Cream City Cycle Club Member Meeting Schedule for 2017
Most meetings start at 6:30 p.m. There may be guest speakers or special topics at some meetings, followed by our Business meeting. Refer to the individual meeting listing for special times and/or topics. Check location for each monthly meeting. Most meetings are held at Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level, 2500 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI. Updates will be made to the listings below as they are available. All are welcome at our club meetings.
The basic meeting structure will be as follows:
6:30 Snacks and chat with members
7:00 Presentation or Special Topic
7:30 Q and A, break
7:45-8:45 CCCC Business updates
Feb 21 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Presenter: Chiropractor Dr. Mike LaBlanc
Mar 21 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Special Topic: Ride Leader Manual Updates/Training
Apr 18 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Special Topic: Website/GPS Training and Bike Swap
Special Start Time: 6:00 PM for Bike Swap - Buy, Sell, or Trade Bike related items
May 16 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Tom Shaffer and Dave Cieslewicz – Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Federation
A recap of activities and topics from Madison Bike Fed Lobby Day
Dave Cieslewicz (chess LEV ich) has been the executive director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed since October of 2013. With 7,000 members the Bike Fed is the nation's largest statewide advocacy group representing people who bike and walk. Dave served as Mayor of Madison from 2003 to 2011, where he was a strong supporter of cycling and set the city on its path to achieving Platinum status as one of the five best cities in America for cycling. Dave grew up in West Allis and he keeps closely tied to the Milwaukee area, spending time in the Bike Fed's office in Silver City (just off National Avenue) once a week.
Dave's presentation will focus on the condition of Wisconsin's roads and trails. Does everyone need to become a gravel rider? That's the question we face as Wisconsin roads have been rated the second worst in the nation. Towns and counties have already started to convert roads that have been paved for over a century back to gravel as the state is running a transportation fund deficit of a billion dollars over two years. And our state's once nation-leading trail system is deteriorating with a maintenance budget at a fraction of what's needed. We're at a crucial moment for the future of Wisconsin's great cycling infrastructure. Dave will discuss how we got to this point, what might be done to turn things around, the political environment we're working in and what we all can do to help.
June 20 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Willie Karidis - Rails to Trails Conservancy - Route of the Badger Project Manager
Willie Karidis is the Route of the Badger Project Director for Rails to Trails a national
organization who have helped build over 22,000 miles of trails in the United States.
Willie is a Milwaukee native who spent many years in Alaska as the Executive Director
of the Denali Education Center and as the Chief Operations Officer of the Iditarod Trail
Committee. Now home, he believes the Route of the Badger is an opportunity for the
7 Southeast Counties of WI to build a Trail Legacy which will benefit millions of people
in the future.
July 18 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Aug 22 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Sep 19 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
Oct 17 Mayfair Mall Community Room G150, Lower Level
The Mayfair Mall location will be in the Community Room G150, near AMC security office. We are allowed food and drinks (non alcoholic).