Central Indiana Bicycling Association

CIBA News blog

  • Thu, October 02, 2014 4:57 PM | Anonymous
    CIBA and CIBA Foundation have created a Task Force to proactively address Safety Issues. As we consider where to focus our efforts and design the criteria for evaluating grants, we are looking for your input on what you view to be the most pressing bicycle safety issues. The following survey will take 10 minutes or less. Your feedback is important. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCJKHH5

    Thank you for your participation, CIBA and CIBA Foundation

  • Mon, September 22, 2014 4:02 PM | Anonymous

    We hope that each of you will make it a point to meet your friends at the starting line for the 2014 Hilly Hundred and head out onto the open road together. You'll want to meet them  here again after the ride for photo ops. Then after Saturday's ride, you can go to the Rest & Recovery Tent for free ice cream, parking lot games and entertainment by the world famous Clown Band. 

  • Tue, August 05, 2014 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Ready to sell off unneeded bike gear or shop for a rare item you can't live without? Plan to come down after your morning ride for the Swap Meet hosted by CIBA and INDYCOG!

    CIBA and IndyCog will host a bicycle swap meet Saturday, August 23, at the Indianapolis City Market West Plaza. The event on the plaza will be open from 11 to 2 p.m., and will benefit the host organizations. Individuals and commercial vendors can arrange for table space by registering online.

    Please register by midnight on August 21. There will be a $5 late registration fee and you will need to supply your own table...if you need a table.

    For more info click here

  • Sat, August 02, 2014 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    The 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally, the largest tandem gathering in the U.S. , will be hosted by CIBA/HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems) in  Fort Wayne Indiana  over Labor Day weekend.  Come and join us for some great riding and fellowship with other tandem cyclists.  To register, go towww.mtr2014.org.

  • Mon, July 07, 2014 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    On Saturday, IMPD Officer Perry Renn was killed in a shoot out.  Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Officer Renn and the IMPD.  Perry and his wife Lynn are also CIBA members and we too feel the loss to our family.   Lynn, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Wed, July 02, 2014 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    CIBA Picnic ride will start at 9:00 AM on July 12th.  We will head north and head all the way to Whitestown on the long route.  There will be 3 routes, short route will be 13 miles, very easy, Medium route will be 33 miles and will be fairly easy as well. Long route will be 55 miles and will be fairly hard with over 2,000 ft of climb. No crown hill this year.  Medium and long will have a SAG, on the long you will be able to hit it twice. Routes will be marked and a map and cue sheet will be provided.  Come out and Join us on what could be largest CIBA weekend ride of the season.  Please note that you will need to get there a little earlier then on a normal Ciba ride.  FREE parking is available in the parking garage at New York & Illinois St.  However here is Indy’s DT park Tips http://www.indydt.com/parkingtips.cfm.

    CIBA picnic to be held at University Park downtown in the northeast quadrant on tables set up for CIBA members only..  Food available from 4 food trucks plus an ice cream truck.  Please rsvp to hollyjae@usa.net or call Denise at 345-8074 by July 7.  Specify vegetarian so an order can be placed from a non-food truck (catered).  Drinks and cookies will be provided.  Tickets available at our tables.  Lunch approx. 12 noon

  • Thu, June 19, 2014 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s largest organized bicycle ride will celebrate its 21st anniversary this year on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Sponsored by the Central Indiana Bicycling Association, Inc. (CIBA), the 21st Annual NITE Ride event will be held at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium, on West New York Street in downtown Indianapolis, on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  This year, however, the venue has moved to the east side of the stadium where there is much more room than last year, which will allow NITE Riders to park their bicycles inside the venue.

    Approximately 4,000 riders of all ages are expected to join bicyclists who will ride from IUPUI to Monument Circle, up to Butler University for a rest stop, continuing on through the Indianapolis Museum of Art and down the White River Parkway back to IUPUI. More than 60 Indianapolis police officers, along with 150 volunteers, will guide the bicyclists along the route.

    “This is a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a casual nighttime ride through some of Indianapolis’ great neighborhoods and venues,” says NITE Ride Director Roger Stevens. Although the official ride doesn’t start until11 p.m., CIBA also sponsors a morning ride and a dinner ride, free-of-charge the same day.

    There are many other activities that everyone can enjoy in addition to the ride, such as  visiting museums, strolling the Indianapolis Zoo, watching an IMAX movie or enjoying a meal at one of the many downtown restaurants or bars,” adds Stevens. “For many, this is one of the best days of the summer.”

  • Mon, May 12, 2014 11:33 PM | Anonymous
    From Joe Hettle
    For details about the day, check out IndyCogs page on bike to work. Here are CIBA led rides

    Route Location Starting Location Distance Departure & Return Time Ride Leader(s)

    Carmel to Indy via Monon
    Central Park on the Monon Trail- Carmel) 16 Miles 6:30 am 5:00 pm
    Need Ride Leader

    Broad Ripple via Monon
    Einstein Bros. Bagels (Broad Ripple Ave.) 8 Miles 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Frank Radaker fradaker@bgindy.com 317-842-4140 Mark Finney Mark@printsource.org 317-507-6526

    Broad Ripple via Canal Towpath

    Monon Depot (64th and the Monon Trail) 8 Miles 7:00 am No return time Need Ride Leader

    Freewheelin Community Bikes (34th & Central) 4 Miles 7:15 am 5:00 pm Stacie Hurrle stacie_hurrle@yahoo.com 317 260-0277

    Old Windbridge Shopping Center (NE Corner of Emerson Way and Fall Creek Parkway N. Dr.) 10 Miles 7:00 am 5:00 pm Pete Fritz pefritz@isdh.in.gov 317-690-8072

    Northwest Nebo Ridge Bicycles (106th and Michigan Rd.) 20 Miles
    6:00 am (changed time!) No return time Brad Rusher brad@neboridge.com (317) 471-1089

    Northwest JCC Jewish Community Center (6701 Hoover Rd.) 9 Miles 7:00 am No return time. Skip Higgins skiphiggins2@gmail.com 317-432-0645 Michael O’Loughlin olough@sbcglobal.net. Jim Gange jgange@hotmail.com

    West Eagle Creek Park/Soccer Complex
    (56th St. & Reed Rd.) 15 Miles 6:30am 4:30 pm. Karl Kovach kjkovach@iquest.net 317-696-1605 Lindsey Bouza lbouza@isdh.in.gov

    South Perry Park (451 E. Stop 11 Rd.) 12 Miles 7:00 am, 5:00 pm
    Bob Locke blocke@bgindy.com 317-885-7194 Jan Moorhead jmmoorhead@comcast.net 317-753-5382

    Southeast VeloWorks Urban Cyclery (1354 Shelby Street.- Fountain Square on the Cultural Trail) 3 Miles 7:30 am No return time. Andre Phillips andre@veloworksindy.com 317-638-0761

    East Indy Cycle Specialist (5804 E. Washington St.) 5 Miles 7:30 am No return time
    Jeff Echols jeffechols@renovation-resources.com 317-408-4322
    Scott Irons scott@indycyclespecialist.com 317-356-4585

    Plainfield to Indy
    Gear Up Cyclery 124 W. Main Street Plainfield, Indiana 46168 17 Miles 6:30 am 5:00 pm
    Jim Jesse jamesjessee@sbcglobal.net 317-679-5607 Jeff Wright jeff-anitawright@comcast.net

    Greenwood to Indy
    Madison Ave & Wiley Rd, 11 Miles 6:30 – 5:00 Pm Eric Moody nissanzx91@yahoo.com 317-938-6472

    Fishers to Indy via Monon
    Marsh P/L 116 & Allisonville Rd. 18 miles 5:45 – 5:00 John cook john5833@sbcglobal.net 317-919-9551

  • Wed, April 23, 2014 11:03 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the 500 in May order form and tracking sheet in this newsletter. For riding 500 Ciba Miles or 500 Ciba kilometers (310 miles) you will get a custom designed Ciba 500 in May jersey free of cost* except for shipping. Please fill out the log form during the month and then the order form at the end of May. Must have all orders by June 10th. E-mailing the forms to John5844@sbcglobal.net is fine. There will be a 3.00 charge for shipping. Please send a check to me, made out to CIBA at John Cook, 7912 Dawson Dr. Fishers IN 46038. Hope you like the design, I think it is very retro and cool. Any questions send a e-mail or call me at 317-919-9557. Contact info for me is also on the order form.

    John Cook

    Awards Commitee.

  • Wed, March 26, 2014 11:31 AM | Anonymous
    dan leeAt the Indianapolis Marion County Central Library
    Dan Lee developed a love of writing and cycling as a teenager in the 1980s and has stuck with both ever since. Now a public relations specialist for bicycle components maker SRAM, Dan has written The Belgian Hammer, about what it takes for young Americans to make it in pro cycling.  Since the Tour de France began in 1903 only a few more Americans have competed in that than have walked on the moon, and far fewer than the number of Americans who have climbed Everest.  This is the story of the new generation of riders - not yet tainted by drug scandals, but still bursting with hope and potential.  This is for the racers among us - and for all of us!  Prepare to be fascinated!
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