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Published On 9/18/2023
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Published On 12/14/2023
Here are Holiday Carols sung....well, "sung" would be a very charitable and expansive description....at the December 13 5BBC holiday party.

Hark! I’m On A Bike Club Ride!
(to the tune of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!”)

Hark! I’m on a Bike Club ride!
I hope I picked one that fits my stride
Not too slow and not too fast
Not too short and not too vast
I started with a Happy Face
Then advanced to a moderate pace
Should I try something more advanced?
(For a full Quick Spin, I’m a bit askance)
Maybe a ride that’s a tiny bit faster
One step at a time, then all I will master!

(Click the link to see more carols.)
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Published On 1/28/2024
In addition to being a great rider and mechanic, Club member Bernie Brandell writes poetry. Here is his latest:

"THE BIKER" by Bernie Brandell

GIVE ME A BIKEWAY -- ALL PAINTED GREEN
A SAFE/DIVIDE FROM TRAFFIC SCENE
POINT OUT THE WAY -- TO TREE LINED TRAIL
I MAY ZOOM BY -- WITH WIND AT THE TAIL

LEGS STRAIN TO PEDAL
RIGHT FROM THE START
FIRM ON SADDLE
KICK-START THE HEART

PEDAL PRESS SPRING 0R SUMMER
FALL, A RIDERS CALL
WINTER WEATHER IS A BUMMER
WHEN BIKES ARE HUNG IN STALL

GLASS CANYONS GOODBY
I'LL SEEK OPEN SKY
STAY TRIM AND IN SHAPE
GREAT OUTDOORS ESCAPE

S0 ABANDON YOUR CARS
JUST FOR A DAY
GRIP HANDLEBARS
ON YOUR MERRY WAY
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Published On 6/18/2021
You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding a bike.
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Published On 4/16/2021
Replays of virtual programs from our hiatus available here
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Published On 3/25/2021
You have a bike. You have ridden around the neighborhood. Maybe you commute. Now, you have decided to join the 5BBC. And you wonder, what makes a good club rider? This article will attempt to answer that question.
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Published On 10/9/2020
Borough by Borough
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Published On 1/31/2020
Consider helping us do more, please :)
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Published On 10/29/2019
A guide to Winter Riding
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Published On 9/5/2019
How to ride with the 5BBC
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Published On 8/21/2019
Personalize and send this letter to your City Council representative
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Published On 1/28/2018
Thoughts In Memory of Phil O'Reilly by Mary Lou Martinez
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Published On 3/21/2019
How to be a little safer...for you and other cyclists
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Published On 2/9/2018
The Gentle Giant Who Made You Laugh
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Published On 3/5/2018
A Guide to Riding with the 5BBC
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Published On 10/7/2018
They partied like it was 1999, because it was.... how they met:
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Published On 1/28/2019
Cyclists encountered a seal during a ride.
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Published On 5/13/2018
Sharon Behnke describes why she bike rides.
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Published On 4/27/2018
Bicycling for a cause
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Published On 3/15/2018
To Phil and Tod and Our Vacation in Ireland
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Published On 10/24/2017
See you down the road
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Published On 12/5/2017
A short guide to Winter cycling
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Published On 7/23/2017
Why to ride in the Bronx
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Published On 7/31/2017
Newbie 5bbc Member adjusts to commuting
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Published On 9/27/2017
Why to ride in Queens
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Published On 1/30/2014
West Maui Tour Report
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Published On 2/19/2014
Information about Quick Spin rides
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Published On 4/8/2014
Preparations to make for rides
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Published On 4/15/2014
Defensive cycling
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Published On 5/6/2014
Common symptoms of improper bike fit
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Published On 5/6/2014
Me and The Truck
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Published On 5/21/2014
A Tale of Two Montauks
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Published On 1/10/2017
Cycling the Erie Canal Tour 2014
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Published On 8/27/2016
In-depth discussion of current science-based views and recommendations
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Published On 11/30/2016
A Guide to Cold Weather Riding
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Published On 9/1/2016
Why Ride with the 5BBC?
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Published On 3/27/2016
Did you know?
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Published On 3/6/2016
Safe Riding Series
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Published On 3/23/2016
Inspiration for a future 5BBC bicycle course?
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Published On 4/10/2016
A bicycle ride to High Bridge with Helen Rosenthal, Member New York City Council
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Published On 4/20/2016
Ventures in Vermont: A recently discovered account of my mother's 1944 bike trip
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Published On 2/2/2016
A North of the Border Adventure
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Published On 11/25/2015
What the B&O hath wrought, we can use for a path.
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Published On 6/19/2014
5BBC Benefits - Overseas Edition
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Published On 6/24/2014
Cycling in Sevilla - Getting it Right.
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Published On 6/6/2014
Introduction to Bike Commuting. Why commute by bike?
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Published On 7/4/2014
Becoming a leader
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Published On 7/3/2014
A moral dilemma arises on a 5bbc ride in Brooklyn
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Published On 8/11/2014
The 5BBC Guide to Safe Biking
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Published On 2/20/2016
Safe Riding Series
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Published On 11/24/2014
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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Published On 9/7/2014
5BBC on a Global Scale?
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Published On 9/14/2014
Cross Town Streets: Should I Be On the Left or Right?
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Published On 2/10/2015
Anatomy Of A Ride Not Taken
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Published On 2/8/2015
2014: A Personal Biking Review
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Published On 11/22/2015
Survival Guide
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Published On 7/9/2015
Some important bike safety tips
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Published On 9/3/2015
How YOU can help us list more on 5bbc.org! Easy as 1-2-3!
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Published On 10/1/2015
Synchronized sweeping, friendly procyonids, aerial symphonies; what's not to like?
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Published On 12/1/2021
Bob Castro, 1937-2021
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Published On 12/6/2021
Not all Scout Rides Work
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Published On 2/6/2022
Remembering Bob Castro
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Published On 7/19/2022
Annual Club Memberships and First Time Membership/One Month Trial
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Published On 11/7/2022
Leaders: please submit your weekend trip proposal to weekends@5bbc.org
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Published On 11/27/2022
Kaizening Your Route
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Published On 12/25/2022
A Poem for the holidays
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