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Don't miss BVBF early registration discount

This year when you register between now and JAN 31, 2015 your registration is ONLY $55. Regular registration from FEB thru MAY is $65 and $70 after MAY 31st. BVBF link is below at "more"

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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.

29th annual frozen water bottle ride

The 29th Annual Frozen Water Bottle Ride was Jan 1st at 10am. 29 people pushed off from the University Village Parking lot under an overcast sky. It started snowing about 10:45 (3 hours early). Everyone got back and 20 of us shared lunch at BJ's Brewhouse. It snowed more while we ate. The Picture is of Charlie Czar's bike parked on the patio. There was snow covering the CSCC bottle and ice inside. Bob Smith started this ride in 1987.

2014 Dave Horne Community Award

The Club presents a special Community Service Award in some years to people in the community that greatly facilitate cycling. There was no honoree in 2013. In the Summer of 2014 the Board of Directors voted to name the award after Dave Horne who provided so much help and spirit to the Club and had died last summer. The Board also agreed to make an award this year to the organizer of the Chick-fil-A Heroes Ride & Walk for all the riding opportunities provided during the summer. The award was presented to Club member Torie Giffin. Charlie and Barb Czar (R & L{back}) present the award to Torie and her family.

2014 CSCC Volunteer of the year

The Annual announcement of the Club Volunteer of the Year was made at the Dec 7th Club Holiday Party. The 2014 honorees were Sharon Boyd and Dale Campbell. The plaque was presented by Sara Hill (L) (the 2013 winner) and Charlie Czar (R) (Club President). Sharon and Dale are the Bent Fork editors, been Club members for 21 years, Sharon is the Club Secretary for the 4th time, and they volunteered for just about every special ride and event.

BVBF 2015 Registration opens

Registration opened December 17th for the 17th Annual Buena Vista Bike Festival (BVBF) which takes place on June 6, 2015. Check the link below for more details and a link to register for the event

This year when you register between now and JAN 31, 2015 your registration is ONLY $55. Regular registration from FEB thru MAY is $65 and $70 after MAY 31st.

Jerseys are ONLY $60 until JAN 31 then $65 through APR 30, and $70 beginning MAY 1. If you are interested in purchasing a jersey you may do so when you register for BVBF.

For registration and more information go to www.bvbf.org. Event is limited to 900 riders. Routes include Century, Metric Century, 50 and 35 mile rides.

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2014 Holiday Party

The Club's annual Holiday Party was a catered affair held at the Pinery on the Hill on Sunday, Dec 7th. Social Chairperson, Bill Gast, started organizing it last spring. The picture is from our party in the main ballroom looking to the east at downtown Colorado Springs. 112 people (of our 420 members) attended the party on a beautifully clear night. The moon rise through the ballroom windows came as we started to go through the buffet line. Bill used the later revealed list of Club mileage leaders as the order of tables released to the buffet. The program included pictures of the past year, Club mileage leaders, Club Community Service Award winner, annual Club Volunteer of the Year winner, Bill Gast's Club Ride Picture Jeopardy game, and then music by Wes & Joan. What a great evening!!


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1/25/2015

Hi All,

I will be leading the January Sunday Social Rides.  The Social Ride start location is at Acacia Park.  See the Ride Calendar for details.  The temp was 24'F on 1/4, although it snowed Saturday night, the roads were mostly clear and it was sunny.  Three of us took the trail out to Criterium Bicycles and then took roads back downtown.  The Jan 11th ride had 9 people, we went out Pikes Peak and returned (the long way) back on the Midland Trail.  The Jan 18th ride had 22 people on a 53'F day, we rode Mesa out to Garden of the Gods overlook and then back through Holland Park.  The temp for 1/25 is mid-50'Fs again - a great day for a ride!!  

The next CSCC Board of Directors Meeting will be Jan 27th (this Tuesday) at our home.  It will start with snacks at 6:30p and the meeting at 7p.  Anyone can attend, just let me know so we have food enough for all.  This meeting will be the annual review the Club Charter, ride ideas, BVBF, and we'll work on the annual budget.

The first Club of 2015 was 1/6 at the Garden of the Gods Citizens Service Center.  Only 15 people made it so we decided to delay 
the "slip method" to the February meeting.  The Citizens Center moved us to the cafeteria instead of our usual room.  We never saw anyone in that room that night so we were a bit confused.  Lee Murphy presented history about his Club's annual Mystery Ride.  Minutes will be posted in the news column in a few days.  The Feb meeting will be 2/3 at our usual room at the Center.


The 29th annual Frozen Water Bottle Ride started our new year.  We had 29 people ride.  The temp was 19'F when we started.  The sky was overcast and for the 1st time in years we could not see Pikes Peak.  Snow started about 10:45 and continued until we finished lunch at 2pm.  The temp had gotten up to 24'F as I headed home.

BVBF 2015 will be June 6th.  I was the 3rd person to register for the ride the evening that we opened registrations. 

Ride chairperson Jean Zeh says we still need Ride Leaders to step up for the Saturday Road Ride and Sunday Hill Climb Rides.  EMAIL her ( jeanzeh@yahoo.com ) with comments, questions, or to volunteer.  If you have ideas for other rides you can bring them to her attention and we may start those early this year.

National Bike Challenge started May 1st - and ended Sept 30th 2014.  Our team name is Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014.  We had 115 team members and everyone posted miles.  We finished in 8th place among 1,265 national teams for Sep and 12th for the entire Challenge In Colorado we were the #1 Team in Aug and Sept, and finished 2nd for the entire Challenge behind the Bike Commuter Cabal that has 117 members but only 5 from CO???  Team members can still post miles on the Jan 2015 tab, NBC tracks people and teams in the individual months.  The Club has been in the top 10 of 500-600 teams in the past 3 months.

Peggy Seidel (573-5050 apjbuffalo@aol.com)  is making her way though her cancer treatments.  It was great to see her at the Jul 20th Picnic.  Ronaele Foss (351-9775  rsfoss@hotmail.com 
) is in assisted living on Centennial Blvd and recovering from her back fractures and other things.  They appreciate calls, EMAILs, or visits from the Club.

A STOP sign means stop at those intersections.  At least put one foot on the ground.  This applies to everyone riding in the group, not just the ride leader.

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