The KKMC will have scheduled rides on the alternating third Saturday or Sunday of each month for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, and October, weather permitting. Each Kitty will take a turn in planning a monthly Road Trip using the ABC’s of Touring Kansas. (See below for specific responsibilities for the Lead Kitty.)
The KKMC will have scheduled lunch runs known as Meow Mixers on the first Saturday of each month for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, and October, weather permitting. Kitties will be given as much notice as possible regarding the restaurant choice for the Meow Mixers. This not only provides an opportunity to socialize with other Kitties, but also to address KKMC business matters, including the destination of the next Road Trip.
The KKMC will participate in one charitable event per year. Charitable organization options and a vote will be held at the May Meow Mixer.
Arrival for Road Trips
Please arrive at the designated meeting place 15-20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Bikes should have full gas tanks and be mechanically sound. Kitties should wear proper riding gear.
Road Trip Lead Kitty
The Road Trip Lead Kitty is responsible for planning, routing and organizing a monthly Ride. The Lead Kitty should have several copies of the route to pass out to the other Kitties in the event that the group should become separated. Each Kitty will be responsible for taking a turn planning a monthly Ride. The KKMC will use the ABC’s of Touring Kansas method in selecting the monthly rides. For example, the letter “A” could be a ride to Abilene, Kansas; “B” might be to Beaumont, Kansas, etc.
Kitties should be respectful in making comments to the Lead Kitty in the event she gets “off route.” Remember, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Becoming lost provides another opportunity to see something the KKMC might not otherwise have seen. Comments made in fun should be taken in that vein by the Lead Kitty.
If a biker becomes disabled, or is not feeling well, signal and pull over. The rest of the group behind this rider will pull over as well. When the front of the group notices, they will pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and await a report from a biker in the rear group. A decision will then be made as to who will continue on and who will assist the rider in trouble. This is an important reason to keep checking mirrors and to keep the pack as tight as possible.
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