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This is our online newsletter area, where you will find news articles, classified ads, club announcements, and other items of interest to LWA members. Instructions on how to subscribe and how to submit an article can be found on the LWA documents page.

Monthly Club Meeting: Natchez Trace Parkway

Last week a contingent of LWA members participated in a week long ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  At the club meeting Wednesday 10/26 Rich, with color commentary from other attendees, will do a presentation about the ride .  Please check the Meetup calandar and RSVP.

Paul Smith

LWA President 

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Announcing Our 1st Place Winner-Cycling in the 2022 LWA Photo Contest

And it's a sweep! In addition to winning 1st place in the Scenics category of the 2022 LWA Photo Contest, Tammy Doran has also taken first place in the Cycling category. She will be receiving another $50 gift card from Dan's Camera for this 1st place image. Congratulations, Tammy on this amazing composition!
2022 Judges:
> Steve Miller, Dan's Camera City
> Kristen Wagner, Lehigh Valley Style
> Bertil Mukkulainen, LWA
 

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Announcing 2nd Place Winner-Cycling, 2022 LWA Photo Contes

Second place in the Cycling category of the 2022 LWA Photo Contest goes to Jack Helffrich. Jack will be receiving a $30 gift certificate from Dan's Camera City for this fantastic Lehigh Valley cycling scene. Nice work, Jack!
2022 Judges:
>Steve Miller, Dan's Camera City
>Kristen Wagner, Lehigh Valley Style
>Bertil Mukkulainen, LWA
 

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Announcing Our 1st Place Winner-Scenics in the 2022 LWA Photo Contest!

Drum roll please! Announcing the winner of the 2022 Lehigh Wheelmen Photo Contest in the Scenics category, Tammy Doran. Tammy will receive a $50 gift certificate from Dan's Camera for her 1st place finish. Great capture of Lehigh Valley's amber waves of grain, Tammy!
2022 Judges:
> Steve Miller, Dan's Camera City
> Kristen Wagner, Lehigh Valley Style
> Bertil Mukkulainen, LWA
 

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Call for Leadership Volunteers

This is Paul Smith, current LWA President, reaching out to all club members regarding club leadership opportunities and needs.  As you may know, the club by laws specify five LWA officers (President,  VP Touring, VP Racing, Secretary, Treasure) and four at large LWA Board of Directors members.  In addition to these positions there are several other critical leadership positions that the club relies on, including Membership Coordinator, Web Master, Club Picnic organizer,  and the Donut Derby event director.  This year several of these position will be open, and the club needs members to step up to fill these vacancies. 

Here are the positions we need filled for next year.

LWA President.  I am stepping down as the LWA President after serving one year.  We need someone to assume that role. I will certainly work with anyone to facilitate a smooth transition.

Member of the Board of Directors:  There are seveal current board members who's terms either expire this year or who are leaving the area.  If you are willing to serve on the Board please reach out.

Donut Derby Event Organizer:  Bert has done an outstanding job during his tenure.  He is stepping down, so we need somneone to assume that role.

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Announcing 2nd Place Winner-Scenics, LWA Photo Contest

Today's winner in the 2022 LWA Photo Contest is Anne Ferrera. Her image has received second place in the Scenics
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Announcing 3rd Place Winners-Cycling, 2022 LWA Photo Contest

Today we announce the 3rd place winners (a tie) in the Cycling category of the 2022 LWA Photo Contest. Congrats to
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Announcing 3rd Place Winner-Scenics, 2022 LWA Photo Contest

Jack Helffrich is our 3rd Place Winner in the Scenics category of the 2022 LWA Photo Contest.  Congratulations!  Jack will be receiving a $20 gift certificate from Dan's Camera City.  

Thanks to this year's judges, Steve Miller of Dan's Camera; Kristen Wagner, Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Style, and Bertil Mukkulainen, last year's LWA Photo Contest winner.

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Club Meeting Wed Sept 28---Virtual Riding via Rouvy

Presentation for the Sept 28 Club Meeting


While the cold and gloom of winter are (hopefully) a few months away, we all know that at some point we will not be able to enjoy cycling with our buddies outdoors. But there is a way to stay fit, cycle (virtually) all over the world and talk to your friends as you ride all from the comfort and warmth of home.

This month will be a demo of the use of a smart trainer connected to a cycling app called Rouvy AR. The AR stands for augmented reality, which means the computer simulates riding real roads with real video, while the smart trainer automatically adjusts the resistance as the grade changes. Additional, using another app called Discord, cyclists can actually talk to other riders as you ride.

Come on out to see how it all works. The LWA business meeting follow after the presentation.

Paul Smith  LWA President

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Bikes and Brunch - Community Bike Works

Four LWA members (Jack Helfrich, Raina Fussner, Jane Derby and Carl Zvanut) participated in CBW's Bikes and Brunch event from downtown Allentown.  The intent was to show that people who live in downtown Allentown can safely ride to the parkway and have a great ride.  Although I was skeptical, it turned out to be true.  The CBW folks led the way and we were all amazed at how much fun it was.  Of course, a ride followed by brunch is hard to beat.  

Thks was all part of CBW's current fundraiser.  If you'd like to give, click on: https://www.pledgereg.com/Users/Donor/Default.aspx?tid=20147&amt=0.  

 

 

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Sold - Trek Madone 6.2 - Sold

2011 Trek Madone 6.2 has been sold

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FOR SALE: Vintage Veloce Women's Road Bike

This is a beautiful Veloce custom built ladies bike from about 1984. It's a Reynolds chro-moly frame built by John Stinsman, a Lehigh Valley frame builder from back in the day. I measure the frame to be 50 cm center-to-top, and the top tube is approximately 52.7 cm center of seat post to center ot head tube. It was built for my wife Marcie who is 5'2" tall, and somewhat short waisted, long legged to give you an idea of the fit. Absolutely top end, 6-speed componentry for it's time with full Dura-Ace. The tires are sew-ups. The paint job is a beautiful pink fade, with only a couple of minor chips. Asking $400.  

walkrfh@gmail.com

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Last Day to Enter 2022 LWA Photo Contest

 

There are so many exceptional photographers among our LWA members. Each of you demonstrate an ability to capture unique content with some amazing compositions. This is your chance to share LWA rides and the beauty of the greater Lehigh Valley through your photographs. Friday September 9th at midnight is the deadline for submitting images for the 2022 LWA Photo Contest. Here are the details.

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Garmin 920XT for sale $100

Garmin 920XT for sale $100. Battery is dead but can be replaced

dan_elias@yahoo.com

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2022 LWA Photo Contest Deadline

 

Remember to submit you images for the 2022 LWA Photo Contest by September 9th!

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FOR SALE: Santana Tandem $400

Santana Visa model tandem in Medium frame size, 3 x 9 speed. Mostly Shimano components: Deore XT rear derailleur for high capacity cassette range, S105 front derailleur, Shimano cantilever calipers, Ultegra brake levers and shifters, SPD pedals with campus style on front for improved stability getting started. Passenger controlled drum brake for greater safety descending hills. Low miles. Paint is in good condition with just a few chips.   Contact Fritz Walker, 

walkrfh@gmail.com

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Community Bike Works 2022 Cycle Challenge 

Once again this year LWA has a team in the CBW Cyclle Challenge (formerly the Spinathon).  Members are Dave Sheffield, Paul Champagne, Raine and Jeff Fussner, Jack Helfrich, Clyde Odom, Jane Derby and Carl Zvanut.   We'll be cycling and logging our miles while raising money for this most worthy charity.  If you'd like to donate to team LWA go to: https://www.pledgereg.com/Users/Donor/Default.aspx?tid=20147&amt=0

If you would like to participate on your own or form another team go to www.pledgereg.com/communitybikeworks.  This year's 12-day challenge will take place from Thursday September 22 to Monday October 3.  Earn miles by cycling, spinning, walking, running wherever you please while raising money for Community Bike Works’ bike mentoring programs.  Any exercise which tracks distance is acceptable as long as you are self-propelled. 

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Monthly Club Meeting: Nova Scotia

Hello fellow cyclists,

At the August 24th club meeting,  LWA member Clyde Odem will be presenting a a summary of their (he had company!) bike trip to Prince Edward Island and the Cape Breton peninsula, and the historic Cabot Trail around the peninsula. 

I'm looking forward to hearing about this trip.  Having been to Cape Breton many years ago I have great memories of how scenic the area is.  I'm excited to have Clyde share his experience.  Please come join us.  Details are on the LWA Meetup.

Paul Smith 

LWA President

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LWA Club Picnic returns this coming Saturday

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Hello Lehigh Wheelmen,

A reminder that this year the annual picnic returns to its historic home at Covered Bridge Park in South Whitehall. So mark Saturday Aug. 6 on your calendars, with a rain date of Sunday Aug. 7. We'll have rides (hopefully at all levels) leaving from the park in the morning at times, depending on the ride speed and distance, timed to get back to the park in time for the 12:00 pm picnic. The club will provide some standard picnic fare like hamburgers, hot dogs and plant-based burgers and cold drinks. Please bring a covered dish (salad, side dish or desert) to share with club members.

We'll need volunteers to lead some rides, so post if you're willing to lead a ride. Please sure you can be available for the rain date if necessary. We'd like to have A, B, C and D ride leaders. 

Also we'll need a few of people to help with setting up the pavilion, manning the grills, and cleanup. So reply for that below if you're willing to help out!

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LWA Annual Picnic - Save the Date and Help Needed

Hey Wheelmen,

Our annual picnic at Covered Bridge Park in South Whitehall is coming soon - Aug. 6 with rain date of Aug. 7. Usually we have several rides leaving from the park that morning, timed to return in time for the picnic which starts at noon. A metric century A/B ride and half century C ride (the Fritzinger Frolic is often the route for this one) are traditional options, but a mountain bike/trail ride, a D ride, and anything else you'd like are all welcome.

We need ride leaders! If you're a ride leader and willling to lead a ride please post it on Meetup and label it as a Annual Picnic Ride along with the ride level. It would be good to check on Meetup that no one has posted a ride for that route and level before you post. Ideally you should be available to lead this same ride on the rain date.

Also, I need a few volunteers to finalize the menu, shop for food and drinks, and help with setup the morning of the picnic. If you're willing to help me out, contact Fritz Walker at walkrfh@gmail.com

I'm looking forward to a good time for all on the 6th!

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Our 2024 Flagship Events

 Eastern Shore Weekend

May 3-5, rides each day.  

 

Donut Derby

 Labor Day, September 2nd, 2024

Registration opens in May!

 

 

 

LVCC Apparel

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The LVCC clothing store is now open, until June 2nd.   Team store link:   Lehigh Valley Cycling Club Team Store