Elizabeth Jose to Speak at 5/20 Meeting

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Elizabeth Jose in Elizabethtown

Please join us for the May CBBC meeting! Our guest will be Elizabeth Jose, who recently completed a cross-country bike trip.

4,736 miles, 11,312 feet of elevation, 83 days, 60 pounds of gear, 23 strangers’ lawns/basements/guest rooms or garages, 20 church basements, 3 snow storms, 2 flat tires (one front, one back), and more than a whole lot of adventures. I’ll be sharing stories from my self‑supported bike trip across the country August-October 2008.  Please come with questions!

The regular board meeting will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by Elizabeth’s presentation at 7:00 PM, at MMC Dana Center.

Cape Elizabeth Ride Extended; New Ride in Scarborough

It’s snowing today, but we are looking forward to two exciting changes to our ride lineup for 2010. The Thursday night Cape Elizabeth ride, organized by Dave Collins and Patty Medina, will now run from May through September.

Also on the slate this year is a new Tuesday night ride in Scarborough, organized by Janice Musacchio. This ride will run from May 4 to June 8. This is a good ride for those hoping to get in some extra miles before the Trek!

You can see more information about these and other club rides on our rides page.

March 11 Presentation at CBBC meeting at MMC

The next CBBC meeting will be held March 11 due to a conflict on the regular meeting date, March 18.

The meeting will be held at the Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, Classroom 7. The board will meet at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7.

Presentation at this meeting:
Randall Levere will talk about his bike trip to central Switzerland and the French Alps. Highlights include spectating at the 2009 UCI World Championships road race in Mendrisio, riding around central Switzerland, culminating with a trip through the French Alps and a climb up Alpe d’Huez.

Annual Potluck Banquet

The annual CBBC potluck banquet is scheduled for February 27 barring any unforeseen events – major snowstorm (6 feet or more) or funeral at the First Parish Congregational Church in Gorham! Show up after 5 p.m. and be ready to eat at 6 p.m.!

Entertainment for the evening will be the showing of the movie The Bicycle Corps: America’s Black Army on Wheels, which tells of the recollections of two African-American riders, an enthusiastic white officer and a black first sergeant who were part of the US Army’s experiment in the 1890’s to replace horses with popular new “safety bicycles.” The army sent 20 African-American soldiers on a 2000-mile ride from Fort Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri.

Call for Volunteers

To: CBBC members
From: Kathy Potrepka, CBBC rep to Maine Bike Rally

Call for Volunteers to help plan the Maine Bike Rally July 9-11 at Brunswick High School!  Please join a committee and attend monthly meetings (3rd Tuesday) at 6:00PM at Brunswick High School library classroom (just inside front entrance to school). Committee options are road rides, mountain bike rides, marketing/publicity, sponsorship, food/catering, programming, bike expo, and kid’s activities.

Next meeting January 19, 2010.  Bring your ideas and come out!  Contact Kathy Potrepka for more information.

CBBC Launches New Site

Welcome to the new CBBC website! We have moved to a new web host, which will offer us more flexibility in terms of keeping our site up-to-date. Our new host also offers mailing lists, which will help us keep in touch with you!

These new features will also make it simpler for members to share news (like notices of ride changes, special events, etc). We expect to be adding new things here at a fairly rapid pace… so please check back in!