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June 14, 2013
June Momentum Newsletter

Happy Colorado Bike Month!  I hope this newsletter finds you all happy and enjoying the recent onset of hot summer weather!  As with every summer, there's A LOT happening in our newly designated PLATINUM Bicycle Friendly Community (in case you missed the news, you can find a link to the story in Bike News You Might Have Missed).  Check out all the fun and exciting events going on this summer and I hope to see you all out there riding!
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Local Bike Events   

RESCHEDULED: City of Fort Collins Trail Day at Reservior Ridge

Saturday, June 15 from 8:30am-1:00pm

You have all seen, and tried to hike or ride the lower sections of the Foothills Trail on the east side of the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area: another asteroid belt, deeply eroded and not too much fun. So, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is re-routing about 3/4 of a mile of trail at Reservoir Ridge to create sustainable, flowing singletrack and add a couple of technical rocky sections.

Join us for an opportunity to build new trail on June 15, at 8:30am at the Foothills Trail Michaud Lane Trailhead.  Try to carpool or bike, if possible, as parking is limited. Lunch and tools will be provided by Overland Mountain Bike Club and the City Natural Areas. For more information, visit Overland Mountain Bike Club 


Omnium on the Oval

Sundays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 from 3pm to 7pm

On June 2, 2013 The Fort Collins Velodrome Association and CSU Ram's Cycling will kick off its 6th annual race series on the Oval at Colorado State University. The racing takes place each Sunday for four straight weeks with categories for fixed gear and freewheeling bicycles. 

This year the Oval Series is proud to be a part of the first ever FoCo Kids Healthy Bike Challenge. Kids racing in the Omnium at the Oval race free and earn participation points towards the overall series championship. 

There are categories for fixed-gear and freewheeling bicycles. All ages of cyclists welcome - from tiny tots, to licensed racers, to non license holding cyclists  to masters.  For more information, visit Omnium on the Oval.


Get on your Bike and Ride Exhibit

June 6-29 @ Poudre Studio Arts Buildings, 406 N. College Ave

If you're interested in bicycles and bicycle art, you won't want to miss the 3rd Annual "Get on your Bike and Ride" exhibit presented by Poudre River Studio Artists and Galleries.  The exhibit features historic bicycles from local bicycle guru Jeff Nye and a variety of bicycle-themed artwork. The display will be in place until June 29. Gallery hours are Thursday & Friday 11am-6pm, & Saturday 11am-5pm.  

Bicycle Exhibit  

The Wheel History Bicycle Ride

Monday, June 24 @ the Bean Cycle/Wolverine Farm Bookstore from 5:30-7:30pm

We use bicycles to go forward into our days, whether it's for the daily commute to work, or the long-distance gravel road ride on the weekends. Bicycles take us places, but sometimes it's back in time, with a humble nod to what things looked like before us.


Join Wolverine Farm Publishing for the inaugural The Wheel History Bicycle Ride, where Wolverine Farm staff will lead participants on a 10-15 mile bicycle ride through Fort Collins, peppered with historical facts and anecdotes. We'll end the ride at William Oliver's Publick House, named after the man Fort Collins was named after.


Ride starts at 5:30pm from The Bean Cycle/Wolverine Farm Bookstore (144 N. College Avenue)

Ends at 7:30pm at William Oliver's Publick House (2608 S. Timberline Road)

Free and open to the public.


26th Annual Bike to Work Day!

Wednesday, June 26: Breakfast Stations from 6:30-9:30am; Afternoon Stations from 4:00-6:00pm

Stations will be scattered around town with food and beverages to reward our fabulous bicycle commuters.  For information on the event, to preregister or to see where stations are located, check out our website:

Summer BTWD

Downtown Bike Show

Thursday, June 27 from 6:00 to 8:00pm @ 401-415 N. Mason St.

Local bike enthusiasts, including residents, manufacturers and retailers, are invited to bring out their "latest and greatest" for the public to admire.  Prizes will be awarded in various categories including: Most Classic Cruiser, Best FrankenBike, Sweetest Single Speed/Fixie, Best Sports Utility Bicycle, Best Decorated and Best in Show! Contact Becky at if you are interested in participating or for more information.  For more information, visit us at 


  Downtown Bike Show

Bike N' Jazz

Friday, June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00pm @ Fossil Creek Park (5821 S. Lemay Ave.)

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and sit in the open air to watch Devon Parker!  For more information, visit us at

Bike N Jazz  

40 in the Fort

Saturday, June 29 @ Lory State Park


The third annual "40 in the Fort" Endurance Mountain Bike Race will be held on June 29, 2013 at Lory State Park in Fort Collins. Come experience on of the Front Range's toughest mountain bike races. 40 miles, nearly 9000 vertical feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin inducing descents. Once again we will be holding the regular two lap 40 mile individual race and the Just for Fun team race where a team of two riders ride one 20 mile lap each simultaneously.  Either race is a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.

The race benefits Overland Mountain Bike Club, the premier mountain bike advocacy organization for Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. 
For more information and to register, please visit:  40 in the Fort a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.

City Streets Crits

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4pm-7pm

The City Streets Criterium Series will take place at the Fort Collins City Streets Maintenance Yard during all 5 Tuesdays in July. For more information, visit City Streets Criteriums


Traffic Skills 101 Course

July 13 at 281 N. College Ave. from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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. For more information and to RSVP, contact Nancy Nichols at or 970.416.2357.


Bike News You Might Have Missed 

Get Involved!

Volunteer for the Fort Collins Stage of the USA Pro Challenge

Event Date: August 24, 2013


Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling is going to be a major undertaking. It will take between 600 and 800 volunteers to get all 17 teams safely from the start in Loveland up to Estes Park and back down to the finish Fort Collins.  Positions will include but are not limited to, course marshals, city ambassadors, VIP relations, venue set up and tear down.


For more information, please visit the official website:


Becky Moriarty

Assistant FC Bikes Coordinator

O: 970.224.6112

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