Events for 2018 stacking up

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At the start lineWe have been updating our Events Calendar once again for 2018, populating it with events that are recumbent-focused or recumbent-friendly both in North America and internationally.

Currently, the first half of the year is fairly busy but there are quite a few events in the second half of 2018 that haven’t explicitly confirmed dates yet. We have 20 events between June and December 2018 drafted but not yet visible until we see them publish their dates with certainty. This isn’t surprising given the amount of volunteer effort required to put some of these events together – they’ve not long wrapped up for 2017 so they’re probably still catching a breath before starting all over again for 2018!

If all of the events we’re aware of do confirm for 2018, we will have 52 events known and included on our calendar. If you are involved with an event and would like us to include it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – there is no charge to include an event, no fee to update a post, no kick-back expected or requested, we’re just trying to gather all recumbent-friendly events in one place.

Not sure if your event ‘qualifies’ for our calendar? There is only one rock-solid requirement – can recumbents take part? If yes, then yes we will include it. If it’s an event of any kind – race, ride, show, whatever – and accepts or includes recumbents, we will add it to our calendar.

MS Bike TourNo regular club/group rides, though, please, even if those groups are entirely recumbent – we don’t want the calendar to become so populated as to be non-functional and usually those recurring club/group rides are local in nature anyway. There are other places to search for and engage with local riding groups (and a good place to start is Bentrider Online).

Our own ride schedule for 2018 is probably going to at least include:

* Calvin’s in May (back for 2018 – yay!),
* Cambridge Tour de Grand in June, and
* Baroudeur in August.

There will hopefully be others added in time – we will be sure to share in our newsletters (sign up if you haven’t already) and on Facebook and Twitter nearer the time. If you go to any of those as well, be sure to say ‘hi’.

Whatever your life plans are for 2018, do consider going to these and other events, support their inclusion of recumbents, advocate for reclined riders, be good cyclists and citizens. I for one really enjoy riding with others and events can’t continue for us if we don’t support them.

Check out our Events Calendar