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September 11, 2013
September Momentum Newsletter
Greetings!
As usual, there is a lot going on in Fort Collins!  We would like to caution bicyclists from riding southbound on Mason St. as the wet weather has delayed construction.  While it is still open for traffic, the rough pavement is not recommended for cycling.  For more information on the construction schedule, please visit: MAX Construction.
City Bike Projects and Programs
Weigh In on Street Design at Lincoln Corridor Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ Training Room at City Streets Facility,  625 Ninth Street (SW corner Vine/Lemay)

Review and weigh in on preliminary street alternatives for the future design of Lincoln Avenue. Discuss the pros and cons of various options for parking, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and more.

Register here for one of the following interactive sessions:

  • 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m
Light refreshments will be served at both sessions. 

Get Involved!

We only need 21 more volunteers! Please sign up to volunteer for the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts

Saturday, Tuesday, & Thursday, September 14, 17, & 19  

The City of Fort Collins is conducting bicyclist and pedestrian counts at 20 strategically chosen locations in September and we need your help!  The methodology is based on the recommended practice in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, and the data will support our understanding and promotion of cycling and walking in Fort Collins.

 

Volunteers are needed to fill 110 two-hour shifts over the course of three days, and you are more than welcome to sign up for multiple timeslots! Please see the attached document for a list of dates, times and map of locations.

 

We're asking all volunteers to join us on Thursday, September 12 for a brief but REQUIRED* training session for orientation and materials. Pizza and drinks will be provided in appreciation of your efforts to support the bicyclist and pedestrian Counts. The training will be from 6-7 p.m. in the first floor conference rooms at 281 N. College Ave.

Come join the fun! We greatly appreciate your help in this important event!  To sign up, please visit Volunteer Spot. 

 

*If you are unable to attend the required training session, please contact Amy Lewin to make other arrangements alewin@fcgov.com or 970-416-2040.

Local Bike Classes & Events   

New Belgium Brewing Bike-In Cinema

NBB 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

 

 

Shop at Whole Foods and Help Support the Bike Library!

Wednesday, September 18

FC Bike Library

Shop of the Fort Collins Whole Foods and the FC Bike Library gets 5% of net sale proceeds!  For more information, please visit:  www.fcbikelibrary.org

 

Safe Routes to School will have a complete family bike rodeo set up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for kids of all ages. We'll bring bikes of all sizes, from balance bikes (without pedals), to various-sized kids' bikes, to adult bikes. Full Cycle will be there with mechanics. There will be lots of other fun bike-related activities.  So bring the kids, do some shopping, and help support the Fort Collins Bike Library!

  

FORToberfest

Friday-Saturday, September 20-21

FORToberfest, Sept 20 & 21, is an event celebrating everything great about Fort Collins! The city's music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together in this fall event, bicycles, beer and bands.   

 

Friday Night festivities will go from 5:00 - 10:30pm and the headliner will be 12 Cents for Marvin!

Join us on Saturday from 11am - 10:30pm for 2 stages of live continuous entertainment including Colorado's iconic band theRailbenders, seasonal beers from 6+ Fort Collins breweries, and bicycle booths (bike related organizations, manufacturers and retailers).

 

We encourage you to ride you bike and come celebrate the end of summer in Downtown Fort Collins.  For more information, please visit: http://downtownfortcollins.com. 

 

5th Annual CSU Ram Bicycle Classic

Sunday, September 22

Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts will be pedaling for sustainability education programs and initiatives in the 5th annual CSU Ram Bicycle Classic. The event is a non-competitive, scenic bicycle tour of Larimer County and is open to all ages and ability levels with four rides to choose from: an 11-mile family ride and a 35-mile, 65-mile and 100-mile ride.Registration includes a ride t-shirt and post-ride festivities including a complimentary lunch, beer garden with two free beers for riders 21 and up, live music, a bike expo, and a chance of winning a new bamboo road bike. 

 

Safe Routes to School will provide a pre-ride training for kids before the 11-Mile Family Ride and a full-blown Family Bike Rodeo during and after the ride. For information, email dcolombini@fcgov.com or call 970-416-2357.  

For more information on the event, check out the Ram Cycle Classic website

 

Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Fix a Flat

Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at REI

In this hands-on bike maintenance class, our bike techs will share tips and tricks for fixing a flat, changing your bike tube and getting back on the go. Participants should bring their own wheel, tire & tube to work on during the class. All necessary shop tools and equipment are provided for use during the class. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike - Bikes must be clean and in good working order to be used during the class. If your bike does not meet standards you may still attend the clinic. However, you may be asked not to work on your bike. Register early, class size is limited. Replacement parts not included in class fee.

Visit the REI registration page to register for this class.  $20 for members, $40 for non members. 

 

 

Traffic Skills 101 Course

Saturday, November 9 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Westbridge Medical Suites LAB

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  rmoriarty@fcgov.com or 970.224.6112.

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If you have an event, class or news that you would like included in a future issue of the Fort Collins Momentum Newsletter, please email Becky Moriarty at rmoriarty@fcgov.com

Sincerely,

Becky Moriarty

FC Bikes

O: 970.224.6112

rmoriarty@fcgov.com

I Bike FC 

 

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