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The following information was derived from the November 1986 issue of the Pedal Power Press

On October 2, 1985, a meeting was held at the Linden Hof Restaurant in Bay City for the purpose of establishing a bicycling club in the Tri-City area. The purpose of the club would be to provide cycling activities for members, to promote cycling in the Tri-City area, to promote bicycling safety and education and to sponsor bicycling related activities for the good of the surrounding communities. Officers installed for the first year were:

President Jess Keyes
Vice President Jack Rich
Secretary Kathy Warszawski
Treasurer Al Bailey
Director-at-Large Don Gibaud

At subsequent meetings club colors were chosen (yellow and royal blue), a monthly newsletter was begun (Pedal Power Press with Kathy Warszawski as Editor) and a logo was decided upon.

During our first year, the club provided more than 1,000 miles of organized rides and also rode as a group in several rides including the Magic Ride (to provide funds for Bay County Child Abuse Prevention) and the Great Northwest Tour.

The 1986 Liberty Tour was the Tri-City Cyclists' first attempt at an invitational, club-sponsored tour. It drew over 100 riders who rode their choice of three routes, and even managed to make a few dollars for our treasury. Due to the success of the first tour, the Liberty Tour would be annual club event for many years to come.

The major club ride of that first season was the Tour de Indian River. Approximately 25 riders took part in this four day trip based at Burt Lake State Park. A total of 280 miles of marked, mapped routes were available for participants.

In August of 1986, the Tri-City Cyclists, along with St. Mary's Hospital, co-sponsored the Biking for Burns invitational ride. Over 250 riders raised $22,000 for the burn unit at St. Mary's. The Biking for Burns ride was part of a statewide program of rides to provide monies for burn units and burn centers throughout the state of Michigan. Thanks to the hard work of TCC members, the club's share of the earnings was over $6,000.

During the early years, the Tri-City Cyclists had a very active entertainment committee. Club members were treated to broomball games, polar bear rides and the ever-popular progressive dinners.

The club had over 100 members at the end of its first year.

Click below to see those that have served as club officers and volunteers since 1985.

Officers

Year President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
2014 Hobart Barker Matt Ohl Jessica Houghton Molly Muste
2013 Tom Canale Matt Ohl Lois Bowman Molly Muste
2012 Tom Canale Matt Ohl Lois Bowman Ed Valenzuela
2011 Joe Smith Tom Canale Lois Bowman Ed Valenzuela
2010 Joe Smith Tom Canale Lois Bowman Ed Valenzuela
2009 Hobart Barker Joe Smith Julie Hansen Ed Valenzuela
2008 Hobart Barker Joe Smith Julie Hansen Ed Valenzuela
2007 Hobart Barker Joe Smith Julie Hansen
Kathleen Maine
Ed Valenzuela
2006 Hobart Barker Patricia Berardi Kathleen Maine Jean Salget
2005 Hobart Barker Jeff Nielsen Kathleen Maine Jean Salget
2004 Connie Puddy Jim Mertens Kathleen Maine Jean Salget
2003 Connie Puddy Jim Mertens Kathy Warszawski Jean Salget
2002 Connie Puddy Jim Mertens Kathy Warszawski Jean Salget
2001 Will Jones Connie Puddy Karna Jones
Kathy Clegg
Jean Salget
2000 Loretta DeYoung Gussie Peterson Kathy Clegg Tom Bailey
1999 Loretta DeYoung Jack Chase Gussie Peterson Tom Bailey
1998 Jay Frost Will Jones Bernie Jones Tom Bailey
1997 Jay Frost Bernie Jones Loretta DeYoung Tom Bailey
Art Moll
1996 Jim Siler Jack Chase Rhoda Miel Anne Swiercz
1995 Jim Siler Jack Chase Rhoda Miel Anne Swiercz
1994 Kathy Warszawski Jan Brown Adrienne Jezewski Anne Swiercz
1993 Rhoda Miel Carol Beyerlein Adrienne Jezewski Anne Swiercz
1992 Rhoda Miel Carol Beyerlein Adrienne Jezewski Anne Swiercz
1991 Deb Oswald Joyce Halstead Trish Steele Anne Swiercz
1990 Kathy Warszawski Deb Oswald Trish Myers Anne Swiercz
1989 Kathy Warszawski Carol Eldridge Kelly Sales Anne Swiercz
1988 Kathy Warszawski Melvyn Adelman Kelly Sales Anne Swiercz
1987 Jess Keyes Jack Rich Kathy Warszawski Pete Riley
1986 Jess Keyes Jack Rich Kathy Warszawski Al Bailey
1985 Jess Keyes Jack Rich Kathy Warszawski Al Bailey

Directors-at-Large

Year Bay City Midland Saginaw
2014 Steve Skillman   Dan Dauer
2013 Steve Skillman Hobart Barker Dan Dauer
2012 Paul Wenzloff Molly Muste Dan Dauer
2011 Paul Wenzloff Amy Reder Dan Dauer
2010 Paul Wenzloff Amy Reder Dan Dauer
2009 Paul Wenzloff Amy Cooper Dan Dauer
2008 Paul Wenzloff Amy Cooper Dan Dauer
2007 Paul Wenzloff
Nick Mehl
Amy Cooper
Dale Eichbauer
Dan Dauer
2006 Bill Andrews Dale Eichbauer Dan Dauer
2005 Bill Andrews
Mike Robertson
Dale Eichbauer Dan Dauer
2004 Mike Robertson
Mike Day
Dale Eichbauer Dan Dauer
Ken Johnson
2003 Mike Day
Barb Stamiris
Dale Eichbauer Lowell Swartzendruber
2002 Anne Olsen Joyce Halstead Lowell Swartzendruber
2001 Anne Olsen   Lowell Swartzendruber
2000 Anne Olsen Greg Tait Lowell Swartzendruber
1999 Will Jones Greg Tait
Ed Hutchison
Bill Matson
1998 Tom Strzelecki Joyce Halstead Bill Matson
1997 April Frost Gisela Buschman Donna Wardin
1996 Mike Day Matt Rassette Donna Wardin
1995 Mike Day Jeff Nielsen Dale Eichbauer
1994 Don Card Jim Siler Dale Eichbauer
1993 Don Card
Jan Brown
Jim Siler Dale Eichbauer
Steve Scott
1992 Gary Ahrens Todd Tarrant Bill Sova
1991 Matthew Sprygada Todd Tarrant Woody Whitman
1990 Matthew Sprygada Joyce Halstead Ken Maciejewski
1989 Deb Oswald Gary Ahrens Jim Johnson
only one Director-at-Large 1985-1988
1988 Gary Ahrens
1987 Don Gibeaud
1986 Don Gibeaud
1985 Don Gibeaud

Volunteers

This list is incomplete. There have been many volunteer positions over the years that are currently inactive or unfilled. It's impossible to recognize all those that have contributed to the success of the club since it was first organized in 1985. Club members are encouraged to peruse the Pedal Power Press Archives to learn about those that have gone before.

Year Advocacy Year Mileage
Keeper
Year Publicity
    2014 Matt Ohl    
    2013 Jason Haines 2013 Jessica Cappell
1998 - 2008 Joyce Halstead 1995 - 2012 Wendell Dilling
1997 Joyce Halstead
Bill Houser
1993-1994 Charlie Brown
1995-1996 Bill Houser 1990-1992 Dave Buck
    1988-1989 Kathy Warszawski

Year Membership
Coordinator
Newsletter Rides
Coordinator
Race Team Webmaster
2014 Michael Colucci   Kerry Irons   Joe Smith
2013 Jenny Werness   Paul Foley
Kerry Irons
Raymond Jennings Joe Smith
2012 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Paul Foley Ernie Riley Joe Smith
2011 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Paul Foley
Dave Hawn
Steve Weckle Joe Smith
2010 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Dave Hawn Steve Weckle Joe Smith
2009 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Dave Hawn Steve Weckle Joe Smith
2008 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Jim Hemeyer Steve Weckle Joe Smith
2007 Joyce Halstead Michelle Biehler Jim Hemeyer Steve Weckle
Jim Kistler
Dale Eichbauer
2006 Joyce Halstead Patricia Berardi
Tom Smith
Jim Hemeyer Jim Kistler
Mickey Cochran
Dale Eichbauer
2005 Joyce Halstead Tom Smith Charlie Enright Mickey Cochran Dale Eichbauer
2004 Joyce Halstead Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Charlie Enright Mickey Cochran Dale Eichbauer
2003 Joyce Halstead Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Barbara Mertens Jay Romick Dale Eichbauer
2002 Joyce Halstead Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Charlie Enright Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
2001 Dale Eichbauer Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Charlie Enright
Connie Puddy
Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
2000 Dale Eichbauer Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Connie Puddy Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
1999 Dale Eichbauer Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Connie Puddy Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
1998 Joyce Halstead Lynne Gellerman
Ken Gellerman
Loretta DeYoung Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
1997 Joyce Halstead Jay Frost
Kathy Warszawski
Donna Wardin
Tom Bailey
Charlie Enright
Jay Romick Ken Gellerman
Alan Zoltowski
1996 Joyce Halstead
Jeremy Ledford
Donna Wardin
Jeremy Ledford
  Jay Romick  
1995 Jeremy Ledford Jeremy Ledford Charlie Enright Jay Romick  
1994 Deb Tomczak Kathy Warszawski Charlie Enright Jay Romick  
1993 Deb Tomczak Kathy Warszawski Charlie Enright Jay Romick  
1992 Deb Oswald Stuart Frohm Carol Eldridge Jay Romick  
1991 Darlene Damp Trish Steele Laura Tarrant Jay Romick  
1990 Darlene Damp Kathy Warszawski Charlie Enright Jay Romick  
1989 Darlene Damp Kathy Warszawski Charlie Enright    
1988 Sherry Church Kathy Warszawski Cherri Drescher    
1987 Carol Eldridge Kathy Warszawski Cherri Allen    
1986 Maryanne Bailey   Dennis Rogers    
1985