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Come And Ride With Us!

 

Cream City Cycle Club  is a Milwaukee-based  bike club with more than 130 active members. CCCC is locally renowned for our schedule of weekly Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday group rides, many overnight camping rides, and our annual Century Classic ride.

 

CCCC rides are suitable for beginning recreational riders and veteran long distance riders alike. Our rides start from convenient Milwaukee metro locations as well as more rural ride starts, and range from 20 miles to 100+ distances during the season.

CCCC works with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and is a member of the League of American Bicyclists. We support local bicycling advocacy and cycling-oriented charitable organizations.

Benefits of membership:
  • participate in scenic and challenging bike routes
  • gain proficiency as a cyclist
  • friendship and camaraderie
  • safety and support on longer rides
  • news of upcoming cycling events and bicycling lore
  • discounts at local bike shops

 

   2016 New Ride Guidelines and Ride Leader Notes

 

 

Weekend Ride Start Times

 

The ride start times for April and October will continue to be 10:00 AM.  The starting times for the majority of the May through September rides will be 9:00.  Please note the start times when planning to attend a ride.

 
New, revised ride cancellation policy! If a Ride Leader is not assigned to an upcoming ride by midnight of the Thursday preceding the ride date, the ride will be CANCELLED!
                        

 

2016 Weekend Ride Guidelines

 

  • Non-members are allowed to ride a Cream City CC ride ONE TIME as a guest. Then they will need to join the club and ride as active members.
  • All Cream City CC members will need to print their own cue sheets by downloading them from the CCCC website Documents Library and printing them out or uploading them to their smartphone app. The route MAPS are not currently available on the CCCC website. Members will need to provide their own maps for any scheduled weekend ride. There will be no ride packets provided at ride starts. Wednesday Ride cue sheets will usually be provided by the Wednesday Ride leaders. 
  • There are a few .gpx or .tcx files now added to the Document Library, provided by individual club members. These are unofficial and unverified for accuracy compared to the printed cue sheets, but they are available for members riding with GPS devices. 
 

Ride Leaders

 

  • Ride Leaders will need to print out the new all-in-one signup and waiver form and complete it, making sure that all riders have signed in. Please verify that all riders are CCCC members.
  • Non-members are allowed to ride only ONE TIME as guests. Then they need to join the club before riding again.
  • You should have at least 5 copies of the cue sheet with you for riders who failed to bring their own. Otherwise riders without cue sheets will need to ride with the group of their ability on that day’s ride. Ride Leaders can download the Ride Signup Form from here or from the Document Library.
 
       
  • The Ride Leader will start the ride having grouped riders by their ability or chosen ride pace and ride with the group of similar pace, or is most in need of Ride Leader support.
  •  At the end of each ride, the Ride Leader is to return the sign-up sheet to the Ride Committee by scanning it and sending it to:

Or mail it to: Cream City Cycle Club

                        c/o Ride Committee

                        P.O. Box 894,

                        Milwaukee, WI, 53201-0894

 
CCCC Ride Leader Sign-Up
 
To volunteer to be a Ride Leader on a CCCC ride, click on the button below to send an email to the Ride Committee. Be sure to note the Ride Name, Ride Date, and Distance you want to lead, and your contact information, if it isn't in the CCCC Member Directory. 
 

 

Weekend Ride Pace Scale

 

We have also added a new ride pace scale to our rides so that our riders know what to expect.

Pacing averages will be as follows:

"A" = 16 mph and above. Fast pace, sometimes over 20 MPH, dropping allowed. You will need to keep that pace to stay with the group.

"B" = 13-16 mph - Average pace, might get to 20 mph, will regroup at mid points, no-drop riding.
"C" = 10-13 mph - Recreational pace, might get up to 18 mph, will regroup at mid points. No-drop riding will be enforced on the ride.
"D" = 10 mph or less - Group riding at this pace. We will go at the speed of the group. No-drop riding will be enforced on the ride.


   Wednesday Morning Social Rides

 

The club offers rides on Wednesday mornings that are designed to be social rides whereby the riders ride together and no one is left behind.  Most of these rides start at an eating establishment where the group has lunch afterwards.   See  creamcitycycleclub.com for the ride starting times and locations.

 

Thursday Evening Social Rides

 

The ride schedule includes rides on first Thursday evening of the month (May through September) provided there is a preassigned ride leader. These rides are designated as “Thirsty Thursday” rides. They start at 6:00 PM from local parks and are less than 20 miles in length based on the amount of remaining daylight.  After the ride, stick around for some social interaction and to quench your thirst at a nearby venue.  See creamcitycycleclub.com for the ride starting times and locations.

  

CCCC Camping Rides

 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDES IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR TENT SPACE.

When space is limited, priority will be given to club members up to 2 weeks before the trip. So, don’t be disappointed. Call the trip leader in advance.

 

The cost for the camp site will be $5 per person per night for all participants.  A two night minimum charge will be required, except for the Self-contained riders.

 

Ride types

Looped:  Also known as car camping. Drive a car or carpool to the chosen campground and put up your tent for the weekend. All Cream City rides start at the campground and loop back to the start.

Self-contained: Carry all your gear with you on the ride to the campground. Everything, clothing, tent, etc. you need for yourself is contained on your bike. (No sags here)

 


 September 1 - 5! Labor Day Camping Trip - Hartman Creek State Park 

 
Join us for a 5-day camping trip over Labor Day weekend at Hartman Creek State Park. Hartman Creek State Park is about 6 miles west of Waupaca and less than a 2-hour drive from Milwaukee.
 
You can arrive on any of the 5 days and stay as many days as you wish. Enjoy great hiking on either the park trails or 1 ½ miles of the newly rerouted Ice Age Trail through the park. The park also has separate mountain bike trails, a beach on a park lake, and the Chain of Lakes for paddling. 
The surrounding area has beautiful country roads for road biking. There are also dining opportunities in Waupaca. We’ll be in group campsite 2 in the park, with access to shower facilities in the family campground. Campfires will be held nightly, but do not bring firewood from home.
 
Our traditional group potluck dinner will take place on Saturdaynight, so bring your favorite dish to pass.
 
The trip cost for the entire weekend is only $14 (non-members $15.50). Please make checks payable to NSCM and mail to Paul Keber; 2000 Cobblestone Ct; Waukesha, WI  53188. Also include your email address where I can send a trip letter shortly before the trip.
 
Only 30 spots are available, so don’t delay! A Wisconsin State Park admission sticker is required for your vehicle (annual $28, daily $8). 
 
Contact Paul at 262-547-4827 or pkeber@milwpc.com for more information. Check out the following links for more park information: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/and http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/pdfs/hartmanmapsummer.pdf

  CCCC Century 2016 Alert! - Sunday, August 28 -Save The Date!

  
The Cream City Cycle Club Century 2016 date is set for Sunday, August 28. As winter has a grip on us cyclists, we also need to look forward to better things. Another year and a another century will be here before you know it. We will be in need of some key positions in order to move forward with the 2016 century.
 
We will need the commitments for key positions: Registration Chairperson, Sag Chairperson, Rest Stop Managers, and more. (for Lagrange and East Troy).
 
We will need to get several positions filled in order to move forward with the century for this year. We will need committments by March 1st, 2016. If you can help out, let me know. \\
 
Regards,
Brian Musha
Century Chairperson  
 

  New Mobile Format for Cream City Cycle Club Website   

 

If you've used a smartphone, be it Android or iPhone, to check out the Cream City CC website recently, you've noticed the new mobile-friendly format. It's not an app, but it makes the creamcitycycleclub.com website easier to use. The layout seems to work OK with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers. 

 

New features include a toolbar at the bottom of the screen, with five icons therein.

 

1) The "bars" icon take you to the top of the Home Page and displays the Menu Tabs in a vertical row. 

2) The "lock" icon displays if you aren't logged in. Touch it and it will change to a silhouette and display your login prompts, and your profile info.

3) The "monitor" icon displays the full web page format. The "phone" icon switches you back to the mobile layout.
4) The "printer" icon...never mind, it doesn't print anything.
5) the "arrow" icon sends you to the top of the page you are browsing.
 
The Events Calendar has a whole new look. It defaults to the Monthly List View, with event details shown when you touch the blue text link. A grid icon at the top of the events list toggles the monthly grid view on. Touching any event listing box displays the event details and description. 

Check it out, and let me know if you experience problems with it. The feature may still have some bugs in it. 

John Chaplock, Webmaster, johnius43@gmail.com


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2016 Weekend Rides

 

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CCCC Website Handy Tip #1

Here's an easy way to open the CCCC Ride & Events Calendar with one click, right from your Windows Desktop. (Sorry, Mac users, you'll have to do this with a Mac function). 

1. Right click anywhere on your PC desktop.
2. Select New > Shortcut from the popup menu.
3. In the Create Shortcut window that opens, in the field labeled "Type the location of the item:     then  enter "http://www.creamcitycycleclub.com/calendar" (without the quotes). 
4. Then click the Next button at bottom right of the window.
5. Type a name for the new shortcut, like "CCCC Web Calendar"
5. Click the Finish button at bottom right of the Create Shortcut window.

A new desktop icon should appear where you right-clicked to start the shortcut. Double clicking the icon should open the CCCC Events Grid View calendar for you.

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