Central Indiana Bicycling Association

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  • Tue, November 20, 2018 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Dolly Craft, CIBA Foundation President

    The CIBA Foundation’s 2018 Fundraising Campaign is now underway.  We are hoping to raise $15,000 this year so that we can continue to provide funding for safe cycling projects.  Since our inception in 1997, we have contributed over $450,000 toward some 300 plus projects.

    While we continue to receive support from the Hilly Hundred and NITE rides, our grant requests continue to grow.  Your donation will allow us to continue to fund viable requests that target bicycle safety.

    Just this year, we have funded helmets distributed free to over 750 youth in central Indiana, provided bicycle lights to middle school students in the Fort Wayne area, helped to expand a bicycle trail near Richmond, supported a high school bicycle physical education effort and a trishaw for senior citizens, among many others.  Check out details at our newly enhanced website www.cibafoundation.org.

    While at our website, feel free to go to the Donate page to make a secure donation via Pay Pal. For mail-in donations, see the form in our Fundraising Brochure.

    We need your support.  I hope that you will place safe bicycling and the CIBA Foundation at the top of your list of contributions for this year.  Thank you!


    We provide support to trails across Indiana, such as the Covered Bridge Gateway Trail in Parke County.

  • Wed, November 07, 2018 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us for our annual pitch-in dinner and elections Saturday November 10th, 2018. Gather at 6:00 with dinner at 6:30.

    Each member is asked to provide a dish to share. CIBA will provide meat (smoked turkey courtesy of Josh Weir) and drinks. The elections will conclude following dinner.

    The church is also accepting donations of canned or boxed items for their Thanksgiving Food Drive.

    Come share a meal and socialize with your fellow CIBA members.

    Location Details:
    First Congregational Church
    7171 N. Pennsylvania St
    Indianapolis IN 46032


  • Tue, September 11, 2018 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TO BE RAFFLED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SATURDAY EVENING Hilly Hundred VARIETY SHOW

    SAM"S Bikes is an independent manufacturer of electric bicycles, 8634 US Highway 150, Hardinsburg IN 47125. www.samsbike.co

    Model is XD5 in blue as photo, valued at $1700

    Funds will be going to efforts by CIBA to fund bicycle education in central Indiana.Winner need not be present, E-Bike will be available for pick up in Indianapolis after Monday 10/8/2018.

    Ticket Prices:

    1 ticket $10.00

    3 tickets $25.00

    TICKETS AVAILABLE:

    FRIDAY (in lobby) 5:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

    SATURDAY (in lobby) 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    SATURDAY (by vendor tent) 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    If you are not going to be attending the Hilly Hundred and would like to enter the raffle, contact Marc Freeman @ 317-459-8128 to arrange mail purchase 

    (available until 10/1/2018)




  • Tue, September 04, 2018 8:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volunteering  - like cycling -  is good for your health!  Many of you know that already as you tirelessly commit time and resources to CIBA.  As we enter the fall, CIBA is in need of some volunteers in a few areas, and we are hoping you will join us in the ongoing effort to advance CIBA's mission. 

    Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

    Pedal and Park for Penrod - a benefit includes free admission! Sign up here:

    https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2421455/false#/invitation


    Hilly Hundred - the benefits for volunteering are many. Sign up here:

    http://hillyhundred.org/Volunteer.html

    CIBA Board - as CIBA continues to work to advance our mission and share our love of cycling, we are seeking a few more individuals to serve. If you have questions or would like to run for a board position, please email cibavp@cibaride.org. 

    Ride Leader - Ever wondered what it takes to lead a ride? We are always seeking new ride leaders, and another ride leader training will be happening once the cycling season winds down. In the meantime, if you are interested you may reach out to cibaridechair@cibaride.org. 


    Here is a link to an awesome infographic talking about volunteering and the positive impact it has on your health:

    https://mashable.com/2014/05/30/volunteer-infographic-brandspeak/#.vmHNYctKOqA

  • Tue, July 24, 2018 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In just over 2 months, October 5-7, 2018, bicyclists from across the Midwest will make their way to Ellettsville, Indiana for the 51st edition of CIBA’s fall cycling classic, The Hilly Hundred Weekend (HHW). Volunteer directors for the Hilly have been working since last October to prepare for the 2,500 riders expected this year.

    Registration is now open at www.hillyhundred.org, and if you register by August 28th you will receive a free HHW T-Shirt.  And if you can’t make the weekend, a Sunday only registration is also available.

    New for 2018 will be a finishing village experience in front of the Edgewood High School for Saturday riders.  This will feature Live music, food trucks, ice cream bars (of course!) and the deals of the Hilly Hundred Vendor tent.  And we may even have a few more surprises!

    Routes are still being finalized, and will again include 30(+) and 50(+) mile options.  The 2017 Sunday route was very popular last year, and will be utilized again this.

    The Hilly would not be possible without our over 250 volunteers, and online volunteer registration is already available through www.hillyhundred.org.  All volunteers receive a Hilly Helper T-shirt, and many roles also allow you to ride.  Be sure to register today!

    Look for breaking HHW news at hillyhundred.org and at cibaride.org.  


  • Sun, July 22, 2018 10:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CIBA Foundation awarded a grant to IU Emergency Medicine Advocacy Group to provide free helmets at the Children’s Museum, scheduled to August 2, 2018, from 3 PM to 9 PM

    We are looking for CIBA volunteers to help with helmet-fitting at this event.  Some volunteers measure the head size of the children, then additional volunteers fit the appropriate size to each individual child and talk to the child and family about bicycle safety.

    Shifts are 3-6 pm and 6-9 pm.  We need up to 10 volunteers for each shift.

    Volunteers should also provide T-shirt size.   Waivers are also required which will be emailed to you when you sign up.  Free parking at the Children’s Museum.  Check in at the Security Desk.

    Thank you for helping to encourage safe cycling.

    You must volunteer prior to event. Questions? Contact Dolly Craft at dollybike@aol.com.

    Sign up for Helmet Fitting at Children's Museum ( http://signup.com/go/NwToknE ) on @SignUpdotcom today!

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

     1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/NwToknE

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.


    Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.



  • Thu, June 14, 2018 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The N.I.T.E Ride is quickly approaching, and we hope you will join us as a rider and/or a volunteer!

    Volunteer spots are still needed in the following areas:

    -Post Ride Party @ Indianapolis City Market 11PM - 3AM (non-riding position)

    -Rest Stop @ Hinkle Fieldhouse 11PM - 3AM (non-riding position)

    -Event Setup at City Market 

    -Information Table at City Market 

    -Floating Volunteers at City Market 

    -Course Marshal positions 9PM - 2AM (you can ride to your assigned location before the ride and then join the ride after the sweep car arrives)

    Visit niteride.org to sign up to volunteer today. All volunteers will receive a special discount from BGI after the event as well as a free registration for next year's N.I.T.E. Ride!



  • Sun, March 18, 2018 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling all CIBA members! 

    The Central Indiana Bicycling Association is seeking individuals to serve as Ride Chair or co-Ride Chairs. The Ride Chair will work with the board, members of the Ride Pillar, ride leaders and other CIBA volunteers to plan, organize and execute all club rides with the exception of fee rides such as the Hilly Hundred and NITE Ride. Rides are organized by an individual with specific duties and reporting to the Ride Chair. A few of the Ride Chair duties follow:

    1.     Select club members to organize each of the ride types.  The Ride Chair should ensure that these individuals work as a team; minimizing duplication of effort and resolving conflicting goals.

    2.     Maintain an archive of resources (ride schedules, Ride Leader’s Manual, etc.)

    3.     Provide recruiting resources to pillar members.

    4.     Identify potential new ride leaders from volunteer survey forms.

    5.     Identify problems with rides during the season, and review these problems with the board and others in the Ride Pillar.

    This is not an exhaustive list, and while many elements are prescribed we are always looking for volunteers with unique and creative ideas to continue to provide great ride experiences to CIBA members and central Indiana.

    The Ride Chair has the full support of the board, and training will take place with the outgoing Ride Chair.

    Please submit any questions and/or your interest via email to Katie Feltman at cibavp@cibaride.org with a statement on why you would like to take on this role, relevant experience, and any other points for the board to consider. 


  • Thu, March 01, 2018 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please Consider providing your experiences to help improve Bicycle / Auto Harmony! See survey link below!

    https://butler.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebNmRZsHL0VnbyB

    The IMPD, through a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, will be conducting an education and enforcement campaign this summer focusing on Marion County's 3ft Ordinance, Section 441-372(b).
    Students at Butler University are assisting us in gathering data so we may better focus our efforts where they are needed most.
    YOU, the CYCLIST, can help by completing a short (2 min) survey of YOUR experiences while cycling in Indianapolis.


  • Thu, January 25, 2018 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CIBA Swap Meet is coming up Saturday February 3, and we are looking for some volunteer help.  Below are the job descriptions, and you can sign up for spots at http://signup.com/go/MzJPzzA

    Setup & Tear Down - We need help marking the booth spaces and setting up tables before the event, and then clean up afterwards (Yes, you can do this and still sell)

    CIBA Store Assistance - We need help selling goods from the CIBA Store along with setup. (You would not be able to manage a table in this role.)

    Bike Corral - You will be checking in for sale bikes in the Corral, and checking tags before bikes are removed. (You would not be able to manage a table in this role.)

    Admissions Assistants -You will be assisting the Registration Chair as needed. (You would not be able to manage a table in this role.)

    If you questions about volunteering or general questions about the  CIBA Swap Meet, you can contact the Swap Meet Event Director,  Jay Hardcastle at swap@cibaride.org .


    We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/MzJPzzA

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

    Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


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