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THE CSCC HOLIDAY PARTY IS DECEMBER 10th. We'll enjoy a delicious fully catered meal from Aspen Pointe at the Satellite Hotel. Look for more details soon! Advance tickets will be on sale NOV. 1 to NOV. 15 at $20.00 each, then the price increases NOV. 16 to NOV. 30 to $25.00. From DEC. 1 to DEC. 7, tickets will be $30.00.

2016 annual progressive dinner ride

Its that time of year again, where we get to live up to the phrase "We're an eating club with a cycling disorder." Come and join the fun and tickle your taste buds with all the delicious food provided by the hosts and your potluck contributions. There will be three stops - appetizers, main course, and dessert. Transportation for your dishes to the various stops will be provided at the start location (Monument Valley Duck Pond). Since we're going to the westside, and there will be hills, we've added a lite ride that will include two of the stops. See the Meetup for complete details, and RSVP today.

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Nov CSCC Meeting to feature artistic talent

Social Chairperson, Bill Gast, suggested earlier this year that the Nov Club meeting be a bit different. He suggested members bring some of their artistic works to share during the meeting. Barb Czar recently completed a quilt made from riding jerseys that Club members donated to her. It will be on display at the 6:30pm monthly meeting to be held at the Citizen's Service Center on Garden of the Gods Road on Nov 1st.

NBC Final results

The 2016 National Bike Challenge (NBC) ran 1 May to 30 Sept. Our team name is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". We finished NATIONALLY #8 of 1,881 teams and #1 in Colorado. Colorado finished #5 in the nation. The city of Colorado Springs finished #11 of 4,613 communities. See the link below for the monthly breakouts. CONGRATS to all.

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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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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