Central Indiana Bicycling Association

CIBA News blog

  • Mon, August 01, 2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Be a part of USA Cycling’s Masters Track Nationals, being held in August right here in Indianapolis.  The Major Taylor Velodrome will be the site of great track racing from August 9-14.  Volunteers and spectators are needed.  Please see this location for all the details:


  • Mon, August 01, 2016 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our great partner Freewheelin' Bikes is looking for some bikes and other items for their youth cycling Team.  Please check our their Facebook post and help out if you can here:


  • Mon, August 01, 2016 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We'd love you to to come down to Mass Ave this weekend (Aug 6th) and Share info on CIBA.  In exchange you rack up volunteer credit for CIBA incentives, Primo seating for the races and Water and snacks provided.  Please sign up below!


    Also you can get even closer and help out our partners in crime IndyCog by volunteering at the Criterium itself!  Please check out their signup here:


  • Sun, July 24, 2016 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Indiana State Fair is once again almost here, and CIBA is partnering once again with Pedal and Park to staff the bicycle parking for the Fair at Boulevard Station (the corner of 38th Street and the Monon).    We have over 200 volunteer shifts available over the 17 day course of the event, as well as set up and tear down. Please sign up for a 4 hour shift ( or several !).  Any time you can give is much appreciated.   Volunteers receive a ticket for free admission to the fair to be used at a time of your choosing.
    Please use the link below to sign up:

    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/9VX1Zv

    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-

  • Sun, July 17, 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Picnic and Ride Start at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd, Noblesville, IN 46060

    The Picnic Ride features a staggered start so riders are back at Forest Park for lunch at noon. 

    Please RSVP your intent for the picnic by Thursday, July 14, 2016 to Denise Mattox, 317-345-8074, ottrottrider@indy.rr.com.

    Lunch will start at noon. CIBA provides meat, bread, drinks, plates and utensils. Members should bring a side-dish to share. Indicate in your RSVP if you wish to have a vegetarian entree.

    Ride routes will go to the east of Noblesville with the long route approaching the western edge of Anderson. Riders for the 42-mile route should be ready to depart at 8 a.m. Later departures are scheduled for the 33-mile route (9 a.m.) and the 21-mile route (10 a.m.) to time arrivals for all in nearly the same time frame. The SAG at the Lapel Schools will be about 10 miles from the rides’ end.

    For the long-distance riders: Want to ride more? Ride the 42-mile route followed by the 21-mile route. Or, combine the 33 and 21-mile routes. Ride before and after lunch (no SAG after lunch; convenience stores open in Lapel along the routes)

    There’ll be a roving SAG as well that may provide water and other help.

  • Mon, April 11, 2016 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thought a special partnership between CIBA and B&O Trail, CIBA members get free registration to the ride.  This is one of the most valuable benefits CIBA members benefit from.

    Please note that Merchandise and BBQ Lunch is extra and can be purchased at the event.  We will not be collecting any funds, just counts of those interested in using this benefit.

    If you would like to purchase merchandise ahead of time to support the B&O trail please contact Diana Virgil dmvirgil@earthlink.net 

    Merchandise will also be available the day of the event.

    CIBA members will need to log in to verify membership.

    Please Register Here 

  • Tue, March 01, 2016 12:01 AM | Anonymous

    CIBA is pleased to announce a wonderful members’ benefit with the establishment of a RideWithGPS.com club account. This club account will be particularly great for our ride leaders as RideWithGPS.com provides a host of tools to create route maps and cue sheets with great ease, accuracy and clarity.

    CIBA club members will be able to view routes and print their own copies of the map and cue sheets prior to the ride events. It’s a pretty slick product that I believe many ride leaders and CIBA riders will like and be pleased to use.

    For further information, CIBA members may login to this site, then click the Menu (Hamburger) icon at the right of the blue bar above. Scroll down to Members, then to RideWithGPS. 

    Read the narrative. Then click on the invitation link found on the page, http://www.cibaride.org/RideWithGPS.

  • Tue, January 05, 2016 7:26 PM | Anonymous


    Bike safety information, children's bike helmets, door prizes, and snacks will be available for participants. FREET-shirts will be provided to the first 200 participants that register! You must be present on the day of the ride to claim your shirt. Shirts will also be available to purchase on the day of the ride.  For more info, go to:http://goo.gl/qZ5HXu

  • Fri, December 18, 2015 12:10 AM | Anonymous

    Gray Goat Sports has arranged for a showing of the movie Bikes vs Cars in Indianapolis on January 13. "Bikes vs Cars" depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.

    The movie is set for 7:30 pm at the AMC Showplace 17 at Southern Plaza on January 13. At least 60 tickets need to be sold by January 6 for the showing to happen. Tickets can be reserved at https://www.tugg.com/events/81867. You can read a Huffington Post interview with the filmmaker or see the NY Times review for additional information. Invite your friends and let’s see what we can do to help improve the relationship between bikes and cars. Forward this info to friends in area city planning circles too and encourage them to come as well. Reserve your tickets today so we can assure this showing will occur!

  • Sun, November 29, 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many of you may have recently received requests from local/national not-for-profit organizations about #Giving Tuesday.  Giving Tuesday reminds us that even in the busiest of seasons, we can take a moment to spend our money where it makes a difference.

    The CIBA Foundation strives to make a difference in bicycling activities in Indiana.  Since 1997, we have awarded over $350,000

    in grants throughout the state, supporting bike trails, bicycle police, safety education, and so many more (see listing at cibafoundation.org)

    And we just received a $2,500 grant from the Glick Family Foundation to continue our mission “…to provide financial and other resources to partner organizations that support its goal of promoting the benefits of cycling to the community.”

    During the month of December, we challenge CIBA members and friends to “match” the Glick Family Foundation grant – let’s raise another $2,500 before the end of 2015!

    Donations can be made on-line at the CIBA website (www.cibaride.org) or at the CIBAFOUNDATION website (www.cibafoundation.org).  Or checks can be mailed to the CIBA Foundation Treasurer, 1408 Central Avenue, Noblesville, IN  46060.

    We know you love cycling – and we hope you will want to contribute to the CIBA Foundation and make a difference in bicycling in Indiana! 


    Enjoy your ride!

    Carole and Dolly Craft, President CIBA Foundation

    Carole Terry


    Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA)

    Update!!!   $2125 = 85% of the $2500 match was collected as of 12/31/2015.  Thank you to Everyone who gave in December.  


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