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Madame Prez Sez

Ian Stephen


I get to do 'Madame Prez Sez'! Might have to work on that title though.

Through the energy and ideas of so many members, 2002 promises to be an excellent year for BC Randonneurs. We have an event calendar that will be the envy of the cycling world and the weather is going to be beautiful, I promise! Of course there will be just enough dark, cold, wind and rain to make us feel like we really earned those pins!

Crowning the calendar is the 2002 Rocky Mountain 1200. Last time 'round the Rocky Mountain saw riders from Australia, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan and the United States. That our 1200 is a world class event was further evidenced this year by an invitation to make the Rocky Mountain a RAAM qualifier! We are blessed to have an organizer of Danelle's caliber for this ride. Still an event of this magnitude does not come off without the help of plenty of volunteers. If you are able to help out with the 1200 I urge you to do so. This is our club's opportunity to present BC to the distance cycling world. [severed link]

New for 2002
The BC Randonneur Cycling Club is now a member organization of the British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC). The BCCC is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that has been an effective voice for cycling at the provincial level. Cycling BC is no longer active in advocacy, having streamlined to deal only with high performance cycling. Tapping into the strength and experience of the BCCC is the best way for BC Randonneurs to tend our playing field, the roads and highways of BC. Through our collective experience with the provincial highways in particular, our club can provide a valuable contribution to the Coalition as well. I have agreed to be the Club's representative to the BCCC and welcome your thoughts and concerns on matters pertaining to this aspect of our sport. Phone 604-576-4425, e-mail:

Keep those knees warm!