register for the 19th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest - June 3, 2017

The beautiful century route goes North to Leadville, along the scenic rolling hills of Turquoise Lake Road, around the Mineral Belt Trail passing aspen groves and conifer forests, meandering through the historic Leadville Mining District, and back to Buena Vista in the shadows of Colorado's highest mountain peaks. Nearly all of the climbing is completed over the first 60 miles of the ride, with the last 40 miles essentially downhill to flat! Riders also have options to take shorter routes including a 35 miler, a 50 miler, and a metric century (62 miles) while still enjoying the Collegiate Peaks magnificent scenery.

BVBF is sponsored by Buena Vista Rotary. We have been told by our riders that our rest stops are the best of any ride they have ever done. Our routes are well covered with SAG vehicles. For your safety the Colorado State Patrol will be patrolling route and the Chaffee County Search & Rescue will be providing EMT support

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23rd annual starlight spectacular Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Two Ways to have a Superhero Starlight this year!

VOLUNTEER - CSCC will be running the rest stop in Old Colorado City. CeCe Beauchamp is coordinating the rest stop and we need VOLUNTEERS. Thousands of riders, some with fantasticly decorated bikes and wild costumes come throught he rest stop - this is FUN! Contact her at


RIDE - Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition for this fun night-time bicycle ride that is suitable for most ages and abilities.
This year's theme is SUPERHEROES, so start planning your costumes now. Watch for details on the NEW COSTUME CONTEST, with great prizes, kicking off May 10!
Choose your route, from 14 to 22 miles, starting and ending at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, through the City of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods.
Before the ride, enjoy music, food and drink, costumes and contests! Prizes for best illuminated bike, best costume and best group costume. Buy vintage Starlight shirts from prior years and other once-a-year goodies at our retail booth. Hot breakfast and more fun after the ride!

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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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Rides This Week

Looks like March is going out like a lion, and rainy days keep me indoors. Time to update you on the busy goings-on with CSCC.

The March Business meeting on the 7th went well, about 40 members attended the gathering at Old Town Bike Shop and many took advantage of the discount offered. The Pedalin' for St, Pat's 50K and a Wee Bit More ride on March 11, supported by CSCC, had a few glitches but went off well. Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked the rest stops, marshaled the course, placed signs, and helped coordinate the dozens of tasks associated with putting on a ride like this. About 300 riders registered for the ride. The O'Donnells (who organize the St Pat's Parade, as well as the running and cycling events associated with it) will be compensating CSCC for our support. The Shamus McSpud Hot Potato Ride was fun! The weather couldn't have been better on March 19th, and over 50 riders rode out from the Buffalo Lodge. We returned to feast on hot baked potatoes and all the fixins', and some enjoyed a cold brew from the Buffalo Lodge's new bar. And finally, March is wrapping up with the Ride Leader Recognition Dinner, today March 26. Those who've led at least two rides for CSCC have been invited to the celebration at Red Leg Brewery. Tony from Ted's Bicycles will be providing a bike headlight as a gift to all of the ride leaders.

April 2nd sees the start of the Sunday Hill Climb ride, leaving at 10 a.m. from Westmoor Park. Great ride for building on all those base miles you put in during our mild winter. There's also a bike swap on April 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soccer Haus, 4845 List Drive CSCO 80919. You can bring unwanted bike gear and stuff to donate to Kids on Bikes. There will be over 80 vendors with new and used gear, food and beer, ice cream - it doesn't get any better than that!

In May, we are planning a Meet-and-Greet with new members and the CSCC board of directors. Date and time still TBD; this will be a barbeque/picnic where you'll get a chance to meet the newer members of CSCC and talk with board members about what they do. Also, more cycling safety classes will be offered May. 18th and 20th More information coming soon. 

June 17th brings the Starlight Spectacular. CSCC is running the rest stop in Old Colorado City, and CeCe Beauchamp is organizing volunteers - if you'd like to volunteer contact CeCe at 719-238-4098 or email at You'll see thousands of cyclists going through the rest stop with lights and gear like you have never seen - it is amazing! The theme this year is super heroes, so get out the Superman (or Superwoman) outfit and join the fun.

And I would like to personally invite you to attend the CSCC Board meeting on April 27th at 6 p.m. at the Sustain-a-Center, 704 E Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Board meetings are always open to members; I've had the meetings at my house (which is small) and it is time to move to a larger, more centrally located venue to accommodate more attendance. Several board positions will be available for the next two-year terms 2018-2020; president, vice president, and secretary. Sara Hill (treasurer), Rich Hostak (vice-president), and myself have all served CSCC in various capacities for many years (I myself have been newsletter editor, ride committee chair, secretary, vice president, and president) and it is time for us to step down this December and take care of family members, or health or career matters. The club must have these officers to maintain its non-profit tax status. Please consider volunteering some of your time, and come to the meeting to see what CSCC is all about. 

I look forward to seeing more of you out there pedaling as the weather improves! Come along for the ride!

Janine Hegeman
Colorado Springs Cycling Club