December Member Events: Save the Dates!
Don't let the December chill keep you from getting together with fellow CBBC members for social fun and good works.
December 5 is our annual Holiday Potluck Party, from 6-10pm at the Clubhouse At Villas at Five Ponds, 300 Clubhouse Lane, Warminster. We'd like everyone to bring a side dish or dessert, and BYO if you wish to imbibe. RSVP (email the president) by Nov. 27 or just show up!
December 12 is our Annual Dan Madden Memorial Santa Ride to Christ Home in Warminster, where Santa will join CBBC members to share pizza and gifts with some very needy kids.
See the December newsletter for more details, and if you have any questions, email the president.
Dec. 12 is the Dan Madden Memorial Gift Ride
It is that time of the year again when none other than the Jolly Old Elf himself takes time out of his busy schedule (now including Skype & Twitter) to lead the 17th Annual Dan Madden Memorial Gift Ride. This year the ride is Saturday December 12th. Please consider joining Kris Kringle as we once bring some holiday joy to the children at Christ's Home and also continue a great CBBC tradition.
All CBBC elves, reindeers, and Santa helpers will depart from Northampton Municipal Park located on Hatboro Rd just north of Bristol Rd at 10:00 AM. Pictures will be taken at 10:00 so plan accordingly to get dressed for the weather & get your bike ready to roll. This ride will be about 15 miles at a "D/C" pace; no one will be dropped.
Continuing the tradition, our ride will again be led by Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (Michael Wuerger) who will lead our riders on a leisurely ride through the neighborhoods before arriving at Christ's Home on York Rd in Warminster at noon, just in time to enjoy pizza, soda & cookies, all provided by our club, with the children. After lunch Santa will distribute presents to the children.
CBBC Covered Bridges Ride a Success!
Thank you sincerely to all the many volunteers and riders who came out for the 35th annual CBBC Covered Bridges Ride. Our goal was to help make sure everyone had a fantastic (and safe) time. Hope you did. See you next year....check back for information on next year's Covered Bridges Ride.
Rider photos of the event provided by BlueStem Light can be purchased here: www.bluestemlight.com/cbbc-covered-bridges
Ad Hoc Rides
CBBC promotes the fun and safety of riding in groups! The ride calendar is established to be able to offer a variety of rides at all levels and allow members to plan their rides in advances. As we know our lives are not always predictable! Members are encouraged to post “Ad hoc” rides on the Forum and allow other members to join them.
Here is the “official” definition of a CBBC Ad Hoc Ride:
-The ride may be posted on the CBBC Forum no earlier than 48 hours of the ride date and time. Try to give members at least 24 hours notice.
-The ride is not considered a CBBC sponsored club ride.
-No approval needed by the Ride Coordinators.
-A cue sheet or sign in sheet is not needed.
-Ad hoc rides are not covered by the Club insurance policy.
-Ride start location and time is up to the ad hoc ride leader. Try not to compete with a regular club ride – those ride leaders are a precious few!
-The ride will not be credited toward the ride leader program.
-Please ride safely and courteously (especially if you’re wearing your club jersey!)
Check Out CBBC's Forum!
The new CBBC Forum is an online discussion site where members can hold conversations. It's similar in function to our former CBBCtalk listserv (which retired in February), but it allows access through our site. You can also subscribe to one, a few, or all topics to receive email notifications of new posts.
You need to be a CBBC member and log in in order for the items under the "Member Access" menu to be available, and to post to the Forum. If you've never logged in to the site but are a current member, use the Request a Login link there.
NOTE: If you are part of a "family" membership, you'll both need to utilize the primary member login name/PW for now. We plan to add capability for a second login as soon as it's available. We'll continue to share more tips in the Forum, in InGear, and in articles on the site like this one.