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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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Don't miss BVBF early registration discount

This year if you registered before JAN 31 your registration was ONLY $55. Regular registration from FEB thru APR is $65 and $70 after MAY 1st. BVBF link is below at "more"

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Yoga at May Club Meeting

Sarra Raney of Corepower Yoga was guest speaker at the Club's May meeting. About half the attendees joined her on the floor and went through some yoga that is useful for bike riders.

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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COS Bike to work day

Colorado Springs opened their registration site for the Bike To Work Day Breakfast. That is scheduled for Wednesday June 24th. The link is at "More.." The registration form had required fields for "Company". If you are retired you can use Colorado Springs Cycling Club. Our address is PO Box 49602 COS CO 80949. Our size is 100-500 people. This will be a destination ride and you can send your miles to Jean Zeh after you complete the ride.

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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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April Membership Meeting Minutes

Linked below are the April Club meeting minutes submitted by Sharon Boyd.

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2015 Starlight Spectacular

The 21st Annual Starlight Spectacular will be Saturday June 20th. The Club will again organize and staff the Bancroft Park Rest Stop on West Colorado Ave. The entertainment festivities start at 9pm at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center and the ride starts at 10:30pm. So all the riders should be through the rest stop about midnight. We will be requesting volunteers for the stop in late May and June. This is always a festive night for the riders and the rest stop volunteers. For those interested in riding the event this year you will find more info and registration site at the link below.

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This Year's BVBF Jersey

The BVBF Organizing Committee finalized the BVBF jersey design just before the Christmas holidays. See the BVBF news items about ride details and how to register for the ride and jersey.

March Annual Business meeting minutes

Sharon Boyd provided the official minutes of the meeting. They are linked below.

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5/11/2015

Hi All,

The 2015 National Bike Challenge started Friday May 1st.  At the end of the first full week our Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014 team was in 19th place nationally out of 1,477 teams.  Our team is 1st of 70 Colorado teams.  We had 60 riders (out of 130) post miles this month.  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.

Sara Hill will lead the May Sunday Social rides.  The Social Ride start location is at Acacia Park.  See the Ride Calendar for details.

The Saturday Road Ride is now listed on the ride calendar, it starts May 16th from the Bass Pro parking lot
Jim Sledz will lead the ride.  See the ride calendar for details

Bob and Ann Smith resume the Monday Dinner Ride on May 18th (the 4th was rained out & 11th was uncetain road conditions from the week of storms).  See the ride calendar for details.  This is the 29th year that they have led  this annual Club activity.

BVBF is June 6th.  Registration opened in December.  Volunteers need to sign up at that site, too.  Look for details in the news column on the left.  Ride signups continue to do well.

The May Club meeting was held on the 5th (Cinco de Mayo) at the Garden of the Gods Citizen Service Center room 1019.  40 people attended.  Snacks started at 6pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm  Our featured speaker was Sarra Raney and demonstrated bicycle related yoga.

Bike month
in Colorado and Colorado Springs is June.  The cities Bike to Work Day and Breakfast is June 24th.  See the news item in the left column for details and link to sign up.

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 https://nationalbikechallenge.org/ .  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.  14 new members are on board so far for this year.

Peggy Seidel (573-5050 apjbuffalo@aol.com)  is making her way though her cancer treatments.  Ronaele Foss (351-9775  rsfoss@hotmail.com ) left the assisted living facility on Centennial Blvd and recovering from her back fractures and other things.  They appreciate calls, EMAILs, or visits from the Club.


Remember that a "stop" sign means stop.  Let's at least put one foot to the ground.  When riding in a group, everyone needs to stop, not just the ride leader.

Charlie Czar     719-266-0776     czar@erinet.com