Bike Your Park Day is a national event to encourage and promote bicycling as a healthy, sustainable way to travel and recreate.  WAB is participating by offering rides of various distances and paces starting from James City County Upper County Park, followed by a picnic lunch after the rides.  All rides will start at 9:30.

This is a WAB Event but non-members are welcome to attend!

Sign up to bring a food item HERE.

Non-members - no worries!  Just bring something to share (or not) as your heart desires! 

Bring something else to grill if you desire - the charcoal grill will be fired up!

The large pavilion has been reserved.  

The rides should be completed by about 11:45 - Noon - then let's eat!

More detail on the routes, including links to Ride With GPS will be posted on the calendar.

 

 

* * * UPDATED 5-19-21 * * *

All Rides:

  • No specific limit, however Ride Leaders are encouraged to break large groups into manageable separate groups.
  • All participants are requested to pre-register by using the "Book this Event" link on the website calendar

For all rides, we ask that participants follow the governmental guidelines:

  • If you are in the 14-day quarantine period due to possible exposure to COVID-19, do not come on a group ride
  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting.
  • Those not fully vaccinated are requested to follow current CDC guidance.

Of course, other "common sense" guidelines also apply:

  • If you are not feeling well or running a fever, do NOT come on a group ride
  • If you must spit, sneeze or otherwise expectorate while on a ride, move to the back of the group (or otherwise distance yourself)

If you are not currently a member and would like to join our rides, we would love to have you!  Click on the "Join or Renew" button to see the membership options and prices.  You can pay on-line via Paypal or Credit Card.

If you sustained an injury while participating in a covered activity and participant accident coverage is in place, please follow the instructions in the Incident Report Form below. Note the form must be signed by an officer of WAB.

To report a claim or potential claim, please complete an Incident Report Form.

Keep a copy for your records and send the completed form to:

Health Special Risk, Inc.
4100 Medical Parkway, Suite 200
Carrollton, TX 75007
Customer Service: 800-328-1114
claims@hsri.com

In addition to completing the form, please notify the WAB President (president@wabonline.org) and WAB Ride Coordinator (ridecoordinator@wabonline.org) as soon as possible.

Questions? Please e-Mail ridecoordinator@wabonline.org

The September General Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, 9/9/20 and featured an update by Barry Herneisy of BikesUnlimited.  The replay of the meeting is now available on YouTube. Enjoy!

May is STILL Bike Month!

Even though we have to alter our normal riding practices, that does not mean that we can’t still find creative ways to connect as a club and enjoy cycling!

As a way to accomplish these goals, we will be sponsoring a special “challenge” for the month of May!

Here’s the scoop:

Send in your favorite routes:

Until the end of April, we ask that members nominate their favorite area cycling routes (up to three routes each). These routes must come from our Route Library, which is found on Ride With GPS (CLICK HERE), and mirrored to our WAB website (CLICK HERE) . Just send an email to webmaster@wabonline.org with the Ride With GPS Route Number (or the name) of the route you nominate. If your favorite route is not yet created in our library, just describe the route in the email and we will create the route in Ride With GPS and add it to our route library. NOTE: this is meant to be an all-inclusive challenge. The routes may be as short as 5 miles or as long as you like! The Favorite Routes with links to cue sheets will be listed on our website.

Ride the Routes in May:

During the month of May, members are challenged to ride as many unique Favorite Routes as you can. To get “credit” for riding a favorite route, simply send an email to webmaster@wabonline.org with a brief description of which route you rode and what you like best about it.  Include pictures if you can! Your reports will be posted on our website and possibly included in a future newsletter.  NOTE:  In accordance with the current social distancing restrictions, we encourage you to ride these routes either solo or with family.  

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1. For the member who rode the most unique Favorite Rides - a one-year free Premium membership to Ride With GPS.

2. To the member who submitted the best Ride Report (as judged by your esteemed Board of Directors) - a $50 gift certificate to one of our local bike shops.

3. To the member who submitted the most favorite route (as determined by the number of others that rode this route) will also receive a $50 gift certificate. (Note: if multiple people submit the same favorite route, we will “draw from a hat” for this award.)

To see the list of Favorite Routes:

There are two ways - either through the website route library or directly on the Ride With GPS website.  NOTE: these show the favorites that have been nominated so far and will continue to grow until April 30th.

1.  On the WAB Website: Log in andgGo to the Route Library .  On the left side of the page, you will see a module titled "Club Favorites".  This is the list of all the routes that have been nominated so far by our members, organized by starting location.

2. On the Ride With GPS Website:  Go to the WAB Favorite Routes Collection.

Let me know if questions!

Rick Nevins
President, Williamsburg Area Bicyclists

Family Member - Get Your Own Username!

If you are an adult family member of an existing WAB Family Membership, you are entitled to get your own username/password to log in to use the Message Board or other Members Only Features.  All you need is the username and member number of the current primary family member and then fill out this form.  Further instructions are found on the form.  It may take a day or two to process.  Questions?  email webmaster@wabonline.org