Member Information

IMPORTANT: OCTOBER 1st DEADLINE FOR NOMINATING PETITION FOR 2019-2020 CLUB DIRECTORS & OFFICERS:

The 2018 MAFW Nominating Committee has submitted a slate of Officers and Directors to serve on the board for the upcoming two-year term of 2019 - 2020. The club members who served on this committee were Rich Cohen, Vicki Benz, John Skov, Jim Hunt and Eileen Gavin.

Additional candidates may be nominated by petition, with a minimum of twenty five (25) signatures of valid Club members. Nominating petitions must be submitted to the Secretary, Eileen Gavin, no later than October 1st in order for them to be validated and published on the Club web site no later than October 15. Eileen may be reached at bikegal8@gmail.com or 908-334-6215.

MAFW Nominations for Officers & Directors from 1-1-2019 Through 12-31-2020

President: Andrew Stroukoff
Vice President: Liz Jennison
Treasurer: Michael Swearingen
Ride Coordinator: Manny Coelho
Secretary: Caroline Cullen
Social Coordinator: Mary Conrad
Membership Coordinator: Marv Schwinder
Safety Coordinator: Muffin Williams
Assistant Safety Coordinator: Mady Roese
IT Coordinator: Jon Eiseman
Web Content Manager: Pete Nevins
Communications/Marketing Coordinator:Tracy Brown
Newsletter Editor: Pat Kipp
MAFW Bike Adventures Coordinator: Mark Jay

Membership

Our membership is comprised of over 700 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85+.  Club members primarily reside in the following New Jersey counties:  Morris,  Sussex, Hunterdon, Essex, Somerset, Warren, Union, and Passaic. Membership is open to anyone at least 18 years old. See where members liveJOIN on-line, or use a mail-in membership application. Contact the Membership Coordinator (mafw.membership@gmail.com) for the following items: Help with joining, renewing, login problems & lost password plus general information about the Morris Area Freewheelers.

Still not convinced?  Listen to our members:  video1  video2.  Check out our MAFW newsletter and sample cue sheet .

Safety Policy

MAFW is committed to promoting safe riding habits for our membership. Toward that end, we have adopted a Safety Policy that we hope will make cycling a safer and even more enjoyable experience for our members.

Tours

We have developed cue sheets for over 600 distinct tours, each beginning from one of 25+ geographically diverse starting points.  Tours vary in length from 15 to 100+ miles, and have varying terrains from flat to very challenging.

Scheduled Rides

Rides are scheduled all year long, depending upon available daylight, as follows:

  • Morning rides on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday year round. 
  • Evening rides on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening between April and October. 
  • Rides are frequently added to the schedule. 
Ride paces range from beginning (Casual) to very fast (A-pace).

The web ride schedule is always 100% up-to-date.   Our Ride Leaders hand out cue sheets at the beginning of each ride. Canceled rides are deleted from the web schedule immediately, so check the web site before you travel to the ride if the weather is questionable.

You can almost always find a scheduled group ride that matches your biking skills. Click on Ride Schedule, above, for information on pace and terrain definitions.

Multi-Day Rides

We run multi-day rides organized by a ride leader at various geographic locations.  These are usually not local rides.  They give you an opportunity to see various parts of the country from your bike.  Watch the newsletter for new ride announcements.

Minors As Guest Riders

Minors (under 18 years of age) are allowed on one club ride, provided they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must (a) be a member, and (b) stay with the minor during the entire ride.

Social Events

Club social events included in your membership dues are:

.    Two Picnics, Spring and Fall
.    Pizza Party for active Ride Leaders and Other Volunteers
.    Fall Annual Meeting with Guest speakers
.    Winter Holiday Party
.    Spring Ride Season Kickoff Meeting

At these events, drawings are held for biking accessories and gift certificates valid at our sponsoring bike shops.

Newsletter

The club newsletter, the Freewheeler News, is published and available on the club's website 10 times year.  The newsletter and this web site lists our bicycle shop sponsors who offer discounts to members. The newsletter includes member classified ads, articles written by members, general info, etc.  In addition, special edition newsletters are published.

Member Bike Equipment Swap

Members are permitted to place for-sale ads in the newsletter or on our club website Bike & Sell Forums.

For additional club information, click on the FAQ link on this page.