BVBF Rest Stop 2/4

The 17th annual Buena Vista Bike Fest (BVBF) was June 6th. Over 520 riders joined the Club to go between BV and Leadville. Pictured are Chris, Teresa, and Barb joining Dirk the Blackjack dealer at the Sunshine Casino (rest stop #2 & #4) south of Leadville. BIG THANKS to the organizing committee and all the volunteers that made the day such a great success.

Leadville Mineral Belt Sunday Ride

This was the 3rd year of this Sunday Buena Vista Bike Fest (BVBF) Volunteer's Ride (Bob and Anne Smith have lead the Sunday BV to Princeton Hot Springs Volunteer Ride for many years before). 13 of us "carpooled" back to Leadville and rode the loop on the city's east side up into the mountain. Jean Zeh "herded" most of us together for these pictures overlooking the town. You can see Turquoise Lake across the valley in the upper left hand corner of the lower picture.

Al Brody Sighting

Here are Al and Tamara Brody outside their home on June 2nd. Al completed his chemo and radiation treatments in May. He is slowly regaining his weight, but is already back on his bikes getting around town for meetings. Drop by and say hi.

June Meeting

We had 32 people attend the June Club Meeting at the Garden of the Gods Citizens Service Center. Pictured here is Colorado Springs City speaker Brian Shevock completing his presentation on bicycle projects throughout the city as he prepares to introduce Springs METRO RIDE's Vicki McCann who talked to us about Bike To Work Ride and Breakfast coming up Jun 24th. Thanks to Vern Pitcher for the pictures.

2015 National Bike Challenge

Join the 4th annual National Bike Challenge (NBC). Click on the link below, then click on the red "Join Now" link on the top of the page. From there you fill out your profile to include your EMAIL address, create a password and then fill out your profile. At this point you can post a picture from your computer hard drive to represent you. You can sign up for our team by searching for and joining "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014" (you don't have to be a Club member to join our team). Make sure you hit the "Register" button on the bottom of the page to capture all the data. Now you are ready to enter ride data from the first of May. Ride safe and update often.

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St Paddy Ride & Parade Check Presented

John O'Donnell, St Paddy Run, Bike Ride, Parade organizer, and Club member attended the May Club meeting. He presented a $1,500 check to Club VP Janine Hegeman for the Club's efforts to help them organize and run the bike ride aspect of their St Paddy event. The Club had 40 members help Janine make that day a success.

May Membership Meeting Minutes

Linked below are the meeting minutes prepared by Sharon Boyd and Ginny Barber.

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LAB Bike Month BINGO Challenge

The League of American Bicyclists released a Bike Month BINGO card earlier this year. Their challenge is to fill in all the spaces with activities in May. Could be fun. Card is linked below.

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Hi All,

Starlight Spectacular was Saturday June 20th.  The Club had about 20 people help at our Rest Stop at Bancroft Park .  TOCS (the Starlight organizer) said there were 1,400 riders this year for a new ride record.  Thanks to our volunteers and our leaders (CeCe Beauchamp and Sara Hill) for getting us organized.

Bike month in Colorado and Colorado Springs is June.  The cities Bike to Work Day and Breakfast was June 24th.  We had a lot of Club members ride in the Mayor's Ride and attend breakfast at the many Colorado Springs locations.  If you rode that day then send your miles to Jean Zeh at

The 17th annual Buena Vista Bike Fest (BVBF) was June 6th!!!!  I rode a century in 6:54 saddle time, it was my 53rd Century since my 1st one in 1995.  We had over 520 other riders join us that day.  There was a little rain, but none of it fell on me as I rode the course.  Thanks to all the Club volunteers and the organizing committee that made this day so great.  A reminder that everyone who rode that day needs to send their miles to Jean Zeh  . 

The Board of Directors met at our home on June 23rd.  We finalized plans for the July 19th Annual Picnic and got a great start for this year's Holiday Party that will be Saturday Dec 12th.  We also started organizing the nomination committee for the officer elections coming this November.  The 4 officer positions will be open for 2 year terms.

The June Club meeting (6/2) was held in room 1019 at the Citizens Service Center on Garden of the Gods Road, 32 people attended.  Brian Shevock from the City updated us on bike lanes and other bicycle/roadway projects that are planned and under way all around town, and Vicki McCann talk with us about Bike Month and the Bike to Work Breakfast.  There will be no July Club meeting because we have the annual picnic on July 19th.

The 2015 National Bike Challenge started May 1stWe (Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014 team) have 141 riders listed on the team and so far 99 have posted miles in June (103 for the entire Challenge).  As of Saturday night for the entire challenge we are #1 of the 1011 Colorado teams and #12 of the 1,823 national teams (for month of June totals we just moved into #10 nationally by just a few points).   When May ended the Club team was #1 in Colorado and #14 Nationally.  Please update your miles (even May miles) often.  You earn 20 points every day you ride your bike and to get another point for every mile that you ride.  Every point helps.  See the note later in this column for more details and the news item on the left column for details on how to join the Challenge and our team.

Sharon Boyd and Dale Campbell will lead the June Sunday Social rides.  The Social Ride start location is at Acacia Park.  See the Ride Calendar for details.  June 28th will find a "Mystery Ride" stop on this ride.

Bob and Ann Smith resumed the Monday Dinner Ride.  The June rides depart from University Village.  See the ride calendar for details.  This is the 29th year that they have led  this annual Club activity.

National Bike Challenge started May 1st.  We are still riding as the team called Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014.   That team already has our riders captured from last year.  Those members just need to log back on with last year's userID and password, and start logging your miles.  New people can join the Challenge and our team by going to .  Call me if you need help (266-0776).  During the March and April practice period our team has been in the top 20 teams in the nation.  Please consider joining and help us stay in the top 20 during the May 1- Sept 30 Challenge.  25 new members are on board so far for this year.