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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.
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
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
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
New Event Calendar Changes For The 2017 Ride Season!
The 2017 ride season brings some changes to the CCCC Events Calendar. There is a new ride color code for upcoming rides. Previously, RED = NO Ride Leader, GREEN = at least one ride leader assigned. For 2017, RED = No Ride Leader(s), YELLOW = one Ride Leader, but no Ride Leader for other route(s). GREEN = Ride Leaders for all routes are assigned. There is a LEGEND button at the upper right of the Calendar page that opens to show all the color codes used on the Calendar.
CCCC Ride policy is that if there is a ride route without a Ride Leader prior to the ride date, the leaderless route will be cancelled, and route with Ride Leader will continue as the only sanctioned, official CCCC ride that day. The leaderless route to be cancelled may be the long route or the short route, based on the Ride Leader's route choice. Therefore it is important for club members to monitor the Ride Calendar and check for future YELLOW ride dates, and volunteer as Ride Leaders for the open routes. This will promote CCCC weekend rides that will be pleasant and successful experiences for all club members.
Chris Kegel, Wheel & Sprocket Legend, Dead at Age 63
Chris Kegel, the humble bicycle mechanic from West Allis who built the Wheel & Sprocket chain into a nationally renowned bike business and in the process became a legend in the cycling world, died Tuesday. Kegel was diagnosed in September with a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. He was 63.
Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2017/02/07/chris-kegel-legend-cycling-circles/97604658/
Kegel was driven by his passion for helping as many people as possible experience the joy of biking.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Chris Kegel, the owner of the Wheel & Sprocket chain of bike shops and a nationally-known advocate for bicycling.
His family says a "celebration of Chris’ life" will begin with a reception from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17th at St. Matthias Catholic Parish, 9306 W Beloit Road, Milwaukee. A funeral Mass will then be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Matthias.
"In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation can be made to The Chris Kegel Foundation," the family said in a statement. "The foundation has been established by the family to continue Chris’ commitment to improving lives by providing greater access to bicycling."
The family also announced that the Wheel & Sprocket stores will close during the services "to allow for family and staff to attend the celebration of life and the funeral Mass," according to the statement. "All Wheel & Sprocket locations will close at 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 and (will) be closed on Feb 18." Additionally, Kegel’s Inn, will be closed Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, according to the statement.
Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2017/02/09/kegel-funeral-services-announced/97692594/
2017 CCCC Camping Ride Season Is In The Works
We are gearing up for the 2017 camping ride season. At this time we have some great camping rides planned. They are a Self contained ride to Bong Recreational Area May 18 - May,21, Hartman Creek June 2 - June 4, Kohler Andrae, June 23 - June 25, Pardeeville July 21 - July23, Point Beach August 18 - August 20, and Door County September 14 - September 17. We have ride hosts for all but one camping ride. It is the Point Beach ride. Anyone interested in hosting it please give me a call and I will give you all the details. We welcome any other suggestions for new rides to fill in the schedule. All the details about these rides will be posted on the regular ride schedule at a latter date.
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 club members. Non members of Cream City, Bay View, News Pedalers, or Spring City Cycle clubs will be charged an extra $5 per night for camping. A two night minimum charge will be required, except for the Self-contained riders.
Please contact Mark Steckhahn for more information. Mark Steckhahn 414-453-6872 or email@example.com.
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)
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.