Local Bike Events
Traffic Skills 101 Course
New Lunch & Learn Format at 281 N. College
This FREE course, based on the League of American Bicyclists curriculum, covers sharing the road, rules of the road, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques, PLUS lunch and materials. It's recommended for students above the age of 14 years.
- Wednesday, February 20, noon-1pm
- Wednesday, February 27, noon-1pm
- Wednesday, March 6, noon-1pm
- Saturday, March 9, 8:30am-12:30pm
For more information and to RSVP, contact Nancy Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.416.2357.
Gear Drive for National Cycling Teams of Afghanistan
Deadline: THIS Friday, February 22
Do you have extra cycling gear laying around that you never use? Perfect! Mountain 2 Mountain is hosting a gear drive for cycling gear that will be sent to cycling teams in Afghanistan and they need your help. Check out this website for more information on the cause: Mountain2Mountain Gear Drive. One of our very own local Fort Collins residents has volunteered to collect the gear and take it down to the collection site in Denver. Please contact Jason Curtis to arrange a pickup or dropoff at JCurtis@fcgov.com before this Saturday.
Gear suggestions for men and women, both road and mountain bikes: helmets, pedals, shoes, cleats, seats, chammies, long pants, jerseys, gloves, jackets, windbreakers, sunglasses, socks, tools, tubes (no 29ers please), tires, lube, air pumps. Lightly used old gear and new gear is welcomed!!
North American Handmade Bicycle Show
February 22-24, 2013 in Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Hall D
Be sure to sure to support our local shops that will be in attendance this year. It's a short trip down to Denver to visit the show where local shops like Boo Bicycles, YiPsan and Black Sheep Bikes. This will be the 8th annual NAHBS bicycle show. The show has grown 8-10% a year since 2005. The NAHBS show moves location every year, so head to downtown Denver to check it out. If you visit the show and use Twitter, use the hashtag #NAHBS.
- Friday, February 22, 11-6pm, $18;
- Saturday, February 23, 10-6pm, $18
- Sunday, February 24, 10-5pm, $15.
These fees apply if you register online before the 20th, if not you will pay $4 extra at the event (7000 expected to attend).
For more information, visit: North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
NAHBS Mobile App:
This year there will be a mobile app. instead of a paper guide. With features such as interactive floor maps, brief exhibitor bios, attendee photo galleries and calendar reminders, it works on Android and iOS, so bring your smartphone to enhance your NAHBS experience.
National Bike Summit
March 4-6, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The National Bike SummitŪ is the premiere advocacy event of the year. More than 800 advocates, government staff, and cycling enthusiasts of all types come together to tell Congress about the benefits of bicycling.
And this year we mean business...
In pure economic terms, bicycling pours billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, creating jobs and boosting community development from coast to coast. In political terms, bicyclists mean business, too. The united voice of the bike industry, event directors, local riding clubs and advocacy groups is a powerful constituency.
The Summit begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4, and ends at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. If you want to pedal the nation's capital, stick around for the bike ride on the morning of Thursday, March 7!