Everett Anderson Route Library

Over 50 members came out on a chilly Spring morning to help celebrate Everett Anderson’s 90th birthday on April 17, 2021.  Everett has been an extremely valuable member of the club with many significant contributions since he joined the club back in 1998.  Yes, he joined the club when he was 67 years old!

Here is a brief recap of some of his contributions to JSTS:

    • Originated the "Scenic Saturday Rides" that started from various parks throughout Monmouth County.  For many years Everett led these 25-35 mile rides YEAR ROUND, and they were attended by riders of all abilities.  He is proud to say that he has ridden OUTSIDE every single weekend in a given year, and in shorts as long as the temperature was above 40 degrees!
    • Served as Ride Coordinator, planning the routes for all scheduled road rides operated by the club.  In the early days, Everett recalls how a cue sheet would be printed and physically mailed to a ride leader, and the ride leader would be responsible for making copies and distributing them to the riders at the start of the ride.
    • In 2009, he attempted to rank the desirability of routes by conducting a survey to see what routes members liked best.  The overwhelming majority preferred routes based on the weather, so Everett promptly removed all routes from the library that didn't go on roads where the weather was nice.
    • After over 13 years of hard work and dedication to promoting cycling with JSTS, Everett was nominated, and unanimously approved as a Lifetime Member in JSTS (Class of 2011 - SPRING).
    • Everett's most lasting contribution to JSTS is the creation and maintenance of the JSTS Route Library, which has in excess of 400 routes.  Each route was designed to avoid having us ride the same road twice during the same ride.  Every week (YEAR ROUND, typically on Tuesdays) Everett would ride one of the routes, noting road closures and other conditions that impacted the route.  He then took his handwritten notes and sat down in front of his computer to update the spreadsheets for any and all routes affected by what he discovered during his ride.

In honor of Everett's 90th Birthday, and in recognition of his contributions to JSTS, the club renamed the JSTS Route Library as the Everett Anderson Route Library.

In late 2019, the club launched a redesigned website with the ability to directly link to routes (and cue sheets) stored with RideWithGPS (RWGPS).  With over 400 routes in the library that Everett designed and maintained for over 20 years, our current Ride Coordinators, along with Everett, are slowly migrating the library into RWGPS.

With the JSTS RWGPS Club Account, JSTS members view and print cue sheets directly from RWGPS.  JSTS members are provided with instructions on how to join the RWGPS Club Account when they pay their JSTS membership dues.  Not a JSTS member yet?  Click here to join now!

Once you have joined our RWGPS Club Account, simply click here to access the entire Everett Anderson Route Library.

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