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Just in time for the end of the world: everything’s shiny & new @ Yay Bikes! in 2012

i Jan 10th 4 Comments by

On top of completing some top-notch community work in 2011, Yay Bikes! has also devoted considerable time to developing our organizational capacity during these past few months. And now, the spoils are ours (and yours!). Behold!

NEW WEBSITE—Today is a day of great rejoicing, for we have launched a New Website and it is Good! We hope it will allow you to get a better picture of who the hell Yay Bikes! is and what the hell it is we do…because we admit that it’s been difficult to ascertain heretofore (ahem…!). Unfortunately, the forums have been a casualty of this upgrade, if only temporarily — as you’re probably aware, they are old and ugly and don’t really work all that well. So we’ll need to make some substantial revisions before relaunching them this spring, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact me to participate in the forum upgrade and/or to sponsor it. In the meantime, comment on this post with any suggestions for improvement on the site or forums; we really appreciate all feedback as we work out a few kinks here and there.


NEW FOUNDING MEMBERS CAMPAIGN—That’s right, you can actually join us now. Like, officially! You’ll even get a card with your name on it, just like the cool kid card of your dreams way back in middle school! The first 200 members of 2012 will receive a “Founding Member” designation on their membership card, plus ride free on all Year of Yay! rides and get other goodies randomly throughout the year. For only $25 per person, this is a sweet-ass deal.


NEW BOARD MEMBERS—Ray George assumed Chairmanship of our board in November and promptly invited Jim Coleman, Bill Ferriot and Emily Burnett to join us. Thankfully they all said yes! We’re so excited for the new blood that we’re flirting with other folks as well, so if you are interested in board leadership contact Ray for a (no-guarantees) conversation. We’re particularly interested in hearing from women and minorities, as our board is weak in the area of diversity.


Clearly it’s an exciting time to be on the Yay Bikes! team, and we invite you to join us this year as we transform traffic in Central Ohio. Let’s finally DO THIS, eh????!!!!!!!


  1. Rod Rudinger
    January 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Sorry to see the forums go. Was a regular reader, thought there was some good information in them. Look forward to their being brought back.

    • andrew.hulvey
      January 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Forums are coming back, just need some time to tweak and update.

  2. mike.reed
    January 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

    The forums are back. They are tucked under the “Community” menu item. I’m sure there are bugs to fix… but they are back. Thanks!

    January 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    We are aware of some issues with scrolling on the forums in Internet Explorer, as well as other little issues here & there. We are working to fix them and appreciate your patience! Please be in touch if you notice problems!

    Also, re: board positions. We probably won’t bring on anyone else in 2012, but be in touch anyway because there are plenty of committee positions and other opportunities to demonstrate leadership and get to know us better.

    Peace out.


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