2014 was another banner year for the CSBG! The round number for 2014 CSBG mileage is 112,000 cumulative miles for our published rides, which numbered over 400. On average per week, we had over 8 rides with over 2100 rider-miles.
The detailed numbers below don’t include 15 – 40 or more miles per week of other impromptu, unpublished rides by CSBG members. Some of these are mountain bike miles in Wilderness Park. There are also additional 20 to 40 uncounted miles per week that members ride from La Verne, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and other neighboring communities to get to and from our official routes.
The numbers also don’t tell the whole story about the CSBG. They don’t describe the friendships and magic that happen at our events. We are a very special group. We are the answer to the Baby Boomers who are pulling down their old bikes from the garage rafters or still trying to keep up with the younger riders in other groups and wondering if their riding days are over. We have developed into an ever-growing support system of genuine friendships. For some of us, the CSBG is like a second family. All of that magically takes place while we ride together and fellowship over food at Gene’s Grinders, Euro Café, and other favorite eateries.
Numbers for the year 2014:
volunteer – hrs: 1705 not including email and web site
The numbers for December alone:
volunteer hours: 148 (not including email and web site)
We did roadside cleanup on Mt Baldy Rd, about once a month as a community service project. We also helped again with the Bikes for Kids program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont, fitting 27 bikes given to selected needy school children. This is a joint event with Claremont Rotary and Coates Cyclery.
Our annual holiday party held at Joslyn Center had 75 attendees.
Photos from most of the year’s events are shown in the 2014 Slideshow which was presented at the holiday party in December.
Not your average seniors!