Central Indiana Bicycling Association

CIBA News blog

  • Sat, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Saturday's Grand Touring Ride (4/29/17) in Metamora is CANCELED due to potential thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding.

  • Thu, April 27, 2017 3:14 PM | Anonymous

    Due to the forecast for steady rain on Saturday morning, we'd like to save a few hundred bananas a trip to the compost by postponing the Tour of Three Counties until next Sunday, May 7th, at 9:00 am.  - for Tom Schumacker

  • Thu, April 13, 2017 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello everyone!  

    In addition to the outstanding work that Don Silas and others have done to build a group of cyclists who ride longer distances in a no one is left behind format, the club is also working to reboot our legacy mentoring program.  We have passed the point of admitting our long standing deficiencies and are working to meaningfully move our actions to directly align with our mission statement.

    What we are doing:  We will build a group of ride guides who can provide an excellent group ride experience for new/novice/inexperienced riders at a pace and distance that suits them whatever that may be.

    When are we doing this:  Our goal is to provide this experience on every CIBA ride.   For this season we have targeted at least 6 rides as a pilot which are Old Schoolhouse Tour (April 15th) , Pedalmentalist (April 16th), Tour of the Boonies (May 21st), Gray Goat Franklin Start of Summer  (June 17th), Nutter Butter (June 24th), and Tri County (July 15th).  More may be added at a later time. 

    You can help in two ways... Sign up to be a guide or group participant and/or help spread the word and invite people to come to these 6 rides.

    More info can be found here:

    Full details on our vision and goals

    Description of Ride Guide Co-leader

    Rookie Ride Guide Signup

  • Mon, December 26, 2016 8:38 PM | Anonymous

    CIBA/IndyPL Speaker Series with Dean Peterson

    Wed, January 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


    40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Dean Peterson, Marian University Cycling Head Coach •Arguably one of the most successful coaches in the country in any sport, Dean Peterson enters his 10th season at the helm of the most successful program in collegiate cycling history. •In addition to his duties as head cycling coach, Peterson is also the director of the Indy Cycloplex where he leads a small staff and community volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana. •Peterson brings 33 years of bicycle racing experience and 27 years of teaching experience to Marian University and the Indy Cycloplex. He has coached, trained or raced in Europe, Africa and Cuba. He is a USA Cycling Level 2 coach and a three-time national champion. • During his tenure, he has undertaken a strategic shift in the program to advance MU cycling from its track cycling roots to a five-discipline focused program that excels within the team concept. •Peterson leads the team with a school-first philosophy, reminding student-athletes that they are students first and that being a responsible citizen and community member is just as important as being a top-notch cyclist. It is this philosophy which serves as the cornerstone for the cycling team’s three straight (2013, 2014, 2015) USA Cycling Club of the Year awards, which evaluates not only on-bike performance, but team GPA, retention, post-graduation success, and community engagement. •The Knights, under Peterson's tutelage, have won the last three USA Cycling Collegiate Overall Team Omnium titles as the most prolific program in the country, the Knights won four national championships in the five disciplines with a runner-up finish in the fifth •In 2015-16, the Knights have won their tenth straight D1 collegiate track cycling title, fifth straight CX title. •After arriving at MU and maintaining the success on the track (MU had won eight previous titles), Peterson first built the dynasty that is the road program. He has been quoted as saying the road competition is the "crown jewel" event that most people know the most about. He moved to the off-road disciplines and had immediate success that has maintained. 

    Have a cold beer later at Two Deep Brewing Company, 714 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • Mon, December 26, 2016 8:36 PM | Anonymous

    Get good deals at The Swap Meet is 11 am Sat. Feb 4th at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.  

    All you need to know is at this link Registration is open!

    2017 Swap Meet Info

  • Mon, December 26, 2016 8:31 PM | Anonymous

    The annual meeting is Jan. 28 from 10 am to 2:30 pm. It is being held at the First Congregational Church, 7171 N Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis. All members are invited!

    RSVP by January 23, 2017 to Denise Mattox at ottrottrider@indy.rr.com or 317-345-8074
  • Sat, November 12, 2016 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you creative? What would you would like to wear for the new CIBA Club Jersey and Shorts to show your support of the club? If you have any questions or need more information on the logo(s) and colors of blue and yellow, please email incentives@cibaride.org. You have until November 30, 2016 to submit your design ideas. The winner will receive their choice of jersey or shorts.

  • Mon, October 31, 2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While you may still vote through mailing in your ballot or Voting in person on Sat Nov 12th at the Election dinner we are also providing you with the ability to cast your vote electronically!  All the candidate information is available in your November CIBA news and a link is also provided in the instructions for electronic voting.  We have also included the information here!

    2017 Candidate Info

    Vote Now!

  • Thu, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Due to the high level of certainty by weathercasters for rain on Saturday, September 10, the scheduled and highly favored ride, The Bear has been moved to Sunday, September 18.

    The Fall Creek Tour starting from Pendleton, on Sunday, Sept. 11 begins at 9 a.m. amid the promise of sunny skies and slightly cooler temps. Finally, a break leading into the autumn season. Come join us!

  • Mon, August 22, 2016 6:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please sign up for Pedal and Park at Penrod Art Fair 2016! Saturday September 10th.

    All volunteers get free admission to the fair.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
    1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/PA4L2G
    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
    3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

    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.

    Alan Rainey   


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