News

The Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort is now open

Torie Giffen has made a dream reality! The Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort is now open. She is also offering investment opportunities - you can be a part of making this venue one the BEST in the country for cyclists. Check out the website linked below.

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Goathead Reduction

Goathead seed pods are the #1 cause of flat bike tires this time of year. Stan Hill has an informative article linked below to help us identify the weed, avoid the stickers, and harvest those plants before they can harm our tires.

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MOAB - Deals for CSCC Members

Skinny Tire Events is offering SERIOUS discounts (up to 40%) to CSCC members for the Moab Century Tour this fall and the Skinny Tire Festival next March. We will have these flyers available at club meetings and events, and we will have more information on Meetup soon as well.

NBC Daily Update

As our National Bike Challenge (NBC) Team administrator I check our team, city, and state rankings each day. To make it easier for everyone I am updating that record within the Club web structure, see the link below. The "as of" date in the left corner of the table will show how fresh the data is. Our team name is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". It is never too late to join the team and ride. AT THE END OF JULY THE TEAM WAS NATIONALLY #8 of over 1,800 teams.

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National Bike Challenge started may 1st

The 2016 National Bike Challenge (NBC) started MAY 1st! You log in at the same web site (link below) using your existing NBC ID and password. Or if you are new to NBC go to the same link and "join". Our Club team is "Colorado Springs Cycling Club 2014". To summarize the rules - YOU EARN 20 POINTS EVERY DAY you take your bike out and ride AND you get A POINT FOR EVERY MILE YOU RIDE. You don't have to ride far to earn points for the team - you just have to ride often. If you get out a few times a week then you'll be healthier - and that is what this is all about. We have no influence how other individuals and teams results will turn out. Only have one team goal: Let's get at least 1 more rider than we had riding on the team last year - we'd like 118 people signed up and ride with the CSCC team.

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Rides This Week

8/21/2016

Hi!
 

August is winding down, with some of the best riding of the season coming up. I’ve sure enjoyed the Sunday Social Rides, the Thursday Out and Back ride, and the Saturday Road rides. I’ve done a few out-of-town rides too – the Colorado/Eagle River Ride and the Tour of the Valley in Grand Junction, with a ride in Glenwood Canyon the following day. Beautiful scenery, and I’m still enjoying those Palisade peaches I picked up…

September will be loaded with great rides – starting with the Labor Day Lift-Off Balloon Fest Ride and Breakfast on Sept 5. We’ll take a short ride to Memorial Park at the crack of dawn to see the hot air balloons take off, then ride over to Patty Jewett Golf Course for a delicious breakfast. This is a CSCC tradition and a favorite ride of mine.

Then, on the 10th of September, don’t miss the Mystery Ride. Lee Murphy will take us on a ride around town, to locations and features we pass by frequently which are surprisingly rich in history and/or integral to the Colorado Springs community.

The 11th of September brings the CSCC Sunday Social Ride/Salute to the Ride for Heroes. The Chick Fil A (CFA) Patriot’s Festival and the Ride for Heroes has been cancelled this year. However, the training rides were not. So, to provide a wrap up for the CFA riders, and celebrate our heroes, CSCC and CFA will be conducting a joint ride on Sunday Sept. 11th. The ride will leave at 1 p.m. sharp from the parking lot under the Colorado Avenue bridge north east of America the Beautiful Park. Wear your most patriotic gear and let’s show the heroes of our city how much we appreciate them.

On September 24th, CSCC will be “Biking with Whole Foods”. This is a fundraising event for CSCC, and will also introduce people to bike commuting, or provide them with tips and ideas to do more commuting by bike. There will be a bike safety check and prize giveaways before the 8 mile ride. Each rider who simply registers and rides will earn CSCC about $3.50. We are hoping for a big turn out! You can register now at http://lifeisacycle.bike/ Be sure to select Colorado Springs Cycling Club as your donation.

Big news from the Ride Committee – League of American Bicyclists (LAB) training is coming to our club!We will hold a League Certified Instructor (LCI) training in October. A LAB instructor will be flying in from Washington DC to lead the two and a half day course. For more information on this training, contact Dave VanDerWege at dave@gowestcamps.com

Many new members have joined CSCC after first seeing us on Meetup. If you are a CSCC member and have not yet signed up on Meetup, please do so soon. Rides and events are no longer be posted on the website calendar, and message boards are not monitored.   Our Meetup site is much more interactive! You can register for Meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-Cycling-Club/

CSCC is at almost 400 members and growing.  This 30th year of CSCC’s existence is turning out to be one of the best ever. So, let’s pedal, and “come along for the ride!”

Janine Hegeman

President

CSCC
J9hegeman@gmail.com   719-291-3814