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Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

We would like to take this time to welcome you to the Cross Creek Cycling Club. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for people of all riding abilities the opportunity to join and ride with an organization that takes great pleasure in the sport of cycling, the continued development of riders young and old and the support of their personal goals through cycling.

We are proud to have continued support from our sponsors and ask that when you visit or call upon them, to mention how you found or heard about them. During the last few years our club has grown its’ membership has averaged more than 170 members and is looking forward to continued growth this year. Our membership is as diverse as anyone can imagine. Many of our members are active duty or retired military, who with their family members enjoy the sport of cycling in a club environment.

We accomplished many key things that not only enhanced the club as a whole but also our community. Our members volunteered and participated in many community and charitable events like: Raising more than $100,000 for local and national charities ; Assisted organizers and rode in both Cumberland and Scotland Counties Habitat for Humanity bike tours and rides; Provided new helmets and countless hours of mechanical support for the Moses Mathis Christmas Bike-Giveaway that donates new and reconditioned bikes to those that would otherwise not have the opportunity to own one; There have been many other ride and non-ride activities that have supported the community and club in positive ways; in 2007 was the development of "Operation Spin Cycle" that assists wounded soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Bragg; and Operation One Voice that provides assistance to wounded soldiers as well.

Many are pleased to know that we continue to be a USA Cycling sanctioned club. Significant accomplishments we are very happy to receive were our selection by USA Cycling as: 

2013-USA Cycling Master's Club of the Year
2012-USA Cycling Master's Club of the Year
2011-USA Cycling Master's Club of the Year
2010-USA Cycling Master's Club of the Year
2009-USA Cycling Division II Club of the Year
2008-USA Cycling Division II Club of the Year and Master's Club of the Year
2007-USA Cycling Division III Club of the Year and Master's Club of the Year
2005-USA Cycling Master's Club of the Year
2004-USA Cycling Best New Club of the Year

Only one club in the nation receives these awards per year and is a testament to the positive efforts of our members. Currently our USA Cycling license holder’s race throughout the nation from Detroit to Clearwater, FL to all over the Carolina's and are doing quite well. From our humble beginnings almost seven years ago, hosting a time trial training series, an all category 40 kilometer time trial, and road race on the roads of Fort Bragg both attracting more than 200 racers; to last year’s Dragon’s Challenge and NC State Criterium Championship with over 550 riders.

Our website provides a means of communication to inform both members and non-members alike about the cycling opportunities we have available.  We are proud to have continued support from our sponsors and ask that you become a valued patron of theirs.

In closing, I would like to add a personal note.  I began riding 15 years ago when I was told I could not run anymore.  This “set-back” put me in a position that brought back childhood memories of enjoyment while riding a bicycle.  Before I came to North Carolina I did most of my riding by myself, which was nice but it lacked so much that I did not know yet.  I had heard of clubs and saw them on the road sometimes, but was always apprehensive to try and ride with them.  I felt “they” were so much stronger and I would have no chance of keeping up.  When I arrived here, I went into a local bike shop and was introduced to a gentleman that has become a great friend.  He informed me that there was a ride on Saturday and that I should give it a try.  Well a couple of weeks later I did just that.  There were about 20 or so riders and they made me feel comfortable and the ride was a great success for me.  Since that time, our group became a formalized club and organization in October 2003 and has done so much, it is at times, hard to believe, how much.  This I hope will encourage those of you who have reservations about joining a riding club to come out and give it a try.

Feel free to browse this site and look at the different calendars for items of interest to you.  If you have any questions or would like more information than we have provided here, please ask.  You can contact me via email at president@CrossCreekCyclingClub.org or by phone during the day at (910) 987-1888.

Please accept our invitation to ride.

Sincerely,

Robert F. Havens
President
Cross Creek Cycling Club

Premier Platinum Club Sponsors
Hawley's Bicycle World of Fayetteville, NC 
Gold Club Sponsors
 Bob Miarer Auto Service of Fayetteville, NC Richard Barbaro and Associates Dental Blashfield Sign
 
Supporting Sponsors
Hilton Garden Inn, 4025 Sycamore Dairy Road, Phone (910)            860-3600  Primal Cycling Wear and Accessories

 

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