Re: [CR]Re: U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

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Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:40:15 -0400
From: "Edward Albert" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

I know I am not alowed to do this sentiments exactly! Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A

Edward Albert, Ph.D. Prof. Emeritus, Sociology Hofstra University
>>> "Dan Kehew" <> 05/27/08 1:31 PM >>>
> Actually, with no reflection on Ray, when I saw the post I went "Oh
> No!"

Hey, me too! Different reasons, of course. :)
> Each year the Hall hosts a banquet to induct new members. Breaking with
> tradition this year's induction ceremony will not be in New Jersey but
> will take place Davis, California thanks, in large part, to the efforts
> Dan Kehew, who you know as one of our list members. The dinner is
> scheduled for November 2, 2008 and let me direct you to the following
> press release issued by the City of Davis.

For those reading through the New Jersey article, you saw Davis, California listed as one of the communities bidding to become the permanent home of the Hall of Fame. Thank the CR connection for that, too.

Move the Hall of Fame that far? With the biking identity Davis has, yeah. We can't figure out why it's not here already. (That's half a joke. Half not. Biking Identity runs DEEP here.)

Some of you already know that UC Davis and the City of Davis were working on developing a bike museum already. And under other circumstances, I'd be telling you all about the Davis effort to address the Hall's needs, too, and how you could help.

But you might be thinking about how to get your community bidding, because where the Hall goes is up to the Hall, and the Hall Board hasn't formally taken bids yet.

Here's the weird spot I'm in. The Hall of Fame wants as many bidders as possible with the best bids possible. It's good for the Hall in the long run. So far, the folks on the Hall's Board have gotten along just great with those of us from Davis, because we've been diligently NOT crossing them.

That leaves me three things to say -- starting with the same two Eddie said. (1) You think your community might want to bid? Look to the Request For Proposals. (2) Come to the 2008 Induction Ceremony. (3) If you're interested in helping the Davis bid, email me.

Dan Kehew
Davis, California USA