NOTICE:
This newsletter was originally sent on May 26, 2009.


Welcome Back to Momentum! 
FC Bikes encourages bicyclists to ring a bike bell when passing other trail users and to always yield to pedestrians.
The first 10 people to respond will receive a free, limited edition FC Bikes golden bike bell. 

~ Soapstone Prairie is extraordinary with over 28 square miles of wide open vistas, nearly pristine grasslands, miles of trails and world-renowned cultural resources. It is truly a place to treasure! Visit Soapstone Prairie to meet the past, enjoy the present and preserve the future.  The City of Fort Collins’ Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Larimer County’s Red Mountain Open Space will be opening June 6 and will be offering a number of activities, including bicycling!  Read more >>

~ Mason and Howes Street 2-way Conversions - Starting June 8th, Mason St. & Howes St. will be converted back to 2-way streets.  This conversion is being made in preparation for the development of the Mason Cooridor.  Bicyclists! Be sure to look both ways when crossing Mason or Howes and cross the railroad tracks at a 90 degree angle. 

~ A section of the Poudre River Trail will be renovated.  Construction starts May 26th.  The 1, 400 foot long asphalt section of the Poudre River Trail east of Shields Street will be replaced with a new 10 foot wide concrete section. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 11th, weather permitting. A detour will be provided for trail users. Trail users during the renovation project are asked to please follow the detour and allow the contractor to safely and efficiently complete the project.  Fort those of you who ride this section of the trail, this will be an excellent improvement for bicycling.  Let's make sure to respect the detour and

~ Be Seen - Ride at night with lights, it could save you the cost of a ticket and quite possible your life.  Need a light?  Contact the FC Bikes office for a free bike light, compliments of the City of Fort Collins FC Bikes program. 

~ Racers Wanted for the Black Sheep Junior Cycling Team - Wanna be a bike racer? The Black Sheep Junior Cycling Team is looking for new members in the Fort Collins area who are 8 to 18 years old.  All types of racing, including road, cyclocross, mountain, and even some Olympic-style track racing. Any level of experience is welcomed, from beginners to aspiring national champions. The racing schedule is pretty flexible, and there are weekly team practices during the summer as well as special team events throughout the year.  We even help keep costs down so anyone can have a chance to race. For more info, contact Kurt Freiburg or call 970.215.3093.

~ "Got Skills" Kids Mountain Bike Camp - June 1st - 8am to 3:30pm - 2 fun-filled sessions of Mountain Bike Mondays,  featuring 5 different trail systems, skills clinics, and guest speakers. Each session is limited to 12 campers, ages 7 to 16.   Register early for a 10% discount. Contact Joe at New World Sports at 970-224-5857.

~ B.I.K.E. Camp (Bikes Improve Kids' Experiences) Registration is filling up quickly.  Two sessions: Beginner - June 22nd - 27th.  Intermediate - July 6th - 11th.  BIKE Camp teaches youths 8-12 years old how to ride safely and respectfully in an urban setting.  Check out the Recreator to get your child signed up. 

~ Bike Week!   June 22nd - 28th.  The 2009 Bike Week event line-up features a number of new, fun events designed to help you celebrate our local bicycle culture with other bicyclists in Fort Collins.  Got your tickets to bike prom yet?

~ Collegiate Cycling National Championships Results - CSU took second overall!  Events of this caliber are great tools for promoting the many facets of bicycling to FC residents while also providing an opportunity to showcase our City's amenities to folks from all over the U.S.  Nationally recognized and well-attended bike events also provide significant economic boosts for our City.  Great job to the race organizers, including staff from the Fort Collins Cycling festival staff, the Convention and Visitors Bureau staff, and the CSU Cycling Team. 

~ Amoeba Rock Ride Results - The last Fort Collins Amoebe Rock Ride went out with a bang.  Great job to Jeff Sambur, ride organizer, who raised $5600.00 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  Good luck with your new endeavors Jeff!