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Colorado Springs Cycling Club (CSCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to provide a variety of bicycling activities. We have weekly rides, annual rides, member meetings with educational topics and parties, and training. For non-club rides such as Elephant Rock, we use Meetup to let our members know who is planning to attend so they can carpool and possibly ride together.

If you are not yet a member of CSCC, we invite you to join us for one ride. If you have a good time and want to ride with us more, you can visit our website to join the club (https://bikesprings.org/join-us). Annual dues are $21 for an individual or $28 for a family.

More Information about CSCC (http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-Cycling-Club/about/)

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Upcoming Special Events (http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-Cycling-Club/pages/Special_Events/)

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Upcoming events (4)

Monday Dinner Ride – 21 September 2020

University Village Colorado shopping center

NOTE START TIME CHANGE TO 4:30pm due to diminishing daylight hours. Continuing in the tradition of the modified CSCC Monday Dinner Ride, for our ride on 21 September, we’ll meet at the parking lot for the University Village Trailhead about 4:15pm (take road between Costco and Kohl’s stores west – see map for specific location). True to form for this summer, there is a 10-20% forecast for showers. The temperatures in the mid- 80'Fs. The weather only cancelled one ride this summer. Given that the days are getting shorter, we’ll start our last 2 rides of the series at 4:30pm. After the ride, we’ll enjoy the new “normal” of a BYOD picnic at the Trailhead Park. Sunset Monday is 6:56p so we'll have plenty of daylight for the picnic. Before leaving on the ride, we’ll be sure to have a safety brief, which will include the following CSCC Group Event guidelines: - During COVID-19, events are reserved for paid CSCC members. Join here: https://bikesprings.org/join-us. - Groups are limited to 10 people, not including ride leader(s). (We’ve configured this ride to be able to break into two groups of no more than 10 cyclists, if ride signup warrants). - You must RSVP on Meetup for each event. If you cannot make the event, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible so the next person on the waiting list can take your place. - Please follow the minimum 6-foot social distancing guideline. - Wear a face mask whenever possible; especially at the start and end of the ride. - Bring your own food, water, spare tube, tire repair kit, etc. Equipment sharing is discouraged. - Instead of passing the sign-up sheet, the ride leader will record your name and contact information. - Helmets are to be worn whenever you are riding the bike. See our detailed COVID-19 compliance guidelines (https://bikesprings.org/resources/Documents/Colorado%20Springs%20Cycling%20Club%20COVID-19%20Guidelines.pdf). The ride itself will initially take us south on the Greenway trail. Returning after the ride to UVC, we’ll store the bikes, pick up our BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner) packet and then head to the park picnic tables or set up our chairs in the grassy areas. Just a reminder: While this is classified as a Green ride, you should be able to continuously ride comfortably at a speed of 10 miles per hour, with a variation of speed between 9 and 15 mph (depending on uphill or downhill). Typically, the ride will be 10 to 14 miles in length (gradually moving towards that 14-mile length as we progress into the summer).

DEADLINE - FILE YOUR MILES for 1/10th Td'F (8/29 - 9/20)

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See the Monday ride announcement for more details. Today is the REPORTING DEADLINE. The Club again this year had our own 1/10th Td'F multi-day event. Several people posted their miles to the comment sections of the race day ride announcements. If you rode and didn't post all your miles, then EMAIL all those miles to [masked] by 7pm Wed (9/23). As of Sunday night we know at least 6 Club members rode the 215.6 miles to reach the finishing goal.

Elevenmile Canyon Fat Tire Ride

KFC

This is the 5th year for this "out of town fat tire bike ride". We usually do the early summer ride and then a Fall "Color Ride" in Sept/Oct. The summer ride was in July. Dale and Sharon were in the canyon last week and said we better do the fall ride in Sept or we may miss the aspen color. It is possible to ride this on a road bike - BUT NOT RECOMMENDED. Before leaving on the ride, we’ll be sure to have a safety brief, which will include the following CSCC Group Event guidelines: - During COVID-19, events are reserved for paid CSCC members. Join here: https://bikesprings.org/join-us. - Groups are limited to 10 people, not including ride leader(s). (Since we have at least 2 ride leaders on this activity we’ve configured this ride to be able to break into two groups of no more than 10 cyclists, if ride signup warrants - so we are opening this up to 20 people). - You must RSVP on Meetup for each event. If you cannot make the event, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible so the next person on the waiting list can take your place. - Please follow the minimum 6-foot social distancing guideline. - Wear a face mask whenever possible; especially at the start and end of the ride. - Bring your own food, water, spare tube, tire repair kit, etc. Equipment sharing is discouraged. - Instead of passing the sign-up sheet, the ride leader will record your name and contact information. - Helmets are to be worn whenever you are riding the bike. See our detailed COVID-19 compliance guidelines (https://bikesprings.org/resources/Documents/Colorado%20Springs%20Cycling%20Club%20COVID-19%20Guidelines.pdf). We'll meet in the parking lot near KFC with the goal to "carpool" our bikes and leave shortly after 8:30. We'll drive west US 24 to Lake George, turn left on County 96, and park at the dirt lot just before the Elevenmile Canyon Park Entrance. This is a 19-mile round-trip up the canyon. There is no entry fee for bikes. The dirt road is the old railroad bed that was used before the dam was built (in the 1930s). So this is a gentle railroad grade and not a difficult climb. There is work on the river bed near the Spillway waterfall (just north of the dam). It is inside the fence by the information signs near the dam. But there are a lot of long dump trucks going over the entire length of the road. We'll have adequate room to ride, but they kick up a lot of dust when they pass. So it is recommended to have a bandana around your neck to be able to lift over your nose when we encounter traffic. After the ride due to the State virus constraints there is no plan for a group food stop before heading home. We'll readdress our plan if the weather forecast or State's Virus reaction presents a challenge as we get closer to the ride.

Tour de Latte

E. Fontanero & N. Weber St

Tour de Latte is a casual ride stopping at different independent coffee houses. COVID-19 Group Event Guidelines: - Rides are open to the public for the first ride, after which you can join here: https://bikesprings.org/join-us . - Groups are limited to 10 people, not including ride leader(s). - You must RSVP on Meetup for each event. If you cannot make the event, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible so the next person on the waiting list can take your place. - Please follow the minimum 6-foot social distancing guideline. - Wear a face mask whenever possible; especially at the start and end of the ride. - Bring your own food, water, spare tube, tire repair kit, etc. Equipment sharing is discouraged. - Instead of passing the sign-up sheet, the ride leader will record your name and contact information. - Helmets are to be worn whenever you are riding the bike. See our detailed COVID-19 compliance guidelines (https://bikesprings.org/resources/Documents/Colorado%20Springs%20Cycling%20Club%20COVID-19%20Guidelines.pdf). Ride Category: Green (https://bikesprings.org/About-Rides-and-Events) Over the course of the summer, the ride will gradually increase in distance and difficulty, always maintaining an easy pace and regrouping occasionally. The Latte Ride is designed to be shorter and easier (12 – 15 miles) early in the season and building to be longer and more difficult (15 - 20+ miles with more hills) toward the end of the season. It is always a no drop, led social ride, with posting at corners and sweeps designated. If there is larger interest, we need additional ride leaders. Let me know if you'd like to be a secondary ride leader and we can expand the RSVP availability. If the ride is full, you can click on "Wait List" so we know how many more people would like to participate. Also, as an alternative to riding with the group, I will share the coffee destination mid-week so you can visit them on your own time and help support our local businesses. Contact: Sara Hill Phone:[masked]

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FILE YOUR MILES for 1/10th Td'F (8/29 - 9/20)

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