2014 5BBC Board Election Results
The election results are in! Congratulations to the 2014 5BBC Executive Board:
President - Liz Baum
Also appointed for the role of Communications Coordinator is the team of Wendy Frank and Allan Friedman.
We would like to thank Peter Engel and Dennis Griffin for their service contributions and commitment to the club and the board this past year! Let's give a hearty thank you to everyone, and to all the other volunteers who give of their time to keep your club rolling.
For anyone interested in volunteering, the Program Coordinator and the Weekend Trips Coordinator positions are still available. Full descriptions are available by looking at the 5BBC's Standing Rules. Coordinators shall submit a brief monthly report summarizing issues and activities. The title, powers, responsibilities and duties of the positions shall be as follows:
- The Program Coordinator shall coordinate the Membership meetings and programs of education and entertainment for the Membership.
- The Weekend Trips Coordinator shall plan, schedule, budget, oversee and implement a series of weekend trips to be offered to the Membership.
Bicycling Magazine Features 5BBC Hollyday Ride
The 5BBC's Hollydays' (name changed last year to reflect Holly as the colead) Lights ride (which goes beyond more than just the common Dyker Heights lights) made Bicycle Magazine's list of 8 Great Holiday Rides, complete with pictures!
A CHRISTMAS-WEEK BROOKLYN HOLLYDAY LIGHTS RIDE 6:00 PM, Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, 15-20 leisurely miles Come join us for a Christmas week ride through parts of western Brooklyn to once again check out the holiday lights. We will ride at a leisurely pace to lighting displays in Greenwood Heights, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. Midway we'll stop in Bay Ridge for a chance to get a holiday treat, hot chocolate or perhaps a slice from Nino's. Bring lock and money for food. All bikes must have lights and you should wear bright or reflective clothing. Rain, snow or extremely cold temperatures will cancel. Check bulletin board the day of ride or follow billm45s on Twitter for an update. Leaders: Bill Mastro and Holly Campbell
2013 Holiday Party
Come join your fellow club members and riders for a night of holiday cheer, well wishes, dancing, frolicking and merriment at the 5BBC Holiday Party. Help us plan by registering early for the party! The last few years have been a blast.
Location: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 700 West 125th St.
What's included: The cost covers the rental of the room, food, music, beverages, and desert. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
Costs: If you pay online through Active, or directly via check or cash received in hand by December 8th the cost is $35.00 for members/$45.00 for non-members (non-members who sign-up for membership get the membership price). From December 9th-12th, the cost is $40.00 for member/$45.00 for non-members paid through Active, or directly via check or cash received in hand. Cost at the door is cash only $45.00 for member/$50.00 for non-members.
How to Pay: You may pay online through Active (subject to a service fee) go to http://tinyurl.com/kq8xyjq. You may also pay via check or cash. Email email@example.com for instructions on how to submit payment. Additionally, some Board members and coordinators will accept payment on rides; listen to announcements on the rides.
This week at the 5BBC
Saturday, December 7, 2013
GETTING TO GANESH
9:30 AM, Grand Army Plaza. 28 Miles. Moderate Pace
Come ride with us to the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens. In the Hindu tradition, Ganesh is the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of New Beginnings. We ride through Brooklyn and Queens seeking both enlightenment and good dosas. Lunch will be in the Temple Canteen for authentic and delicious South Indian vegetarian food. After lunch, we spend some time in the beautiful Temple itself. Namaste. Bring: Lock, $ for food, spare tube, and a great attitude.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
FLEA-BITTEN NEW YORK - Three Flea Markets in Three Boroughs
9:00 AM, City Hall, 22 miles, relaxed pace
Who needs Black Friday? We hit three flea markets in three boroughs: Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, Ridgewood Market, and the mother of them all - The Brooklyn Flea. Food is available at the Fleas. Make sure to bring your shopping list and panniers. BRING: Extra tube, lock, $$ for food and purchases, and a great attitude. In case of inclement weather, check the Facebook event or 5BBC Bulletin Board for updates. NOTE: This is a relaxed-pace ride with a substantial stop at each flea. Ride begins at City Hall and ends at Grand Army Plaza.
FROSTBITE RIDE #2 - Flat Rock Nature Preserve
10:00 AM, City Hall, Manhattan, 30 miles
Aah Naturale in Joisey! This privately owned natural preserve lets us bike to their Nature Center but, only hike their trails. Lunch at a pond. Clothing is not optional.
GROTTA AZZURA PIZZA RIDE
10:30 AM, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, 20 flat miles, 12-15 mph pace
A short flat ride down to Coney Island and back. Stopping at the highly rated Grotta Azzurra Pizzeria for lunch. Bring a lock, $$ for lunch, a spare tube, cold weather gear and a metro card just in case. Snow or rain at the start cancels.
The 2014 Montauk Century
The 2013 "back to basics" Montauk Century accomplished three important things: re-established the camaraderie and community spirit that had defined our Club's past; showed that we didn't need to do this ride on a big scale; and ensured that we didn't lose money on an ambitious event. That will continue for 2014. The 5BBC Executive Board has decided that to repeat the formula of the 2013 "Back to Basics" approach.
It will again be held on Sunday, May 18th, Last year, there were 50 participants. We anticipate being able to raise those numbers a bit more for 2014. The ride is only open to a dedicated and very limited number of 5BBC Members. We will update you on the 5BBC Members-only 2014 Montauk Century as more information becomes available. In addition to those who want to ride, we are as eager as ever for your ideas, input and availability to volunteer. All are highly-valued.
New 5BBC ride leaders
Congratulations to the 2013 graduates of our leadership training course: Joe Hom, Ben Bromberg, Holly Malone, Nathalie Pham, Steve Vaccaro, Steve Lyon, Norma Samame, Gary Katz, Ritwik Dey !
And thanks are also due to Manny Sanudo and Ed Sobin, our leadership instructors.
The November edition of the 5BBC Bicycletter is available now!
Suggestion BoxHave an idea about something? Want to propose something new for the Board to consider? Think you can improve things? Please post a suggestion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and using the subject line "Suggestion Box"!
Announcing the 5BBC Extra Mile Award!
This year, the 5BBC will be introducing a new award, "THE 5BBC EXTRA MILE AWARD."
Eligibility: There are three categories of 5BBC club members who will be eligible for the award:
1. A person who has successfully completed the Leadership class in the past two years.
For the club to continue to grow, we need new people to step up and into leadership roles.
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