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Attention! Megacycle Club meetings have resumed. Please note the new meeting time.

Megacycle Club meetings previously cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions have resumed. Meetings will now be held earlier, starting at 6:30 pm. Meetings will be held in the large room across… Read more »

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