2020: The Year Without a Covered Bridges Ride
With sincere and profound dismay, Central Bucks Bicycle Club has cancelled the 2020 Covered Bridges Ride. This decision was made (unanimously) after careful and prolonged discussions that took into account a number of variables, including current health crisis conditions (as of May 18); local, state and national guidance and restrictions; and unknowns about what the future will hold.
We felt it imprudent to move ahead without assurances that Bucks County and the properties we utilize for the ride will be "open" for a large-scale event on October 11. We also considered the health and safety of the approximately 1,500 riders, 100+ volunteers, and numerous vendor partners involved, along with their potential wariness to participate in an activity where close proximity to each other is expected. Finally, we made the decision to cancel now—instead of waiting until closer to the event—to avoid losing significant financial investments in up-front planning and coordination.
To say we are disappointed is an understatement. The Covered Bridges Ride has been an annual event for four decades, and we were all looking forward to celebrating the ride's 40th anniversary this year. Instead, we invite everyone to mark their calendar for Sunday, October 10, 2021, when we hope to offer a safe, fun and well-attended event for the regional cycling community. Thank you for your continued support and your understanding.
Free Online Event: Members Only!
Cyclist Road Rights Webinar
Join CBBC online on Thursday, May 21 at 7pm EDT as we sponsor an hour-long virtual presentation by Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law, a Pennsylvania law firm with 30+ years of experience, specializing in cycling accidents and injuries.
Learn about the primary types of bicycle crashes including dooring, right hook, road defects, trolley tracks, hit & run, and the close pass. Understand your rights as a cyclist.
Club Rides Cancelled UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CBBC Riders and Ride Leaders
To comply with best guidance and government directives relating to the coronavirus, Central Bucks Bicycle Club will suspend all club rides and events, effective Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. We are wating on clearer guidance from our government.
Ride leaders who are on the ride schedule through the end of March will receive credit toward their ride leader reward.
If anyone chooses to lead an informal, group ride during this time, note that the ride will not be Club-sanctioned or covered under our insurance.
Stay well everyone, we will keep you posted.
POSTPONED: First Aid/CPR/AED Training: April 18, 2020
WITH CLUB ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED THROUGH APRIL 30, THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES AND RE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
Ever wonder how to assist a rider who crashed or has trouble breathing? CBBC will be sponsoring First Aid/CPR/AED training for FREE to interested members. Certification is good for 2 years.
Learn the skills to assist an injured rider. These same skills can come in handy for a home emergency as well.
Our New Executive Committee
Congratulations to our new Executive Committee!
President: Bruce Salkovitz
Vice President: Rich Piascik
Secretary: Jan Solkov
Treasurer: Deb Cudworth
Rides Director: Bob Hardner
At-Large: Kevin Hahn, Terry Hampton, Mike Mathers, Rich Sadler
Special thanks to outgoing board members: Ed Martin, Linda Salkovitz and Deb Scott