Bikes, Brews and Blues at the Buffalo Lodge

Fun night planned at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort!
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4pm - 9pm
Buffalo Lodge Outdoor Pavilion (in the back)
2 El Paso Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80904
4 pm- 5:15 - Tribe
5:30 pm - Jordan Smith & the Jamsmith Band, sponsored by the  Colorado Springs Conservatory 
6:45 pm - Bill Snyder
8 pm - Colorado Springs Conservatory - Austin Johnson, sponsored by the  Colorado Springs Conservatory 
BBQ & Brews:
BBQ by Smokin' J's 4 - 8pm
Beer by New Belgium & Tommyknocker
Proceeds Benefit Rocky Mountain Field Institute

League Certified Instructor training is here in colorado springs!

LCI (League Certified Instructor) Training is HERE, October 7-9, 2016!!
CSCC is excited to announce the first ever League of American Bicyclists (LAB) LCI training in Colorado Springs. What is an LCI, and what is the training all about? As a graduate of Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101, and a member of LAB (both prerequisites for talking the course), you'll be equipped to pass on your extensive knowledge others. This two and a half day course will be taught by a coach from LAB. More information is on Meetup. Registration is open until Sept. 21.

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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MOAB - Deals for CSCC Members

Skinny Tire Events is offering SERIOUS discounts (up to 40%) to CSCC members for the Moab Century Tour this fall and the Skinny Tire Festival next March. We will have these flyers available at club meetings and events, and we will have more information on Meetup soon as well.

NBC Daily Update

As our National Bike Challenge (NBC) Team administrator I check our team, city, and state rankings each day. To make it easier for everyone I am updating that record within the Club web structure, see the link below. The "as of" date in the left corner of the table will show how fresh the data is. Our team name is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". It is never too late to join the team and ride. AT THE END OF AUGUST THE TEAM WAS NATIONALLY #8 of over 1,800 teams.

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Rides This Week


Autumn. Some of the best riding days in Colorado Springs are usually around this time of year. Not too cold, not too hot, but just right. Hope you are out there having fun. Autumn is also a great time to reflect, and to look forward.

So much has happened with CSCC over the summer. We’ve had some fantastic participation in our rides – 60 to 70 riders on the Mystery Ride, the Shady Lane Ride, and the Salute to the Ride for Heroes. CSCC is growing thanks to Meetup and we’re seeing more and more new people riding with us. The introduction of the rating system, and the addition of a slower paced, “Green” rated ride on Sunday is helping to fill requests and suggestions we received in the membership survey done in January.  We will be doing another survey in January, with some far reaching questions. Where do you think CSCC will be in 2026? 2046? The Board always finds great ideas in your input, and we’ve implemented many of them, and will continue to do so.

The 30th anniversary jersey is currently being designed and will be available to club members for purchase by the end of the year.  The Board of Directors took extra care to find a cycling clothing manufacturer that makes their great fitting products in the US. We are sure you’ll like it.

We are sponsoring a League of American Bicyclist (LAB) LAB Certified Instructor training seminar for the first time ever in Colorado Springs, October 7-9. This intensive training will result in our club having several people qualified to lead classes in bike safety, safe commuting, basic bicycle maintenance and more. Keep an eye out for these offerings on Meetup. CSCC’s bylaws are dedicated to safe riding, and we’d like to promote bicycling safety as a regular part of how we have fun.

The Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort has come on board as a sponsor of CSCC, and many rides are starting at Torie’s place in Old Colorado City. All of the former Chick Fil A Saturday rides are starting there, and they are now under the CSCC umbrella. Numerous cycling related events have been held there (the Bike and Splash at the pool was fun!) and many more are planned.

So much more is happening this year – the ever-popular Progressive Dinner Ride in October, full moon rides, the Tour de Turkey. A bunch of CSCC folks are riding in the Tour of Moon in Grand Junction in October – check the Meetup calendar for details. And our November 1st member’s meeting will be an art show – members with an artistic flair will be showing their creations, with some for sale.  This 30th year of CSCC’s existence is turning out to be one of the best ever. And one of my goals for next year is to hold a strategic planning session in January with the Board; the outcome would be to increase efficiencies, ridership participation and safety, and overall promotion of CSCC By-Laws.

If you are interested in, or curious about becoming at-large Board or committee member, or sitting in on a committee meeting, let me know. We always welcome new ideas and of course, invite you to “come along for the ride!”

Janine Hegeman