St Patty's CSCC Thank you

A BIG THANK YOU to the CSCC Volunteers that help organize and run the St Patty's Bike Ride and Colorado Springs Bike Parade unit.

Janine Hegeman, Jean Zeh
Sid Rubinow, Lee Murphy
Matt Smith, Kitty Smith
Kevin Crocco, Ginny Barber
Ben Ringsred, Alan Severn
Sandy Greenspoon, Bruce Elliot
Aaron Rosenthal, Janet Oliver
Sara Hill, Skip Fleming
Pat Nelson, Dick Woods
Carolyn Myers, John Pamperin
Jimmy Clere, Michael Mannebach
Larry Wilson, Doug Moyes
Dan Martin, Mark Noble
Ann Lebahn, Bill Gast
Aileen Tracy,
Barb & Charlie Czarniecki
Lisa & Rich Hickey
Dennis & Terri Struck
Dave & Kathy VanDerWege and family

March Annual Business meeting minutes

Sharon Boyd provided the official minutes of the meeting. They are linked below.

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Shamus McSpud Ride

The annual Spud ride was Mar 15th. 30 people rode to the Stan and Ann Lebahn's house for baked potatoes and all the toppings. It was a 22 mile ride in absolutely perfect weather. Thanks to the Lebahns for opening their house. Thanks to Social Chairperson Bill Gast for organizing the afternoon and providing the pictures.

Don't miss BVBF early registration discount

This year if you registered before JAN 31 your registration was 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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2015 Starlight Spectacular

The 21st Annual Starlight Spectacular will be Saturday June 20th. The Club will again organize and staff the Bancroft Park Rest Stop on West Colorado Ave. The ride starts at 10:30pm so all the riders should be through the rest stop about midnight. We will be requesting volunteers for the stop in late May and June. This is always a festive night for the riders and the rest stop volunteers. For those interested in riding the event this year you will find more info and registration site at the link below.

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COS St Patty's Day Ride and Parade

The Club helped the Parade organizers again this year by organizing and road marshalling the St Pat Bike Ride. Janine led the Club organizing over 40 Club volunteers on the morning of Mar 14th. Over 250 riders came out for 1 of the 3 rides and over 50 joined us in Unit #19 of the City's parade that started at noon. This was the best parade weather in years!!

CSCC Booth at St Pat Parade Health Expo

This is the 4th year that CSCC had a booth at the Expo (Fri, Mar 13th). People pass by as they pick up their run and ride bib numbers. We present Club literature, state bike booklets and cards, BVBF material, and run Club and St Pat ride photo albums on computers and the Club projector. (That was Torie's Chick-fil-A booth behind us on the back wall.) Torie, Doug, Charlie, and Larry spent part of the day working around the booth for the Club.

Charts used at annual business meeting

Linked below are most of the charts that were presented at the Club's Annual Business Meeting

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Mar 1st Sunday Social Ride

The March 1st Sunday Social Ride beat the new snow. Allen Beauchamp led Bob and Lydia on the Shook's Run and Greenway Trails as a tour of the city's future Legacy Loop Project. The new snow started falling just after 4pm.

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.

Feb 2015 Membership Meeting Minutes

Linked below are the minutes of the Feb 3rd Membership Meeting.

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Jan Members Meeting Minutes

Linked are the Jan 2015 Minutes provided by Sharon Boyd.

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Hi All,

Bill Gast will lead the April Sunday Social rides.  The Social Ride start location is at Acacia Park.  See the Ride Calendar for details.  We had 25-30 people a week ride on the last 4 Sundays of March.  It is snowing a lot less now and the sun has been making fantastic Sunday rides.

The annual March Club Business Meeting was on Mar 3rd.  It was attended by 31 people.  The charts used for the review and the official minutes are posted in the News Column on the left.  Voting on the 4 proposed By-Law changes was announced by EMAIL and began March 8th through this Club website.  The April meeting will be on the 7th at the Garden of the Gods Citizen Service Center room 1019.  Snacks start at 6pm and the meeting at 6:30p.

St Pat's Bike Ride and Parade was Mar 14th.  Read the news item on the left column.  This is a Club fund raiser that Janine organized for us.  Over 40 Club members pitched in to make the over 250 riders' ride through the streets a safe one.  Over 50 of them rode down Tejon in the parade.  This was a fund raising activity for the Club so we have a BIG THANK YOU to our volunteers.

BVBF is June 6th.  Registration opened in December.  Volunteers need to sign up at that site, too.  Look for details in the news column on the left.  Ride signups continue to do well.

National Bike Challenge (NBC) 2015 went active in early March.  I am still finding my way around it.  So far it looks like everyone on last year's team can log back in and start entering miles in the practice months of March and April.  New members can start an NBC individual profile and sign up for our team (still named Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014).

Peggy Seidel (573-5050  is making her way though her cancer treatments.  It was great to see her at the Jul 20th Picnic.  Ronaele Foss (351-9775 ) 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.

Remember that a "stop" sign means stop.  Let's at least put one foot to the ground.  When riding in a group, everyone needs to stop, not just the ride leader.

Charlie Czar     719-266-0776