More collaborative approach to Events
Any member of the bicycle club can easily post a ride to the event calendar, much like creating a topic on the forum.
The ride leader would simply click a "gadget icon", enter the ride description, date and time of the event, and post it. The event would automatically send email notifications and contain a link to the forum. The email recipients and timing of the email blasts could be configured by Admin via a system or template page.
The ride leader could create a forum topic, and in that topic insert links to the start location on Google Maps, a link to the "Ride with GPS" website (a site to create the Global Position System route) and could upload to the forum, the navigation files for the bicycle cyclometers.
Most of our club members do not want to venture into the admin view of the website. But, we would like every club member to be able to post a ride event to the calendar.