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Published On 6/3/2024
The 5BBC will be having four classes to teach members and leaders how to adjust and fix flats, brakes, derailleurs, and bearings in June and July.

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Published On 4/24/2024
I hope 5BBC members will join me in thanking Mary Paul, Maureen Gaffney, and Ed DeFreitas for promoting the Club to riders at the Tour de Staten Island on April 21st. Thanks to their efforts, the Club's visibility increased and potential members learned about the Club and how we do our rides.

Thanks Ed, Maureen, and Mary!
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Published On 9/18/2023
News Letters
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Announcements

Published On 4/25/2024
New waitlist procedures to increase waitlist turnover.
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Articles

Published On 5/10/2024
The importance of Leaders owning their rides and trippers following their lead.
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Published On 4/4/2024
Five tips to move you off of the waitlist and onto the ride.
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Published On 3/24/2024
A Poem by Bernie Brandell
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Published On 3/24/2024
Prose and Poetry
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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 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 12/25/2022
A Poem for the holidays
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Published On 11/27/2022
Kaizening Your Route
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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 2/6/2022
Remembering Bob Castro
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Published On 12/6/2021
Not all Scout Rides Work
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Published On 12/1/2021
Bob Castro, 1937-2021
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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 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 3/21/2019
How to be a little safer...for you and other cyclists
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Published On 1/28/2019
Cyclists encountered a seal during a ride.
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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 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 3/5/2018
A Guide to Riding with the 5BBC
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Published On 2/9/2018
The Gentle Giant Who Made You Laugh
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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 12/5/2017
A short guide to Winter cycling
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Published On 10/24/2017
See you down the road
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Published On 9/27/2017
Why to ride in Queens
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Published On 7/31/2017
Newbie 5bbc Member adjusts to commuting
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Published On 7/23/2017
Why to ride in the Bronx
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Published On 1/10/2017
Cycling the Erie Canal Tour 2014
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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 8/27/2016
In-depth discussion of current science-based views and recommendations
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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 4/10/2016
A bicycle ride to High Bridge with Helen Rosenthal, Member New York City Council
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Published On 3/27/2016
Did you know?
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Published On 3/23/2016
Inspiration for a future 5BBC bicycle course?
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Published On 3/6/2016
Safe Riding Series
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Published On 2/20/2016
Safe Riding Series
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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 11/22/2015
Survival Guide
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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 9/3/2015
How YOU can help us list more on 5bbc.org! Easy as 1-2-3!
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Published On 7/9/2015
Some important bike safety tips
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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 11/24/2014
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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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 9/7/2014
5BBC on a Global Scale?
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Published On 8/11/2014
The 5BBC Guide to Safe Biking
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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 6/24/2014
Cycling in Sevilla - Getting it Right.
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Published On 6/19/2014
5BBC Benefits - Overseas Edition
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Published On 6/6/2014
Introduction to Bike Commuting. Why commute by bike?
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Published On 5/21/2014
A Tale of Two Montauks
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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 4/15/2014
Defensive cycling
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Published On 4/8/2014
Preparations to make for rides
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Published On 2/19/2014
Information about Quick Spin rides
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Published On 1/30/2014
West Maui Tour Report
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