5BBC members, welcome to 2017.  One thing I hope to accomplish as President of the Club is to periodically communicate directly with the membership getting your feedback and ideas and sharing information about Club activity, issues facing the Club and ways to get more folks involved and make the Club better for all involved.  The last item is particularly important, as one of the agenda items we... Read more

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Early Bird Pricing Ends March 1

by David Meltzer

Ride to Boston with the 5BBC   This Memorial Day Weekend, a group of 5BBCers are going to bike from New York to Boston. The four day trip covers 240 miles as we cycle through Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and ending up in Boston, Massachusetts. The route has been carefully selected and scouted for cycling. With 8,000 feet of elevation over the four days you know that there will be some... Read more

Cycling the Erie Canal Tour 2014

by Sharon Behnke

  OK, this is just a week in my life on the Erie Canal, but it was a tour that had significance in many stages of my life.  Participating in the New York Parks and Trails "Bicycling the Erie Canal" was an event I had been considering for several years.  Many of my cycling friends had done it in past years.  It was not for the faint of heart since it was 400 miles in 8 days with no day of rest... Read more

A Guide to Cold Weather Riding

by David Meltzer

The days are shorter, the temperatures are colder, and one's concentration goes to the holidays.  For many, this means that it is time to hang the bike up on the wall - to be taken out next spring.  But...there are those among us who not only ride all winter, but actually enjoy it.  There is something very satisfying about going outside and conquering the elements. Here is a guide for those who... Read more

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