by Sasha Golish
On Saturday February 8th the Ontario Cycling Association hosted its Annual Club President's Day. It is a day when all the cycling club presidents get together to discuss the emerging cycling issues, what is working in their clubs, and a time to learn from each other.
Sasha Gollish, MGCC Director of Advocacy, attended on behalf of the club and was also presenting to the other club presidents. Her presentation covered Cycling and the Law; the things that we cyclists need to be aware of on the road. Her presentation is attached and is a good reminder for everyone on what the rules of the road are. It will also be attached on the MGCC website here.
The keynote speech was delivered by Steve Varga of the Collingwood Cycling Club (CCC). Steve was discussing his new document, the CCC Ride Guidelines. CCC has a very organized ride structure that they follow every weekend. The goal for the CCC rides is ride quality and experience. Steve spoke to group interaction, organization and structure to reach a high level of ride quality and experience. Some of Steve's ride formations can be found in Sasha's presentation.
Other workshops included:
Michael Cranwell – Member of the Lapdogs Cycling Club specializing in growing and running a successful multiple discipline club
Greg Rawson – OCA Sport Coordinator specializing in event sanctioning
Paul Holman – Owner of Holman Insurance specializing in club and event coverage
Steve Indig – Specializing in Sport and Law
Overall the day was a success. The group learned a lot from each other. Overall the theme was that we couldn't wait to get out and ride on the road in the warm again!