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Ride times and start locations for Don Myers rides
8/9 West Simsbury 5:30 start! 8/11 Granby Library 5:30 start from Granby 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Monday rides start @ 5:00 pm from W. Simsbury 8/25 Simsbury 5:00 pm Start from commuter lot at end of Sand Hill Rd, & Hop Meadow, & Rail Trail 9/1 East Granby 5:00 pm End of evening ride season.
The above post is extremely difficult to understand. I understand this is a volunteer organization and I appreciate the efforts of those who lead the rides. I can tell you from experience folks have been arriving at parking lots on time and ready to go and nothing is happening. It's a bit discouraging.
Is it possible to get the information concerning ride times and locations corrected on the various platforms used? Or maybe just settle on ONE location where the ride information is posted and updated on a regular basis?
The Slack channel indicates the Wednesday ride is...
EBCC Wednesday C Ride Tomorrow (Aug. 11) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Connecticut 20 & Connecticut 187, CT-20 & CT-187, East Granby, CT 06026, USA
And the Google calendar indicates...
Location: Junction of RT 20 and RT 187 in East Granby, Parking Lot on Creamery Brook Rd. Start time: 6:00 pm Distance: 20-25 miles Ride Leaders: Don Myers
Now, Don's post has the Wednesday ride starting at 5:30 p.m. at the "Granby" Library which is 3.3 miles west of the Creamery Brook Road meeting location. Maybe Don means the East Granby public library which is located about .2 miles south of Creamery Brook Road on the other side of Route 20?
Then there are no more dates for Wednesdays listed as Aug. 16, 23 and 30 are all Tuesdays. Sept. 1 is again a Wednesday.
Steve, thank you for bringing this to our/my attention. I appreciate your attempt to join and participate with club rides. I do believe the 2021 season has room for improvement, and your details from above are helpful.
Beginning in 2019, EBCC began a process of migrating communication to the EBCC Slack channel. 2020 did not allow for group rides and the skills of SLack use dwindled...not to mention the 'band width' of our Board. It is a reduced number of board members, and we will hope to have that improve from this fall into the winter months...any interest?
A few learning points will be addressed, but that doesn't do anything for your frustrations in trying to join a group ride. I can simply thank you for bringing this to our attention, and to give EBCC another chance. The rides and people are great! We can only be better by learning about what we can improve upon.
Now as for the remainder of September, I will ask the ride leaders to provide a location and time update for the Monday and Wednesday rides...and for all others as necessary.
Thank you again, and we will be in communication. Ride safely until then.