Announcements

Want to see more of the kind of rides you want? Do you enjoy interacting with people, exploring and creating new bike routes, promoting bicycling? And, do you want a great way to give back to the Club and the bicycling community? Then becoming a 5BBC Bike Leader is for you. Look in Member Info then Leadership Training or follow this link https://www.5bbc.org/leadership-training for all the... Read more

Attention all 5BBC leaders and non-leader members who will need to drive a 15-passenger van for the Club or may just want to help out. Details:   1) Let Doug (dvonhoppe@icloud.com) know you plan to take the class as soon as you decide you want to be in this year's class    2) Location: C. C. Rental of LIC  47-08 30th St, Long Island City, NY 11101 near the 7 and G train    3) Sunday 2/25 at 10AM... Read more

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Articles

The Gentle Giant Who Made You Laugh

by Allan Friedman

Posted by Allan but actually written By -- Ted Kushner, with thanks to Steve Sakson. Register for the Memorial Ride on April 21st ! There are many ways to describe Phil O'Reilly: jokester, comic, bike ride leader, volunteer, beloved husband and dad and brother – and one of the most decent persons to have ever graced this planet - a gentle giant of a soul who never let the nonsense of this crazy... Read more

Training for this year's tour on May 6th? Do it with the 5BBC!

by Allan Friedman

This page is dedicated to the 5BBC's special relationship with Bike New York. The 5BBC has been involved in supporting the TD Five Boro Bike Tour since inception. We know it well and love it! And this year will be no different. We have a spring training series that runs every year through March and April. It's designed to help those of us who don't ride in the winter, or may be targeting a longer... Read more

Thoughts In Memory of Phil O'Reilly by Mary Lou Martinez

by Sharon Behnke

Last week I was asked to write something about Phil O’Reilly and although I tried, nothing I wrote sounded right. I sat down, with my tub of coffee, early this AM and tried again.  Again…nothing. I gave up, went back to bed and just when I started to doze, the telephone rang. It was a friend from the bike club – a close friend of Phil’s. Ignoring the many apologies for waking me up, we began to... Read more

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