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Don't miss BVBF early registration discount

This year when you register between now and JAN 31, 2015 your registration is ONLY $55. Regular registration from FEB thru MAY is $65 and $70 after MAY 31st. BVBF link is below at "more"

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This Year's BVBF Jersey

The BVBF Organizing Committee finalized the BVBF jersey design just before the Christmas holidays. See the BVBF news items about ride details and how to register for the ride and jersey.

29th annual frozen water bottle ride

The 29th Annual Frozen Water Bottle Ride was Jan 1st at 10am. 29 people pushed off from the University Village Parking lot under an overcast sky. It started snowing about 10:45 (3 hours early). Everyone got back and 20 of us shared lunch at BJ's Brewhouse. It snowed more while we ate. The Picture is of Charlie Czar's bike parked on the patio. There was snow covering the CSCC bottle and ice inside. Bob Smith started this ride in 1987.

2014 Dave Horne Community Award

The Club presents a special Community Service Award in some years to people in the community that greatly facilitate cycling. There was no honoree in 2013. In the Summer of 2014 the Board of Directors voted to name the award after Dave Horne who provided so much help and spirit to the Club and had died last summer. The Board also agreed to make an award this year to the organizer of the Chick-fil-A Heroes Ride & Walk for all the riding opportunities provided during the summer. The award was presented to Club member Torie Giffin. Charlie and Barb Czar (R & L{back}) present the award to Torie and her family.

2014 CSCC Volunteer of the year

The Annual announcement of the Club Volunteer of the Year was made at the Dec 7th Club Holiday Party. The 2014 honorees were Sharon Boyd and Dale Campbell. The plaque was presented by Sara Hill (L) (the 2013 winner) and Charlie Czar (R) (Club President). Sharon and Dale are the Bent Fork editors, been Club members for 21 years, Sharon is the Club Secretary for the 4th time, and they volunteered for just about every special ride and event.

BVBF 2015 Registration opens

Registration opened December 17th for the 17th Annual Buena Vista Bike Festival (BVBF) which takes place on June 6, 2015. Check the link below for more details and a link to register for the event

This year when you register between now and JAN 31, 2015 your registration is ONLY $55. Regular registration from FEB thru MAY is $65 and $70 after MAY 31st.

Jerseys are ONLY $60 until JAN 31 then $65 through APR 30, and $70 beginning MAY 1. If you are interested in purchasing a jersey you may do so when you register for BVBF.

For registration and more information go to www.bvbf.org. Event is limited to 900 riders. Routes include Century, Metric Century, 50 and 35 mile rides.

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2014 Holiday Party

The Club's annual Holiday Party was a catered affair held at the Pinery on the Hill on Sunday, Dec 7th. Social Chairperson, Bill Gast, started organizing it last spring. The picture is from our party in the main ballroom looking to the east at downtown Colorado Springs. 112 people (of our 420 members) attended the party on a beautifully clear night. The moon rise through the ballroom windows came as we started to go through the buffet line. Bill used the later revealed list of Club mileage leaders as the order of tables released to the buffet. The program included pictures of the past year, Club mileage leaders, Club Community Service Award winner, annual Club Volunteer of the Year winner, Bill Gast's Club Ride Picture Jeopardy game, and then music by Wes & Joan. What a great evening!!


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1/28/2015

Hi All,

I will be leading the January Sunday Social Rides.  Al Brody and I will lead the February rides.  The Social Ride start location is at Acacia Park.  See the Ride Calendar for details.  The temp was 24'F on 1/4, although it snowed Saturday night, the roads were mostly clear and it was sunny.  Three of us took the trail out to Criterium Bicycles and then took roads back downtown.  The Jan 11th ride had 9 people, we went out Pikes Peak and returned (the long way) back on the Midland Trail.  The Jan 18th ride had 22 people on a 53'F day, we rode Mesa out to Garden of the Gods overlook and then back through Holland Park.  The Jan 25th ride had 15 people on a 55'F day.  The had been a Letter to the Gazette Editor last week about bike paths being plowed after snow before some city roads, with that as our inspiration we rode up the Shock's Run then got on Cascade up to the T-Gap Trail and then down the GreenWay Trail back to downtown.  It was a 12 mile ride.  The temp for 2/1 is near 50'Fs again - a great day for a Pre Super Bowl ride!!  

The CSCC Board of Directors Met Jan 27th (Tuesday) at our home.  We had a full agenda and stopped after 2 hours.  Among other things we covered the annual review the Club By-Laws, 2015 ride ideas, BVBF, and just started work on the annual budget.  We'll meet again on Tuesday Feb 24th so that we'll have all the prep work ready for the Club to review at the annual March Club Business Meeting on Mar 3rd.  We have proposed changes to the By Laws that I will EMAIL blast to the membership so that we can start vote on them after the Mar business meeting.

The Club Meeting was held 1/6 15 people attended.  Look for the minutes to be posted in the news column.  The next Club meeting is Feb 3rd at the Garden of the Gods Citizen Service Center.  Snacks start at 6p and the meeting at 6:30p.


BVBF is June 6th.  Registration opened in December.  I was the 3rd person to register.  Volunteers need to sign up at that site, too.  Look for details in the news column on the left.

National Bike Challenge (NBC) 2014 added tabs for the first months of 2015.  Our 115 riders can enter their miles since last October.  NBC runs monthly individual and team totals.  These added fields do not change the challenge results which ended 30 Sept 2014.  The Club has been in the top 10 teams for most of these post-season months (with 600-800 teams still reporting rides).

Peggy Seidel (573-5050 apjbuffalo@aol.com)  is making her way though her cancer treatments.  It was great to see her at the Jul 20th Picnic.  Ronaele Foss (351-9775  rsfoss@hotmail.com ) 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.


Remember that a "stop" sign means stop.  Let's at least put one foot to the ground.  When riding in a group, everyone needs to stop, not just the ride leader.

Charlie Czar     719-266-0776     czar@erinet.com