This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 21, 2010.

Thursday (4/22) is Earth Day's 40th Anniversary. Go for a Bike Ride.
Do something nice for our environment by choosing to ride or walk to work, the store, school, or aywhere you need to go. 
Celebrate Earth Day on E. Mountain Ave or at Colorado State University (see below for more details)

~ Edora Park BMX Racetrack Relocates to Southeast Community Park - The City of Fort Collins, local BMX organization, Epic BMX, national track designer, Lance McGuire, and Sunstate Equipment are collaborating on the relocation of the Edora Park BMX racetrack.  The new racetrack will be relocated to Southeast Community Park at the intersection of Ziegler Road and SaberCat Drive.  The new racetrack will provide local BMX racers the opportunity to race on a professionally designed and professionally built track.  The new track will be larger and incorporate additional safety features.  The track relocation and build will occur April 21 - 26.  For more information, contact Kathleen Benedict, City of Fort Collins - Parks Planning 970.416.2260

~ Trail Improvement Completed - The 1000 ft. section of trail along the Poudre Trail at the Spring Creek Trail junction is complete.  Surrounded by Natural Areas along the Poudre River, this beautiful section of trail includes a path that leads to the Environmental Learning Center.  Get out and explore your trails, but be sure to yield to pedestrians at all times.  When passing on the left, use an audible signal to trail users in advance.  Bike bells work great.  Great job and thanks to the Parks Planning Dept!

FC Bikes Safety & Education Presentations and Classes - This Spring the City's FC Bikes program will host several opportunities for residents to learn the fundamentals of safe bicycling.  Learn the about the basics of bicycling, proper clothing and equipment, riding safely with traffic, laws, nutrition and hydration, proper etiquette, and common cyclist errors.  All events are free and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  For more information, please click here

~ A Bicycle Built for Seven? - What is one of the most fun and unique pedal power things to do in Fort Collins with your friends and family? Answer… Ride a 7-person Conference bike where everyone pedals sitting in a circle with one driver. It’s great for touring around Fort Collins (parties/ events, team building, family reunions, and just plain fun). This season we’ve also partnered with other local pedal power businesses to offer additional unique pedal power machines… including tandem bikes, 2-4 person Surreys, and 4 person roadsters… check our other unique machines at SeptaCycle! or call Ian at (443) 465-0926.

More Upcoming Activities:
~ April 19-23   Bike to School Week - Bike to School Week April 19-23.  The City and Bicycle Colorado are planning a number of events to celebrate safe walking and bicycling throughout Fort Collins. Bike to School Day is Wednesday, April 21st.  Details and events are posted on the Safe Routes to School website.

~ April 22nd     Earth day Celebration at CSU’s Plaza - 10:00 - 2:30pm. Join CSU departments, student groups, and FC Bikes for an afternoon of Earth Day Activities.

~ April 22nd     Earth Day Celebration on E. Mountain Ave.  12:00 – 5:00pm. Enjoy live music, snack, demos, and activities about growth and sustainability just east of Old Town Square on Mountain Avenue.  Sponsored by AECOM and the Food Coop, music sponsored by Bohemian Companies.  Donations will help Happy Heart Farms Feeding the Families Program.

~ April 24th      12th Annual Spring Warm-up Ride, sponsored by the Fort Collins Cycling Club.  The event benefits the Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition.  For more information on the ride, please click here.

~ April 25th      Benefit Concert by Mongolian Performers (Time TBA) - Lory Student Center Theatre, featuring traditional Mongolian dancing, music, costumes, and a contortionist!  All funds will benefit the Sisi Scholarship administered by Global Reach in honor of Urangua “Sisi” Mijiddorj, who was killed in a bicycle accident last August.  Contact Khishig Jamiyansharav or Sonya Le Febre for more details.  More information will follow.     

~ May 1st        2nd Annual Wellington Warm-Up Bike Tour – Main St. Market (7670 5th St. Wellington, CO).  This warm up ride offers three routes to choose from: 15, 29, and 44 miles.  Benefit for the Wellington Boys and Girls Club and Food Bank. To register, please visit Warm-Up Ride

~ May 2nd       Ram’s Bicycle Classic - New Belgium Brewing Company – Three rides to choose from: Metric and ½ Metric Century, and Family Cruiser Ride.  Supports scholarships for the CSU Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise program.  For event start times and event registration, please visit Ram Bicycle

  Help make Fort Collins a safe place for cycling. 
Be a Smart Bicyclist! -
Click here to learn how to ride safely & effectively in Fort Collins. 

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