Labor Day Holiday

Fly your flag on the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. If you ride, be safe.

Dave Horne Died Aug 12th

Dave Horne's Celebration of Life service was Tuesday Aug 19th. He was 83 years old and had lived in C Springs for over 40 years. Dave was a retired AF major - a veteran. Dave joined the Club in 2000, and earned the Club's annual Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012. The link to Dave's Swan obit is below - you can visit and sign the guest book. We had a lot of Club members attend Dave's service - most wearing the Club's jersey. Thanks to all that attended. Keep Rita and her family in your prayers. This picture of Dave was taken by Vern Pitcher.

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Aug Meeting Minutes

The August Club Meeting Minutes are provided by Sharon Boyd and linked below.

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CSCC Help Metro Ride Pro Challenge Bike Valet

US Pro Challenge race day was 8/21 in Colorado Springs. About a dozen Club members helped Colorado Springs Metro Ride staff their Bike Valet located at Acacia Park by the shuffle board courts. In the picture provided by Dale Campbell you can see Club members tagging bikes and their riders before putting the bikes in the parking area. We helped from 2 - 5:30p. The biggest rush was about 4p (30 minutes after the race ended). Using the Metro Ride processes every thing went smoothly and we looked like professionals. Thanks to the Club volunteers Janine Hegeman, Bill Gast, CeCe Beauchamp, Lee Murphy, Sara Hill, John Pamperin, Dennis Struck, Suchart Mack, Karl Klepfer, and Charlie Czarniecki. Special thanks to Dave VanDerWege for organizing this for the Club.

McD treats Olde Phearts Riders

A McD national PR firm contacted the Club last month. They said they liked the name Olde Phearts Ride and offered to give the riders a free breakfast during a ride. We have both a Tuesday and Thursday ride from different start points and with different ride leaders. They did it for both rides - eating at the downtown location. We had 14 people on 8/12 (pic by Dan Martin) and 10 on 8/14. Thank you McDonalds!

The 2014 Annual Mystery Ride

Lee Murphy's 3rd Annual Mystery Bike Ride was Saturday, August 9th. Over 65 people rode to 7 mystery locations. We were back at ATB Park at 1:15p as it began to shower a little. Look for more details to be added to this news item shortly. (group pic in front of Penrose House by Vern Pitcher)

Denny e-bike

Vern found this and forwarded to me. Denny e-bike, winner of Oregon Manifest's "Bike Design Contest". Interesting, it is promised in 2015 for production but no hint what it might cost. It is a "city utility bike" and it has a kick stand.

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June Meeting Minutes

The June Club Meeting Minutes are provided by Sharon Boyd and linked below.

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Join the national bike challenge

Join the League of American Bicyclists 3rd annual National Bike Challenge (NBC). Click on the link below, then click on the red Join link in the center of the page. From there you enter your EMAIL address and create a password. With that done, fill out your profile. At this point you can post a picture from your computer hard drive to represent you. You can sign up for our team by searching for and joining "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014" (you don't have to be a Club member to join our team). Make sure you hit the "save" button on the bottom of the page to capture all the data. Now you are ready to enter ride data from the first of the month. Ride safe and update often.

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Hi All,

Club Meeting is tonight (9/2) at the Garden of the God's Citizen Service Center in our usual 1st floor conference room by the west door (Rm 1019 - Event Room A).  Snack start at 6p and meeting at 6:30.  Dave VanDerWege is the featured speaker talkng about bicycle touring.

The Ride for Heroes is coming up Sept 13th.  Check for details and registration.  Torie can still use some Club help to make the day another success.

Our Monday Dinner Ride on Aug 18th kicked off the city's Pro Challenge race week. Read the many Pro Challenge related articles in the left news column.  We had a dozen club members help staff the city's Bike Valet during Thursday's Pro Challenge Race.  We helped between 2 - 5 p.   That part went really well.  I stayed until 6:30 to help load Deb's van with most of the equipment while some of the last bike riders came back to claim their bikes.  We were curbside on Tejon on that last lap when Jens got caught and then slowed down to wave to the crowd.  It was a super effort by him and just 800 meters short of his goal.  The Pro Challenge was listed on the Ride Calendar as a "Destination Ride" so anyone who made it downtown needs to send those miles to Jean Zeh ) .

Rich Hostak is leading the September Sunday Social Rides.  The Sept Social Ride will depart from Monument Valley Park parking lot.  See the Ride Calendar for details.

Ride chairperson Jean Zeh says we still need Ride Leaders to step up for the Saturday Road Ride and Sunday Hill Climb Rides.  EMAIL her ( ) with comments, questions, or to volunteer. 

National Bike Challenge started May 1st.  Our team name is Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014.  As of Aug 31st we had 113 team members and 112 had posted miles.  We finished in 7th place among 1,242 national teams for Aug and returned to 11th for the entire Challenge (we passed Bike Santa Monica) In Colorado we are the #1 Team, just ahead of the Bike Commuter Cabal that has 111 members but only 5 are from CO???

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.

A STOP sign means stop at those intersections.  At least put one foot on the ground.  This applies to everyone riding in the group, not just the ride leader.

Charlie Czar    719-266-0776