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Farewell, Bob and Anne

Bob and Anne Smith led their last Monday dinner ride with CSCC on Monday July 25. They've been leading this ride for 30 years. They were presented with a certificate of thanks from CSCC at the start of the ride in America the Beautiful Park. Bob, a past president of the club, and Anne, who's volunteered for BVBF and for numerous other positions with CSCC are moving permanently to Arizona. We'll miss you guys!

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.

2016 CSCC annual Picnic

Bob Smith and Charlie Czarniecki enjoy a laugh at the picnic at the Mesa pavilion near Starsmore Nature Center. Bill Gast, Social Committee Chair, was able to snag this great location once again. There were two rides for those who braved the heat, a hilly longer ride, and a shorter, relaxed pace ride. Afterwards, about 40 people enjoyed grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and brats, and all the delicious potluck dishes. Thank you Bill, for another fun social event!

The people have spoken

CSCC HAS A NEW LOGO. 40% of the membership participated in the online voting for the new logo. Out of 4 finalists, Dale Campbell's stylish design won with 40% of the vote, and is now replacing the original logo. He won a new CSCC 30th anniversary jersey, which is currently being designed and will be available to club members for purchase soon. Be sure to congratulate Dale the next time you see him!

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 JUNE THE TEAM WAS NATIONALLY #8 of over 1,700 teams.

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National Bike Challenge started may 1st

The 2016 National Bike Challenge (NBC) started MAY 1st! You log in at the same web site (link below) using your existing NBC ID and password. Or if you are new to NBC go to the same link and "join". Our Club team is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". To summarize the rules - YOU EARN 20 POINTS EVERY DAY you take your bike out and ride AND you get A POINT FOR EVERY MILE YOU RIDE. You don't have to ride far to earn points for the team - you just have to ride often. If you get out a few times a week then you'll be healthier - and that is what this is all about. We have no influence how other individuals and teams results will turn out. Only have one team goal: Let's get at least 1 more rider than we had riding on the team last year - we'd like 118 people signed up and ride with the CSCC team.

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7/13/2016

Hi!

 

It's July, and we’re dodging raindrops, or slathering on the sunscreen. We’ve gone from keeping the rain jacket handy to seeking out and riding through that overspray on the pavement from a sprinkler, just to cool off. It’s still great to get out on the bicycle and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Beautiful flowers are everywhere, free music festivals fill the parks, the linden trees are perfuming the air, and backyard barbecues tantalize the senses.

Speaking of tantalizing the senses, the CSCC Summer Picnic had it all. Great food, provided in part by all the delicious potluck dishes and also great music provided by our own Rick Rodriguez and of course, great riding through some lovely parts of town. The “Social – Lite” ride was introduced at the picnic. It’s a shorter, more relaxed paced ride, and quite a few folks enjoyed that even though it was quite hot.

Many new members joined CSCC, after first seeing us on Meetup, to participate in the picnic. If you are a CSCC member and have not yet signed up on Meetup, please do so soon. We will be abandoning the website calendar August 1; rides and events will no longer be posted on the calendar, and message boards will not be monitored.   Our Meetup site is much more interactive! You can register for Meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-Cycling-Club/

There’s one very new sight on CSCC’s horizon – a new logo! 40% of the membership participated in the online voting for the new logo. Dale Campbell’s stylish design won, and is now replacing the original logo. He won a new CSCC 30th anniversary jersey, which is currently being designed and will be available to club members for purchase soon.  Be sure to congratulate Dale the next time you see him!

We’ve got a new ride that is a sensation, too. The “Santa Fe ‘Out and Back’ Trail Ride” on Thursdays is FUN. The premise is simple; we meet at the Park ‘n’ Ride at Woodmen Road and I-25 at 5:15 p.m. sharp for a 5:30 departure. Everyone rides north on the trail at their own pace for an hour, then we turn around and head back to the start. We meet for dinner at Old Chicago afterwards. Check the Meetup calendar for more details.

From what I’ve seen, we’re a good group that’s getting great. Ride Leader Training has resulted in the certification of several ride leaders. Safety education classes and new rides are being developed to better serve our membership. And most of all we’re having fun! This 30th year of CSCC’s existence is turning out to be one of the best ever. So, let’s pedal, and “come along for the ride!”

Janine Hegeman

President

CSCC


J9hegeman@gmail.com   719-291-3814