Whew! There were some hot ones towards the end of July! It made it very clear that we have had a very mild and enjoyable summer! I hope everything in your world is as smooth as the new road I experienced on my commute in last week! I had an awesome Dad and Kids camping outing which has been going on for 12 years now. One of the Dads made an awesome tagline. "Danger Dads... No Moms, No Rules, Don't Tell. It's exciting and rewarding that the kids still get excited about this annual trip. Having that break brought a newfound desire to put more time into riding and the gym. My mind is fresh and happy and my body is saying "What's happening!!" It's not all that bad though and my body is coming back around fast. Enough about me. You didn't come to read about me right?! So let's talk about some CIBA Happenings...
I'm looking forward to crashing the CIBA women's Mountain Bike Ride at Fort Ben next Wednesday. Our ride leader Kate is fantastic, providing a no judge super friendly atmosphere. It's a new category this year but she's already pulling in up to 15 women each week!
In August we have a couple of big events to think about and partake in. The first which is on the horizon is the Indiana State Fair. For the 17th year, CIBA will partner with Pedal & Park to support bicyclists attending the fair. Our volunteers expect to park ~2000 bicycles over the 16-day event. With great weather like we are having right now, there's a good shot we will beat that number! I'm looking forward to signing up for a few shifts and hope to see you there too!
Next up is our support of the Mass Avenue Criterium. We'll be there hosting a CIBA ride lead by Howard Cohen before the races. Check out the calendar for more information. We will also be hosting a CIBA tent a the Criterium. We'll be looking for people to host the tent and share information about CIBA. It's a great event to chitchat with people and take in a great view of the race!
Although not in August, It's still important to start thinking about the Hilly Hundred. This year will mark the 50th Hilly! There are many exciting aspects this year but in my mind, one of the most exciting is the return across I69! You still have plenty of time to prepare with CIBA rides taking place almost every day of every week! Check left of the blog for the ride schedule. Most important the Hilly Hundred is not a race. With rest stops a-plenty it's meant as a ride to enjoy nature and each other. If 50 miles per day worries is a bit much we will also have a 30 mile per day options. You could also snag one of those volunteer spots where you can work one day and ride one day too so keep that in mind. Make sure to follow CIBA and Hilly Hundred on your favorite social media platform to get the latest info. I volunteer for Hilly whenever I am in town for the event. I've only worked day of registration so I can't speak to other slots but I've always had a fun time.
So plenty of fun activities coming up watch your email and the news blot as things develop!
Have a wonderful month of riding!
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