Now is the time to come to the aid of your bike club. The noble effort to increase the membership in our ranks demands that we form strategic alliances with all parties of like interests. One such ally is Richardson Bike Mart. Together we will revive the grand tradition of Tandem Days at the Richardson location on Saturday and Sunday May 28 & 29. The leadership of this great enterprise, Woody Smith and staff, has pledged to support this event with advertisements on their web site, posters, brochures, free rentals of tandems and a dedicated employee for technical assistance and sales information. What we need from our club is a cadre of volunteers willing to lay down their time on either of the allotted days to make the case for tandem riding. Duties will include staffing the bunker outside the entrance to the store and offering to discuss tandem riding with customers, demonstrate safe riding techniques, arrange for interested parties to ride one of the tandems made available to us or to take a stoker on a ride. And, of course, to promote the idea of joining the DATES club. Woody also said he would support a free rental for anyone wanting to ride with the Sunday RBM ride.
Plans are also in the making to support our other great tandem ally, Plano Bike and Fitness at another time.
Go to the Doubledates website to sign up.