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Bear Creek Trail Detour begins Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

What: Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will temporarily detour Bear Creek Trail between 8th Street and I-25.
When: This temporary detour is scheduled to go into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and will be in place for up to five weeks.
Why: This detour is necessary to complete creek protection work at the east end of the box culvert under I-25.

Detour:
1. Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) - turn north on 8th Street and cross US 24, immediately access the Midland Trail to South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, under I-25. Users canre-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
2. Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – turn north on 8th Street, cross US 24, continue to Colorado Avenue, head east on Colorado Avenue to I-25. Users canre-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
3. Westbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) - follow the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail north along the east (paved) side of Fountain Creek to America the Beautiful Park and connect to Colorado Avenue, turn west on Colorado Avenue, turn south on South Walnut Street to West Cucharras, turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail. At 8th Street, turn south and cross US 24. Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
4. Westbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – head west on Colorado Avenue to 8th Street, go south on 8th Street and cross US 24.Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
For your safety: Trail users are asked to please obey posted closure/detour signs!

2016 CSCC Club Miles Report

Linked below is the CSCC Annual Miles Report. It was a BIG year for the Club. The Picture at the left shows both our 25th Anniversary Club Jersey and our new 30th Anniversary Jersey. Contact President Janine if you want to order a new one.

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31st Annual CSCC Frozen Water Bottle Ride - Jan 1, 2017

30 people made the Club's 1st ride of the year...The 31st Annual Frozen Water Bottle Ride. The temp was high 30'Fs to high 40'Fs during the 2-hour, 17-mile ride (that left at 10:15). There was 1 frozen water bottle, but it was brought from home. Lunch was in BJ Brewhouse (for the 5th year). They set up a few tables for the 24 Club members that stayed for lunch. We were done around 2:00. This Ride was started by CSCC Past President Bob (and Anne) Smith the first year that the Club was formed. It is a Club legacy.

CDOT launches the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge - $500,000 in prizes for your ideas

The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge. This effort is designed to address the unique safety needs of bicyclists and pedestrians.

The RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge is a partnership with the Colorado Innovation Network (COINS)'s Imagine Colorado in an endeavor to utilize innovative technology to improve the state's transportation system. This Challenge is asking entrepreneurs, idea makers, communities and others to develop inventive technological solutions to protect bicyclists and pedestrians in Colorado. A total of $500,000 will be awarded to winners of the Challenge.

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Bear Creek Trail Detour begins Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Thought you might want to know...
What: Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will temporarily detour Bear Creek Trail between 8th Street and I-25.
When: This temporary detour is scheduled to go into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and will be in place for up to five weeks.
Why: This detour is necessary to complete creek protection work at the east end of the box culvert under I-25.

Detour:
1. Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) - turn north on 8th Street and cross US 24, immediately access the Midland Trail to South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, under I-25. Users canre-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
2. Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – turn north on 8th Street, cross US 24, continue to Colorado Avenue, head east on Colorado Avenue to I-25. Users canre-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
3. Westbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) - follow the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail north along the east (paved) side of Fountain Creek to America the Beautiful Park and connect to Colorado Avenue, turn west on Colorado Avenue, turn south on South Walnut Street to West Cucharras, turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail. At 8th Street, turn south and cross US 24. Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
4. Westbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – head west on Colorado Avenue to 8th Street, go south on 8th Street and cross US 24.Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
For your safety: Trail users are asked to please obey posted closure/detour signs!


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1/8/2017
Happy New Year!
Here we go into 2017, and the board of directors has been working to improve your experience with CSCC. A survey of membership is currently available, and the Board has analyzed preliminary results. Many ideas were harvested from this survey, and a brainstorming session with the Board produced strategic goals that we are hoping will steer CSCC to a successful 2017 and beyond.

Please stay tuned to the website, newsletter, Meetup and emails for announcement about these changes.  Meetings, social events, and finances are going to be different this year.

Our March 7 meeting will be at Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. John Crandall, the owner, is cooking up some specials and discounts that will ONLY be available to CSCC members attending the meeting. These specials will be available from 6-6:30 (social time) and 8-8:30 (after the meeting). Need bike gear, tools, or equipment? Make a list and do your shopping on March 7.

And we are looking for people to volunteer to be course marshals, rest stop assistants, and course marking assistants for the Pedal’ for St. Pat’s Ride on March 10. About 40 volunteers are needed. Course marshaling can be a lot of fun – you can join the ride once all the sweeps pass, and ride in the parade, all with no registration fee! (All volunteers can ride in the parade for free). Please consider joining the volunteer ranks. Currently, income from supporting this ride is second only to dues income. Contact me at j9hegeman@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Finally, something comes up consistently in the membership survey when people answer the question “What do you like the most about CSCC?” The words PEOPLE and RIDES. I couldn’t agree more. Great people with a passion for cycling, a great variety and quantity of rides – that’s the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. Come along for the ride!

Janine Hegeman
President
Colorado Springs Cycling Club