For those who came we all had a great time, great venue, great menu and great beer. For those who missed it, you missed a great time, a great venue, great menu, and great beer. We will keep you posted on our November date and venue as well. Please pre-order your jerseys, the more we order the better pricing we will get. Let's thank Shawn for a great design and Wendy for a new venue.... Read more
Once a year, we come together as a club to nominate individuals for Board positions for the upcoming year. At the meeting, you will learn about where the club is headed, and how you can be a part of it. Come join us as we move the club forward. And of course, there will be food and drinks available for purchase - including a $5 Beer Special. After all, we are the Five Borough Bicycle Club.
When:... Read more
Hey 5BBCers - I know that we are still riding in shorts, but the date for the Holiday Party is set.
WHEN: December 6, 2014
TIME: After Dark
WHERE: Dinosaur BBQ - Harlem
We are still working out details such as the price and how to have less snowfall this year - BUT SAVE THE DATE.
As usual - the 5BBC will be providing marshals for the TA Century. Please visit the 5BBC Facebook page and log in what ride you are doing and where you are starting from. Marshaling is more fun when you do it with a friend. And remember - we have a table in Central Park at the end of the ride. Volunteer to work the table, or stop by and say hello. Have a great Century Ride - whatever mileage... Read more
Most of you know my story. Kat Baur invited me to the Dyker Heights Lights ride. I always thought of my self as a lone wolf. To my surprise, I had a great time. I went to a cool place, I got some exercise. And, best of all, I made some friends. I joined that night. The next year, I took the Leadership Course with Ed Pino and Liz Baum, and pointed my first ride – Brooklyn Beer Geeks.... Read more
As a New York City cyclist, bike commuter, and all around “let’s ride everywhere” kind of person, I regularly enjoy, while riding cross town, the mystery of wandering bike lanes that seem to move, without rhyme or reason, from one side of the street to the other, and then back again, as if simply restless and seeking a different view. I think about this conundrum.
I also think about my deeply... Read more
Every year, my wife, Joanne, and I use our vacation time to do what we love to do most… ride our bikes. We have taken about twenty bike tour vacations over the years with three different companies. We have traveled to Hawaii, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Austria and that doesn’t include our tours in the continental US.
Why do I think of these trips as... Read more