NOTICE:
This newsletter was originally sent on Mar 14, 2008.


Bicycling news just keeps coming in! - Enjoy the ride-read. -DK


~This Saturday (tomorrow) is the St. Patrick's day Parade!  Get yourself, friends, children, and bicycles outfitted in Green and come ride with us in the parade.  Meet at Aramadillo's parking lot at the corner of Walnut and Mountain Ave at 9:30am.  Show your support for bicycling in FC.  The parade is only about an hour. 

~ Our Cycling friends across the great pond have created an excellent cyclist safety message. It only takes a minute, then pass it on. http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

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Team Legacy Energy, a newly formed professional cycling team based out of Fort Collins hosted a gala event at New Belgium Brewing Company Thursday night (3/13) to kick off the cycling season.  Thanks for the great food, delicious food and wonderful comradery. Let's wish Team Legacy Energy a successful season! http://www.ciclismoracing.com/pages/home.html

~For the past 10 years Las Vegas, Nevada  has been the home to the bicycle industry trade show and conference, known as InterBike.  Looks like in 2010, Interbike will be looking for a new home.  Denver, CO and Anaheim, CA are potential venues.  Wouldn't it be nice to have  InterBike so close to Fort COllins? Read full story here: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/1024.html

~ Rams Cycling Dominates First Two Race Weekends - Rams Cycling continues to climb to the top of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference with outstanding results at the University of New Mexico Lobo Classic and Metro State/Denver University Time Trial and Criterium. http://ramscycling.com/

~ The FC Bike Library is well under way and is gearing up for the April 5th-6th grand opening.  The FC Bike Library is a collaboration between FC Bikes and Bike Fort Collins, and the FC Bike Co-op.  Check out www.fcbikelibrary.org and become a member.  It only takes a minute.



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~ Wed, March 26 is the "Fort Collins in Motion" 2008 Environmental Program Series at the Senior Center from 7-9pm.  Come listen to the exciting developments underway with the Mason Corridor Project from the City's Transportation Department as it relates to everything from regional connectivity, economic development and environmental benefits. Speakers and panelists will be providing an update on the progress of this exciting project, and highlighting the benefits for the residents of Fort Collins.  Refreshments and door prizes will be provided!
 

~Wed, April 2nd is the "Resources for Bicycling in Fort Collins" event at the Senior Center from 7-9pm.  This interactive event will showcase local bicycliing clubs, 2008 bike shop product lines, recreational rides, safety tips, commuter bike routes, and oh yeah, lots of free, cool bike stuff too and refreshments too. 

~New Worlds Sports is launching a cool project for visually impaired and blind people called the Co-pilots ProgramJoe Bagley from New world Sports is looking for volunteers to help take these folks on tandem bike rides along the bike paths. 


~Been wondering what's going on with the HZIP project?  Looks like Drake to Zeigler to Harmony will be completed this Fall.  Here's the details: http://fcgov.com/hzip/

~You've got to check out the City's Natural Area's new trail map, very nice indeed.
http://fcgov.com/naturalareas/pdf/NaturalAreasMap.pdf

~Speaking of trails, Parks Planning is working on some serious bike trail development: Power Trail is extending from Keenland to Trilby (paved) and then from Trilby to 32 will be gravel trail. This development is in conjunction with the CO Front Range Trail.  Looks like the Nix farm section of the Poudre River Trail is scheduled to be resurfaced this fall as well.  Take a looksee at all future bike trail developments.  Good job Parks Planning!

~The Fort Collins CVB (Convention and Visitor's Bureau) is launching a new website come April 1st.  The new website will have all new, easy to find information on all aspects of bicycling in Fort Collins.  The CVB is partnering with FC Bikes, Bike Fort Collins, and the Bike Co-op with the new FC Bike Library program as well.  

Upcoming Events

"Roll Into Spring" (March-May)

Mar 15th - St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Decorate yourself and your bike and ride with FC Bikes in the parade. Meet at 9:30am in Armadillo’s parking lot (354 Walnut).

Mar 27th - Bike Maintenance Clinic

REI – 7:00pm. Keep yourself pedaling by learning how to make basic your own repairs to your bicycle – free clinic. Contact Silas: srappe@rei.com

Apr 2nd - Resources for Bicycling in Fort Collins

7-9pm at Senior Center. Meet local bike clubs, check out the bike shops 2008 product line, get bike info and free bike gear while learning about bicycling in FC.

Apr 5th & Apr 6th - Grand Opening Weekend for the Bike Library and the FC Bike Coop

Join the FC Bike Co-op at 222 Laporte for festivities from 11-4pm on Saturday.  FC Bike Library memberships available Sat. and Sun. 11am-6pm at the Cafe Bicyclette in Old Town Square.  made possible by FC Bikes, Bike Fort Collins, and the FC Bike Co-op.

Apr 9th - BLT (Bike Lunch Talk) - Topic: Get Involved!

Noon at Home State Bank (303 E. Mountain) Topic: Get Involved! Come find out how you can make a difference in the bike community.

Apr 10th - Women’s Bike Maintenance Clinic

REI - 7:00pm - We can do it! This event is exclusively for women who would like to learn how to repair and maintain their own bicycle. Contact Silas: srappe@rei.com

Apr 11th - 1st Annual CSU Bikes! Day

Get involved in campus bicycle advocacy. Get info on campus bike groups and free minor bike tunes all day at the Lory Student Center Plaza. Help make CSU more bike friendly.

Apr 17th - Bike Commuter Education Clinic

at REI - 7:00pm - contact Silas for more information: srappe@rei.com

Apr 23rd - Bike to School Day

It's healthy for students, parents, teachers, and the environment. Make bicycling the sensible mode of transportation to school. Coordinated by the Safe Routes to School & "Fit for Life" programs. Call Kristin at 416-2040 to get your school involved today.

Apr 25th - Bike n’ Lunch

Join us for a leisurely exploration of the Poudre River Trail, followed by lunch at a local park (bring your own). Bring water and helmet. Bike rentals can be arranged. Contact Katie @ Parks and Recreation Dept. 224-6029

Apr 26th - Spring Warm up Rides

Hosted by the Fort Collins Cycling Club – 10-15 mile beginner & family ride, & 40 miles and 60 miles routes. Meet at Spring Canyon Park's Creekside Pavillion at 7:30am. Check out www.fccycleclub.org for accurate details.

May 1st, May 8th & May 15th - Adaptive Cycling

Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Hand cycles, tandems, and three-wheelers available for riders with disabilities. Meet at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. Contact Renee Lee at Parks and Recreation Dept. 224-6027

May 9th, May 10th & May 11th - USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals

Hundreds of collegiate bicyclists and their families will be in Fort Collins during this three day race. Check out www.fccyclingfest.com for more details.

May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, Jun 1st, Jun 8th & Jun 15th - Six-Day Bike Races at CSU Oval

Consecutive Sundays, registration and warm-up from 3-5pm races events from 5-7pm.. Check out www.fcvelodrome.org for more details.

May 14th - BLT (Bike Lunch Talk) - Topic: Bike commuting 101:

Noon at Home State Bank (303 E. Mountain) Topic: Bike commuting 101: Learn from the experts on how to make the bicycle your primary and sensible mode of transportation.



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