Minutes July 2020

Meeting Minutes for TCBC Board Meeting


Virtual Meeting

Roll Call/Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present: Mike Kubes, John Benda, Bob Fix, Shelby Miller, Dick Stardig, Kasey Kramer, George Blank, Roger Fickbohm, Ann Harris, and Craig Larson.

Non-Members Present: Jim Pederson, Kate Kovar, Mary Derks, Pete Hawkins, Doug Nelson, and Randall Huskamp.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm.

The meeting minutes from June were reviewed. There were 2 spelling corrections. A motion was made by Mike to accept the corrected minutes, and it was seconded by Dick. The motion passed with no opposition.


The number of members is down, as is the number of renewals.

Ride Stats

Jim P shared some stats about the new solo rides. 92 members did 378 rides resulting in 13,000 miles ridden. Riders have given mostly positive feedback. The technology committee is working on adding new rides and a variety of mileage options. A question was raised about why a rider can only have insurance coverage and get mileage credit for a solo ride once a week? This is the way the software was designed.

Volunteer Committee

Mike told the board that Silent Sports sent an offer to members to get a free 3-month subscription. The jersey store will be going up again on August 1st.


The July/August edition is out. Doug did have to use some past articles. He will need more articles for the next newsletter.

Treasurer’s Report

Roger reviewed accounts and balances with the board. There are no uncashed checks. Member dues are down, newsletter revenue is down, and expenses are down. The storage facility lowered their monthly charge. The board approved removing Watermelon Ride information from the budget.


Shelby sent out tax information to the board ahead of the meeting. This information was reviewed by the board and no issues were found. A motion was made by George to accept the tax filing, and it was seconded by Mike. There was no opposition, the motion passed.


Ann told the board that 41 sweatshirts were sold, and another store will open up again soon.

Storage Locker

Mike stated that Ironman ride organizers are willing to take the old water jugs, and possibly some kitchen stuff currently in the storage locker. Once those items are gone, we could possibly use a much smaller storage unit.

Diversity Statement

John told the board there was an article recently posted to the club’s Facebook page written by a black female cyclist. John asked the board to think about who the club wants to reach and how do we want to meet their needs? Several people, bike shops, and organizations were suggested. It was also suggested to look into the Open Streets movement.

Open Club to Riding

Shelby read some of the guidelines for adult outdoor sports, the information is vague. It was recommended to reach out to the DOH again. USA cycling has some useful information on their website. The club will not open up to riding at this time.

There was discussion amongst the attendees about allowing some longer solo rides to be posted on the club calendar. After discussion it was decided that longer rides could be posted, maximum ride mileage will be 75 miles.

A motion was made by Mike to adjourn, it was seconded by Dick. The meeting was adjourned at 9:02pm.

Meeting minutes recorded by Kasey Kramer.