Message from the LWA President
Hello LWA members.
I want to remind everyone of a special event that is happening next Thursday, June 16.
A group of about 15 riders is participating in a 23-day, 1,070 mile triangle tour of the 911 Memorials in each of the three cities directly impacted by the attacks. Their own journey will start at the Pentagon, ride to Flight 93 memorial near Shanksville, then to NYC, and back to the Pentagon.
This group of volunteer riders will pass through our area on June 16. Their ride that day goes from Reading to Easton. The entire 1070 miles is a "test route" with hopes of organizing a real 911 Memorial Ride a few years from now.
The organizer reached out to the LWA seeking guidance and support for this effort. Our most valuable contribution is likely our knowledge of the roads. Their initial route through our area was not on roads that are good, or even safe, for cyclists. Several LWA members contributed their knowledge to plot a great route from Fleetwood to the Velodrome. The board also voted to support their ride that day by providing food and beverages at their 2nd rest stop at the Velodrome.
Please check the Meetup posting for June 16. LWA participants will be riding from the Velo to Fleetwood where we will meet the group. Then we will join them on the ride back to the Velodrome. We have arranged to host the lunch on the Velo Deck and will have food and drink for all participants and support persons, including LWA riders. GPS routes for each direction are in the Meetup post . Let's show then how great this club is with a super turnout. Please RSVP on the Meetup site.
I have a special personal request as well. I'll be getting food and drinks for the rest stop, but setting up the tables and getting things out will be a lot easier with a few others help. If you don't plan to ride and can help, please either put a comment in the Meetup post or reply directly to me, Paul Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Smith LWA President - 2022