Mother Nature threw us a curve this week, and we've had to reschedule the February Club meeting to THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11. Snacks at 6 p.m. and the meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the El Paso County Citizen's Service Center, 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, CSCO 80907.
The weather looks to be MUCH improved. Hope to see you there.

Feb 7th Sunday Social Ride

The Temp got up to 40'F on Superbowl Sunday. Dick Timberlake, Tim Lopez, and Charlie Czar found Tejon and Cascade were plowed, as was the Greenway Trail. We hit snow north of the University Village bridge up to Criterium. The side roads were still covered in snow - but we tried Polk on the way back, and stayed upright. There wasn't anyone downtown at the Park, so we had to settle for a "selfie".

Register for BVBF!

Buena Vista Bike Fest registration is now open! Click "more" to sign up for the ride, or volunteer (or both). Routes and rest stops are the same as last year.

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Letter to Past BVBF Riders

You should soon see an invitation to register for the Buena Vista Bike Fest yet. CSCC has stepped aside as the manager of this event. The Buena Vista Rotary Club now has full rights to BVBF, and they have had some challenges in getting the registration up and running. The following letter provides more information.

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Minutes from the January Member's meeting

Minutes form the January Member's meeting can be found at the link below. About 35 of us enjoyed a substantial snack from Chik-Fil-A (thank you Torie!), a very cool presentation and demonstration of electronic Bikes and Trikes (thank you Dale and Allen!)and you all help get me through my first club meeting as president. Thanks everyone!

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Leaders for the Club's 30th Year

The Club officers for 2016 and 2017 are
President - Janine Hegeman,
Vice-President - Rich Hostak,
Secretary - Ginny Barber, and
Treasurer - Sara Hill.

Their two year terms began Jan 1st 2016.

New Year Lunch @ BJ Brewhouse

A number of Frozen Water Bottle riders went inside BJ Brewhouse after the Jan 1st ride for the Club's 1st lunch of the year.

30th annual frozen water bottle rides

The Club hosted our annual New Year Day Frozen Water Bottle Rides on Jan 1st. We had both a road ride and mountain bike ride. We left the BJ Brewhouse parking lot just after 10am. We had nearly 40 people ride with us. The mountain bike group are pictured above and were joined in the bottom picture by the road riders. As you can see it was a cloudless sunny morning with no wind, temp was 20'F when we left and near 30'F on our return. This was quite a contrast to the 2015 ride when we rode through a morning snow storm. We returned this year about noon and had lunch at the Brewhouse. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Jean Zeh 2015 CSCC Volunteer of the Year

Jean Zeh was announced as the 2015 CSCC Volunteer of the Year at the Dec 12th Club Annual Holiday Party. The "refreshed" Volunteer of the Year travelling plaque is pictured. Jean's specific club volunteer contributions are linked below.

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Nikki presented 2015 Horne Community Service Award

Nikki McComsey receives the Dave Horne Community Service Award from CSCC President Charlie Czar at the Dec 12th Club Holiday Party. Nikki McComsey became the Executive Director of Kids on Bikes (KoB) in October 2011. She had been involved in nonprofit youth development since the beginning of her working life. She took a break in that service and earned a CPA, worked for the firm of BKD, and then for Cheyenne Mountain Resort. She returned to the nonprofit youth development world in 2011 and helped steer BoK through the expansion in its programs and maturing its growth. This year efforts included the development of the Popcycle Bridge. This year she was recognized as the Mayor's Youth Leader in the category of Innovation in Sports and Wellness. She has always been a friend of CSCC, and earned the 2015 CSCC Dave Horne Community Service Award.

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CSCC 2015 Ride Summary

Riders sign the Club Ride Sheet on every ride. Most of the ride sheets are submitted to Jean Zeh. These are the ride summary charts shared at the Dec 12th annual Holiday Party. Who had the most miles during the year (male and female)? Who rode the most rides? How many miles did the average Club rider log this year? For that and more click on the link below. Thanks to Jean Zeh for maintaining this data for the past 6 years.

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Hi All,

The rescheduled, snow delayed February Club meeting is Thursday Feb 11th at the Garden of the Gods Citizens' Service Center.  Snacks start at 6pm and meeting starts at 6:30.  The CSCC Board of Director's (BoD) 1st meeting was Jan 21st at Janine's home.  Our 2nd BoD meeting will be at VP Rich Hostak's home at 6:30pm on Tuesday Feb 23rd.  We'll discuss results of the survey questions that Janine got from Club members at the Jan membership meeting and we'll develop the Club's 2016 budget.  The March 1st Club meeting at the Citizens' Service Center will be the annual Club business meeting as required by the Club's By-Laws.

The February Sunday Social Rides will be led by Charlie Czar.  See the calendar for details.  He'll also lead the Feb 21st Full Moon Ride.

CSCC is working with the O'Donnell family to handle the St Pat Bike Ride portion of the 32nd Annual St Pat Parade activities  .  Jean Zeh is organizing our efforts for the bike ride course marking, corner marshalls, and rest stops.  Please help if you are called, the Club receives a donation for our efforts.

The 2015 National Bike Challenge started May 1st and ended Sept 30th.  We (Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014 team) had 147 riders listed on the team and 117 logged miles during the Challenge.  For the entire challenge we were #1 of the 122 Colorado teams and #12 again of the 1,953 national teams. I will continue to organize and manage our Club team in 2016.  I've made it a New Year's resolution to get more people and teams to participate throughout Colorado Springs.

This ends my 3rd term as president of our Club.  I really appreciate Janine stepping up to become President of our Club for the next 2 years.  The Club is strong at 380 members as we begin our 30th year.  We've done well because everyone is so giving when we have a need for volunteers and ideas.  I'd ask everyone to continue that spirit for our new leadership team.  The Club is dynamic (beyond riding bikes) and there are many things that we will consider in our future.  Come join us as we continue the ride.

Remember that a stop sign means STOP, let's make sure we put a foot on the ground before riding on.

Charlie Czar, Past President                  719-266-0776