I wanted to take a few minutes and fill you all in on a really exciting venture myself and a few others have taken on. A few months ago we started a brand new cycling club based here in Vancouver. Dopo Bici Cycling Club: It's an Italian phrase for "After Bike." Think "Apres Ski" but for cycling. This is a club that has a very important social and travel component in addition to supporting three race teams.
In short order Graham Fox (LaBicicletta Pro Shop), Bill Semrau (Jones Brown Insurance), and myself have put together an amazing club with 31 official race members and 50 club members. What is really exciting for GWA is that roughly 25 of the members are currently clients. I'm super excited to be part of a club that promotes cycling and has engaged so many of you already.
We have been fortunate enough to have many great companies partner with us. Our title sponsor for the race team is Pender Fund Capital Management. Special thanks to David Barr, Pender's chief investment adviser and long time GWA client.
The cycling club has regular Sunday group rides and will have Tuesday evening rides as well (beginning in May). If you are interested in meeting some great business professionals like yourself and riding your bike let me know.
35 of us are heading to California on March 21st for a 7-day training camp. I can't wait.