5BBC Social Meetups
Join us at 6pm on Wednesday, June 26th for our next 5BBC Social Meetup at Woolworth Tower Kitchen at 9 Barclay Street in Manhattan!
Whether you're a 5BBC member, have thought of becoming one, or haven't renewed, we'd love to have you come by and get to know fellow members and ride leaders of "New York's Friendliest Bike Club" in a social setting. Talk about bikes and biking, catch up with friends and find out what we're about.
Danny Lieberman Bicycle Raffle
For raffle information, contact Ed Pino.
Announcing 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.
The 5BBC Perimeter Ride Patch is back!
Come join the us for good riding, food, fun, and an exciting adventure.
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This week at the 5BBC
Friday June 21, 2013
FIREWORKS TO CELEBRATE THE LONGEST DAY
6:45 PM, Grand Army Plaza (entrance to Prospect Park), Brooklyn, 25 mostly flat miles, moderate pace 5:45 PM, FEEDER RIDE, Union Sq. North (17th St) and Park Avenue South, Manhattan, departs PROMPTLY at 6:00 PM. Leaders: Josh Gosciak and TBA
Celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer and join us for a ride to opening night of the Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks series. We will leave GAP by 7:00 sharp for an evening ride around Brooklyn, arriving in Coney Island in time to hopefully get a snack and then watch the fireworks. Afterwards, we will take a quiet ride back to GAP through Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Borough Park and Kensington. Bring a lock, snacks and a smiling face. BIKES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS. Possible weather issues, check the bulletin board or follow billm45s on Twitter for an update.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:30 AM, Bridgemarket, 60th St & 1st Ave, Manhattan, 60+miles, C-14 pace
We kick off the Perimeter Series with a ride circumnavigating the perimeter of Queens, the Borough of New York with the largest area. Come join the usual suspects for good food, fun, and an exciting adventure.
NIBBLING ON THE FRINGE: SUNSHINE EDITION
10:00 AM, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, 22 miles [some cobblestones]
Along the watery fringe of Brooklyn, new parkland has sprouted. Where industry once thrived, children now play. We go coastal and visit Valentino Pier, Brooklyn Bridge Park (where we will take a ride on Jane's Carousel), Grand Ferry Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, Newtown Creek Park and the curiously named "Nature Walk." Lunch after the ride, so bring snacks if you are a nosher. Bring lock, $$ for lunch, spare tube, a smile, and bring a friend.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
SUMMER FUN RIDE -- Coney Island/Nathan's/Manhattan Beach (formerly Beach Bum Brunch Ride)
9:00 AM, Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 25 mostly flat miles
Note: This ride has been changed because of the work scheduled to rebuild Plumb Beach. Instead we will be riding to Coney Island with an early stop at Nathans, then to Manhattan Beach where you can take a quick dip. This is a great ride for newbies to the Club. The pace is relaxed with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. Bring locks and money for lunch and a bathing suit if you plan to swim.
10:00 AM, City Hall, Manhattan, 15 miles (Plus possible extra places)
We all know that Washington slept here but, where? Where did his VP sleep and the first Secretary of State? How did a Brooklyn Community honor a fallen President(not JFK, Lincoln or one of those famous ones)? We know that Grant is buried here but, what other President was? Have something historical to say at dinner tonight.
New 2013 5BBC Executive Board
The 2013 5BBC Executive Board has been elected. Under the revised By-laws, the Board consists of seven positions elected by the membership, and additional coordinators appointed by the Board such as communications coordinator, newsletter coordinator, and so on.
The new elected Board members are:
Let's give a hearty thank you to these people, and to all the other volunteers who give of their time to keep your club rolling.
New 5BBC ride leaders
Congratulations to graduates of our leadership training course: Wuid Alexander, Shawn Carney, Holly Campbell, Clyde Dillard, Jackie Junttonen, Dave Meltzer, Eliz Peters, George Pardo.
And thanks are also due to Liz Baum and Ed Pino, our leadership instructors.
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