This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 15, 2011.

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April & May Community Cycling Events:


April 18, 2:00-3:00pm

2nd Annual Earth Week Bike Parade (CSU Oval)

Get out your costumes and come to the Oval to ride your bike in a parade through campus with other, alternative transportation enthusiasts! Costumes are strongly encouraged!


April 18, 4:30pm

Co-Pilots Tandem Rides (New World Sports, 308 Ruth St)

Free rides for low-vision/blind and other disabled individuals; volunteers and tandems needed. All ability levels.  Please RSVP. Sponsored by Ensight Skills Center and New World Sports.


April 19, 6:00-9:00pm

Good Host Training for MTB Patrollers (2150 Centre avenue)

This is a required training course for certified patrollers. The training is good for three years.


April 22, 12:00-2:00pm

Give a Watt, Pedal it Forward (CSU) Lory Student Center Plaza

Panel discussion with local experts on bike safety, financing (employee biking rebates), and rentals! (12:00pm-1:00pm) Lory Student Center Senate Room)  Also, throughout the week, use your human power to produce energy that will be donated to local businesses!


April 23, 9:00am-12:00pm

Kids I Bicycle Clinic (Northside Azatlan Center)

Designed for parents, instructors explain how to teach a child to ride a bike.  Topics covered include how to perform a bicycle safety check, helmet fitting, and bike sizing and basic bicycle skills.  RSVP


April 25, 6:30pm

Overland Mountain Bike Club Monthly Meeting (Agave Room at the Rio)

Overland's Monthly Meetings are meant to be fun but also keep you apprised of what's happening along the northern front range in terms of mountain biking, whether it be trail issues, upcoming races, trail days, etc.  Hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome.


April 30, 8:30-3:30pm

13th Annual Spring Warmup Ride (Spring Canyon Park Pavillion)

12-, 26-, 43-, and 62-mile routes. Sag support, breakfast snack and lunch provided.  Proceeds benefit Health District of Northern Larimer County’s Tooth Fairy Fund.  Sponsored by Fort Collins Cycling Club.


April 30, 9:00am

Trail Day

The Shoreline-Foothills Trail sees thousands of users each year. Come on out and help us do some much needed work on this trail.


May 3, 6:30am-9:00pm

Mex for MS! (Castillon’s Restaurant)

Mention this event at Castillon’s any time on Tuesday, May 3 and they will donate 25% of your total bill to MS Global!


May 7, 9:00am

Patrollers Training Day and Picnic

If you are on the Patroller's track, this is a great way to get in a check ride, do some "in the field" first aid training, learn how to keep a bike rolling if it breaks down etc.  If you aren't on the Patroller's track, it's still a great way to come out and learn some stuff that may very well keep you safe on the trail.  Hope to see you there.


May 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:00am-1:00pm

Back on a Bike (Northside Azatlan Center)

This class is oriented toward senior citizens to help them get back into cycling.  This four day course covers the fundamentals of safe cycling in Fort Collins and includes both classroom and hands on instruction.  Cost – Free RSVP


May 5, 12, 19, 23, 10:00am-1:00pm

Intermediate Senior Social Cycling (Northside Azatlan Center)

Social group bike rides for senior citizens, includes 1-2 hour bike rides followed by lunch out (participants must provide own lunch). Cost – free. RSVP


May 7, 8:00am-4:00pm

Traffic Skills 101 (Northside Azatlan Center)

This class gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Course includes classroom and hands on instruction.  Ages: 15 and up - Cost is free. RSVP Lunch provided.


May 7, 9:00am-12:00pm

Poudre River Trail-athon (Poudre Learning Center)

Discover the Poudre Trail on this self paced morning of fun with 9 event stations.  Sponsored by Poudre River Trail Corridor.


May 14, 4:00-7:00pm

Rolling for MS, Bowl-a-Thon (Chipper’s Lanes on Horsetooth)

Wacky games! Prizes! Fun!


May 15, 6:30am

Community Classic Bike Tour (McKee Medical Center)

10- 30-, 37- & 62-mile ride options. Benefits McKee Medical Foundation.



May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 11:00am-7:00pm

4th Annual 6-Day Races at the CSU Oval

Volunteers and citizen-racers welcome.


May 16, 4:30pm

Co-Pilots Tandem Rides (New World Sports, 308 Ruth St)

Free rides for low-vision/blind and other disabled individuals; volunteers and tandems needed. All ability levels.  Please RSVP. Sponsored by Ensight Skills Center and New World Sports.


May 22, 7:00am

3rd Annual Ram Bicycle Classic (CSU Campus)

Four rides including a 101-mile, metriccentury, half-metric-century & family cruiser ride. Post-ride party. Proceeds support CSU Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise Program. Sponsored by CSU GSSE program.


May 28, 8:00am-3:00pm

Kids II Bicycle Clinic (Northside Azatlan Center)

This 7-hour class for 5th and 6th graders covers the same topics as Traffic Skills 101, including on-bike skills as well as choosing safe routes for riding. RSVP

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