Maybe you’re wondering why RIMBA has joined with the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club for a holiday party, and one which is taking place well after Christmas trees are back in attics and new year resolutions are already being broken? Some of us thought it might be a good idea. Here’s why:
We may love bikes of only one type, or of all shapes and wheel sizes, but we can’t all ride together –your downhill bike and my road bike just won’t do. We can, however, collaborate, compromise, and get together over a drink in celebration, in honor of the machine(s) which have changed our lives immeasurably, and indirectly made us friends, riding companions, improved our relationship with the natural world, with our sons and daughters, or with the youth otherwise at risk of maladies of poverty. It makes sense that we should toast to the New Year, to the glowing future of cycling in the Roanoke Valley, and to the bonds that bring us together.
When the BRBC suggested early January to accommodate their board elections, we said, “Sure, that’s fine with us.” No one needed one more party packed into December anyhow. And now it’s January, a new year, a fine time to reconnect, catch up, and welcome new folks.
We hope you’ll join us for the first ever Roanoke IMBA and Blue Ridge Bicycle Club Holiday Party this Saturday, January 11th at Parkway Brewing. Membership to at least one of the clubs is encouraged, and required if you wish to have a drink or bite to eat on us.
You can join Roanoke IMBA by going to our website, click Join, and select Roanoke IMBA as your Chapter. You may also join at the door. You can also come, check us out, chat us up, and decide after the party. Either way, we look forward to seeing you Saturday!