This newsletter was originally sent on Oct 9, 2008.


~ Ride your bicycle tomorrow (Friday).  Howes St. will be closed due to the CSU Homecoming Parade.  Make sure to ride your bike and avoid potential traffic!

~ The 2008 Bike Plan was adopted at City Council last Tuesday night!  We now have the right plans and recommendations in place to continue growing our incredible bicycle culture.  Here's the 2008 Bike Plan for your reference.

~ Bicycle Commuter Act Passes House, Senate - After seven long years, the bicycle commuter tax provision has finally passed both the House and Senate as part of the financial bailout package. “We are delighted that the bicycle commuter benefits act has passed after a lengthy and persistent campaign spearheaded by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR),” said League President Andy Clarke. “Bicycle commuters will now be extended similar benefits to people who take transit and drive to work – it’s an equitable and sensible incentive to encourage greater energy independence, improve air quality and health, and even help tackle climate change."

~ Bikes Belong donates 30 bikes to the FC Bike Library!  30 bicycles leftover from Democratic National Convention's freewheel!n program will join the FC Bike Libary fleet.  Thanks Bikes belong!

~ The Fort Collins Velodrome Association and Rams Cycling  present "Death to the Derailleur" 6 days of Velodrome style racing at the CSU oval.  Sundays till Oct. 26th from 12:00pm - 4:30pm. $5

~ NBB Cyclocross Races are on! Races began Tuesday Oct. 7th and will continue every Tuesday in Oct. 4:30-~6:30. Contact Jason Trujillo for more info!

~Team Legacy presents "Bike n' Bowl" on Oct. 19th - 4:30pm - 7:30pm at Chippers (Horsetooth at College). 

Bike Tour of Local Champion Trees – Oct. 11th - City Forester, Tim Buchanan leads an easy six mile (one-way) bike tour featuring a dozen notable trees of Fort Collins neighborhoods.  Participants will receive information on over 30 notable trees in Fort Collins that are rare, unusual, unique or one-of-a-kind. Tour begins at City Park pool (City Park Drive and Bryan Street) and ends at downtown Library Park.  Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and snack. Registration required through the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave or 970-416-2486.  Fee: $5 member; non-member $10, five years of age and under free.

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