Local Bike Events
City Streets Criterium
Every Tuesday Evening in July, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 and to register, please visit: City Streets Crits. For information on the FoCo Kids Bike Challenge which is a part of this event, please visit: http://www.fcgov.com/recreation/north-aztlan.php.
FoCo Cafe's Bike-In Music Festival
Sunday, July 21 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at Spring Kite Farm
Bike-in for great music, food, and beer on beautiful Spring Kite Farm. Experience the best of Fort Collins in one Sunday afternoon! Gates open at 2:30pm, music begins at 3:00pm and the event will happen Sunday, July 21, rain or shine! Only 200 tickets will be sold, so this will be an intimate experience!
3:00 Grateful Dead Cover Band Switchman Sleepin'
4:30 Grammy-nominated Maxwell Hughes (former member of The Lumineers)
6:00 High Energy Blue Grama Bluegrass
For more information, please visit: Bike In Music Festival @ Spring Kite Farm.
Women's Wrenching Nights!
Thursdays, July 25, August 8, August 22 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Fort Collins Bike Co-op
This summer, women cyclists are invited to join us at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op for wrenching sessions in a safe and welcoming environment! Each session will consist of an instructional demonstration of bicycle mechanics, followed by shop time where each participants can work on their own bikes of on Co-op projects. Each night will focus on one specific aspect of bike maintenance, such as brakes, wheels, or derailleur gearing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For more information, please visit: http://www.fcbikecoop.org/
Lory Park Mountain Challenge
Every Tuesday in August, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Double Damn Dams Time Trials
Every Thursday Evening in August
Bike-In Block Party Premiere of the Movie: Whensday
Friday, August 9 at Lyric Cinema Cafe
Come to the premiere of Fort Collins' own Whensday. Documentarian Abe Benjamin stumbles across an old casette tape in a thrift store that leads him to investigate the mysterious origin of a bamboo bike and the odd little girl who accompanies it on its journey through time. Unbeknownst to Abe, the Braughman Brothers Security Team are on the hunt for the same bike at the request of their billionaire boss and best friend Joe Panda. Chaos ensues.
The Bike-In Block Party will include live music performed by local artists featured on the soundtrack: Fierce Bad Rabbit, Mama Lenny & the Remedy, Michael Kirkpatrick and more . . . For more information, please visit: http://whensdaymovie.com/.
Larimer County Pro Challenge Experience
Sunday, August 11
Join the adventure on Sunday, August 11 for the first annual Larimer County Pro Challenge Experience! Larimer County is famous for 3 things: the rugged natural beauty of the Rockies and our countless nature areas, a commitment to bike culture (which led this year to Fort Collins receiving Platinum status in the League of American Cyclists Bike Friendly Communities rankings), and our passion for great beer. The Larimer Experience brings all 3 together for one day that celebrates everything that makes Northern Colorado great. After departing from the famed New Belgium Brewery, the course tours the vast and breathtaking vistas of the region via tranquil county roads. But make no mistake, this is no Sunday cruise. The frontier spirit of Larimer County is on display in the 108 mile challenge, which includes over 30 miles of roadie friendly gravel and clay roads, plus an epic ascent from the front range into the remote and awe-inspiring Red Feather Lakes region. The more forgiving 52 and 30 mile course are no less scenic, and all finish back at New Belgium for a great party. Ride benefits the Noco Rebuilding Network, a local charity supporting the rebuilding efforts of those affected by natural disasters in Northern Colorado. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.prochallengeexperience.com/.
Fort Follies Women's Grand Prix
Saturday, August 24 at 12:00pm in Old Town, Fort Collins
This fast, flat .93 mile course is centered in the heart of the action in Old Town, Fort Collins on the same day as the USAMen's Pro Challenge Stage 6, also ending in Fort Collins. With a major $9,000 prize purse, primes, sprinter points, and a most-aggressive rider jersey, you can expect incredible action among some of the highest-level women professionals in the U.S.!
USA Pro Challenge
Saturday, August 24 in Fort Collins
The USA Pro Challenge, also known as America's Race, is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race that first took place in Colorado in 2011. The race is marked especially by the incredible altitudes (over 12,000-feet), spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery and over one million annual fans onsite.
The 2013 USA Pro Challenge will take place August 19-25
Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass (Circuit)
Stage 2: Aspen - Breckenridge
Stage 3: Breckenridge - Steamboat Springs
Stage 4: Streamboat Springs - Beaver Creek
Stage 5: Vail (Time Trial)
Stage 6: Loveland - Fort Collins
Stage 7: Denver (Circuit)For more information, please visit: http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/.
New Belgium Brewing Bike-In Cinema
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, & October 3
Every summer since then we have hosted our own outdoor Bike-in Cinema on the front lawn here at New Belgium. It's quite a sight - 400 or 500 of our friends and neighbors spread out on blankets, catching a flick and sipping a beer beneath the stars. All beer proceeds go to local non-profit partners. The best part is watching everyone ride away on their bicycles, lights flashing, bells ringing on those warm summer nights. For more information, please visit: Bike-In Cinema.
Fort Collins Tour de Fat
Saturday, August 31 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
If dressing freaky, riding bikes, and listening to bands are things you like, then don't miss the most FUN fundraiser around...Tour de Fat is coming back to town! Gather up your friends, family and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar beverages, all while helping local bicycle nonprofits raise funds. The event is free, yet all proceeds from beverage and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants will help make 12 US cities better places to ride a bike.
Each day begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets, designed for people of all skill levels; all are welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged. For the rest of the afternoon, the stages heat up with world-class acts and the park becomes a celebration unlike any other!For more information, please visit: Fort Collins Tour de Fat.
Traffic Skills 101 Course
September 14 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 Becky Moriarty at email@example.com or 970.224.6112.
If you have an event that you would like included in a future issue of the Fort Collins Momentum Newsletter, please email Becky Moriarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.