Want to Bike a marathon?

Steve Bingham-Hawk, regional director for HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIAL EVENTS is looking for 6 cyclists to lead out runners at the Colorado Springs Marathon. Time commitments:

Full Marathon: 6:30am - 9:30am-ish
Half Marathon: 6:30am - 8:15am-ish
5K: 6:30am - 7:22am-ish

The event starts and finishes at Acacia Park again. The date is Saturday, September 30.

Contact Steve for information
720-608-4715 office
303-547-8377 cell

Dark Side of the Moon Ride

Traffic was pretty insignificant in both directions for our drive. Weather in Fort Collins was ideal: bright clear sky until we resumed the bike ride after the eclipse (96% there vs 90% in Colorado Springs), then high clouds kept us cool for the rest of our 21-mile ride. Doug got us to The Mayor of Old Town for lunch. Great food! We ate outside on the front covered patio. The owner recognized our jerseys. He graduated in 1st class at Liberty HS. We explained what we did and the name of this ride. He went inside and played the Dark Side of the Moon album on their sound system while we ate. More pictures are on our MeetUp link below.

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Team cscc daily NBC ranking

Colorado Springs Cycling Club has a team in the 2017 National Bike Challenge (NBC) (1 May through 30 Sept). This is our 5th year. Charlie Czar updates the Club's, state's, and Colorado Springs's positions daily and posts it to the link below. Come ride with us, be safe, and post often.

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The National Bike Challenge is on!

NBC is back, and it is a little different this year. It is run through Strava, which you can synch to with numerous devices. You can also enter miles manually. Information from last year's team was moved into Strava, but you must register to activate it. It's quick and easy!
Click "more" below and follow the steps to join the challenge, and join the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. To enter miles manually, if you don't have a device, click the plus sign in the upper right corner.

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Rides This Week

September is one of my favorite times of year to ride. I hope you are out there enjoying this great weather as much as I am.  I am a little bit restrained by a shoulder injury (not cycling related) and am actually looking forward to surgery in October to repair a labrum tear in my left shoulder. Meantime, there are a few important items you need to know about.

-September 10 is the annual "Salute to Heroes" Ride. This is actually our normal Sunday Social Ride - we wear our most patriotic jerseys in honor of 9-11 and all of the heroes that we remember from that day. Afterward, there is a Bluegrass concert at the Buffalo Lodge. See you there!

-Our last CLUB MEETING of the year will be held Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. Don’t miss this meeting, as we’ll have an update on the state of cycling in Colorado Springs with Kate Brady, a presentation on a multi-day tour by Sid Rubinow, and important news about the November election for CSCC board members. I am happy to announce that several people have stepped up to fill the soon-to-be vacated board positions! Details about the meeting location are on Meetup.

-Finally, the Progressive Dinner Ride will take place on Oct. 15. This year, we are starting way up north into Briargate. This takes the place of the Sunday Social Ride; however,we start at noon. Ruth sharp is the ride leader and she is refining the route. The main course is lasagne. This is a potluck affair, and we will have stops for appetizers and salads, main dishes, and desserts. RSVP and let the hosts know what you are bringing. If you haven't done this ride before, it is lots of fun and a gastronomical delight! All the details are on Meetup.

Have fun, be safe, and COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE!

Janine Hegeman


Colorado Springs Cycling Club