2012 Year in Review

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2012 Year in Review

Post  Rowena on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:27 pm

For those that missed the AGM, I thought I'd post the 2012 year in review. Please read! Then fill out your membership form!

-PACA’s 4th official year!
-Instituted the "Supporter" level of membership for people who want to support the club financially, but do not wish to participate in events.
-Insurer. We stayed with Cycling BC as our main insurer. We have also continued with BCCC to cover events such as movie nights where we don’t want to have people required to sign waivers.
-Trails (Coordinator, Andrew Drouin, and members at large Gary Greg and John Borkwood)
1.Helped Tourism Penticton put together a trail map
2.Working on a trail map of the Carmi Recreation Trails, Gilles Creek Trail Network and the 3 Blind Mice networks
3.Andrew has recently released Sweet Singletrack, a local trail book that is now for sale.
4.Gained a Section 67 legal designation on the Crown lands which comprise the bulk of the Three Blind Mice riding area. This adds to the existing sanctioned areas of Carmi and Gilles Creek.
5.Received permission to erect a large riding area map at the Pearly Gates (entrance to the Mice)
6.Conducted 10 'trail-days' up and down the South Okanagan
7.Completed a new, sanctioned trail on the northwest slope of Campbell Mountain.
-Group Rides - Mountain Bike and Road Bike group rides continued again in 2012 with new riders joining us throughout the year. Rides consist of riders of all levels from beginner to advanced.
-Toonie Series. Thanks to Aaron Barry and his side kick Bridget, this bi-weekly event was immensely successful. Starting in July, it ran as mountain bike "ride" loop of Campbell Mountain and the Summerland "Test of Humanity" loop. In the fall the series morphed into a Cyclocross event on a technical loop on the north side of Campbell Mountain. Participants paid a toonie to participate and half of the proceeds went to the overall winner. The Toonie Mountain Bike Series was a huge success with many people enjoying a fun, casual and social time of riding bikes. The series was even able to make a donation to the Test Of Humanity from the collection of fees and donations.
-Festival - Spear-headed by VP Laura Harp. PACA helped plan Penticton’s newest festival "The Adventure Addiction" which included free outdoor films from VIFF; a kids obstacle course in Skaha park; group mountain bike rides in the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park; a road ride; and a dinner and live music on Saturday night. The weekend finished with the Test of Humanity.
-The Vortex - PACA organized our 4th Cyclocross race which has been part of the 5 race Interior Cross series (created by mountain bike Olympian Catharine Pendrel.) for the past 3 years.
-Transportation Committee - Rowena sits on the Transportation Committee with the COP. 2012 saw the City review their Cycling Network Plan and it was recently adopted into their OCP. The COP has included PACA in the past in brainstorming and giving feedback on a larger bike network in the city. PACA tries to keep up with its members opinions on bike-related issues and does its best to convey these issues to the city staff and council.
-Bike to Work Week. 2012 saw the 4th annual Penticton BTWW. This event continues to be PACA’s largest event with 100s of participants.

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