Archive for March, 2013

Meet Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling’s Exec Director on April 16

| March 11, 2013 8:55 am

By Tony Le, ACTC President

Tuesday, April 16, Jim Sayer, Executive Director for the Adventure Cycling Association, will give a special bicycle touring presentation to ACTC and friends. We’ll meet with Jim at  6:30 pm, at the First Congregational Church, 1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose (corner of Leigh and Hamilton). (Note this is our normal meeting place, but this is an additional presentation to the general meeting on April 3.)

Jim is no stranger to the Bay Area, where he was once the Director for Greenbelt Alliance. Jim served on the boards of Amnesty International USA and the Ginetta Sagan Fund for the Rights of Women and Children, and is presently on the board of America Bikes.

Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, Adventure Cycling Association, a non-profit organization headquartered in Missoula Montana, inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling’s programs include:

•    Exceptionally good Routes & Maps

•    Over 50 guided bike tours, including self-contained, supported, and educational trips

•    “Adventure Cyclist,” an award-winning magazine

•    The U.S. Bicycle Route System, the largest official cycling route network on the planet when complete

• How-To Resources, a variety of trip-planning resources for bicycle travelers such as an annual Cyclists’ Travel Guide, How-To Department, and Touring Gear and Tips blog posts.

BikeOvernights.org, offering inspiration and how-to tips for one-to-two-night bicycle trips.

Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Tierra Bella

| March 3, 2013 11:01 am

The 2013 Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour is nearly here! We are still looking for volunteers to make Saturday, April 13th another fantastic event!  Check the March Black and Blue Bottom for a listing of volunteer opportunities still needing to be filled!  You can find the newsletter at http://www.actc.org/bbb/2013/201303.pdf