Northfield’s bicycle clubs: not quite two

The Northfield Bike Club (NBC) has been around for years.  The Cannon Valley Velo Club (CVVC) is the new kid on the block. Doesn’t that make for two clubs? Quoting from the NBC site:

If you know anything about the Northfield Bike Club, you know that it is not really a club at all. The NBC is a bunch of bicycling enthusiasts who like to ride together. The only thing the NBC has that resembles membership is being on the club mailing list. That is free and never expires, but it’s also all you get – a way to communicate with other like-minded riders.

The Cannon Valley Velo Club is a full-fledged club with membership forms, matching jerseys – the whole deal. The club reaches out to all riders and also to the non-cycling community to promote good and safe cycling. It offers organized rides for everyone from the complete novice to the genuine racer.

More on the CVVC:

Category A ride departure from Mike's Bike Shop Category A ride departure from Mike's Bike Shop Category A ride departure from Mike's Bike Shop Category A ride departure from Mike's Bike Shop
Yesterday, a group of riders departed for a Saturday morning Category A ride at 7 am in front of Mike’s Bicycle Shop.

Category B ride departure from Bridge Square Category B ride departure from Bridge Square Category B ride departure from Bridge Square Category B ride departure from Bridge Square
Another group departed Bridge Square at 7:30 am for a Category B ride. See the CVVC Ride Categories page for more info.

FYI, the 8th Annual Tour de Nick ride is coming up next Saturday, Aug. 6. Both clubs’ websites have Annual Tour de Nick web pages (NBC here, CVVC here). There’s a Tour de Nick Facebook page, too.  The poster:

Tour de Nick 2011

One thought on “Northfield’s bicycle clubs: not quite two”

  1. Griff et all. Thanks for the pub on the Tour de Nick. Over the past 8 years this informal ride has raised over $8,000 for SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Northfield now has 2 people on the Board of directors at SAVE, we put on the ride, printed the Saturday Morning Rides book and recently received a grant from WINGS to put on an awareness event in Northfield.

    Unfortunately, the town could use the education as we have had more than our share of loss due to suicide.

    Even if you don’t ride, please come down to Mikes at 9am on Saturday August 6 to show your support for all of the survivors and for SAVE.

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