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Ask your NYC Council Member to support Resolution 1072-2016. Co-sponsored by Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and CM Costa Constantinides,1072-2016 calls upon the Port Authority to widen the GWB paths as part of the upcoming recabling. And if they already support the resolution, thank them!

Share this with your mailing list and on your social media!

– To find your local Council Member, click here.

– For the text of 1072-2016, click here.

– For more info on widening the GWB, click here.

 

Overall this winter was a huge improvement over winter 2015.  But it was still winter and many of us cut back the extent of our riding.  But fear not, spring is coming and so is the 5BBC Spring Training Series.  Starting the first weekend in March, we will be listing a diverse offering of fun rides to help put the winter doldrums behind us and get us in shape for the season.  This year in addition to old favorites, we will be offering some new training rides to new locations.

The spring training series is the perfect vehicle to help train for a century (regular or metric), other events, the Five Borough Bicycle Tour or just to participate in great rides with fun groups.  We will have various mileage and speed options - be sure to only join a ride appropriate for your level.  Additionally, we will still offer our other rides (can anyone say Empanada Ride), some of which can double as training rides for shorter events like the 5BBT.  Ride listings should be appearing shortly.  Check back regularly for updates and new listings as the calendar will keep expanding with new offerings.  Encourage your favorite leaders to list a training ride. And please ride safely at all times. If you have any questions, or suggestions email daytrips@5bbc.org.

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biking
 

spring training

 

Dear 5BBC,

As the Membership Coordinator, I am interested in what you would like the Club to offer.  Obviously, we all want to continue having great rides, but what else would you like?  More Happy Face Rides or Advanced Moderate Rides?  More socials?  Bike Repair or Skills Courses?  This is YOUR club and I would love to hear from as many members as possible.  Please log onto the FORUM and give me your thoughts.  To go to the FORUM, simply log onto the web page as a club member, click the COMMUNITY link and then scroll down to the MEMBERS FORUM.

We are also planning a Spring Kickoff Meeting for all members to celebrate the coming of the 2016 Spring Cycling Season.  Still in the planning stages, but more will be revealed in the near future.

MEL

 

Join us for our first social of 2016 @ Inform Fitness, 201 E. 56th Street, #2

January 20th 2016

7P.M.- 9P.M.

http://informfitness.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ca4DoWh8A

We had a great turn out last year so we thought we would do it again.

Learn about a strength program and exercise that is done in just 20 minutes a week.

Learn about the Power of 10!

Learn about nutrition to help us exercise and build strength.

Adam Zuckerman is the owner and developer of this unique program, come meet him. He will show you what Ed and Liz do to keep in shape.

Light refreshments will be served.

The following persons were elected to the respective Board positions named below, for the 2016 term:

Shawn Carney – President

Andrea Casertano – Vice President

Bill Mastro – Day Trips

Ed Sobin – Leadership Training

David Meltzer and Mark Guralnick, jointly – Membership

Andrea Mercado – Secretary.

Elizabeth Peters -- Treasurer

A great Thanksgiving to all.  Remember , on that day overeating is a sacred and patriotic duty.:) See you all at the Holiday party.  Until then, if not before, on the road,

Andrea  Mercado,

Secretary.

SECRETARY’S REPORT ON NOMINATIONS AND HOW YOU VOTE

Nominations--No further nominations were received from Club members present at the October 19th meeting meeting or received by the Secretary through email. Accordingly, the list below reflects all the Club members running for 2016 Board positions this year:

 

Shawn Carney – President

Andrea Casertano – Vice President

Elizabeth Peters – Treasurer

Andrea Mercado—Secretary

Day Trips Coordinator – Bill Mastro

Membership Coordinator – David Meltzer and Mark Guralnick jointly

Leadership Training Coordinator – Ed Sobin

 

Dates and Mechanics of Election--Elections will take place electronically and online and will open on October 25th and close on November 8th. Each Club member in good standing will receive an email with a hyperlink to the ballot.  Members may cast their votes for write in candidates as well as those whose names appear on the ballot. They may cast only one vote per position, the vote for  members running jointly, to count as only one vote. The results will be reported at the November 9th membership meeting and social at Galaways’ . 

 

Happy to do my best to answer any questions sent to me at secretary@5bbc.org.

 

Over and out,

 

Andrea Mercado

Secretary

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL BOARD ELECTIONS — A NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY

Hats off to all of us for another great year. 
 
Our club is governed by all of us—its members.  Each year we elect 7 of us to be members of the Executive Board of Directors, who commit for the year to contribute their time by filling the roles as described at the bottom of this email blast and, in greater detail, in the bylaws found on our website. Each elected member serves for a period of one Club fiscal year, between December 1 and November 30.

 
We are all volunteers. There are many ways any and all of us keep it running—the ride Leaders without which day trips and weekend trips would not happen; the folks who volunteer to table at bike community events, everyone who encourages their friends or neighbors to ride with us, serving on the Executive Board and those who volunteer to take on non-Executive Board tasks for the year, to be our Communications or the Website Coordinators or on a one-off basis—to help with holiday party, for example.
 
We encourage you all to take ownership of your Club—to run for office, become Leaders, to lead rides, to reach out to any of the Board members to offer your time or resources (for example, free meeting areas)
 

Under the bylaws, which are listed on the 5BBC website, the Nominating Committee presents the slate of candidates at or before the 6PM-8pm October 19th Member Meeting at Galway Pub, 7 East 36th Street | New York, NY 10016 (212-725-2353 | www.galwaypubnyc.com). The slate of candidates I have received is listed below. Anyone else may nominate themselves or anyone else by doing so at the meeting or by emailing me at secretary@5bbc.org.
 
The site and mechanisms for voting online will be announced on the 5BBC website in the days following the October meeting. Results will be announced at the end of the 6PM-8PM Novermber 9th Member Meeting, again, at Galway Pub, 7 East 36th Street | New York, NY 10016 (212-725-2353 | www.galwaypubnyc.com).

We hope to see all of you at the Holiday Party on December 18th, at Dinosaur BBQ.

 
Regards,
Andrea M Mercado
Secretary and for the Nominations Committee

 

Candidate Slate for 2016
 
President – Shawn Carney
Vice President – Andrea Casertano
Treasurer – Elizabeth Peters
Secretary – Andrea M Mercado
Daytrips Coordinator – Bill Mastro
Leadership Training – Ed Sobin
Membership Coordinator – Mark Guralnick & David Meltzer (jointly)
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS.
 
Meetings -- least six times per year, by telephone or in person

  • The President presides at all meetings and is the Club’s CEO.
  • The Vice-President assumes the President’s office in the absence of the President and may head specific projects or oversee specific activities.
  • The Secretary keeps Board meeting minutes the Executive Board and the Executive Council and posts summary minutes on the Club webcite, and is responsible for general Club correspondence.
  • The Treasurer directs Club’s finances and prepares periodic financial statements, prepares and oversee the annual budget, receive and deposit collected dues, account for all funds received or disbursed by the Club, prepare reports of receipts and expenditures, maintain an inventory and listing of Club assets, coordinate insurance coverage, and coordinate the filing of the Club’s tax returns.
  • The Membership Coordinator promotes membership in the Club, coordinates with outside organizations on membership related matters, responds to member inquires.
  • The Rides Coordinator coordinates all  Club ride scheduling, be they day trips, weekend trips or other rides.
  • The Leadership Coordinator  organizes the leadership training course, assists new Leaders in the process of leading rides, promotes bicycle safety and maintains ride Leader lists

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD REQUIREMENTS:
Note that responsibility for any Director, Officer or Coordinator position may be shared by two persons, who for election purposes run as a joint team to fill the position. The President, Vice-President, Rides Coordinator, and Leadership Training Coordinator must be Club ride Leaders. No person shall take office as President or Treasurer unless he or she has been a Club Member for at least two years or has been a member of the Executive Board for at least six months. The President may serve for no more than three (3) consecutive terms.

 

5BBC ANNUAL HOLIDAY BLOW-OUT

 

WELCOMING ALL MEMBERS – NEW AND OLD, HAPPY FACE TO QUICK SPIN,

FAIR WEATHER RIDERS AND WINTER WARRIERS.

 

YES ! Once again it is time to celebrate another year riding with friends. The 5BBC Holiday Party will be taking place on Friday December 18th at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem. This is always a highlight of the social year featuring: Dancing, Dining, Awards, Raffle and Give-Aways. And of course the delicious food that Dinosaur is famous for. [We are the 5BBC after all.]

We have been able to keep the price down to affordable levels again this year- especially for those who do Early Registration. There is also no service charge for registering on line. Here is the price schedule:

Early Bird - now to Friday 11/27

$40 members / $50 nonmember guests

Regular - Saturday 11/28 to Monday 12/14

$50 members / $60 nonmember guests

Late / Door - Tuesday 12/15 through event

$60 members / $70 nonmember guests

Registering and paying for the event is EASY – Here is the link https://www.5bbc.org/party

So...mark the date on your calendar, register for this event, and come and PARTY with you friends in the club. We hope to see you there.

 

The 5BBC Board is pleased to announce that it has set the dates for the meeting to nominate the slate of candidates for the 2016 Board.

This meeting will be held along with the next club social on Monday October 19th, 6pm-8pm

Also, the date has been set for the meeting to elect the 2016 Board, this meeting will also be held along with a club social on Monday November 9th, 6pm-8pm.

Per our bylaws, we have one meeting for nominations and another to hold a formal vote - we have a tradition of holding socials to coincide.

This year, as was the case last year, we will be holding the meetings at 5th and Mad (formerly called Galway Pub), 7 East 36th Street | New York, NY 10016 (212-725-2353 | www.galwaypubnyc.com)

We hope to see you there!

Ride marshalls are needed for the Tour de Yonkers Ride on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Ride for FREE! If interested, please register by emailing me: Maloneh@hotmail.com.

Ride description:

Join us for the 7th Annual Tour de Yonkers, a ride through one of NY's most beautiful cities. The tour route follows the Hudson River north for several miles, passes some of the city's historic old carpet mills as well as newly developed downtown areas, including the recently day-lighted Nepperhan River. The longer routes wind through east and northeast Yonkers, along the Bronx River Park, passing Sarah Lawrence College and other parks including sections of the South County Putnam Rail-Trail, an old rail line connecting NYC with Putnam County that is now a paved bike path.

All routes begin and end at Beczak Environmental Center, 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers.

 

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