7 ways to make cycling more fun! Nov 5th or 12th

League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will coach you on 7 surprising ways to enjoy cycling more in this fast-paced workshop! Classes will be held at Colorado Technical University on Chestnut, just South of Garden of the Gods road.

Don't miss this chance to get in on the introductory offer price of $30 for non-members and $20 for CSCC members (regular price is $50 for non-members and $40 for CSCC members). Class sizes are limited so register early to reserve your spot.

At either class, you will get two hours of interactive classroom training on riding confidently, plus two hours of on-bike skills training in a group with fellow cyclists. This workshop is designed to provide cyclists of all abilities awareness of traffic laws, knowledge of the bicycle and what it can do, and valuable (and potentially life-saving) tips on how to enjoy cycling more in Colorado Springs.

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THE CSCC HOLIDAY PARTY IS DECEMBER 10th. We'll enjoy a delicious fully catered meal from Aspen Pointe at the Satellite Hotel. Look for more details soon! Advance tickets will be on sale NOV. 1 to NOV. 15 at $20.00 each, then the price increases NOV. 16 to NOV. 30 to $25.00. From DEC. 1 to DEC. 7, tickets will be $30.00.

Nov CSCC Meeting to feature artistic talent

Social Chairperson, Bill Gast, suggested earlier this year that the Nov Club meeting be a bit different. He suggested members bring some of their artistic works to share during the meeting. Barb Czar recently completed a quilt made from riding jerseys that Club members donated to her. It will be on display at the 6:30pm monthly meeting to be held at the Citizen's Service Center on Garden of the Gods Road on Nov 1st.

NBC Final results

The 2016 National Bike Challenge (NBC) ran 1 May to 30 Sept. Our team name is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". We finished NATIONALLY #8 of 1,881 teams and #1 in Colorado. Colorado finished #5 in the nation. The city of Colorado Springs finished #11 of 4,613 communities. See the link below for the monthly breakouts. CONGRATS to all.

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The Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort is now open

Torie Giffen has made a dream reality! The Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort is now open. She is also offering investment opportunities - you can be a part of making this venue one the BEST in the country for cyclists. Check out the website linked below.

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Rides This Week


Wow. Hard to believe it's two months until Christmas. CSCC is rolling along with plenty of activities and events. The Progressive Dinner Ride on October 23 was deliciously fun. Plenty of hills to work off the calories going from stop to stop on the westside of Colorado Springs. And new this year we had a shorter, less hilly version to the main course stop and to dessert. We had great time socializing and listening to Rick Rodriguez's cycling version of John Denver's song "Follow Me". Kerry Hefta was also recognized at the main course stop for her ride leading contributions to the club in 2015. She missed the April Ride Leader Recognition Dinner, and was very happy with her gift (a new taillight from Ted's Bicycles).

Speaking of Christmas, tickets are going on sale soon for the 2016 CSCC Holiday Party, held this year at the Satellite Hotel and fully catered by Aspen Pointe.  Watch your email and Meetup for more information. And did you buy your CSCC jersey? The first order of jerseys is expected to ship in time for distribution at the Holiday Party (or you can pick yours up at a different location to be announced). We will have some extras, if you need to switch sizes, or would like to purchase and additional.

Art will be the theme of the November CSCC meeting. There are some very artistic folk in the Club, and we thought it would be interesting to share what they can do with everyone. Arts and crafts will be on display, some of it will be for sale, and could make for some nice gifts. Contact Bill Gast 719-332-2890 if you have something you'd like to enter. 

On November 5th and 12th, we will be offering a workshop: "7 Ways to Make Cycling FUN." Nine CSCC members recently became League of American Bicyclists certified coaches. We've got information, tips and on-bike demonstrations and exercises to share with you that really will make cycling more fun - and may even save your life. See Meetup for details and register today as space is limited.

Rides, rides, rides, we just don't know when to stop. On Nov. 20, we have the Tour de Turkey ride. We'll collect non-perishable food for local food banks. A can of soup fits nicely in a jersey pocket... In December, we will have a "Christmas Lights" ride. Bundle up, charge the batteries on your bike lights, and head out for an evening ride to view the lights downtown. Afterwards there will be hot chocolate and chili... CSCC has a slot in the Downtown Parade of Lights on December 3. Decorate your bike with lights and ride with us! If you'd like to ride during the day, check out the 1st Annual Cycling Santa 15K Bike Ride. You'll ride from America the Beautiful Park to the Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort, support the Empty Stocking Fund with your entry fee, AND instead of a t-shirt, you get a Santa suit! And a BEARD! Check the Meet up calendar for Dec.3 for all the details.

As always, have fun, be safe, and “come along for the ride!”

Janine Hegeman