CYCLING: Olympia bike club cancels September ride

craig.hill@thenewstribune.comJune 22, 2014 

The Capital Bicycle Club will not hold its Ride the South Sound in September after falling behind with event planning and the search for volunteers.

The club’s June newsletter said, “(Ride organizers) feel that we’ve gotten off to a slow start and it would be better to begin planning now for next year’s ride.”

The club is considering an alternate ride for Sept. 7, the day the ride was supposed to happen.

The Ride the South Sound started in 2012 to replace the Tenino-Rainier-Yelm-Bucoda Rally. The rally was shrinking almost every year and a survey by organizers found cyclists found the ride to be subpar.

Members Sue Duffy and Laura Phenix proposed and launched Ride the South Sound, a ride that would showcase the South Sound’s scenery and offer options of 10 to 100 miles.

The club’s biggest ride, the 2-County Double Metric, is scheduled for Sunday (June 22).

craig.hill@thenewstribune.com Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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