Vol 4 Issue 3, 1 June 2011

CSCC Bent Fork Editors

Photo courtesy of Charlie Czarniecki

Editors Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell thank each CSCC member for their newsletter submissions for the June 2011 Bent Fork Chronicles newsletter.

In October, 2011 look for our CSCC Bent Fork Chronicles 25th Newsletter Edition

Upcoming bicycling events...


Membership Updates

Sara Hill

Welcome New Members:
Trevor Beridon & Ryan Rowley, Steve Frederick, Norma Hollister, Jesse LaFrenier, David Parris, Connie Slater, Taffi Wright
Renewing Members-Thanks:
Ginny Barber, David Bowles, Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell, Jim Bronstine, Myra Brooks, Chuck Donachy, Sandra & Dennis Follador, Merf Freeman, Sara Hill, Trent Hovenga,



Sharon Boyd - Bent Fork Chronicles Editor

While riding to the CSCC Sunday Social Ride, my bike wheels ran over a new road marking on Tejon!  


Socially Yours

Chris Conboy

Here is a quick look at future events…be sure to make an entry on your summer calendar for the CSCC Annual Picnic at USAFA FamCamp Shelter #2. Bike rides on USAFA start 9:30am; road bike rides & mountain bike the Falcon Trail. Food starts 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. You must register for this event. Check the Bike Ride & Event Calendar on the CSCC website for details.


Starlight Spectacular

CSCC is a sponsor of the Starlight Spectacular bike ride. It starts at 11:59pm on Saturday night 11 JUN at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. We host the ride's Rest Stop #2 at Bancroft Park. See the CSCC Website Ride/Events Calendar for additional information.

Lee’s Mystery Ride

Lee Murphy

On Saturday, the 26th of June at 1:00 PM the CSCC will be offering a unique ride--Lee's Mystery Ride. Lee Murphy has organized a local area bicycle tour of points of interest and noteworthy sites complete with multiple experts to explain the history, gee whiz facts complete with a dose of humor about the some of the neat places we ride by on a regular basis.


CSCC Monday Dinner Rides

Photo courtesy of Carolyn Henrikson

We currently start our dinner rides from University Village. We meet in the parking lot north of the Smashburger. Please arrive at 5:15pm, so we are ready to depart at 5:30pm. This casual, friendly 15 mile ride has a 10-12 MPH pace. We enjoy dinner somewhere along the route or at the end of the ride. Check the Bike Ride & Event Calendar for details.

Chick-fil-A Ride for Heroes

Torrie Giffin

The 10 September Chick-fil-A Patriots' Festival at Glenn Eyrie will kick off with the Chick-fil-A, Ride for Heroes at 8:00am. There are bicycle routes for families, beginners and advanced riders. Show your Heroes your support!


Amazing Biking Trails in COS

Terre Topp

Our principal sent out this link about Russell Finsterwald, mountain biker, who graduated from Coronado High School.  http://www.pikespeaksports.us/group/


From pikespeaksport, select "group", select "mountainbiking" and look for Coronado High School Grad under forum topics.

Click on "read more" to continue reading about this good article. Terre likes what he says about the Colorado Springs trails!


Harry is at Craig Rehab Hospital

Photo courtesy of Rhoda Harris

Up-date 5/25/2011 from Rhoda Harris: It was a year ago today that Harry (JW) left on the train for Washington to start The Grande Tour! Who would have thought that we would be where we are now, a year ago, and how quickly your life can change...how blessed to know we are in God’s Hands!


duo Road

Courtesy of Audi

Good Wood $7,460; “duo Road” performance road bike, good for club and century rides. Audi partnered with Renovo to produce sleek two-wheelers with hardwood frames. Features include narrow tires; no fenders; minimal accessories; and SRAM red, compact 20-speed gear train.

President's Message

Photo courtesy of Sharon Boyd

Thoughts from the CSCC President…
Happy 25th Anniversary! Our 13th BVBF is finished. The planners and volunteers really carried the day, the ride was a little shorter for most, but everyone had a great day. I set out to do my 49th Career Century, but the wind and snow became brutal at Rest Stop 2.


Kids on Bikes

Photo courtesy of Sharon Boyd

Lindsey Arkfeld, Executive Director of Kids on Bikes choreographed bicycle presentations to two fifth grade classes at ABC award assemblies on May 17 and May 23. Charlie Czarniecki, Aaron Rosenthal, Allen Beauchamp, Sharon Boyd and Chris Conboy represented CSCC at these presentations.

KOB Sand Creek Elementary

Photo courtesy of Sharon Boyd

Colorado Springs Cycling Club donated $2,000 to the Kids on Bikes (KoB) during their May 17th Award Program at Sand Creek Elementary School. Sixty-one (61) fifth graders completed their goals to earn a bicycle, helmet and bike lock. Keynote speaker: Rudy Garcia-Tolson, USA Paralympic Gold Medalist shared an inspirational message with the students and parents. Following the ceremony, Allen Beauchamp conducted a bicycle rodeo for the kids.  http://www.kidsonbikes.net

KOB Bristol Elementary School

Photo courtesy of Sharon Boyd

Colorado Springs Cycling Club donated another $800 from the BVBF bike raffle to the Kids on Bikes (KoB) program at the May 23rd Award Program at Bristol Elementary School. Thirty-five (35) fifth graders completed their goals to earn a bicycle, helmet and bike lock. Janet Oliver spoke highly of the students that participated in the program and she included the 3rd grade and 4th grade students in the assembly to observe the presentations. Kelli Emmett, pro mountain biker with Team Giant shared an inspirational message with the students and parents.

21 May Buena Vista Bike Fest Update

Aaron Rosenthal & The BVBF Committee

When you enter Chaffee County the sign reads “Now This Is Colorado.” Although BVBF rides through both Chaffee and Lake Counties, this slogan was no more apt than on May 21, 2011, the date for our 13th edition of the Buena Vista Bike Fest. Weather in BV and Leadville held to forecasts.


CSCC Represented at Front Range Cyclist Bike Show

Allen Beauchamp

We have plenty of opportunities to showcase CSCC at several events happening throughout the Spring/Summer season in 2011. The info will be posted on the CSCC web page. The club would love to have volunteers step forward to assist in putting on these information booths, they are a fun and interesting way to meet new people, promote CSCC and enjoy our larger local community.

Cheers, Allen Beauchamp -- CSCC Outreach Chair


Al Brody - Advocacy Dude!

Spring has arrived and families are gearing up to enjoy the outdoors on their bikes. Each year, approximately 135 children die from bicycle-related injuries and more than 267,000 nonfatal bicycle injuries occur. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent; however, only 15 to 25 percent of children 14 and under usually wear a bicycle helmet. As we gear up for Colorado Bike Month in June, Safe Kids urges parents, caregivers, and children to use their helmet each time they ride their bike – no matter how long or short the distance traveled.   Al Brody

Santa Fe Century Ride (& Tour de Spas)

Richard & Pam Oliver

With a bright morning sun in our eyes and gusty winds in our face, we biked east to start the Santa Fe Century ride on Sunday, 15 May. This year marked the 26th running of this premier destination ride which attracts roadies from afar to enjoy the arts, crafts, fine foods, and sunny spring days of Santa Fe.


Century ends...Tour de Spas Begin

Richard & Pam Oliver

However, following the Santa Fe Century ride we began our "Tour de Spas" with a Sunday layover at Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Health Spa and Resort, located nearby on the northeast edge of Santa Fe in a beautiful hillside setting of pines and pinons.


Volunteerism Has Its Rewards…and More?

Dale Campbell - Bent Fork Chronicles Editor

As any member of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club (CSCC) realizes, we are a collection of Colorado Springs residents with a similar interest – Cycling. Abet, in many forms, but yet we’re still focused on this human powered vehicle that provides us so much enjoyment. Although I do admit that at times we have been called an eating club with a cycling disorder, we all enjoy riding in one form or another.


Velodrome – A Cycling Asset for Colorado Springs!

Dale Campbell - Bent Fork Chronicles Editor

During a recent CSCC Sunday Social Ride, part of our cycling group made a slight detour to Memorial Park to take a look at the Velodrome. Fortunately for the group, there were two riders there training, one for the Hammer Racing team. Our defacto ride leader talked the two into taking a few laps for the group. We were entertained and amazed by the Flying 200 that both cyclists completed.




Bicycling is Priceless!

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