Vol 4 Issue 5, 1 October 2011

From the CSCC Bent Fork Editors

Sharon Boyd & Dale Campbell

Photo courtesy of Tim Bergstem

Sharon & Dale thank the bike club members and friends for their submissions for the CSCC 25th Anniversary Issue of the Bent Fork Chronicles. Look for more CSCC 25th Anniversary articles in the 1 DEC 2011 issue.


Socially Yours

Chris Conboy

Hello fellow club members. Hold the date: 10 December, CSCC 25th Anniversary Holiday Party

I hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous riding this fall. Many of you have participated on the special rides that Kerry organized—A big THANK YOU to Kerry!


First Annual Oktoberfest Ride - 24 SEP 2011

Kerry Hefta

The First Annual Oktoberfest Ride was a success. The weather was gorgeous, the scenery was fabulous, the company was wonderful and the beverages at Castle Rock were excellent.


Membership Updates

Sara Hill

Welcome New Members: Patricia Baltzer, Tess Beedy & Family, Patrick Bultema, Glenn Cook, Casey Curran, Stacey Harris,



Al Brody - Advocacy Dude!

Let's step back to the summer of 1976, our nation's bicentinnal. Bikecentennial '76, you might remember it, was a bicycle tour across the USA conceived by Greg Siple in California in 1972. Siple, his wife June, and Dan and Lys Burden were riding an 18,000-mile Hemistour from Anchorage, Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego for a National Geographic article at the time.

Picture: road sign in Fairplay, CO in 1976!


Moab Century Tour – 2011

Richard & Pam Oliver

After completing our 10-day "Tour de Utah" by biking and hiking across 5 national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef), we returned to Moab again, this time as riders in the 11th running of the Moab Century Tour. 


In the Draft - Redefining Cargo Management

Sara Williams, Let’s Go Aero Co-founder

It all began with an idea. An efficient method for transporting tons of gear behind small cars. A way to make smaller cars bigger with more enclosed and protected storage capacity. An enclosed trailer that holds five bicycles and other gear, ...


Bicycle Traveler Magazine

Grace Johnson, Editor

My name is Grace Johnson and with the help of some top cycling writers and photographers I have launched the Bicycle Traveler Magazine (www.bicycletraveler.nl ) on September 21, 2011. It’s a digital, free, and non-commercial


President's Message

Charlie Czarniecki

Photo courtesy of Sharon Boyd

Happy 25th Anniversary CSCC!

CSCC November election for officers. Positions are President, Vice President for Programs, Vice President for Socials, Secretary, & Treasurer. Your actions and decisions will determine how CSCC will be run in 2012.


CSCC 25th Anniversary Poster

Bill Gast

Bill Gast will supply poster copies.  Available sizes include: 12"x18" which is $10.  The 24"x36" size may be special ordered.

Posters may be purchased until 31 DEC 2011. 

Contact Bill (719) 332-2890.

How Much Cycling Can You Enjoy in 25 Years?

Dale Campbell - Bent Fork Chronicles Co-Editor

WOW!  25 years and counting of organized cycling in Colorado Springs. Consider some of the cycling events that have taken place in our community over those 25 years - Pro Cycling Challenge, World Class Velodrome Racing, USA Pro Cycling Challenge Criterium, Pikes Peak Ascent, Peoples Pedal Party, Kids on Bikes Festival, a Club meeting at the Velodrome. And that's just August 2011!


Great Northwest Adventure 2011

Bob Smith

After many years of bicycle tours throughout Europe and New Zealand, it was time for an extended combined minivan and bicycle trip though out the Northwest of the United States.  Our great northwest adventure began on Aug 2nd driving from our home in Colorado Springs, CO to Jackson, WY for two nights at the Elk Country Lodge. After two wonderful days of bicycle touring Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, we continued journey northwest to West Yellowstone, MT.


Is it Cycle-logical??!!.....or Observations in Two Years of Riding Uphill

Dale Campbell, Bent Fork Chronicles Co-Editor

Editors Note: This article was originally published in the Jan/Feb 1996 edition of The Bent Fork Chronicles, after living and riding in Colorado for two years. Now, more than 15 years later, it seems that many of the "observations" still seem to be true, at least for my perspective. Take a look at the article and judge for yourself.

Having been in Colorado for almost two years now, my "FLAT LANDER" days from back in Virginia and Florida are beginning to fade into the recesses of my mind (NO, its not CRS!). Almost from the day I arrived in Colorado Springs, I have been riding with the wonderful group of people from the CSCC (and gasping for air from time to time). And, it seems that, at least cycle-logically (or is it psychologically...I could never spell), that all roads lead UPHILL?


Fall 2011 Color Tour / Taos to Lake City

Warren Barta

My stepson Tommy and I just finished a 5-day, 300 mile cycling tour from Taos to Lake City. We carried 15 -20 pounds, averaged 60 miles a day, and stayed in motels. My son Andrew dropped us off in Taos and picked us up in Lake City. We started on Friday, 16 September and finished on Tuesday, 20 September.

- Day 1 – 58 miles of cycling:


Pro Bicycle Racing Returns to Colorado-Where it all Began!

Bob Smith

Professional International Bicycle Racing returned to Colorado in August 2011 for the first time since the final Coors Classic International Bicycle Race in 1988. The Pro Cycling Challenge opened in Colorado Springs with a Prologue Time Trial starting in Garden of the Gods Park and finishing downtown on Colorado Avenue on August 22nd.

Picture of Cadel Evans courtesy of Dale Campbell


Electric Bicycles - The Wave of the Future? Part 2

Dale Campbell, Bent Fork Chronicles Co-Editor

You may remember my previous article on this subject in the CSCC August 2011 newsletter. The article provided a brief overview of the E-Bike concept and included some design specifics from several companies, including Daimler AG's Smart Division in China.



Tim Blumenthal, Director

The U.S. Senate affirmed its time-tested support of bicycling Thursday by forcing Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to withdraw his proposal to eliminate dedicated funding for the Transportation Enhancements program. Peopleforbikes.org supporters and our advocacy partners influenced this outcome by sending close to 50,000 emails and making thousands of phone calls to their U.S. Senators in just 48 hours. Thank you!

25th Anniversary Issue - Vol 4 Issue 5, 1 October 2011

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