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Colorado Springs Bicycle Master Plan Public Information Session: May 3

You are invited to to attend a Public Information Session to learn about the Colorado Springs Bicycle Master Plan and to provide critical input. Based on research, interviews and public input, there is a clear understanding of where we are today (the current conditions) and where the community wants to be in the future (the vision and goals). The heart of the plan, which we're working on now, includes a recommended bike network covering the entire city and recommendations on the policies and programs that will get us from where we are today to where the community wants to be.

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register for the 19th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest - June 3, 2017

The beautiful century route goes North to Leadville, along the scenic rolling hills of Turquoise Lake Road, around the Mineral Belt Trail passing aspen groves and conifer forests, meandering through the historic Leadville Mining District, and back to Buena Vista in the shadows of Colorado's highest mountain peaks. Nearly all of the climbing is completed over the first 60 miles of the ride, with the last 40 miles essentially downhill to flat! Riders also have options to take shorter routes including a 35 miler, a 50 miler, and a metric century (62 miles) while still enjoying the Collegiate Peaks magnificent scenery.

BVBF is sponsored by Buena Vista Rotary. We have been told by our riders that our rest stops are the best of any ride they have ever done. Our routes are well covered with SAG vehicles. For your safety the Colorado State Patrol will be patrolling route and the Chaffee County Search & Rescue will be providing EMT support

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23rd annual starlight spectacular Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Two Ways to have a Superhero Starlight this year!

VOLUNTEER - CSCC will be running the rest stop in Old Colorado City. CeCe Beauchamp is coordinating the rest stop and we need VOLUNTEERS. Thousands of riders, some with fantasticly decorated bikes and wild costumes come throught he rest stop - this is FUN! Contact her at boshaw1@yahoo.com

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RIDE - Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition for this fun night-time bicycle ride that is suitable for most ages and abilities.
This year's theme is SUPERHEROES, so start planning your costumes now. Watch for details on the NEW COSTUME CONTEST, with great prizes, kicking off May 10!
Choose your route, from 14 to 22 miles, starting and ending at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, through the City of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods.
Before the ride, enjoy music, food and drink, costumes and contests! Prizes for best illuminated bike, best costume and best group costume. Buy vintage Starlight shirts from prior years and other once-a-year goodies at our retail booth. Hot breakfast and more fun after the ride!

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2016 CSCC Club Miles Report

Linked below is the CSCC Annual Miles Report. It was a BIG year for the Club. The Picture at the left shows both our 25th Anniversary Club Jersey and our new 30th Anniversary Jersey. Contact President Janine if you want to order a new one.

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4/10/2017
Spring is finally here. I hope you are riding lots and staying safe. LOTS coming up with CSCC, and a few important “save the date” items for you all as well:

-          Ride Leader training. Finish up the ride leader training you started in February with the road skills section of the training, your choice of April 22 or April 29. More classroom session will be offered soon; if you’d like to take the road skills section now and the classroom section later, please do sign up here.
-          CSCC Board meeting. April 27 at the SustainaCenter, 703 E. Boulder St., 80903. 6 p.m. snacks, 6:30 p.m. meeting starts. OPEN to ALL CSCC members. Come see what the board does for YOU, a member of the longest-running (or is that spinning?) and largest cycling club in Colorado Springs – CSCC!
-          CSCC’s first ever New Member Meet’n’Greet. On May 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., come by The Hostak Backyard Oasis (3785 Red Canon Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80904) for grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and meet new members and board members. If you are a new member (you’ve joined CSCC in the last year), you will get a gift for joining us. We’d love to meet you! More details on Meetup coming soon.
-          7 Ways to Make Cycling MORE Fun. Save the date - May 18 or May 20. CSCC’s League of American Bicyclists certified instructors have tips and tricks for you and can teach you skills in this training that will keep you spinning happily. More information soon on Meetup.
-          CSCC Member meeting. June 6, 6 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. A great presentation from a couple who have ridden across the US multiple times – find out how you prepare and plan for cycling trips and what to expect along the way. I’ll be back from BVBF with a report on the ride.
-          Buena Vista Bike Fest June 3 and Starlight Spectacular June 17! See the CSCC website and Meetup for details.
-          SAVE THE DATE! July 9: the CSCC Summer Picnic and Rides at the Buffalo Lodge. Rides start at noon, and food happens about 2:30-3:00. RSVPS, side dishes and grills needed; if you can bring a grill, please contact me. Details coming soon on Meetup.

Please be safe out there. Recently a cyclist, Dr. Julia Roark, was struck by a vehicle and killed on Woodmen Road. Though not a CSCC member, she’s still a part of the cycling community, and I know all our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

The calendar is filling up again with rides for summer – look for the 11 Mile Canyon ride, Full Moon Rides, mountain bike rides starting at the Buffalo Lodge, and more. As always, be safe, have fun, and “come along for the ride!”

Janine Hegeman

President

Colorado Springs Cycling Club