Central Indiana Bicycling Association

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  • Sat, November 07, 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Please join us this year for a special 50th anniversary.

    Location: Pleasant View Lutheran Church 801 West 73rd Street Opens 5:30 Dinner at 6.  Election to follow dinner.

    CIBA will provide meat, drinks, flatware and special anniversary cake.  Josh Weir will be providing traditional smoked turkey.

    Each Member is asked to bring a dish to share.

    Merchandise provided by Hilly Hundred Vendors will be raffled off to attendees.

    If desired, please bring a canned or boxed food item for the food pantry.

    Park on the east side, north of the main entrance.

    Come meet other members, share a meal and celebrate CIBA's 50th anniversary!!

  • Thu, October 29, 2015 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please use the link in blue to cast your votes for the 2016 election. Please do not vote electronically if you intend to mail in your vote or plan to vote at the Election Dinner in person on November 7th 2016.  Electronic Voting will close on November 6th.

    Cast your Votes Here!

    In order to vote you will need to hold a Single or Family Membership in active status.  You will be required to log in.  Once inside you can view the instructions, candidate bios and cast your votes!  If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Jason at pr@cibaride.org

  • Mon, October 05, 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the month of October, the M-W-F repeating rides from Smoky Row Elementary School  begins at 5:30 p.m. 

  • Mon, July 27, 2015 6:26 PM | Anonymous

    Ready to sell off unneeded bike gear, shop for a rare item you can't live without, listen to good music, have a beer or just hang out? Plan to come down after your morning ride for the Swap Meet hosted by CIBA and INDYCOG! Everyone is welcome, whether your shopping or not. More details at: http://indycog.org/events/ciba--indycog-swap-meet

  • Thu, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bluegrass Bicycle Homegrown Ride is a casual, 19 mile ride beginning and ending at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, IN.  The route will pass a number of produce stands along the route.  Stands may or may not be open depending on the time of day and weather, but feel free to bring some cash and a way to carry some fresh fruits and veggies just in case!  

    The ride pace will average 12-15 miles per hour with Ride Leaders riding as fast as the slowest rider in the group.  Ride participants are welcome to ride at a faster pace if desired.  We will re-group at several of the stands along the way.  THERE ARE NO DAN HENRY'S.  MAPS ARE PROVIDED.

    This is a beginner friendly, no drop ride.  New riders are encouraged to join us.  We will discuss the basics of riding in a group and offer safety tips for riding on the road.

    Start Location: St. Malachy Catholic Church, 9833 E. County Rd. 750 N., Brownsburg, IN  46112


    GPS Route Link at www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/704351165

    Ride Leader: Tania Juillerat, 317-413-0624, Tania@BluegrassBicycleCompany.com

  • Sun, March 29, 2015 10:46 PM | Anonymous

    at 7:00pm

    Indianapolis Marion county Public library, 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Winter is a terrible thing to waste! Join Danna Korak, Cheryl Sunman and Ian Seecof as they recap their recent bicycling adventure in sunny Southern Florida.
    The excitement begins with a spin around Shark Valley Trail in the Everglades and escalates into a self-contained tour that takes them from Florida City over the Card Sound Bridge, to the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) that will soon stretch the entire length of the Florida Keys parallel to US Highway 1. From Key Largo to Key West, under brilliant blue skies, across a multitude of bridges and trails, spanning miles of sparkling blue/green waters, the scenery is breathtaking, the traffic is exhilarating, and seafood is fresh. 
    Bring lots of sunscreen and get ready for some real, up-close adventure! Learn how to prepare for the tour, pack your panniers, navigate the FKOHT, and cycle 300+ miles of paradise. You will be entertained, but more importantly, you will be prepared to do your own FKOHT tour.
  • Thu, March 05, 2015 8:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2015 CIBA Ride Leader Workshop will be in session April 18th from Noon-4:00 pm at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA (242 E Market Street Suite 100, Indianapolis) in the Multi-Purpose Room. Vehicle parking for the workshop is available at the parking garage on the corner of Market and New Jersey Streets.

    The Indy Bike Hub YMCA is home to IMPD Bicycle Officers and the bicycle advocacy groups, Bicycle Indiana and IndyCog. There is secure indoor parking for 145 bikes, a place to change clothes, and Bicycle Garage Indy’s full service bike shop. The YMCA offers a full fitness center, group exercise classes, personal training, lockers, towels and much more. The Indy Bike Hub YMCA offers convenient access to City Market shops, Pacer’s Bike Share, restaurants and is located right on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

    Participation is free to CIBA members. Cost for non-members is $30 (the price of an individual membership). Refreshments will be served. First-time workshop participants will learn how to become a successful Ride Leader and/or gain the confidence to assist as a Co-Ride Leader. Experienced Ride leaders will have an opportunity to refresh their leadership skills as well as learn new techniques in evolving group dynamics and the culture of cycling safety.

    2015 Ride Leader Training Agenda

    • Safety and Insurance Concerns
    • Reasons to Be a Ride Leader
    • What Do You and Riders Expect?
    • CIBA Ride Types/Descriptions
    • Mechanics of Hosting a Ride
    • Group Dynamics
    • Mapping and Cue Sheets
    • Road Manners/Safe Rides and Safe Riders

    CIBA members should count their time attending and completing the workshop as volunteer hours. Registration is limited to 60 participants. Secure a spot in this workshop by pre-registering on line

    Register Here

  • Sun, March 01, 2015 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you Willie Weir and CIBA Foundation for your generous gift to Freewheelin' Community Bikes! Willie donated his CIBA speakers series fee to Freewheelin' in honor of Nancy E. Stimson, July 9, 1946 - October 5, 2014 - Founder of Freewheelin' Community Bikes.

  • Mon, February 23, 2015 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    Ira David, Creator of Season Two of Pedal America will speak on cycling in Sedona.  Born and raised in New York City, and an avid cyclist for 35 years, Ira David created and organized the 9-11 NY Education Ride - a 70-day, 4486-mile bicycle trek across the United States to raise college funds for children who lost parents in the September 11th terrorist attacks. (www.911nyeduride.org)

    Before that, he spent seven years pedaling his bike for Breast Cancer, AIDS, and other charitable causes. In 1996, 1997, and 1998 he biked from Minneapolis to Chicago; in 2000 he pedaled 525 miles across Alaska; and in 2001 he rode 575 miles across Montana. He’s also pedaled 530 miles from Missoula, Montana to Banff/Lake Louise, Canada.

    More info here.

  • Mon, January 26, 2015 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Please contact your legislators as soon as possible to show your support for these bills and funding the trails maintenance fund.  There are 3 bills that need your support. See the details here.

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