Summer Biking by Dave Whipple
If you are interested in hearing about the bike rides…
I will be using the mailing list from last year about the bike rides. If you want to be included in these mailings, you must OPT IN. In other words, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the list. This group is separate from the Prime Timers, so feel free to ask friends to join and get on the mailing list. This will be the only mailing about bike riding to the Prime Timers mailing list this year.I’ve had lots of questions about Prime Timer bike rides this summer. Yes, I plan on organizing these rides but will need some help.
I will be glad to publicize the rides; I just won’t be able to lead many of them. Some of the favorite rides from the last year include the following:
· Centennial Trail in the valley – From the west end of the off road trail near Argonne to Barker and back, often starting in the middle at Mirabeau Park.
· Fish Lake Trail
· Kendall Yards to seven mile – out on the trail, home on Audrey White Parkway
· Children of the Sun Trail
· Green Bluff loop
· Centennial Trail Idaho, Rest stop to C d’A and back
· West Coeur d’Alene/East Post Falls neighborhood ride
· Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes start at the Snake Pit, head toward Harrison for 45 minutes, return
· Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Plummer to Harrison and back. Optional start at Heyburn State Park, doing the long, gradual uphill first instead of last
· Hiawatha Trail
If you would like to lead a ride, let me know and I will schedule it. It doesn’t have to be on this list.
CYCLING EMAIL: PRIMERSRBIKERS@GMAIL.COM
ORGANIZER: Dave Whipple
The advisory board met on May 1 to review last year events and to plan for the upcoming year. The good news is that we felt good about how the club ran and aren’t planning on many changes. Dues will remain the same at $25 per person CLICK TO PAY NOW and price for the after ski social will also remain the same at $7 for beer/wine/snacks and $3 for soda and snacks.
The volunteers who ran the club and organized the events generally haven’t changed. Here’s who’s running the activities:
President: Tom Tauscher
Treasurer: Gail Harris
Secretary: Patti Aspenwall
Coordinator/Membership/Web: Anne Irmer
Lunch: Holly Mullen
Social: Debby Allen
Newsletter: Dave Whipple
November 9 – Pre-Season Party - Watch for formal announcements
January 8 – First Prime Timer ski day
January 22 – Prime Timer Lunch
February 2 – 6 – Whitefish ski trip
February 12- Prime Timer Lunch & Valentine’s Day party
March 11 – Mt. Spokane Host for area Prime Timers and St Patty’s day party
March 25 – Prime Timer Lunch & Last Prime Timer ski day
Our 4th annual trip to Whitefish is planned for Sunday February 2rd - Thursday February 6th at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The welcome reception will be Monday the 3rd at the Lodge.
Rooms are $115 plus 12% tax = $128 per night. Galen has reserved 40 rooms in our block, (22 King bed rooms, and 18 (2)Queen bed rooms. (4 nights approx $515) One night room will be charged to your card. (refundable 72 hours prior to Feb 3rd) Final balance charged upon departure.
We like to collect emails so information regarding the trip can be passed along to those going. Once you reserve your room, be sure to let me, ANNE IRMER, know when you book. Click WHITEFISH RSVP Enter your name(s) and email so I can keep you up to date with additional trip activities and information. If extra people are staying in your room, be sure to include their email for updates as well.
INFORMATION FROM GALEN: There has been comment that the Viking Room is too small for the Super Bowl game. That may be so, but I could not get a larger room as the Viking Room is the only room in the complex where we can bring our own food and drinks. Any other large room has to have food and drinks furnished by the hotel. Ryan said we will be able to use the same room for Super Bowl next year. We are to have a Valet to let us put skies in the lockup from 3:00 to 5:00 the Sunday we arrive. Welcome packages are to be available at the time we sign in on Sunday with Shuttle schedules and other information. So be sure to ask for it when signing in. The Fire Brand down town has a few pet friendly rooms if you cannot leave an animal at home and want to come. We also get a group rate there. I plan on having the contract signed and returned by April 1st so we can reserve after then.
PRIME TIMERS 2018 – 2019 HAD A GREAT YEAR!
The highlights were:
WHITEFISH SKI TRIP
ALL MOUNTAIN PRIME TIMER EVENT HOSTED BY MT SPOKANE
20TH PRIME TIMER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
THREE DELICIOUS LUNCHES SERVED BY GABE AND HIS TEAM.
.... And then there were THE SOCIAL HOURS!!!! All of our socials were so GREAT! Debbie and Jim Allen did an amazing job providing us with enhanced snacks, really they were Hors d'oeuvres! Nachos, quesadillas, homemade sausage, cheese trays, vege trays & more!
WHEN YOU MISS SKIING THIS SUMMER!
Below are two ski videos by Eddie Cairns. The first link is AFTER the new chair, the 2nd link is BEFORE the new chair skiing run #3. ENJOY!
FAN OF THE KAN 2019 - SKIING THE TREES AFTER NEW CHAIR
BEFORE CHAIR 6 SKIING RUN #3
MT SPOKANE PRIME TIMERS
P. O. BOX 843
MEAD, WA 99021
We meet every Wednesday in Lodge #2 , beginning the first Wednesday in January through March.