Rides, Meeting with Sheriff & Upcoming Events

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On a serious note: I had a long discussion with Commander  Scott Williams of the Boulder County Sheriff’s department in regards to cycling issues that have been so widely publicized in Boulder over the past several months. In a nutshell the Sheriff is reaching out to the cycling community and working as a liaison to try and solve some of the problems especially in regards to close in Mountain areas like Jamestown, Left Hand Canyon, Olde Stage, and Lee Hill Road

The Boulder Cycling Club
has embraced the idea and we will have our own spokesman available to present our concerns and ideas. A few of the ideas being discussed is more signage and possible addition of bike lanes. Also, be aware that enforcement of the laws of the road will continue by the sheriff’s department. As a club we believe in obeying the rules of the road especially speed limits and stop sign/ red light stopping. Remember it is over $100.00 ticket for rolling through a stop light or sign and you will be given one if a police officer sees you do it. The club believes in SAFETY FIRST! As our ride groups get bigger it becomes even more important to not only obey the rules of the road but to be courteous out there on the road.
The Sunrise Century and the Dusty Boot Century are both this weekend. We have some club members heading up to Summit County for the Dusty Boot so if your interested send me an email and we’ll get you in touch with each other.

For all current ride information visit the calendar at www.bouldercyclingclub.com/calendar

Donald C.
President
Boulder Cycling Club

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SPAN THE ROCKIES RIDE
www.safehousealliance.org

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SPAN the Rockies is Colorado’s newest cycling tour featuring three rides, including the only fully supported double metric century bike tour in Colorado. The event will take place on the roads north and west of Boulder on August 16th. SPAN the Rockies is a fundraising event for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN).SPAN the Rockies features three routes, including the only fully supported double metric century bike tour in Colorado. Scenic 130K and 75K rides are also available.A celebration will follow the ride with food and beverages. Proceeds from

SPAN the Rockies will support SPAN’s new Emergency Shelter & Resource Center, a safe place for individuals who are homeless or in need of confidential shelter as a result of domestic violence. For more information you can go to our website

MARGARITA RIDE TONIGHT!

Margarita Ride is tonight (Thursday). Meet Steve at Serrano’s at 5:45 pm and leave at 6:00 pm. Steve is going to be out of town for awhile so make sure you get there this week. On another note all of us in the club wish Steve and his daughter Kelsey all the best as she moves forward with her 3rd kidney transplant operation in the near future.

CLUB RIDE UPDATES

Our rides do continue to draw more folks as the summer rolls on and we’ll be out again this Sunday for the Early Riser Ride. Meet at Amante’s at 7:00 am and leave by 7:30 am.This will be the last day of the Tour so get there early and get psyched up one more time! Don will be leading this week and has 2 routes selected one up into the hills and one more flat so the group that assembles that morning can choose which one they prefer.

Tuesday and Thursday night rides continue and have been a blast with the evening cooler temperatures and the fun after the ride refreshments and camaraderie.

The Saturday morning ride continues to be sponsored by our friends at Bicycle Village and is always a great ride with the route changing weekly. Last week’s ride and swim out to Eldorado Springs swimming pool sounded like a great time and everyone enjoyed it. Ride meets at 9:15 am at Bicycle Village and leaves at 9:30 am.

Go to the the calendar for more informaion

AUGUST 25 MEMBER APPRECIATION PARTY



Mark your calendars! BCC’s Summer Member Appreciation Party is coming up on August 25, 2009 at Boulder Beer Company on the back patio from 7 to 9 pm. We will have food, refreshments and free prizes. Extra bonus if you ride your bike to the event (more chances to win prizes) in addition to a pre party ride.  Stay tuned for more!

BCC/TOUR DE CURE JERSEYS ON SALE NOW!

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Coming up August 22nd is the Tour de Cure Charity Ride to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association. This will be our second year riding as a team representing the Boulder Cycling Club.

BCC Club members can sign up for the Tour and receive a jersey for $40! Non-club members can sign up for the Tour, AND join the Boulder Cycling Club AND get a jersey for $50!  Since the Tour de Cure is a fund raising event, anyone that raises $750 or more will receive a FREE Team Jersey!
(Please note that there is a $150 minimum fund raising requirement to participate in the Tour, and to receive a jersey.)

Sign up NOW (use the promo code BV2009).
Fill out the form and mail your check to:
Todd Ulrich
2475 Broadway, #209
Boulder, CO 80304

Don’t forget to write your jersey size in the memo field

Jerseys are also sold for $60, separately.