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  • 22 Jul 2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey there Team Alamedans!

     

    We are very pleased to let you know that we have a new Team Alameda sponsor supporting our great bicycle club: Marin Wealth Advisors, LLC (www.marinwealthadvisors.com).  With offices in San Rafael, San Francisco, and Oakland, Marin Wealth Advisors, LLC provides investment advice (portfolio consultation, investment account management, investment recommendations, etc.), financial planning, and retirement planning services to not just Alameda but all over the SF Bay Area.

     

    Our own Team Alameda member and membership Board Chair, Michael Castro, is a Principal and Senior Wealth Advisor for Marin Wealth Advisors, LLC.  So, if you are looking for advice on how to best organize your finances in order to spend your retirement years riding bikes full time, please feel free to reach out to him directly at mcastro@marinwealthadvisors.com.  Thank you, Michael, for supporting Team Alameda.


  • 09 Jul 2021 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are in the process of receiving orders for new kit until 15 July 2021.  Our supplier, Voler, has agreed to a minimum order of fifteen pieces, but we know we have many more new members out there who do not even own a jersey.  As member of a club, it is only proper you own at least a jersey, if not more.  Show everybody your affiliation while wearing a wonderful, eye-catching design!  

    Many more items, including some new products, can be purchased in these team colors from our existing design.  Fittings will not be possible under the circumstances, so be certain to try on kit from fellow members, if in doubt.

    For any questions in this regard, please contact Janet at sponsorship@teamalameda.com

  • 28 Apr 2021 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FINALLY, we are able to ride together as a group again.  Our first ride will be Saturday, May 1st and we are holding a ride leader meeting on the 29th to try and fill up the calendar again with interesting rides for all still levels.  Come on out on the 1st and catch up with old friends!

  • 16 Dec 2020 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members:


    Some of our first-responders are already receiving their COVID-19 vaccine.  The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has issued a revised Waiver, which includes additional wording about the incidence of communicable disease.

    This now needs to be signed by all Team Alameda members.

    We have made it easy for you, by enabling a tick box for an electronic signature.  In addition, it has come to our attention that many of our members are missing in case of emergency (ICE) phone numbers.  This should not be your own number but a number of a trusted family member or friend that we can contact in case an emergency arises.

    To update both of these items:

    1. Sign in to Team Alameda

    2. Click your name at the top right of the web page

    3. Choose view profile

    4. Scroll down and choose edit profile in the pink box

    5. Scroll further down to Membership Information and check the 2020 Insurance Waiver box

    6. Just below that is Additional Information, where you can enter your ICE contact

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    If you would like to read a copy of the waiver, you can find it here... https://www.teamalameda.com/resources/Documents/Forms/Team-Alameda-Waiver-2020.pdf or by clicking on the underlined link next to the check box above.

    We would like to conclude this effort by the New Year before the inoculation effort starts in earnest.  If you happen to be tardy, and thereby delay opening up our pending club group rides, be prepared for a phone call!

             Ralph Bruni

    President, Team Alameda

  • 18 Nov 2020 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Emil Palacios is a childhood friend of Mike Castro and a TA member since 31 October 2018.  The referral from Mike came at an auspicious time, since Emil is a molecular and cellular immunologist with a PhD in Biomedical Science.  As such, he is undoubtedly the smartest person on the Board and was therefore immediately promoted to the position of Vice President. 

    As our resident infectious disease immunologist, he will have an added portfolio as an advisor to our COVID-19 response and eventual opening of our club to conduct group rides again.  That day is still off in the future, but until then Emil will be critical in providing us his insights about the latest research developments and anticipated rollout of the pending vaccination(s), with the added benefit of what health precautions should be taken in our sport and club activities thereafter.

    Please welcome him on board with a nice elbow bump (off the bike),

                Ralph Bruni

    President, Team Alameda

  • 07 Aug 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The public comment period ends on August 16, 2020

    TODAY there is a lunchtime listening session dedicated to the bicycle network: https://www.alamedaca.gov/Shortcut-Content/Events-Activities/Proposed-Bicycle-Network-Listening-Session

    All the information, surveys, and the link to the bicycle network map are here: www.ActiveAlameda.org/recommendations

    Tell the City of Alameda what you think of proposals for walking and biking in Alameda! The Active Transportation Plan is seeking input on a draft bicycle network; pedestrian improvements; concept plans for Park St, Webster St, and Lincoln Ave; and more. The Active Transportation Plan will guide the City for years to come, so make your voice heard!

    Here's how to give feedback:


    Contact:

    Lisa Foster

    Transportation Planner

    Planning Building, and Transportation Department

    City of Alameda

    510/747-6833

    (she/her)


    Best regards,

    Ralph J. Bruni

    President, Team Alameda

  • 13 Jul 2020 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey Folks! Would you like to be involved in the future designs for improved biking and walking in Alameda? Please consider reviewing the draft materials that will be found on this website (https://www.activealameda.org/Home) as of Wednesday of this week (7/15), and attending the virtual meeting on the 29th:

    "The Active Transportation Plan has been steadily moving forward, and this week we will begin seeking feedback on many draft elements of the plan, including the bicycle network and pedestrian infrastructure improvements. Please also save the date for our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, July 29, from 5:00 – 6:30pm"

    Thanks!


  • 10 Jul 2020 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is response that our Club President, Ralph Bruni received from Bike East Bay regarding the status of group bike rides in our area.

    Fingers crossed we may all be able to ride together some day soon?

    Thanks for reaching out! As you know, recent Alameda County public health orders open social activities only to groups of 12 or less, who don't socialize with individuals from any other groups for a minimum of three weeks. We don't feel that we can reasonably maintain that enclosed circle if we were to lead rides, and that it would be challenging for individual riders to comply. Because of this, we've been advising cycling clubs to hold off on group rides as well.

    We continue to follow up with local public health officials as clarification is needed. As of today, there aren't any additional resources regarding safely holding group rides. We hope to speak publicly encouraging group rides when we can reasonably expect our audience to participate in accordance with public health orders. Until then, we continue to encourage our audience to carry face masks, keep appropriate social distance, and ride only with members of their household unit.

     

    Thank you again for reaching out, and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

     

    Warmly,

    Eileen

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    Eileen Rice | Communications Director

    Pronouns: she/her

    Mail: PO Box 1736 Oakland, CA 94604

    Office: 466 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607

    P: (510) 845-7433 x6 | E: Eileen@BikeEastBay.org



  • 31 Mar 2020 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Corona virus has impacted all of us including our cycling plans.

    I wanted to provide an update on some of the more popular organized cycling events that team members have attended in the past; read it and weep:

    Tierra Bella, April 25, cancelled 

    Chico Wildflower, April 25, postponed, no rescheduled date yet

    Wine Country Century, May 2, cancelled

    Sonoma Country Backroads Challenge, May 16, NOT yet cancelled

    Strawberry Fields, May 17, rescheduled for October 11

    Tour of the Unknown Coast, June 6, NOT yet cancelled

    Bike the Bridges, June 14, NOT yet cancelled 

    I will try to update this list as things change.

    ALL ABOVE RIDES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

  • 31 Mar 2020 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to the current Corona virus situation I have just cancelled all Team rides that were scheduled and posted on the calendar for the month of April.

    Stay safe my friends!

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