VAN CERTIFICATION COURSE 2017 Attention all 5BBC leaders and members who will need to drive a 15-passenger van for the Club.  The Club is offering a two-part van certification process consisting of a mini-course with a written test and a “road test.”  The mini-course with the written exam will be given online through a national certification company and the “road test” through the Club’s... Read more

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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

These Organizations Deserve Your End-of-Year Generosity

by Elizabeth Peters

5BBC put out a call to our members to nominate charities that serve a local or national constituency and focus on bicycling or bicycling-related issues. Here's who our members recommended.   Achilles 501(c)(3) charity Through a local New York chapter, they help New Yorkers with disabilities gain independence and personal achievements through running and... Read more

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