Upcoming Meetings and Events
2009 5BBC Program Coordinator
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A message from your 2009 Program Coordinator Barry Hartglass
It is good to be back as the Program Coordinator after a hiatus in 2008. I am in the process of formulating the 2009 General Meetings. The January and February Meetings will be held at The American Youth Hostel Building located at 891 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025 ( 103rd Street ). The meetings are held in Board Room #111 and commencing at 6:30 PM. Light and healthy refreshments will be served! The closest subway is the # 1 at 103rd & Broadway. I will be scouting out additional interesting venues for later on in the season!
NOW FOR THE PROGRAMS !!
Monday Evening January 12, 2009-A Evening of Up-State New York Rides
Cycling The Erie Canal www.ptny.org/canaltour 5BBC Presenters: Mary O'Neill, Caryn Greenberg & Friends. Also scheduled to be present is Robin Dropkin, Executive Director of Parks & Trails-New York, the sponsoring organization of the ride, to chat about her up state advocacy organization.
The Bon-Ton-Roule www.bontonroulet.com:80 ride around The Finger Lakes. The principal 5BBC presenter will be Debbie Friedman. On hand will be veteran tour director Al Hastings who runs the event for The YMCA, the sponsoring organization, www.inmotionevents.net
Ride The Erie Canal "Gang of Four"
Bill Schwarz,Mary O'Neill,Caryn Greenberg,& Phil O'Reilly
Monday Evening February 09, 2009-An Evening Discussion on Volunteerism & The Inside scoop on early season 5BBC Week End Trips!
October of 2008, Our Steve Sakson and several other 5BBC members ventured down to New Orleans under the auspices of Habitat For Humanity to help build a house. Steve & others will share their stories and experiences. Click here for more www.habitat.org/how/factsheet.aspx
Six members of the 5BBC volunteered to work with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. They were part of a group of 13 New Yorkers who spent a week building a home in St. Bernard Parish, an area close to where flood waters went as high as 20 feet. Steve Sakson, who led the group, was joined by club members Debbie Friedman, Randy Horowitz, Peter Morales, Mary O'Neill, and Jim Wall.
John Campo a "fixture" at the Kissena Velo Drome will be introducing himself and his volunteer efforts at the Velo Drome in the trainning of Junior Amateur racing cyclists from the NYC Public School System. http://www.kissena.info/track/more.php?id=57_0_8_0_M
You will be invited during the meeting to share any personal experiences and it is hoped that this program will spur interest, in the 5BBC, for developing a community service project during the season.
Rounding out the evening the 5BBC Week End Trips Coordinator, Fred Dieckamp and some week end trip leaders, will be present to entice the audience with respect to early season weekend trips. Fred in Particular is interested in resurrecting an old 5BBC Favorite, The Cherry Blossoms Festival in Washington DC (March 27 to March 29) http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390 . Fred can also be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments: PIZZA PARTY !!
Social Hour is : 6:30 to 7:00 PM at The American Youth Hostel Building, 891 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025
(That's at 103rd Street in Manhattan) -The Board Room (Room 111)
The nearest subway is The # 1 (Broadway & 104th Street)
Ask The Best Wrenches in The NYC Metro Area!
Wednesday Evening March 11,2009 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The proprietor of Bicycle Habitat bicyclehabitat.com our good friend Charlie McCorkell
email@example.com & his associates' will once again for the third year host our March General Meeting!
This is an Exclusive 5BBC happening for members' & their invited guests. Store inventory merchandize will be on Sale in excess of the ordinary 5BBC Club Discount for that evening only!
A rep from Bell/Giro Sports, will be on hand to demonstrate some cool tech stuff including the latest in helmet technology
This is also an excellent after hours opportunity to discuss with the Pros of Bicycle Habitat any questions you may have relating
to bikes, gear, accessories, clothing, etc!
Bicycle Habitat is Located at 244 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 - a few blocks south of Houston Street,
the nearest subway is the #6 to Spring or Bleecker Street. Phone (212) 431-3315
We wish to thank Charlie's Store Manager, Eric Schofield, firstname.lastname@example.org, for his assistance in the setting up of the program.
Bicycle Habitat promises us some Fantastic Sales!
For example for you triatheletes out there, the stores inventory of The Trek (2006) Equinox 5 Tri-Bike will be available for $850. Habitat currently has 2006, 2007, & 2008 bikes on sale for 20 to 30% off. Please see their web site for what is available. If you call Charlie or Eric between now and March 11, or come into the shop you may be even able to negotiate a better deal by leaving a $50 deposit and having your new bike fully prepped and available to take home on the same evening of the program. Identify yourself as a 5BBC member and a friend of Barrys...
We also have the COO from SRAM coming to talk as well as the Giro / Blackburn / Easton reps. Perhaps there may be some special offers? For your information and for you Techies - SRAM is an American company that is working to unseat Shimano, already have in my opinion, from their "throne." They make complete drivetrains for all categories of bikes and also own Avid Brakes and Rock Shox Forks. Buy American!!!
Winter Refreshments will be served!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Barry at email@example.com
Bicycle Habitat & myself hope to greet you with a 1,000 Welcomes!!!
April General Meeting - An Enlighten Ride!
Date: Friday April 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Maria Massana, Photo by Daniel Valdez
Location: Jivamukti Yoga School, 841 Broadway,New York,NY 10003 ( 2nd floor ) Between 13th & 14th Streets, Manhattan.
We are very pleased to announce that our April Program will be held at The Jivamukti Yoga School ( downtown location ) in their JivamukTea Cafe. Our speaker will be Maria Massana, a wellness coach and certified yoga instructor, click here to go to her web site. Maria is a cyclist and a runner and has completed several NYC Marathons and is a Biathlete. She is also the founder of Massana Wellness, an innovative wellness company and does wellness workshops in corporations as well as yoga schools. Her talks are inspirational and insightful and she is available for private consultation.
Maria, will discuss and demonstrate how the various forms of yoga which include breathing, stretching, meditation, & spirituality can certainly compliment cycling in addition to keeping you grounded and focused. Maria also produces raw energy snacks and will discuss these products and recipes and have some samples for you to try. You are also invited to tour Jivamuktis' studios!
The meeting will be held in JivamukTea Cafe and you are encouraged to purchase refreshments and your dinner during the meeting for a very unique and healthy dining experience which is all vegan, mostly all organic from their own sprout garden, with a large selection of creative salads, sandwiches, raw soups, burritos, vegan specials, and coconut water. Price range is $5 to $15.
Maria recommends the following article on yoga as a primer for the beginner, yoga journal basics. Maria can be reached at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to contact me, Barry at email@example.com.
The presentation should be about 90 minutes and will be a great way to start your riding for the weekend and beyond!!!!
We hope that this event will give you some ideas with respect to both overall self development and to improvement of your cycling skills. In the interim we wish you health and wellness !!!
Barry Hartglass, 5BBC Programs' Coordinator
Nassau County DA Cracks Down on DWI
Monday Evening June 15, 2009 General Meeting at 6:30 PM
District Attorney Kathleen Rice
Driving While Intoxicated, no definition is needed. This is a serious topic for the community at large. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle 2007 Statistical Data; there was a Total 9,480 Alcohol Related Police Reported Accidents, fatalities, personal injury and property damage in our state. For cyclists there were 7 fatalities and 90 non-fatal injuries. For a complete review of the cases of death or injury involving pedestrians, drivers, passengers please consult the web site.
The Five Borough Bicycle Club as a community service is honored to have Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice as our guest speaker at our Monday Evening June 15, 2009 general meeting. She will discuss her pioneering efforts with respect to aggressive prosecution, legislative enactment NYS Penal Laws 120.04-A , Aggravated Vehicular Assault and NYS Penal Law 125.14 Aggravated Vehicular Homicide as well as her proactive educational stance which is being taken into the schools.
Ms. Rice was elected to her current position in November 2005 and is a graduate of Garden City High School, Catholic University and Touro Law School. She previous served in The United Sates Attorneys office in Philadelphia under Janet Reno and in the Brooklyn DA's office and is a native Long Islander. When the District attorney has spare time she enjoys running marathons, cycling, skiing and golfing. She also was featured on a 60 minutes piece this past January being interviewed by Bob Simon and has been involved with two cases in which a cyclist was the victim.
The program is open to club members and non-members especially young people and all purveyors of the road.
Venue : Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Entrance at 239 Thompson St. ( side entrance is their meeting space -" The Assembly Hall " )
There is no admission charge, refreshments will not be served. You are welcomed to join us for dinner, a Dutch treat in a Greenwich Village Restaurant. Bikes are not permitted in the church.
I wish to thank Club Leader Susan Levine for "brain storming" the idea with me at The Ghost Bike Memorial this past fall at St. Marks Church as well as Cheryl (Cheri Rice), Executive Assistant to the District Attorney for her assistance to me.
For additional back ground material please see: The NYS State Governors Traffic Safety Committee's web Site www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us/zero-tol.htm and www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us/index.htm.
If you have any questions please contact me, Barry at : firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Monday July 20,2009 General Meeting @ 6:30 pm
There are two very outstanding local teams that are focused on the environment, sustainability, multi modal usage and of course fun for cyclists, pedestrians and the general public. One team is currently working on The Hudson River Greenway & The other team is working on The Bronx section of The Bronx River Greenway (a small yet crucial component of The East Coast Greenway.
Howie Mann of The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council- NYMTC http://www.nymtc.org/ is a nationally recognized transportation engineer who has developed a specialization in freight planning. He also heads their Pedestrian/Cycling Group. He is a long Island Cyclist. Howies' team is currently working on The Hudson River Link (which will provide for an interrupted path from Inwood Park to the Old Croton Aqueduct in Yonkers).
Maggie Scott Greenfield
Maggie Scott Greenfield of The Bronx River Alliance (www.bronxriver.org) is an urban planner and environmental scientist with an advanced degree from M.I.T., is the director of the greenway for The Alliance & has completed the following projects: The Bronx River Greenway Plan (www.bronxriver.org/plans) and the Bronx River Greenway Signage Plan. It is anticipated that the greenway will become a linear park from The East River to The Kensico Dam with recreational, educational, ecological and out reach community programs. Maggie and her team are currently focused on the Shoelace Park & Front Knox areas of the Bronx (from Magenta Street to 233rd Street-along the Bronx River) in conjunction with The NYC Parks Department.Maggie is also a cyclist and already has her toddler cycling with her.
As cyclists most of us are very familiar with these two venues. The 5BBC invites you to come here about the master plans of these two teams who share a common mission and to also offer feedback as consumers of the product.
Date:Monday Evening July 20,2009 at 6:30 PM
Location:Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District, 104 Washington Street (Just North of Rector Street), Manhattan. Subways: 1/R/W to Rector, or 4/5 to Wall Street.
Light refreshments to be served. If you have any questions,please contact: Barry at email@example.com
August General Meeting-Tuesday Evening August 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Did You know That A Bicycle Could Be Both Functional & Fine Art?
L'OVALLE Copper on carbon steel Hand-tooled Bison leather seat and grips Pedal with coaster brake
Come join us for our mid summer nights wine and cheese party at The Soho Gallery/Studio of Josh Hadar www.hadarmetaldesign.com/index.php.
Josh is a self taught sculptural fine artist who creates bikes that are very useable in addition to being unique works of art www.hadarmetaldesign.com/about_video.php.
We invite you to visit the gallery/studio, meet Josh and have some refreshments and perhaps find a bike you enjoy for usage
or for ornamentation in your home or office. Perhaps even learn how to use an oxy-cetaline gas welding torch?
Date: Tuesday Evening August 18,2009 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Location:Hadar Metal Design -Located at 432 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013 (Between Crosby Street & Broadway).
The 5BBC Programs' Coordinator wishes' thank Ride Leader: Liz Baum for making the connection for us with Josh.
If you have any questions please contact me, Barry at : firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
September General Meeting-An Open House at EMS
On Monday Evening September 21, 2009 from 6 to 9:00 PM, Alan Ando and colleagues at The New EMS Soho Store
www.emssoho.com will be hosting The 5BBC. EMS is the premiere adventure outfitter and was a sponsor of The Montauk Century
this year and also is a great supporter of the club!
They are continuing their partnership with us this evening with clinics, demos, small giveaways and a raffle prize and discounts.
If you ever wondered how to handle a kayak paddle or pitch a tent this is the evening to learn. Please browse their web site and
if you have any specific questions please email them to me Barry at email@example.com so that I can pass them along to Alan a head of time.
Discounts are for that evening only for stock inventory and exclusive to 5BBC members and accompanied friends that join us that evening.
New members that join the club during the event will also share in the discount.
Lets Network, Adventure Travel, Climb/Mountaineer, Camp/Hike, Bike and get ready for Winter Sports this evening!
Location: 530 Broadway, NYC (Manhattan) 10012 at Spring and Broadway.
I wish thank 5BBC Special Events' Coordinator Joe Candelaria for hooking us up with Alan.
EMS is a bicycle friendly environment and your bikes
are welcomed inside the Store!
October General Meeting
Nova Scotia Travelogue - The Light House Tour
Monday Evening October 19, 2009 at 6:30 PM
At our January Meeting Al Hastings of In motion events inmotionevents.net was one of speakers. 5BBC Vice President Sharon Behnke and Programs Coordinator Barry Hartglass ventured on one his tours, as paying customers', during the summer of 2009 and this program is an account of that adventure inmotionevents.net/lighthouse. Terrain covered is from Portland to Yarmouth (by Cat Ferry of course) to Barrington, to Liverpool, to Bridgewater, to Middletown, to Annapolis Royal, to Belliveau Cove and then back to Yarmouth and eventually Portland.
A feel for The Western Region of : " The almost Island" nsonline.com/maps/westernmap
Come join us for this most scenic coastal experience! Any 5BBC member who has recently ventured into the region and who wishes to join in to provide input at the meeting please contact Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This meeting is also Nominating Night for your 2010 Executive Board. Please check the web site periodically for up-dates
Please note change of venue for this meeting. The Lower Manhattan BID has advised us that they need their conference room for internal use on October 19, 2009. Our meeting, including the scheduled presentation and nominations, will be held at the Woolworth Tower Kitchen (In their back room) located at 233 Broadway opposite City Hall - Cross Street is Barclay Street. The entrance to the restaurant is actually at 9 Barclay Street.
Refreshments compliments of the club will be soft drinks and "finger food". A cash Bar will be available also.
November General Meeting
The Adventure Continues- Episode V
Monday Evening November 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
The American Youth Hostel Building (In The Down Under Room)
At 891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10025 at 103rd Street
Friends of Tod Moore
Friends of Tod Moore
Tod Moore + 3 Friends
Tod Moore + 2 Friends
An annual 5BBC Executive Board Election Treat! Join us for our Annual French Wine and Cheese Party graced by the next installment of Tod Moore www.todmoore.net and friends - Circa 2009 . This year join our self contained folding bike compatriots on a fun gastronomical excursion from Carcassonne to Nice!
The wine and cheese reception is from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM. Executive Board Election Ballots, if not previously mailed in, can be walked in until 7:00 PM. Tod's Presentation will commence at 7:15 PM. Election Results will be announced that evening after certification is made by the elections and nominating committee.
Peace, Happiness, and Good Health!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Woolworth Tower Kitchen, 233 Broadway at Barclay Street, Manhattan (entrance on Barclay St.)
It is time to celebrate a successful 2009 season and to see what your club has planned for next year - Day Rides,Weekend trips, Monthly Programs, Community Out Reach , Leadership, the Montauk Century 2010 and much more!
Back by popular demand our annual holiday party will again be at the Woolworth Tower Kitchen in the City Hall area of Lower Manhattan. The party will feature:
* Reservations may be made via Active.com for a small handling
fee or mail form below with check payable to Five Borough Bicycle Club,
891 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10025. If you have any questions or require special
accommodations, please contact the Programs Coordinator at email@example.com.
Barry Hartglass, Programs Coordinator (917-673-6223)
*** Bicycles Welcome ***
A WORD ABOUT PROGRAMS
I take the programs that I create very seriously as the 5BBC Program Coordinator. The events and meetings that I create will be educational and at times entertaining. I have made a request to my fellow board members to attend our general meetings in order to give you accessibility and direct interaction with them on issues relating to the club. I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime I hope to see you down the road!!
Barry Lee Hartglass, 5BBC Program Coordinator
Five Borough Bicycle Club
891 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 002
New York, NY 10025