Saturday, May 29, 2021 - Palmer's Tavern Hibbing, MN
Over 30 Family and Friends of Judy Beckers and Ed Beckers met at Palmer's near the Hibbing Kiosk on the Mesabi Bike Trail to dedicate two benches for the bike trail. Following lunch and a short program the benches were dedicated to salute the efforts and work of Judy and Ed toward the development of the Mesabi Bike Trail and the Cycle Mesabi Bike Club.
The benches will be installed on the Mesabi Bike Trail within the Hibbing-Chisholm area in the near future.
Thank you Palmer's Tavern for the great food and service!
Dedication of Honorary Mesabi Trail Benches for Judy Beckers & Ed Beckers (RSVP Below)
Saturday, May 29th starting 1:00 PM at Palmer's Tavern - Patio Area
Short Bike Ride on the Mesabi Trail following the gathering.
Ed & Judy Beckers, long time supporters of the Mesabi Trail, are being honored with the placement of a couple of benches on the the Trail - Saturday, May 29th. As you see there will be a celebration at Palmer's Tavern at 1:00PM followed by a short ride. More information at the Cycle Mesabi Facebook page.
Judy and Ed were also the founders of this Cycle Mesabi Bicycle Club 32 years ago!
NOTE- The goals for both Go Fund Me sites were reached and then some. Thanks EVERYONE!
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,