As fall approaches it is time to focus on our goals for the year and great rides coming up.

Our annual fund raiser, The Don Davis Middleton Metric, is a “go” for Saturday, September 18.  You can learn more and register using the box directly above this blog.  You can also sign up on Meet-up and link to registration and payment from the Meet-up page.

We always need helpers for a ride like the DDMM.  If you would like to help with registration, SAG set up, the bicycle sweeps (last riders), or any other task, please email the ride committee at

The featured Dan Henry (painted road markers) ride is the Freeman 20, a moderate ride from Freeman Park, Plano through Woodburn and return in a nice circular loop.

The featured RwGPS route is the new Woodburn to Cool Breeze Deli in Auburn and return.  Seven brave souls inaugurated the ride on August 21 and had good things to say about everything but the weather.  It is a nice, moderate 35 miles with the deli at almost exactly the half-way point.

This month in Bike Talk are some simple tips “That Make Cycling More Fun,” and our Safety and Education piece “What to Do in Case of a Bike Accident, some good advice borrowed from the FOGBEE club in Henderson.

We have learned that the Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival will again include the traditional Metric Century.  Full details are in Major Events, Near-by Rides of Interest.