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The club has been very fortunate with 5bbc.org   Our most recent web site was developed for us at a very generous discount. The one before it, free from a past President who was an IT guy.    We had an RFP process to see what it would cost to rebuild it and it ranged from $20K-$40k and would have required a level of volunteer support from the club to manage and relay requirements that we... Read more

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Articles

A Poem for the holidays

by Bernard Brandell

Green is the biker's delight. Yes folks, wew got the light! On Red We Stop, A moment in time. Right at the top, our safety is prime. And as we wait, compressing tight. Aloud someone said, we got the light. As Unit we role the timing is right. No point to stall, we got the light. On to the greenway  from traffic flight. On it we stay, no waiting for light. No motors in sight, on... Read more

by David Meltzer

The Japanese concept of Kaizen means "Improvement as a gradual and methodical process."  While the term is generally applied to manufacturing processes, it is also valid when it comes to designing a route.  Many times, I have drawn up a route to ride, simply by looking at a map and sayiing "how can I get from here to there."  And usually, the route will work.  But, is it the best way to get there... Read more

Leaders: please submit your weekend trip proposal to weekends@5bbc.org

by Douglas Von Hoppe

Have you enjoyed one of our weekend trips to Montreal, Harlem Valley Rail Ride, or bike camping? We are looking for Leaders to propose weekend trips for 2023. Please send your proposal to us at weekends@5bbc.org. If you have not lead a weekend ride, but you have a weekend trip you would like to propose, please contact us for more assistance. There are wonderful tools on our Leaders page to help... Read more

Annual Club Memberships and First Time Membership/One Month Trial

by Toby Weiner

Welcome to 5BBC - The Friendliest Bike Club in New York.  Interest in joining the club?  5BBC annual membership is only $25 which entitles you to join our rides all year round .  A family membership is only $30.  With the purchase of an annual club membership, we have a complimentary 5BBC string bag as a gift to you.  In addition to the annual membership, we are currently offering for new members... Read more

A word from the 5BBC President

by Toby Weiner

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!

by Allan Friedman

  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

by David Meltzer

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

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