The 5BBC has and continues to closely monitor developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As you are aware States of Emergency have been declared by government at various levels. Therefore, consistent with social solidarity and the latest recommendations for reducing viral spread, the 5BBC is suspending all Club sanctioned rides or gatherings of any type through May 5, 2020), at... Read more
Welcome to Five Borough Bicycle Club
Hint: Stay home if you're sick!
Covid-19 is a worldwide pandemic respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Typical symptoms include fever and cough. As of 3/27/2020 covid-19 is highly prevalent in the New York City area and we all should be practicing contagion avoidance measures: Wash your hands regularly (especially before eating) with soap and water or sanitizer. Avoid touching your face unless your hands have... Read more
Consider helping us do more, please :)
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club, most of the bike clubs in our area and around the country, and in fact - even the mass rides that support the advocacy and education organizations who are our strategic partners. To deliver the value we do, we need and are grateful for volunteers. First and foremost, the LEADERS who lead rides in this club are the lifeblood of the club... Read more
A guide to Winter Riding
Winter is Coming In Game of Thrones, the phrase “Winter is Coming” was meant to instill fear. So too, many cyclists also fear the winter. As the temperatures drop, the bike gets hung on the wall, not toemerge until Spring Training. But, it does not have to be like that. You CAN ride in the Winter. You CAN have fun riding in the winter. Here is some advice. WHY RIDE: Personally, I love the chill... Read more
Reason #2: PDS (aka Point Drop Sweep)
One of our unique attributes as a club is the Point Drop Sweep (PDS) System that we use on most of our rides. There are other philosophies in cycling that focus on speed, getting to a particular destination as quickly as possible perhaps stopping at key points along the way to have a quick look, and riding together in a very disciplined way (training required) or in the racer's “peloton” as... Read more
Don't miss out! Unique opportunity this fall....
Have you ever wanted to lead 5BBC rides, but were unable to take or complete the 5BBC Leadership Training Course? We have an alternative just for you. The 5BBC Board will continue to offer our well-loved traditional Leadership Training Course in 2020. However, we also recognize that for various reasons the traditional course does not work for everyone. Therefore, we are implementing a pilot... Read more
How to ride with the 5BBC
This article is intended for new members to show them how to ride with the Five Borough Bicycle Club. However, we hope that all riders can benefit from what is discussed below. If you follow the principals and procedures in this guide – you will have a great riding experience every time you are on the bike. I. Your Bicycle There are many types of bicycles that the 5BBC allows on rides. While most... Read more
Personalize and send this letter to your City Council representative
Must the City Destroy the East River Greenway in Order to Save It? Would you be incensed if your city government planned to demolish the largest park in your neighborhood, cut down nearly 1,000 trees, bury the park’s amenities including multiple athletic facilities and the city’s most prominent greenway, and then take “at least” three and one-half years to replace what was destroyed? Mature shade... Read more
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