Fellow Cyclists,We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the death of our great friend, Jack Mayfield, who meant so much to the Dundee Chain Gang, Team Omaha VeloCity and the metro Omaha cycling community.
To honor him, Jack’s fellow Rocket Riders sub-group of the Dundee Chain Gang (led by Clark Landers, THANKS CLARK!) have done a lot of work and designed and had sculpted a beautiful metal to be installed in Stinson Park at our normal ride-start spot, which will to be dedicated on October 3 at the Jack Mayfield Memorial Ride. Deb Mayfield, and her children Conner and Katie, have been in the loop on this great project and are thrilled with this tribute to Jack. They will be in attendance at the Memorial Ride on October 3 along with Jack’s dear friend Alex Ipiotis, who spoke at his funeral service.
Please go to this link to view the bench and donate to its cost if you would be so kind to Jack’s memory, AND PASS THIS EAMIL ALONG TO YOUR CYCLING EMAIL LIST!
I will keep everybody informed of our progress and email again soon with details on Jack’s October 3 Memorial Ride and Tribute Bench dedication.
Chain Gang Rocket Rider Matt Stoffel has veryt graciously agreed to fill the BIG shoes of our sorely missed cycling pal, Jack Mayfield, and be the point person for the NBC for the DCGCC this season which starts Friday, May 1.
Greetings, members of the Omaha Metro Area bike community! Have you joined a Team yet for the 2015 National Bike Challenge? If not, please join us as a member of the Omaha VeloCity team. This team was formed for last year’s challenge with the goal of putting the name Omaha as high as possible in the Team standings, and we did when we finished 2014 ranked #2 in the NATION!
Team Omaha VeloCity got started when two of the top-ranked teams nationally in the 2013 NBC (Dundee Chain Gang and Offutt Cyclonauts) decided to join forces to build the foundation of a Omaha Metro Area mega-team for the 2014 Challenge. Membership in the Omaha VeloCity team is open to all. Please join us in helping to show the rest of the world that the Omaha area has a great bike community that ride and works together. Spread the word to your friends and fellow riders on your cycling email lists to join the team that will help establish Metro Omaha’s national identify as “VeloCity” and claim the #1 ranking for 2015!
Almost one million Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States and Canada after an injury that left one rider paralyzed.
Included in the recall are 900,000 bikes in the U.S., and 98,000 sold in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A quick-release lever on the bike’s front-wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, resulting in either complete wheel separation or the wheel coming to an instant stop.
Three accidents were reported, and Trek said all included injuries, some to the face, a fractured wrist and one that resulted in the rider becoming a permanent quadriplegic.
Included in the recall are all models of Trek bicycles built from 2000 to 2015 that are equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release lever on the front wheel hub. This lever can open beyond 180 degrees, coming in contact with the disc brake.
Bikes with front quick-release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees are not included in the recall.
The bicycles were sold September 1999 to now, priced anywhere from $480 to $1,650. Trek advises consumers to immediately stop using the bike and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick-release lever.
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Many of you probably attending one of the first OPBC Movie Nights about this crazy ride from Canada to Mexico along the top of the Continental Divide.
check out the video
Well, Omahan Ben Greene is going to ride this race, and raise money of Omaha’s Community Bike Project with his effort.
If you want to support the CBP thru his efforts hit the link below and pray for a safe race.
New Location! New Routes! New 2015 Nebraska Tour de Cure! We are happy to announce the Tour de Cure is moving to Ashland, NE. This picturesque downtown location is the perfect setting for hundreds of Nebraska cyclists to join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. We have FOUR all new fully supported routes, a great festival site, and live entertainment! Registration is $25, with a $200 fundraising minimum. So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today at www.diabetes.org/tournebraska
Looking forward to Thursday’s promo on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail! Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate. In the event that she doesn’t, we have an alternate location of DJ’s Dugout in Aksarben Village to gather.
PeopleForBikes would like to officially welcome you to the 2015 National Bike Challenge! We’re partnering with Kimberly-Clark to grow this year’s Challenge, building on the momentum you and other Challenge participants have established. The goal for this year is to reach at least 75,000 participants and log 35 million miles. Can you help us get there?
Over the last month, we’ve made a number of improvements to the National Bike Challenge website, including the much-requested integration with Strava. Look for more updates in the coming months (but don’t worry—the basic format of the Challenge remains the same for 2015.)
You and the rest of the Challenge community are what make every year so successful, and we appreciate your help spreading the word to your friends, family and coworkers.
There are only a couple more weeks until the start date. Bust out your helmet and get ready to ride!
— The National Bike Challenge team