding. Memberships are available as usual at: http://bikewildhorse.ca/about-us/membership/

 

While the individual support has been awesome, the business support of the club has also been strong over the years. If you are looking at ways to support the club, think about supporting our local community businesses this year instead. These are times that remind us of the importance of community, so here are some community businesses that have supported us.

 

– High Country Sports: As a host for memberships and a past board member, Iain always steps up to support the club.

– Sidekick Stickers: As a past Vice President and charter member, Jason has helped you get around by helping with the wonderful sign system we have. He has also helped with our branding and clothing for the club.

– Cranbrook Dodge: If you use the trails in the winter, Steve deserves a high- five for his support through the years.

– Peak IT: Our website and tech side has been handled by Phil who is our current vice-president.

– Max’s Place: Trail building and club events have been well-fed by Lisa at Max’s Place. You can still get great food there these days.

– Baker Hill Dental: Have been a strong financial supporter, as well as Dave being a trail building force in the community.

– Hotshots Cafe: Sherry and Troy have always supported riding in this community in various ways, and you can get a meal there these days too.

– The Heidout Restaurant and Brewhouse: Serving as a venue for AGMs and events, the Heidout has been great to us.

– The Firehall Kitchen and Tap: Stepped up last winter for their Community Forest event.

– Gerick Sports: As a host for memberships and support for years.

– Funhogz: Have supported events and happenings for years.

– The Paw Shop: Steph has been a long time supporter of the club.

– Selkirk Signs: Have supported through the years as well.

– Kootenaylifecycle: Has hosted the women’s spin group during the winter.

– Mulisha Small Engine Repair: Has kept the Snow Dog running for winter trail grooming.

– If your ties to Kimberley are strong: Purcell Outdoors, Bootleg Bikes, and Black Dog Cycle and Ski are outdoor businesses that add to our riding community here, and would love your support.

 

– I should definitely add an honorary Favorit Cycles and James shout out, and a thanks to Nathan at Slumberfight Designs for our branding and identity through the years. 😊

 

This is the list as we could brainstorm it. I am also very sorry if I missed a business. There are other amazing businesses in town too. We had a great year for memberships, as well as donations, and grants, and we were able to do a lot with the money. So thank you for your support again last year.

All of that said, the usual means are available for financial support and memberships. You can use Interac e-Transfer to wildhorsebikeclub@gmail.com Trail Forks also has the option of donating to the club on their site: https://www.trailforks.com/region/cranbrook/karma/

 

Enjoy the trails.

Thanks,

Ryan Hamilton

Wildhorse Cycling Club