PCC and Other Local Bicycling Related Events for 2015

This page consists of a table of events and announcements, followed by articles and photos related to bicycling. Events in italics will have more details forthcoming.

"Become a PCC Board member" meeting Tues Dec 15, 2015 at Pizza M (208 W Main St, Urbana) from 5:30-7:30pmPCC needs board members for the coming year. This meeting for those interested or who might be interested in serving on the board will occur in conjunction with the monthly PCC Board meeting . Scroll down for the letter to PCC members and interested others about this meeting
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 6pm : PCC Annual Dinner and General Membership meeting Socializing, dinner, an annual report from the outgoing board and election of the new board. Planned at Biaggi’s restaurant (2235 S Neil, Champaign) on ($15 for members + alcohol). More information will be emailed in the forthcoming weeks.
Weekly Club rides for 2015 have ended. The weekly rides page has has information about rides continuing in September and October. Also get on the club mailing list for announcements of show-and-go rides, and look at our page of upcoming sponsored rides scheduled through October 2015
Upcoming sponsored rides None until next year
For more detailed and longer current list, click here.
RoadworkA link describing scheduled roadwork in Champaign, Urbana and surrounding areas
Prairie Cycle Club Happy HoursVarious places, 5-pm. Often at Radio Maria, 119 N Walnut St, Champaign, IL 61820. Dates and time always announced on the PCC email group, and sometimes announced on this page. All PCC members and future members invited.
PCC Board meetings
All PCC members invited. Usually, but not always, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm. Location varies. Check with a PCC Board member to confirm time and location.
Next meeting November 17, 2015, 5:30pm, at Lincoln Square, in hallway near Common Ground Food Coop

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Become a 2016 PCC Board member

Dear PCC Members,

It is the end of another season where we take time to reflect upon the year. For the PCC Board it also means a chance to figure out what went right, wrong, and everything in between this past year and to start planning for next year. But we need your help! Several long serving board members will be moving on so there are at least two unfilled positions on the board. This is an opportunity for you to help set the goals and policies of PCC. Interested? We make it easy, you just step forward (self nominating). Also, if you know someone whom you think would be a great board member, please encourage that person to volunteer and let us know. If you want to know more about the board, are ready to help out, or are interested in serving but not sure, please come to our Tuesday December 15, 2015 board meeting which will be held at Pizza M from 5:30-7:30pm. We will start organizing the next CUAP, answer any questions you may have, and put together nominations for the Annual Dinner meeting.

The new board will be elected at the PCC Annual Dinner, which will be at Biaggi’s on January 10, 2016, 6pm ($15 for members + alcohol). More information will be emailed in the forthcoming weeks.

Every board member has a specified task, though we assist each other as appropriate. These are described in detail in our by-laws.

Here’s a quick summary:
President – leads the monthly meetings and helps set the agenda; helps guide us through our goals and tasks
Treasurer – all things money; acts as president in the absence of same
Secretary – official minutes and records
Activities Director – weekly club activities
Website/Newsletter Editor – maintain website and newsletter
Membership Coordinator – handle membership records and assist treasurer with dues
Publicity Director – handle social media issues and assist in various tasks related to getting the word out
At Large member – serve as coordinator of our annual ride, CUAP
At Large member – serve as assistant coordinator of our annual ride

The club cannot function without volunteers! If you are considering helping out, please join us on December 15. There will be pizza!

If you have any questions please contact Nina Chanlin, nchanlin!at!gmail.com or any incumbent board member.

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An Unlikely Cyclist

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Cindy and David Combs Update

On Monday March 7th, 2011 Praire Cycle Club members Cindy and David Combs were struck by a motorist on their tandem bicycle west of Champaign. Cindy Combs was killed and her husband David was gravely injured. A recovering David on July 29th visited with the Tuesday Pedaling for Pleasure Ride

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