NOTICE:
This newsletter was originally sent on Jun 17, 2008.


Bike Week celebrates our local, vibrant bicycle culture.  From the famous Bike to Work Day, to the Downtown Bike Show, to the new FC Bike Quest, Bike Week offers a variety of events the whole family can enjoy.  Come ride with us, as we celebrate the 2008 Fort Collins Bike Week!

6/23 Monday - Commuter Kickoff
7:30am at the CSU Oval - Join hundreds of fellow bike commuters on a short ride pre-work bike ride to commence bike week!

Monday Night - New event! - Bike Fort Collins, local advocacy npo, hosts a public forum dedicated to Northern Colorado Cycling Issues - 6:30pm at the Bean Cycle (144 N. College).  Bike Fort Collins will be sharing its success and discussing your concerns as well an update about on riding two abreast on County roads, "10 Hot Spots", the FC Bike Library, and Tour de Fat volunteer opportunities.  Free bike gear too!!

6/24 Tuesday - Bike Pedal VS. Gas Pedal Challenge
Noon - A bicycle commuter and a car commuter will go on the same four point errand around town.  Who will win? 

6/25 – Wednesday Bike to Work Day!
Free breakfast stations throughout FC (6:30am-9:30am). Get your workplace signed up and participate with thousands of other bicyclists. 
Map of the breakfast stations
  New! Beginning this year, FC Bikes will begin promoting “Bike to Work Wednesdays” within local businesses all year round!  

Wed. night. Downtown Bike Show
Bean Cycle (144 N. College) - Enter your very own bicycle and win fabulous prizes.
Starts at 6:30pm, judging at 8:00pm

6/26 Thursday - Cruise to the Movies
Meet 7:30pm at the Lincoln Center - (417 W.Magnolia) for a cruiser bike ride to New Belgium Brewing Company (500 Linden).  Feature presentation: “Klunkerz” – A film on the history of mountain bikes.  Movie begins at dusk. Fundraiser for Bike Fort Collins

6/27 – Friday - Live and Bike to Lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm, Lincoln Center Terrace - Live Broadcast performance by J.D. Kelley Blues Review, presented by KRFC and the Lincoln Center.

Friday night. Bike n’ Jazz
Gardens on Spring Creek – 6:30pm - 8:30pm – Free event!
Featuring live jazz by “Montgomery Jazz Group”

6/28 Saturday – 2 events!
BMXPO
- Edora Park (BMX Track and Bike Park).
BMX Kid’s Clinic at 10:00am, races at 11:00am, Pro demo at 1:00pm. 

FC Bike Quest - CSU Oval at 8:30am - FC Bikes is seeking 10 teams of 5 bicyclists each to embark upon a treasure hunt throughout Fort Collins.  Bike Teams are provided fun clues they must solve in order to complete the hunt and win fantastic prizes. 

6/29 Bike Sunday
Whether you are going out for breakfast, to church, the park, or the Poudre River,
Ride Your Bike Today!

New Event! Lory Trails Day - 8:00am - 2:00pm - Sign up with Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol and help build the Kimmons Trail.  http://www.dpmbp.org

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~June 20th-22nd - Fort Collins Cycling Festival.  Cruiser rides, Ride de Rist, and the Dash for Cache are just to name a few of these fun events.  Check out www.fccyclingfest.com for more info.
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~Coexist Campaign - Motorist and bicyclist education is an important aspect in creating a bicycle friendly community. The "Coexist" Campaign was designed to address six of the most important educational messages for bicyclists and motorists. The educational messages were identified through national and local sources. The "Coexist" campaign's objectives include educating bicyclists on how to ride respectfully in an urban setting, educating motorists on how to drive cautiously, while stressing to both motorist and bicyclist the importance of mutual awareness, patience, and courtesy.  Click here for campaign background and to see all six Coexist images. 

~The Go By Bike Challenge deadline is today! - Presented by Lee's Cyclery and FC Bikes, the Go By Bike Challenge attracted almost 75 contestants who want to make the switch to go by bike!  Stay tuned to find out will win the Trek FX commuter bicycles.  Winners will be announced at the Cruise to the Movies event at NBB. 

~ B.I.K.E. Camp (Bikes Improve Kids Experiences) is almost full. We have 5 spaces left to fill.  Bike Camp, ages 8-12, will be held June 23rd - 28th from 8:30am-12:30pm. Cost of the camp is only $50.00.  Email Tyler bevington if you are interested in signing up.

~ Volunteers needed!!!  If you are looking for a way to get involved to make a difference in the bicycle community, there are several organizations that need your help:  Contact these groups below and they can get you started:

Fort Collins Bike Co-op - Rafael
Bike Fort Collins - Jeff
Fort Collins Cycling Festival - Charlie
FC Bike Library - Chris P.



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