Carrying on the Vision
In many ways, Cycle Folsom continues to carry forward Steve’s vision, however, the club’s personality continues to evolve as leadership changes over time. From 2010 through 2015, Stan Schultz took over management of Cycle Folsom. Fortunately, Stan could rely on a strong group of ride leaders to carry the club forward. At the time were approximately 120 subscribers to “The Weekend Ride” mailing list.
As a marketing professional, Stan applied his expertise and created a “brand” for Cycle Folsom. Later, he worked with the ride leaders to create a site on Meetup.com which allowed greater flexibility for the Club’s leaders to post rides, and for members to RSVP. As of December 2015, Cycle Folsom had grown to more than 850 members and it gained support of local sponsors such as Folsom Bike, Town Center Bike and Tri, ROL Wheels, Mraz Brewing Company, Pete’s Brewhouse & Restaurant and more. While Stan’s efforts continue to add polish to Cycle Folsom’s exterior finish, the guts and glory of the club relied mostly on the club’s dedicated ride leaders and committed members.
In 2016, Stan recruited a group of dedicated members in order to create a Leadership Council. The goal was to maintain the personality and culture of the club, and to maintain or improve the quality and cohesion of communication, while also reducing the load on any one individual to manage the club.
Jim Ramseier emerged as a dynamic supporter for this effort, as well as an administrative leader of the council. Meanwhile, Stan joined Rowland Fellows, Rob Pucci, Brian Accord to focus on shoring-up ride leadership standards, communication and planning. Collectively, the Leadership Council has a wealth of management, marketing, and cycling knowledge—not to mention a passion for cycling, Cycle Folsom and all that Cycle Folsom brings to our community.
In addition to the Leadership Council, a number of Cycle Folsom members contribute time and professional expertise to help the club operate as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. We are grateful and thankful for their involvement and support.