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  • July 31, 2018 11:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Editors’ Comments

    Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell: Editors

    Welcome to the Summer edition of the 2018 Bent Fork Chronicles.  For this Summer 2018 edition of the Bent Fork Chronicles, we’ve included a variety of articles that we believe will interest Club members and cyclists in the Colorado Springs community.  Among these are:

    s  Summer Picnic Photos

    s  A Missouri Cycling Adventure

    s  Starlight and Bike to Work Day Summaries

    s  Biking updates for Colorado Springs

    s  Bike Care and Maintenance Information

    s  A further look into eBikes

    s  2018 Legislative Summery regarding Cycling in Colorado

    s  Membership updates, and

    s  Cycling Thoughts to Ponder

     

    In addition to reading it on-line, you’ll also be able to simply print the PDF file and read the newsletter offline at your leisure!


    Take a look at what we’ve provided for you with this Summer 2018 edition.  While our primary mission with this newsletter is to be an archive for the Club, the Bent Fork is also intended to be your source of Club happenings and updates.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement.

     

    Bent Fork Summer 2018 Newsletter.pdf

  • May 07, 2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Trails and Open Space Coalition, let me thank you again for your ongoing generous support for the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Your annual rest stop at Bancroft Park is a favorite with our Starlight Spectacular cyclists. This year’s event is June 16th.  The event has a western theme this year "saddle up for a western-themed bike ride under the stars." Please encourage friends to join our ride.  Our hope is they love riding the Starlight and then join your Club as they find they like group rides. Our goal (like yours) is to get more people on bikes. (And raise money to pay for our programs.)  Click HERE to learn more about this year’s Starlight Spectacular.


    As for programs, our Bike Colorado Springs initiative has come a long way over the past twelve months. Thanks to a strong leadership team, BCS is becoming a hub for "all things bikes." Whether it’s the Bike to Work Day (June 27),  bike advocacy or leading rides around the Legacy Loop, Bike Colorado Springs is supporting efforts to make Colorado Springs more bicycle friendly. Be sure to check out the Bike Colorado Springs website and Facebook page for ways to get involved.


    Finally, your members are some of our community’s best resources when it comes to critical gaps in our network. My guess is there's a certain intersection, stretch of road or trail that could be so much easier or even safer for cyclists if improved. Let us know what you are seeing and we'll make sure it is communicated to the right committee and gets added to the city's bike master plan now underway.


    Happy cycling and thanks again for all you do to support TOSC.


    Susan Davies, Executive Director
    Trails and Open Space Coalition



  • March 31, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1Q2018 – January/February/March 2018                  Volume 11 – Issue 1

    Download the 1Q2018 Newsletter

    Editors’ Comments
    Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell: Editors

    Welcome to the first edition of 2018 for the Bent Fork Chronicles.  And this is also the first edition supported by the new website.  Note that the format for the newsletter is a bit different that previously published editions from the past 8 to 10 years.  With the switch to the new platform, in lieu of using the only editing tool provided by the previous website support company, we now have quite a bit more flexibility in how we publish the newsletter.  For this first edition on the new platform, we’ve taken a basic approach – to use Word to create and publish the newsletter as a PDF file.  In addition to reading it on-line, you’ll also be able to simply print the PDF file and read the newsletter offline at your leisure!

    One thing hasn’t changed from previous editions.  We’ve continued to include a variety of articles that we believe will interest Club members and cyclists in the Colorado Springs community.  These include:
    • Prez Says updates and comments
    • Summaries of Club events and rides
    • Travelogues from Club members
    • Interesting articles about Club members
    • Trail and bicycle access updates from around the city and county
    • Membership updates, and
    • Cycling Thoughts to Ponder

    Take a look at what we’ve provided for you with this 1Q2018 edition.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement.  In the meantime, we’ll continue to investigate various publication techniques to better improve the appearance and content of the Bent Fork!

    Bent Fork 1Q2018 Newsletter_31 Mar 2018.pdf


  • March 31, 2018 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sara Hill: Membership Coordinator

     

    Each month more and more cyclists in Colorado Springs have either renewed their membership or have become new members of the Colorado Spring Cycling Club (CSCC).  To become a member of the Club, annual dues for an individual membership are $21, and for a family membership, the annual dues are $28.  Membership not only provides you with the opportunity to participate in our many biking and social activities, but also enables you to be covered by the Club’s insurance while participating in a Club sanctioned activity.

     

    Note that signing up on Meetup is not the same as becoming a member of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club.  Meetup enables those on the Meetup list to view and receive notices about the Club’s calendar of events.  But, being on Meetup does not enable the insurance coverage and does not enable attending certain Club events throughout the year.  Please pass this update along to anyone who might be on Meetup but has not yet joined the Club.

     

    With the new website support, renewal notices will be emailed automatically, including grace period notices.  Additionally, when logging into the website, notification of dues will automatically pop up starting in the renewal month.  Membership is automatically dropped 60 days after renewal date if the dues are still unpaid.  Further, renewal notices are mailed once a month, as are past due notices.

     

    Renewing Members - Thank you!

    Doug Anderson, Loren Anderson, Renee Barall, Ginny Barber, Bill Bibler & Family, Larry Bowlin, Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell, Keith Brown, Alan Cavin, Jeff Cowen, Gary Dean, Mary & C Delaney, Jeff Duncan, Denise & Paul  Eckstein, Durt & Carole Emery, Kathleen Estes & Family, Howard Fields, John Filkoski, Robert Foster, Torie Giffin & Family, Ronnie Graham, Jennifer Hanson, Ron & Teri Hargrave, Tod Harmon, Kerry Hefta, Jennifer Horsman, Richard Idler & Janet Rose, Ginger Kelly, Paula Krantz, Jayson & Esther Lee, Greg Lynd, Demauri & Thomas Malin, Phil McDonald & Family, Marge Milne, Frank Morrey, Lee & Cheryl Murphy, Carolyn Myers & Dick Woods, Mark Noble, John Pamperin, Roger Patrizio, Katie & Eric Pedersen, Carlos Perez & Family, Jean Pineault, Thomas Plumb, Mary Rebb & Family, Jerry Remmert & Family, Bud Reynolds, Amy Roberts, Jon Rose & Family, Aaron Rosenthal & Janet Oliver, Bill Ryan, Dan Sadowski, Rebekah Scrivener, John Sobeck, David Stang & Family, Patrick Taylor, Ron Toman, Michael Watry, John & Cynthia Weed, Marion Weston, Larry Womack, and Christopher Wright.

     

    New Members - Welcome!

    Todd Albert & Family, Kelly & Nathan Brown, Page Clark & Family, Jeff Duncan, Kate Feeley & Family, Matt Freezer & Family, Jeff Gobble & Family, Bruce & Karen Heggi, Jordan Hoffman, Derrick Kabanuk, Jim Mikkelson, Emily Moncheer, Gary Nesbit, David Pope, Curtis Potter, Jim Read, Gary & Theresa Schutts, Rebekah Scrivener, Jeff Strong, Brad Vieira, Christine Walsh, Kim Welsh, Hayden Womelsdorff, and Kimberly York.

     

    MEMBERSHIP REMINDERS:
     (1) Family memberships are eligible for two adult online logins. With each login, members can comment on the message boards or respond to surveys independently.  If you wish to have a second adult login, please contact Membership at 
    membership@bikesprings.org.  Click on the “Join” button on the website homepage.  Provide the following information: Name on membership account, secondary member's name and email along with a preferred username. If you have a preference for billing identity, indicate this as well.

     

    (2) Has your personal information changed?  Don't forget you can update your mailing address, phone numbers and email at any time by logging into the membership area and clicking the "Change Contact/Profile Information" link under Member Information.  You can even change your username.


    (3) You can check your membership payment status online - and pay online as well.

    If you have questions regarding membership, please contact Sara Hill, Membership Coordinator.


  • March 31, 2018 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dale Campbell: Co-Editor

    Position: Cub Reporter for The Bent Fork

    Job Description:  Help Editors with publication of Quarterly Colorado Springs Cycling Club newsletter.  Includes searching and composing articles, background research into assigned topics and proof reading of composed newsletter.  Requires interest in bicycling and bicycling related activities/issues, desire to help with an all volunteer organization and some basic background in composition.  Position has potential for promotion to Assistant-Editor after demonstrating skills.

    Pay:  Satisfaction of a job well done, appreciation from Club members, and knowledge that your contributions to the Club through the newsletter make a difference!

    Further Comments:  Sharon and I have been publishing The Bent Fork since October 2010.  We continue to enjoy providing the quarterly editions to the members of the Club.  However, we could use some help.  If you’re interested in assisting with the development of content of the newsletter and composition of articles included in each edition, please contact us.  Just email me at dale_campbell_co@msn.com and let us know how you might like to help!


  • January 01, 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What:  Briargate Neighborhood Ride

    When:  Sunday, April 22, 11am to 1pm

    Where:  Venezia Community Park

    Details:  Bike Colorado Springs (BCS) is sponsoring the first-ever Briargate Neighborhood Bike Ride.  Working alongside representatives from NE COS Bikes!, BCS will be co-hosting a family-friendly bike ride on the trail system surrounding the newly opened John Venezia Community Park.  This will be a ride that is friendly for the little pedalers in the family and a way for families to come out, and enjoy bicycle-themed fun.


    For more information got to www.bikecoloradosprings.org

  • September 01, 2017 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download the July/August/September 2017 Bent Fork Chronicles (PDF)

    Articles:

    • Prez Says
    • The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - A Retrospective Summary
    • CSCC Annual Summer Picnic - Food, Friends & Fun
    • Trail Talk: Silent eBikes Now Rolling through Colorado Springs
    • Visibility of Cyclists – What Makes a Difference?
    • Safety Stop – Riding in the Rain
    • Safety Stop Too – Things to Consider after a Bike Accident
    • How Long Has It Been Since You Last Rode Your Bike?
    • Editors Comments
    • Upcoming Club Meeting
    • 11 Mile Canyon Fat Tire Ride - Fall Edition
    • Make Plans NOW to Join the Progressive Dinner Ride!
    • Celebrating July 4th with a Cool Ride!
    • Did You See the Dark Side of the Moon?
    • Tour de Ladies in Parker, CO July 8, 2017
    • National Bike Challenge 2017
    • Fountain Creek Regional Trail Closure - Sept 15, 2017 – Nov 15, 2017
    • Colorado Springs Bike Master Plan – Are You Aware
    • Membership Update
    • A Quote to Ponder
    • FOR SALE - Campagnolo Athena Compact Groupset in Black
  • April 01, 2017 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download the April/May/June 2017 Bent Fork Chronicles (PDF)

    Articles:

    • Prez Says
    • National Bike Challenge 2017 – How to Get Started
    • Legacy Loop - Making Progress to Improve Cycling in Colorado Springs
    • Thanks from Our Friends at TOSC
    • 7 Ways to Make Cycling More Fun
    • Ride Leader Recognition – Thanking Those Who Lead the Way!
    • Safety Stop: Spring Safety Tune-up Suggestions for You and Your Bike
    • Cycling Lingo 101: 17 Terms Every Rider Needs to Know
    • Editors Comments
    • Meet and Greet – The Next CSCC Event!
    • We Need Your Help! Consider Volunteering for This Fun Event
    • The Dark Side of the Moon Ride – Coming in August 2017!
    • 19th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest
    • Colorado Springs Bicycle Master Plan – Your Input Needed!
    • Where Cyclists Meets Technology -- Ouch!
    • Membership Update
    • Special Activities & Rides of Interest!
    • A Quote to Ponder
  • February 01, 2017 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download the February/March 2017 Bent Fork Chronicles (PDF)

    Articles:

    • Prez Says
    • Scorpion eBikes: An Interview with Ann and Stan Lebahn
    • CSCC 2016 Christmas Party – A Photo Montage
    • 2017 Frozen Water Bottle Ride – Pedaling to Start the New Year
    • Need a Tune Up – Check out a Sponsor’s Specials!
    • Safety Stop: Think-Ride-Promote Safety. Bicycling in
    • Colorado – Rules of the Road
    • Colorado Springs picked to host start of Colorado
    • Classic, a new cycling race replacing USA Pro Challenge
    • 5 Tips to Keep Riding During Winter
    • Kids on Bikes and Mountain Equipment Recyclers Partner
    • Editors' Comments
    • CSCC Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • CSCC’s New Education Committee: Philosophy and
    • What’s Planned for 2017
    • CSCC 2017 Special Rides and Events
    • 2016 Club Miles - Reflections on a High Mileage Year
    • Membership Update
    • Bike Colorado Springs Steps Up Its Local Advocacy Work
    • GOCO awards $100K grant for Ring the Peak
    • The Outdoor Recreation Economy is for REAL!
    • Bike Tech: 5 Most Affordable, Attractive, and Fastest Electric Bikes
    • A Quote to Ponder
    • Ride Leader’s Nightmare?
  • December 01, 2016 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download the December 2016/January 2017 Bent Fork Chronicles (PDF)

    Articles:

    • Prez Says
    • Riding in India – Two by Tandem
    • Research Parkway Pilot Program – Thoughts from the Cycling Community
    • Tour of the Moon – October 1, 2016
    • Celebrating 30 Years: What’s in the Next Thirty for CSCC?
    • Meet Our Newest Sponsor – the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort
    • Safety Stop: Think-Ride-Promote Safety
    • Ride Sweeps – the Unsung Heroes!
    • 2GO™ Coconut Oil: A Ready Source of Energy, At-the-Ready
    • Welcome in the Season with Some Music
    • Editors’ Comments
    • Upcoming Club Meetings
    • Have You Signed Up for the Holiday Party?
    • Have You Ordered Your New CSCC Jersey Yet?
    • Bike Tech – Helmets That Have Multiple Safety Purposes
    • Bike Tech 2 – SkunkLock Bicycle Lock
    • Bike Tech 3 – Are Bicycles Impacting the Planet?
    • We Recognize a Fallen Club Member
    • Bent Fork – Pedaling for St. Pat’s Bicycle Ride
    • CSCC Club Mileage – Take a Look
    • National Bike Challenge – 2016 Final Results!
    • Membership Update
    • Special Activities & Rides of Interest!
    • A Quote to Ponder
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