Bike Repair Station Dedication

The main purpose of the Lehigh Wheelmen is to promote the general interest in cycling in all its phases.

To fulfill this purpose, the LWA with Lehigh County installed and dedicated a bike repair station just beyond the entrance to Rodale Fitness Park entrance for use by all who cycle and use the park.

The dedication occurred on July 10 with over 40 members and quests in attendance and was proceeded by:

  • An organized ride for those new to cycling.
  • A Flat Repair Clinic led by Fitness Central.
  • A session on how to use the new Bike Repair Station.

Link to Photos relating to Bike Repair Stand Dedication

We dedicated the bike repair station to all who enjoy cycling and to the memory of 3 of our long-time ride leaders:

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LWA Dedication of Bike Repair Station at Rodale Park on July 10

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The main purpose of the Lehigh Wheelmen is to promote the general interest in cycling in all its phases.

To fulfill this purpose, the LWA with Lehigh County has installed a bike repair station just beyond the entrance to Rodale Fitness Park entrance for use by all who cycle and use the park.

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The LWA is bringing the spirit of the “Grill and Chill” back in small doses

 

The LWA is bringing back the spirit of the “Grill and Chill” ... in small doses.

We are starting with leaders offering a "Tailgate" option to rides starting on Monday, June 14. 

Ultimately, the “tailgate” is defined by the ride leader, who designates which “area” of the Velo parking lot that their ride will meet after the end of the ride for a LWA Tailgate where all participants are asked to bring food and beverages for themselves and maybe something to share.

Check out the posted rides for Monday!

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LWA May Monthly meeting presentation: "A Pain in the Neck"

At our LWA Monthly meeting on May 26, we will have a special presentation by two of our LWA members as follows:

"A Pain in the Neck"
How to decrease your chances of having one, and other tips for injury avoidance in cycling
Led by Dr. Timothy Salkauskas MD, with by introduction by Dave Drummer

Please join us for this valuable session and our regular LWA Monthly meeting agenda items that will follow.

See Meetup for details:

Monthly Club Meeting..All Welcome, Wed, May 26, 2021, 7:00 PM | Meetup

 

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LWA has installed a Bike Repair & Pump Station at Rodale Park, Trexlertown.

Thanks to the efforts of Jack Helffrich, the LWA has installed a Bike Repair & Pump Station at Rodale Park, Trexlertown.

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Some important information on LWA Rides and Events and other benefits of membership.

At our LWA Monthly meeting on April 28, we presented some important information on LWA Rides and Events and other benefits of membership.

Here is a summary of what we presented:

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LWA April Monthly Meeting

At our LWA Monthly meeting on April 28, we will present some important topics on LWA Rides and Events.

As we begin the busy ride season, please join us to learn more about these important topics as follows:

1.     LWA Rides/Events vs. Non LWA Events – Rich Ferrera

2.     Posting on Meetup & Ride Leader Credit – Kathy Crampton

3.     USAC SafeSport – Roberta Kates

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Record setting number of attendees enjoy presentation from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor at March LWA Monthly Meeting

Many of our members enjoy riding the D&L Trail and at our March meeting, a record setting 34 attendees enjoyed a presentation by special speakers from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (Delaware & Lehigh - National Heritage Corridor (delawareandlehigh.org)

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Speakers for March Monthly Club Meeting

Many of our members enjoy riding the D&L Trail and I am happy to announce that at our March meeting we will have special speakers from the The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (Delaware & Lehigh - National Heritage Corridor (delawareandlehigh.org)

Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager and Brian Greene, Outgoing Director of Trails & Conservation will present an overview of the D&L, future plans, the D&L Trail Friendly Business Program and opportunities for volunteers.

Our regular LWA Monthly meeting agenda items will follow our guest speakers.

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Monthly Club Meeting February 24

I am happy to announce that Earl Ostrander will join us for another session on First Aid.   Please join us for this important topic.  After Earl's session, we will hold our regular business meeting.

Due to PA COVID Guidelines, LWA Monthly meeting will be remote via Zoom.

See the Meetup for Zoom details.

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Monthly Club Meeting January 27

I am happy to announce that Rose Hulbert of "Rosie's Boot Camp" will join us to kick off our first LWA Monthly Meeting of 2021.  You can learn more about Rosie on her website: https://www.rosiesbootcamp.com/

I know that some LWA members know Rosie from her work at local fitness centers and boot camps and she will be leading us in an online fitness routine meant to help us stay in shape for cycling.  So join online and be prepared for some physical activities and what I promise will be a fun time.

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Thomas Judson Smull 1947 - 2021

 

Tom Smull was a LWA member and joined many of us on LWA rides. 

Please keep Tom and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=197463405

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With the lifting of additional COVID-19 restrictions by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the LWA Board announces that group rides can start again on Monday, January 4 with a limit of 6 riders with certain conditions in place (see below for details)

The LWA officers and board members have discussed this week’s announcement by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that the additional COVID-19 restrictions, in effect since early December, will be lifted as of January 4.

The LWA Board decided that with the lifting of these restrictions, LWA should now permit group rides starting Monday, January 4 with a limit of 6 riders with these conditions followed by all riders:

All riders must be free of any COVID related symptoms for the past 14 days. If you are feeling sick, please do not ride!

* No more than 6 riders per group. Day-of ride walk-ons will not be permitted - you must RSVP through MeetUp to reserve your spot.

* Social Distancing is required. Masks/face coverings must be carried with you at all times and used when within 6 feet of other people. (e.g., in the parking lot, at rest stops, if stopped to help with repairs.)

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More on Holiday Gift Cards

As Jack Helfrich reported in a LWA BLOG and email earlier this week, we delivered gift cards totaling $1625, which were donated by 22 different Lehigh Wheelmen Association members and families, for the Sixth Street Shelter and Turning Point Lehigh Valley.

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LWA rides are suspended from December 12 until 8:00 AM on January 4

 

The LWA officers and board members discussed today the COVID-19 situation faced by our country, state, and local communities.

The LWA Board, which is comprised of the elected officers and board members, met tonight, and decided that all LWA rides are suspended from December 12 until 8:00 AM on January 4, which coincides with the increased PA COVID-19 restriction announced by PA Governor Wolf on December 10.

We think this suspension of LWA rides will protect our members and aligns with our overall communities’ need to take actions that can help stop the spread of this terrible virus.

The LWA Leadership Team will continue to monitor the situation and update you as we approach January 4.

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Year End Holiday Meeting and Elections

  

On December 6, we remotely held our LWA Holiday party and December meeting with about 20 members in attendance. 

Holding this event online instead of in person, was disappointing because for many of us this event is the ending highlight of a great cycling year but given the current COVID situation, we had no other choice.

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LWA Discounts at Bike Shops and Proof of Active Membership

At our November LWA monthly meeting last night, we discussed how LWA members can demonstrate their active membership in order to benefit from discounts at local bike shops.

These discounts are one of the great benefits of being an active LWA member and you can find the participating bike shops on: 

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Ride to Crystal Cave

 

We had 20 participants on a ride to Crystal Cave on Sunday to celebrate the first day of Day Light Savings time.  Thanks to Janna for co-leading and John Wargo for bringing some beverages for the after ride celebration.

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Co-leading rides and other thoughts

Hello LWA Members,

This is my first post and I want to share 2 thoughts:  First, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Dave Drummer and Jim Fullerton for developing and advocating this LWA Blog process.  It took me a while to sign up and I suspect it will take some time to get traction, but I think it will be a very valuable way for us to communicate.

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