By Gordy Olson
RCB’ers: I don’t know exactly where to start… these have been very challenging times of late, but I think (hope?) that the Club is ready to turn the corner and get back to at least a semblance of normal.
A lot has happened since the last President’s Corner. Very sadly, Rich and Brenda Gay’s adult son was killed recently in a traffic accident back east. The Gays were planning to relocate to Sedona, AZ in a year or so but have now decided to make their move now. We all share their grief and we will miss them.
On another sad note… Jim Cyran, a true RCB stalwart before he moved back to Ohio last year, passed away recently after suffering a heart attack while duck hunting out here in Sacramento with some California buddies. Jim was a great rider and a great Club member. He will be missed.
With the Gays’ relocation to beautiful Sedona, I have reassumed the reins (at least for now) of the Club presidency. As COVID finally appears to be in our rear view mirrors I am hopeful that the Club will be able to get back to a full schedule of events. This month, some couples are off to Mendocino for the “Whale of a Tour” outing. Our monthly club rides have started again and the Wednesday Night Riders continue their longstanding tradition of Hump Day rides.
Check the RCB website regularly to see what else is new.
Here are some items to put on your calendar for the upcoming months… NORCAL BMW is moving their annual 49er Rally from Mariposa to Quincy (where Central Cal used to hold its Beemer Bash). NORCAL’s event has been relocated -- but not rescheduled -- it will still be over Memorial Day weekend as usual. RCB will organize and operate the Poker Run at the Event as we had done historically for Central Cal’s event. You can go to NORCAL’s website and register for the event. It should be fun and they are expecting 400-500 participants!!
In July, the Club is planning to resurrect the “Ride ‘n’ Bowl” trip to Yerington, NV after a hiatus of several years. I have been in touch with the casino and they are completely renovating the bowling alley and expect to have it ready on time for our arrival. It wasn’t entirely clear to me if the renovation is being done exclusively for the Club’s benefit or was previously planned, but either way it will be welcome. I will be providing more details as they become available. The July Club meeting and raffle will be held on July 9 to avoid a conflict with the July 4th weekend. The monthly Club ride after the meeting will be to Genoa, NV with the River City Beemer Bowlers (AKA “RCB Squared”) continuing on to Yerington for the rest of the weekend. Bowlers: Root through your closets, find those old RCBB bowling shirts, get them dry-cleaned and prepare to revisit one of our treasured events. Remember: Those who forget the past are doomed to re-bowl it!!!
That’s enough for now. Stay safe and appreciate every day and every ride. Cheers, Gordy RCBPREZ (Again!)
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