Greetings to all 5BBC members. I hope everyone is doing well and will be joining on the many exciting rides listed on the club website. We have rides going out year and our spring training rides are in full swing. We are indeed “the friendliest bike club”. As a thank you to all members, the club is pleased to offer a free string bag to every club member. They have the club logo, a reflective... Read more
Welcome to Five Boro Bike Club
Have it in you to lead?
Calling All Leaders Are you a Leader? The 5BBC Leadership Class of 2022 is now enrolling. Every ride that the 5BBC offers is designed and led by leaders. Leaders make sure that the ride is safe and fun for our members. Here are the Leadership Class Requirements: Three Zoom [or in person if the guidelines permit] Class Sessions Three Leadership Rides – Learning on the Road Skills... Read more
A word from the 5BBC President
As we welcome 2022, I am honored to be chosen as your club president. I am priviledged to be part of such a motivated and committed team. Thank you to everyone on the 2021 board and Allan, you have done an outstanding job as president for the past three years, and looking forward as you continue on the board as co-vice president with Alfredo, certainly a winning team! With Allan and the board's... Read more
Time flies when you are having fun and riding with 5BBC!
The old expression is true..... Time flies when you are having fun and I can tell you that with many ups and a few downs, the past three years as President of the 5BBC have been mostly, and most significantly, FUN! I have had the privilege of working with a committed group of volunteers - board members - who made the role relatively easy. What is the key to my success? What would my advice... Read more
Not all Scout Rides Work
One of the things that the 5BBC always encourages is for leaders to actually scout a ride. Rides that often look wonderful on paper – do not always translate to wonderful on the road. An example of this was a scout that Myles and I did to Overpeck Park in Leonia, NJ. After crossing the George Washington Bridge, cyclists always make either the right to go up to Piermont and points North, or the... Read more
Your 2022 Board listed within this article
The following members have been elected as the 2022 Executive Board • President - Toby Weiner • Vice-President - Allan Friedman and Alfredo Garcia • Secretary - Daniel Bach and Virginia Gentile • Treasurer - Steven Lyon • Membership Coordinator - Mark Guralnik, Maureen Gaffney and Janice Fortune • Rides Coordinator - Bill Mastro and Sarit Levy • Leadership Coordinator - Manny Sanudo and... Read more
by Jacqueline Gikow
You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding a bike. You don’t need an expensive bike, special clothes or a high degree of fitness to experience the benefits of riding a bike. Whether you're ride a fancy new carbon bike or an old reliable one, bike riding is a great workout with the fun to keep you going. Riding a bike can add a fitness activity into your day even if you... Read more
You have a bike. You have ridden around the neighborhood. Maybe you commute. Now, you have decided to join the 5BBC.And you wonder, what makes a good club rider? This article will attempt to answer that question. Your Bicycle We will start here. I have seen all sorts of bikes on a ride. I've seen expensive titanium bikes. I've seen hybrids. I've seen beach cruisers. But, whatever bike you use on... Read more
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