Current club events are listed each month on p. 2, 3, & 8 of the newsletter calendar. See pages 4-5 of the February newsletter for a master-schedule of events coming up each year.
The Chuckanut Century is the 2nd Sunday after Labor Day
The Chuckanut Century Bicycle Ride is presented by the Mount Baker Bicycle Club as our signature ride. For more information, including directions, maps, and entry form, please visit our Chuckanut Century Website. This year's Chuckanut Century will be Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Northwest Tandem Rally will be in Bellingham, July 2-6 2015
The 29th Northwest Tandem Rally event will be presented by the Mount Baker Bicycle Club on July 2-6, 2015. For more information, please visit the NWTR/2015 website.
MBBC Booth at Seattle Bike Show - also Vancouver in 2015
The MBBC has a booth every year at the Seattle Bike Show, and volunteers from the club staff the booth over the 2-day event. We use this booth to promote bicycling in Bellingham through the Chuckanut Century, 2015 Tandem Rally, and other Bellingham Tourism events.
In 2015, the Expo is being managed by a new events company - Cascadia Events. Seattle's Cascade Bike Club has passed the event on to the company who already runs the Seattle Golf Show, so this year's Bike Show will be at Century Link Field on February 28 and March 1 -- the same weekend as the Golf Show. In the past, the Seattle Bike Expo was the largest consumer bicycle show in the US, with 250+ exhibitor booths, exhibits of gear, travel, health and fitness. There are presentations and speakers throughout the weekend. We'll see how it goes in its new location and with its new management in 2015. The MBBC will be there in partnership with Bellingham Whatcom Tourism.
If you'd like to volunteer to help staff the booth, you can sign up for a 2-hour shift plus entry to the Expo for another couple hours. Look for information in the February newsletter about volunteer sign-up; we probably won't need as many volunteers this year as our booth is smaller and we have fewer free passes with our booth fee.
Also in partnership with Bellingham Whatcom Tourism, we will be sharing a booth at the Vancouver Bike Show, the following weekend (March 7-8). See p. 3 of February newsletter.
Yearly & Quarterly Meetings
There were some great meet-ups and events in 2014 and more as we move into 2015. The club puts on several get-togethers per year in addition to our many club bike rides.
- Our Yearly kick-off member's reception was in January 2015 and included a good overview of the year to come, as well as a gear swap and new memberships sign-up for the year.
- The MBBC has a booth every year at the Seattle Bike Show, and volunteers from the club staff the booth over the 2-day event. We use this booth to promote bicycling in Bellingham through the Chuckanut Century, 2015 Tandem Rally, and other Bellingham Tourism events.
- The MBBC was a sponsor of the Pickford Cinema's annual Bike In event on August 15, 2014. In collaboration with Cycle Moles, the MBBC booth offered information about the Chuckanut Century and 2015 Tandem Rally, raffles of cycling jerseys, and spin bike fitness demonstrations and contests.