February Newsletter


Tacoma WA Bicycle Club



Board items:


Our ride captain: Alexander Holt is leaving the area. We will have an opening for Ride Captain. If you are interested: reply [email protected] .Fred Swift has agreed to  assume the  Ride Captaincy on an interim basis.

Club Rides 2022:

April 16 Daffy

May 14 TBA

June 5 Peninsula Metric Century

July 16 Tour de Pearce

August 14 Rhapsody

September 3 Headwaters Century

These are in addition to the weekly rides that are posted on the website. 

New/Renewing Members:

Dean Skaggs

Dan Collins

Peter Bennett

John Berry

Jim Taylor

Lynn Clark

General Meeting:

Time: February 15th @ 7pm

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Biking Along with Bob

  Bob Myrick

Darrell Eslinger RIP

Darrell was very involved in our Rapsody ride around Puget Sound which went on for 10 years.  In 2016, he was hit from behind by a Lincoln Continental and sustained serious injuries, but he came back over two years of effort.

Darrell led the way for our name change in 2016.  In 2017, 66-year-old Darrell helped put on our last big Daffodil Ride.  He also helped in our work to present the Town of Eatonville with a big $10,000 check to provide matching funds for the Bud Blancher Trail.

Darrell was very interested in our becoming a Charitable organization.  He helped us become a 501C3 in 2017.  We had been a 501C7 which is just a club.

We will be having a Memorial ride for Darrell in the near future when we have some nice weather.  Darrell was particularly interested in helping new riders feel welcomed and safe.  In his honor, we will be putting on Darrell’s Parkway Rides Cyclovia Rides this year.  The routes will be safe and avoid roads.  We will be using trails like the Foothills Trail and the Scott Pierson Trail to Gig Harbor.  If you participate, you will receive a nice Yellow backpack for your effort.

Ride in Paradise Darrell.

Ed: Information on Darrell’s memorial: Darrell Eslinger Memorial March 19 2:30 at University Place Presbyterian Church. Will update if more information becomes available.

This Month’s Trail:

Chehalis Western Trail

Link: Explore Chehalis Western Trail | AllTrails

Trail Description from AllTrails:

”Chehalis Western Trail is a 20.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.”

It does require a drive to the Lacey/Tumwater, Olympia area to get to the trailhead. Directions are on the website.

This trail is a regularly scheduled ride on Wednesday’s. Check the TWBC website for current information.


Days are getting longer, and better weather is coming.

That’s it for February



Happy Cycling! – Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club


Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club

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