Colorado Springs Cycling Club Come along for the ride!
A message to our members from the Colorado Springs Cycling Club Board:
With the issuance of the Stay-at-home order by Governor Polis effective March 26, 2020, CSCC is cancelling all group rides for the duration of the Stay-at-home order (currently set through April 11, 2020).
Here is an excerpt from the order as it relates to this decision:
"All of the state's more than 5,700,000 residents should only interact with people in their own households and should only leave their homes for essentials, such as groceries and medical care. Businesses deemed "critical" will be exempt from the order but will still be required to take social distancing measures."
While outdoor activities are still allowed, they must be isolated to family groups. We regret the necessity, but feel it is best for all concerned.
We look forward to seeing you on a ride when this situation improves.
Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation during this trying time - be safe and healthy and we’ll see you all soon!
The Colorado Springs Cycling Club Board
This is tragic news for the cycling community as a Colorado Springs man dies in cycling accident.
Colorado Springs Gazette article by Liz Henderson
Gym closed? Bicycling.com has put together a very helpful list of workout videos that you can stream from home. Now there's no excuse not it get a great workout!
Bicycling.com article: Free Workout Streaming Services You Can Use From Home by Jordan Smith
In these stressful times of flattening the curve, maintaining physical and emotional health is crucial.
Bicycling.com article by Selene Yeager
USA Cycling has posted two videos featuring medical expert, Dr. Michael Roshon. In the first video Dr. Roshon addresses pertinent COVID-19 information followed by Q&A and in the second video he talks about the base causes of COVID-19, how it’s transmitted, and all the precautions the cycling community should take to avoid the transmission of this coronavirus.
Dr. Michael J Roshon, MD specializes in emergency medicine in Colorado Springs and has over 22 years of experience in the field of medicine. He’s also a pro cycling team doctor and has worked with teams like UHC Pro Cycling and Cannondale-Garmin. Dr. Roshon is the Chief of Medical Staff for the Penrose Hospital system in Colorado Springs, and is on their COVID-19 task force, where he’s the Medical Specialist on their incident response team. He has his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology.
COVID-19 Q&A for the Cycling Community with Dr. Michael Roshon
Overview of COVID-19 with Dr. Micheal Roshon
Bicycling article by Jordan Smith 03/13/20
COVID-19 has wrecked havoc on all sports, including international cycling.
Cycling Weekly News Article by Alex Ballinger 03/13/20
The Air Force Academy is temporarily closing to visitors on 3/13/20 as a precautionary measure to the global Coronavirus situation. Since many CSCC members cycle and train on the Air Force Academy grounds, this may be of particular interest to you.
Air Force Times News Article - 03/12/20
In compliance with recent recommendations to not gather in large groups, the CSCC Board has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting. While a specific date has not been determined, we are hoping to be able to meet together in April. All fees paid for the event next weekend will be honored when the event is rescheduled. We will let everyone know as soon as we have a new date.
Senate Bill 61 passed in the Colorado Legislature and is awaiting the Governor's signature. The bill creates a new traffic offense for failing to yield to a bicycle or other authorized user in a bicycle lane. The offense is a class A traffic offense unless it is the proximate cause of a crash or if it causes bodily injury, then it is careless driving and is punished under the careless driving offense.
Denver 7 ABC News Story
Colorado Springs Cycling Club, Inc.
CSCC is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
PO Box 49602, Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9602