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This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 28, 2010.


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~ Additional Trail Improvements - The new, 1000 ft. section of trail along the Poudre Trail at the Spring Creek Trail junction has run into a few snags.  Certain sections of the new trail did not meet contract specifications; therefore, the trail will be closed to the public beginning today and will reopen this Friday. 

FC Bikes Safety Presentation is tomorrow (Thurs) at the Senior Center from 6-8pm.  This two hour presentation will teach residents 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

~ New World Sports has a great program called Co-Pilots Tandem Rides.  These guys provide free rides on tandems for blind or low vision people.  New World Sports is looking for volunteers and tandems to help expland their program.  The next ride is May 10th, followed by rides on June 7th, July 19th, August 16th, September 13th, and October 2nd.  To get involved contact Joe.

~ The New Belgium Short Track Series has begun! Last night was the first in a series of 4 races held on Tuesdays beginning at 4:30pm.  Go get your mountain bike race on!  For more information, please visit: Your Group Ride.  Your Group Ride is your source for bike racing in Fort Collins. 

~ Why is the month of May National Bike Month and Colorado's Bike Month is June?  Snow! In order to accomodate higher elevation cities in Colorado, we celebrate bike month in June.  FC Bikes has a number of activities happenning this summer.  Join us as we celebrate Bike Summer Fort Fort Collins.  Bike to Work Day is June 23rd.  More info coming soon.

Upcoming Activities:

~ 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 Classic.org

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