This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 7, 2009.

"Good communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life."

~Brian Tracy

Here's better details on upcoming events!

~ April Bike Lunch Talk (BLT). This Wednesday (4/8) from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Home State Bank (downstairs) at the corner of Mountain and Mathews  Topics include an update to community cycling interests, state legislative actions, and the downtown dismount zone. 

~The City's Transportation Planning Dept. has started the North College Improvements Project - Phase II, Vine Drive to the Hickory Conifer intersection.  The public is welcome to attend the first open house for the project this Wednesday (4/8) from 4-7pm. More info >>

~ Village Bicycle Project Movie Event - This Wednesday (4/8) at New Belgium Brewing Co. 7pm - 10pm. The evening includes a silent auction, door prizes, and screening of the movie 'Ayamye' followed by a Q&A with VBP's Director, Dave Peckham. 
Admission is $10. More >>

~ FC Bike Co-op Spring Cleaning Bike Drive! - This Saturday (4/11) at the Bike Co-Op (222 Laporte Rd.) 10am - 6pm.  Fort Collins Bike Co-op is conducting a “Spring Cleaning” bike donation drive to help accumulate more bikes and parts to be shipped to Ghana. The drive focuses primarily on adult bikes,but will put any bike related donations to best use.  More info >>

~ Women's Bike Maintence Clinic - This Saturday at REI (4025 S. College Ave.) 1pm to 2:30pm.  FREE.

~ Bike to School Day is April 15th!  It's elementary my dear!  And also Jr. High, High school, and CSU campus! 

~ Fort Collins Cross race series has been postponed due to trail conditions.  First races begin in one week (4/14).  Fort Collins Cross is also interested in getting more kids to come out ride for fun and to become acquainted with mountain biking and cross bike racing.  More info >>

~ New World Sports is pleased to present the "Got Skills" mtn bike camp for kids. 
Session I will take place every Monday in June while session II will begin on July 13th - till August 10th, also Mondays.  Each session is limited to 12 campers, age 7-16 years of age.  "Got Skills" camp will feature riding on 5 different trail systems, skills clinics, guest speakers, and do it your slef maintenance and repair tutorials.  More info >>

~ 11th Annual Spring Warm Up Rides is Saturday (4/18), hosted by the Fort Collins Cycling Club - great routes to choose from! more >>

~ Resources for Bicycling in Fort Collins is Wednesday (4/29) at Drake Center (802 W. Drake) 7pm to 9pm - Check out 09' bikes, meet local bike advocacy groups, get bike commuter tips, bike prizes, helmet giveaways, and general bike info.

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