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The Unweekend weekend trip (since 5BBC is not running weekend trips at the moment

by Roy Fischman

Hello fellow 5BBC members. My trip is going out again. I am a leader with 5BBC, a leader with Morris Area Freewheelers and a leader, and past President for 5 years with the Staten Island Bicycling Association. Because this trip is being run through the Staten Island club, it is necessary to join that club to be covered by insurance. The cost is $25 for an individual and $35 for a couple. You can... Read more

A selection of jerseys hats and shorts now available!

by Allan Friedman

How can we enable members to show their pride in 5BBC? Bring Back Products! We are getting back into retail. And giving you a broader selection of jersey designs than ever before. As a Thank You to our members, we have heard your requests to sell jerseys and caps once again. If you liked our 2018 updated historical design, it is available again. For those of you waiting on your past orders, we... Read more

Borough by Borough

by David Meltzer

        You get any group of cyclists together, and inevitably they will start bitching about infrastructure. Crowding on the Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridges. Poorly marked bike lanes. Terrible pavement. And yes, we have a long way to go for safer cycling. But this article is more about looking back and seeing how far we have come. Here are my top five infrastructure improvements - one in each... Read more

We appreciate your patience and are working hard to get rides going

by Maureen Gaffney

To all of our longstanding members we want to take a moment to thank you for your patience and support during the pandemic. To our many new members who are taking up cycling anew or after a long break, we are happy to have you and welcome you to the club. If any member ever has have any questions,  we love hearing from you! Please do not hesitate to e-mail us at membership@5bbc.org It has not... Read more

Replays of virtual programs from our hiatus available here

by Allan Friedman

It is very clear that this pandemic is, unfortunately, not a "short" thing. This too will pass, but we have no clue when. As we have written elsewhere about the 5BBC - we are a community. Being New York's friendliest bike club, while we can't ride the way we typically do, we will commune in ways that respect social distancing guidelines but let us come together and enjoy each other's friendship,... Read more

Hint: Stay home if you're sick!

by Jim Zisfein

  Covid-19 is a worldwide pandemic respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Typical symptoms include fever and cough. 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 just been washed... Read more

Consider helping us do more, please :)

by Allan Friedman

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... Read more

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