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Volunteer Opportunities for the Colorado Classic: Stage 1

From August 10 to 13, starting in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, a world-class and international field of professional, male cyclists will race more than 300 miles in multiple, fan-friendly circuits with each stage starting and finishing in the same location.

The Colorado Classic will also feature two days of professional women's cycling, beginning in Colorado Springs on August 10 and concluding the following night with a women's-only event under the lights in Denver.
Volunteers are needed for Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic in various positions on race day and in some cases, before race day.
Volunteer Roles: course marshals, ancillary event support, setup, tear-down, information booths, route notification and many other activities.
-Thursday, August 10 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-Thursday, August 10 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
To volunteer or for additional information, visit ColoradoClassic-COS.org
For questions, contact:
Colorado Springs Sports Corp
719-634-7333 info@thesportscorp.org

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Shady Lane Ride

The Annual Shady Lane Ride was July 4th led by Club President Janine. 67 people signed the ride sheet. The group picture was taken by Allen Beauchamp outside the Building 3 Coffee in the Lincoln Center. During the ride, Allen also took a video of the gang riding by. Hit the link below to see the riders.

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2017 CSCC Picnic

The Club Summer Picnic was July 9th and all activities were centered at Torie's Buffalo Lodge. Three different rides started at noon, over 80 riders participated. Food started just after 2pm. Click on the link below to see the MeetUp event description and 26 pictures that Torie posted. It was a great day enjoyed by the Club.

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Monday dinner ride 7_10_17

This Dinner Ride started at America the Beautiful Park (ATB). 11 of us rode north up the Shook's Run and back down Weber. We stopped at a deli for sandwiches and rode to Monument Valley Park (behind the Fine Arts Center) for a jazz concert in the park. We'll do this again on 7/24, when they'll have a rock and roll band (check the CSCC MeetUp calendar for details). There are food trucks at the park that will make food an easier option. During the concert we learned that it was Larry and Shelly Mann's 38th wedding anniversary. CONGRATS!!

Team cscc daily NBC ranking

Colorado Springs Cycling Club has a team in the 2017 National Bike Challenge (NBC) (1 May through 30 Sept). This is our 5th year. Charlie Czar updates the Club's, state's, and Colorado Springs's positions daily and posts it to the link below. Come ride with us, be safe, and post often.

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cscc 2017 club mileage reports

The CSCC 2017 "Dashboard" and detail mileage reports are posted under the "Ride Info" pull down menu. They are in the file called "CSCC Miles". The data is updated monthly. The current info is through JUNE 27th. You can click on the link below to go directly to the CSCC Miles page.

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Elevenmile Canyon Ride

14 people "carpooled" to Elevenmile Canyon and rode their "fat tire" bikes 19 miles in and out of the canyon on Jun 14th. The group photo was taken by Bill Gast. The weather was excellent. After the ride, 11 of us met at the Ute Inn in Woodland Park for lunch. Two more canyon rides will be scheduled before 30 Sept.

2017 Full Moon Rides begin

June 9th was the first Full Moon ride of the year. Eleven people met at Jason's Deli to eat and 10 rode that evening. The picture of the raising moon was taken by Shelly Mann. We were cresting the last hill on the Skyline Trail (just north of Woodman Road) before Austin Bluffs Parkway. July 8th Full Moon Ride is on MeetUp (linked below)

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The National Bike Challenge is on!

NBC is back, and it is a little different this year. It is run through Strava, which you can synch to with numerous devices. You can also enter miles manually. Information from last year's team was moved into Strava, but you must register to activate it. It's quick and easy!
Click "more" below and follow the steps to join the challenge, and join the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. To enter miles manually, if you don't have a device, click the plus sign in the upper right corner.

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Rides This Week

6/26/2017
Have you ridden your bike today? This week?
If you’ve been meaning to get out and ride more there is no time like now. The CSCC Meetup calendar is loaded with options for riders of all abilities. And there is so much more going on. (Please check Meetup for more details https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-Cycling-Club/ )

-Bike to Work Day June 28th. Even if you don’t work anymore, join in and let’s see lots of bikes on the road for support! Register and you’ll get a free breakfast at various locations around town.

-The Shady Lane Ride is July 4th.  Join us at the start in the cool shade under the Colorado Avenue Bridge just northwest of America the Beautiful Park for a leisurely ride with a stop for a chilled drink.

-Don’t forget the Annual Picnic on July 9. We will meet at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort at noon and eats will be at 3 p.m. This takes the place of the regular Sunday Social ride, and we’ll get to cool off in BLBR’s pool after riding as well. Bring your swimsuit, a towel and a side dish to share. Please RSVP on Meetup so we know how many hot dogs and hamburgers to grill.

-There’s a Denver ride coming up July 15. You’ll be on the Cherry Creek Trail, the Highline Canal Trail and other great riding spots. Check it out!

-Full Moon and Eleven Mile Canyon rides and a Total Eclipse Ride (daytime ride in Fort Collins, bring your headlights) are scheduled. The Monday Dinner Rides are back, as well as the Wednesday Road Ride. The Tour de Latte, Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Ride, and Saturday Road Ride roll every weekend. Tuesdays and Thursdays have the Old Phaertes ride and the Group Ride. And of course there’s the Sunday Social and the Hill Climb Rides on Sunday.

We are also offering Smart Cycling Classes and Ride Leader Training Classes. You are incredibly fortunate to belong to a cycling organization that has such a wealth of certified cycling instructors. Other cycling organizations in Colorado Springs are requesting that we lead these classes for their membership…please be sure to RSVP for a class soon! There are discounts for CSCC members. And speaking of discounts, did you know our sponsors (Ted’s Bicycles, Old Town Bike Shop, Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort) offer deals to CSCC members?

And finally – thank you for being a member of CSCC. As an all-volunteer club, many of you contribute to make CSCC great. The Board of Directors, the cycling instructors, and volunteer coordinators keep this club running. However, you should know that many of us are, well, tired. It is time for those of you who’ve gotten so much from CSCC to consider giving a little back. Three of the four elected Board officers will not be returning for a second (in some cases, third or fourth) term this November. CSCC is a tax-exempt organization and as such, must maintain an organizational structure to include these officers. In the event that no one steps into these positions, the future of CSCC as we now know it is in jeopardy.  The Board is currently considering different strategies and making contingency plans for the very, very last resort, dissolution.

I know the great people in CSCC will find a way to make this work. Many changes have taken place over the last year or so, and many more are to come. Some things never change though – like all the reasons YOU like to get on a bike. So, do an ABC Quick Check on your machine (the Smart Cycling class will teach you how) and COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE!
 

Janine Hegeman

President

Colorado Springs Cycling Club