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  • Sun, May 01, 2022 8:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the latest CIBA news, rides and events in the May Newsletter posted under the Member tab content on this website.  Utilize the drop-down menu to access the Current Newsletter tab OR the CIBA News tab which includes both the current newsletter and the archive of past years newsletters.

  • Thu, April 21, 2022 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Along with the scheduled weekend and repeating rides listed on the calendar, further information will be forthcoming for the May 18th Ride of Silence and the preliminary information on the late summer NITE Ride

  • Wed, March 30, 2022 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the latest CIBA news, rides and events in the April Newsletter posted under the Member tab content on this website.

  • Thu, March 10, 2022 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CIBA is co-sponsoring a clean-up of trails in Indianapolis beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, followed by an after party from 4 to 6:30.  We will gather at 10:30 at the intersection of the Fall Creek and Monon Trails, south of 38th St.  From this location, participants will be sent out to various locations on the Fall Creek and Monon Trails.  (Note that this is a departure from our original plan to begin at different locations.) We encourage participants to come on two wheels, and to use their bicycles to move from place as they pick up trash.  If you arrive by automobile, there is a parking lot on the Fall Creek Trail, just east of Central Avenue.  From there, you can easily walk or ride to the starting point.

    We expect to have simple food, such as hotdogs (with a vegan option!) and potato chips, and beer available at the party afterwards at 4557 Winthrop Avenue, just off the Monon Trail.  For the purpose of buying food and drink, we ask people to RSVP; the easiest way to do that is on the Facebook site for the event, which is accessible through the CIBA FB page. Contact Bill Watts for further information.

  • Mon, March 07, 2022 5:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You are invited to send your kids or grandkids ages 13-22 on a trip of a lifetime.  The deCycles will be cycling from Key West, FL to Bloomington, IN this summer from June 16 – July 10.  This is the deCycles 29th annual summer trip taking teens and college students all over the U.S. and Canada on a bicycle.  The experience is unforgettable, and the fitness is unbelievable. 

    Trip details and application can be found on the deCycles website:  www.decyclesindiana.org

    Movie trailer from last summer’s trip:  https://youtu.be/D7H_pOSwWss



  • Tue, March 01, 2022 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the 2022 CIBA goals and ride adventures planned for this year!  Members may view the latest news by logging into this website and finding the CIBA March Newsletter within the Member tabs > CIBANews.

  • Mon, January 03, 2022 9:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hamilton County 4-H Fair Grounds- Lama Barn
    • 2003 Pleasant Street Noblesville, IN, 46060 (map)

    The 2022 SWAP Meet will be open to the public free of charge. CIBA members can reserve one table at no cost. A second table is $10. Doors open to the public at 10:00. Charges for non-members are listed on the registration page. People selling merchandise can access a table starting at 9:00. Table selection is first come first served; two (2) table maximum. All bikes for sale will be entered into the bike corral. This will help prevent accidents and better flow of foot traffic through the hall. Payment for tables and/or the bike corral will be made at the door in cash. No credit card charges. Register to secure a table or selling a bike. It's not required to register to attend the event. The 2022 SWAP Meet will be open to the public free of charge. CIBA members can reserve one table at no cost. A second table is $10. Doors open to the public at 10:00. Charges for non-members are listed on the registration page. People selling merchandise can access a table starting at 9:00. Table selection is first come first served; two (2) table maximum. All bikes for sale will be entered into the bike corral. This will help prevent accidents and better flow of foot traffic through the hall. Payment for tables and/or the bike corral will be made at the door in cash. No credit card charges. Register to secure a table or selling a bike. It's not required to register to attend the event.

    Jay Hardcastle - Director, CIBA Swap Meet

  • Tue, September 15, 2020 8:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CIBA Fall 30 Day Challenge 2020

    September 16 – October 15

    Why:  Ride to ride and ride to support the CIBA Foundation.  Without the Hilly or NITE Ride this year, CIBA has not donated as a club to the CIBA Foundation.  CIBA will donate a maximum of $2000 with this challenge.

    Who:  CIBA Members

    What:  Ride indoors or outside and accumulate 150, 300, 600 or 900 miles between 9/16-10/15

    Where:  Routes of your choice with social distancing if not solo, Zwift, your indoor bike

    When:  September 16 – October 15, 2020

    We invite you to share this experience with other CIBA members by posting your progress on the CIBA Facebook Page → CIBA-Central Indiana Bicycling Association

    https://www.facebook.com/cibaride

    Recognition:  Names will be listed in the club newsletter and website for their level of achievement.

                150 miles – CIBA donates $2 to CIBA Foundation (5 miles/day average)

                300 miles – CIBA donates $3 to CIBA Foundation (10 miles/day average)

                600 miles – CIBA donates $5 to CIBA Foundation (20 miles/day average)

                900 miles – CIBA donates $10 to CIBA Foundation (40 miles/day average)

    COVID guidelines for CIBA are listed on the blog at cibaride.org

    Tally sheet is attached for your use. Submit your record by October 20, 2020, to Bill Linhart at billlinhart56@gmail.com

    CIBAFALLChallenge 2020.docx


  • Sun, June 28, 2020 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Guidelines for CIBA repeating rides starting June 2020:

    -Masks are required at the start and end of any rides and any gathering element when bicyclists are not riding. 

    -As of 6/28/2020, CIBA is allowing all ride formats repeating rides to resume/start at the ride leader's discretion/decision on June 4th, 2020. Please note there will be modifications to many of the rides including:

    -Online sign in is required. No paper sign in. 

    -Rides may have limited or no support - locations to purchase water and with other amenities will be noted. Rides may also have limited or no car SAG support, be on your own or self-supported. Some rides will be marked and others will not.        

    ***Please check the calendar so you are aware of the ride format, distance and support level before arriving. There will be modifications to our rides that we are unaccustomed to - CIBA appreciates your patience while we strive to protect rides and our communities. 

    USA Cycling’s Group Ride Guidelines:

    https://usacycling.org/event-organizer/covid-19-event-resources

    -Contactless sign-in is being implemented via the CIBA website and is required to participate in a scheduled CIBA ride. It will take place online and will follow the same “sign in once” protocol for repeating rides for the season - all other rides require sign in for each ride. Ride participants will be asked by ride leaders if they have signed in and if not, you will be asked to sign in using your mobile device at the ride start.

    -Riders choose to join CIBA’s rides at your own risk and this is outlined in CIBA’s waiver. This is always the case but it needs to be acknowledged that COVID-19 presents a new risk when participating in group activities.  

    -DO NOT come to rides if you are ill, have been ill recently or live with someone who has been ill.  If you have been ill, please do not come to a ride until you have been symptom-free for 14 days. 

    -DO NOT come to rides if you have traveled to areas of spread (ie Florida) or had contact with known or possible COVID-19 patients. 

    -Wash your hands. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Do not touch your face, mouth or eyes.  

    -We ask that everyone (ride leaders and riders) remain physically distant and wear a mask at the ride start and ride end in the parking lot/start point and during any mid-ride stops.

    -Riders should bring masks to wear at SAG stops, exercise physical distance and be sure to not litter PPE.

    -Pacelines are highly discouraged and at the risk of the participants. We know this is counterintuitive to starting up rides however the data remains unclear as to transmission of COVID in groups. Note that research, while inconclusive, indicates that in order to avoid inhaling droplets or having them land on others, there is a need for 65 feet of distance - 10 bike lengths at 18 miles/hour with no wind. If riding in a paceline, riders will be exposed to those riding in front of them.

    -After ride food/drinks/group socialization is at the risk of participants.

    -For weekly repeating rides and any other rides where noted in the description, riders should be prepared to support yourself. 

    -No communal/high touch water sources to be provided at ride start. 

    -If the group is larger than 25 riders, ride leaders will institute staggered starts.  Groups may not be larger than 25. 

     If close groups and/or pacelines form:

    -We ask that riders make sure and ask permission to join a group or paceline - do not do so without consent and riders should not expect automatic acceptance.

    -All involved need to respect anyone’s stated consent on joining a group or paceline or asking someone to move out of their space. Circumstances remain far from normal and individuals will need to exercise understanding and respect in all communications. 

    -If riders get to a “safe” spacing distance in a group, this will potentially cause traffic interference. Longer/spread out lines may be an impediment to traffic and create safety hazards.  We ask that riders space the groups out and leave passing zones for cars.

    -Passing riders:  move out the full width of a lane if possible.  Pull out 20 feet back and don't pull back in too quickly.

    -Any coughing/sneezing/spitting needs to be well away from others.  Pull out of line.


  • Thu, April 23, 2020 8:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tired of riding by yourself? Missing your CIBA friends and the weekly CIBA rides?


    Let’s try CIBA Rides on Zwift!


    We can set up a group ride where you can see your friends virtually and ride with them for an hour or so. You can chat with them (via keyboard) and, unlike real life, you can ride as fast or as slow as you want. Zwift will keep us all together in a bunch – if only it were that easy the rest of the time!


    Riding in Zwift, you’ll see yourself riding alongside other CIBA members. As you pedal, you’ll see the sights and sounds of London, Innsbruck, Richmond, or the made-up world of Watopia, wherever we decide to visit.



    If that sounds like fun to you, you’ll need to sign yourself up for a  Zwift account and a phone or computer to run the Zwift app. Zwift offers limited free trials and monthly memberships ($15). You’ll also need an indoor trainer and at least a speed and cadence sensor (or a power meter) for your bike. If you have a smart trainer, a Kickr for example, that’s all you need.


    Then, to be able to join a CIBA group ride (or Meetup as it’s called in Zwift), you’ll need to “follow” Charlie Barrows in Zwift. We can then send you an invitation to the scheduled Meetup. When it’s time for the ride to start, get there early (Zwift doesn’t allow late starts! No getting to the parking lot 30 seconds too late!) Join the ride and start pedaling!


    All you need:


    • Zwift account (monthly membership or short free trial you will need to register for yourself)

    • Indoor trainer

    • Speed and cadence sensor (or power meter or smart trainer)

    • Follow Charlie Barrows on Zwift


    To help us get going, fill out the accompanying survey to determine the best time to schedule a ride or two.


    https://forms.gle/LDjTtfJkyc4Yqy3r9


    Hope to see you riding online, CIBA!



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