5BBC Social Meetups
Starting Thursday, May 30th, we are launching 5BBC Social Meetups! They take place after work hours at local watering holes.
Our first meetup will take place from 6-9pm at O'Casey's Saloon. It's located at 22 East 41st Street between 5th and Madison Avenues. Near the NY Public Library and Grand Central Station, there's a pretty good amount of bike parking nearby.
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.
We'll also be selling raffle tickets for Danny Lieberman's amazing Moulton bike (see below). Show up! Shmooze! Ask Questions! Have a drink! Grab Dinner!
Danny Lieberman Bicycle Raffle
For raffle information, contact Ed Pino.
Bicycletter: The Danny Lieberman Memorial Issue
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This week at the 5BBC
Saturday, May 25, 2013
[CANCELED] BUSTED IN THE BRONX - TAKE TWO
10:00 AM, City Hall, 30 Miles with some hills
When the Munchkins sang to Dorothy "You will be a bust, be a bust, be a bust, in the Hall of Fame", this was the place that they were singing about. Situated high above the Harlem River, this Stanford White masterpiece contains bronze busts of the famous and not so famous. Including those Dayton bike makers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. All this, and a delicious jerk chicken lunch at The Feeding Tree. Bring: Spare Tube, Lock, Money for Lunch and a Great Attitude.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
PATERSON FALLS RIDE
10:00 AM, GWB Bus Terminal, Fort Washington Ave & 178 St, (NE Corner), Manhattan, 30 miles, leisurely pace
We ride to one of the East Coast's wonders of the world, the Paterson Falls, and indulge in labor history at the turn of the century. Plan for several hours out of the saddle as we make stops in town and at a museum or two. Multiple early return options via NJ Transit.
SNUG HARBOR & CHINESE SCHOLAR GARDEN
10:00 AM, CITY HALL PARK, 20 miles
We'll take the PATH from the WTC to the wilds of N.J. Then bike down to and over the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island, and our destination, Sailors Snug Harbor & the Chinese Scholar Garden, few miles farther. The sprawling, historic, beautiful former retirement home for sailors boasts buildings with truly breathtaking details. To put a cherry on top there is the Chinese Scholars Garden. Visit www.snug-harbor.org for details.
Monday, May 27, 2013
9:00 AM, City Hall, Manhattan, 3 ride choices, 20-30 miles, easy to moderate pace
Imagine visiting dozens of war monuments throughout New York City on Memorial Day, paying our club's respects to fallen heroes from the American Revolution to Vietnam to Iraq. Many of the monuments are large and familiar; several are easily overlooked. Trippers will have a choice of 3 rides - Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens/Brooklyn. All three groups will visit memorials in lower Manhattan and then separate. The Manhattan ride (25 miles, easy pace) will visit numerous memorials in Central Park and along Riverside Drive, including the USS Maine Memorial at Columbus Circle, dedicated 100 years ago on Memorial Day, 1913. The Brooklyn ride (30 miles, moderate pace) will visit Cadman Plaza, Ft. Greene Park, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Cannonball Park. The Queens/Brooklyn ride (30 miles, quicker pace) will include visits to Astoria Park, Calvary Cemetery and Cypress Hills National Cemetery.
[CANCELED TO JOIN THE MONUMENTS RIDE]
9:30 AM, City Hall Park, 35 miles
Ya gotta love Jersey! It's got some really great stuff, including a fabulous view of the harbor. We'll enjoy the Hudson Fiord at the waterline, then from the GWB and finally from the majestic heights of the Palisades. Cruise through Hoboken, maybe imbibe after the ride. Cross the Hudson one more time and watch the sun go down on the most magnificent city that God ever allowed humans to create.
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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