Cycle Mesabi has just been notified that Go Fund Me sites have been established for installing benches on the Mesabi Bike Trail for Judy Beckers and Ed Beckers. As many of you may know Judy and Ed formed the Cycle Mesabi Bike Group nearly 32 years ago. They were formative in growing the Club to upwards of 50 Members for twice weekly evening bike rides during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Click on the Images below for the Go Fund Me sites:
Cycle Mesabi was recently contacted by Donadee Peterson, Of Mount Carmel Ministries (see link below), and asked to get the word out.
This October 4 - 9 (please note date change from previous posting) we are hosting a themed bike week, so I just thought I would put the invitation out there for people who are interested in biking (in a Christian environment)! Check it out! Give us a call! Welcome home! (Of course you could do this other weeks as well, but we are focusing on the biking that week. October 11-16 our focus will be on hiking.)
We have individual family cabins, many with kitchens, where you can be as socially distant as you wish, and choose whether you want your meals provided or not.
Dear Cycle Mesabi Members and friends:
As most of you know interest in our Cycle Mesabi website and our evening rides has waned dramatically since 2017. This is sad to see since our group is over 25 years old. Maybe age is part of the problem. Many of our regular riders have retired, moved away from the Range, suffering from illness and maybe just have lost interest.
Our website requires regular upkeep and an annual expense for it's internet hosting. With this it's probably necessary for it to dissolve. The only possible way this could be avoided would be if someone would be willing to volunteer to become the 'Cycle Mesabi Website Czar'. So all of you out there interested please form a line and prepare for interviews (just kidding). But, seriously, maybe there's someone out there ready to take on the small challenges required here.
Failing someone stepping forward I'm afraid to say that the website, evening rides and all but our Facebook presence would probably end.
Time changes everything and as one of our members told me "maybe the social aspects of our group will have to become virtual". Meaning that our Facebook page and possibly an app such as Strave will become our methods of interaction and riding encouragement for members. This has really become evident recently with the Covid-19 virus.
I'm wide open to any volunteers and discussion on this subject.
Cheers and Stay Safe,
Hello members . . . this is an Oct. 9, 2020 update,
Don't answer that question . . . . OK.
Look for changes in late 2020 and early 2021. We've met with the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce recently. The goal is to get more exposure for Cycle Mesabi, especially focusing on our local Social Media. The maintenance of this website may also come under new hands.
Just a short update to let you know that I've already been updating our ride calendar for the 2021 Season for Cycle Mesabi. I also want to thank Byers Media for his periodic updating the software on our website. You'll probably notice the changes when you next logon to the website. Thank you John for being our benefactor on the hosting and support for our site.
When you see Gordy out on those snow cover streets of Hibbing wave to him for me. He's sends me photos of the snow piling up in front of my house. Also give John a pat on the back when you see him. If you scroll to the bottom of this page you'll find the link to Byers Media. Send John a note!