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October 15, 2013
October Momentum Newsletter
Greetings!
 
FC Bikes would like to congratulate all of the participants of the Summer Bike to Work Worksite Challenge.  With all of the companies combined, their employees contributed to 38,360 miles ridden and 7,866 trips made by bicycle!  We would like to highlight the fabulous companies that won this summer's Challenge:
 Choppers
(1-29 employees) 
 High Wheelers
(30-99 employees)
 Tandems
(100-299 employees)
 Too Talls
(300+ employees)
1

Niner Bikes

 Health District of Northern Larimer County CSU Atmospheric Science Dept. and CIRA City of Fort Collins
2

The Wright Life

 Dresser-Rand Enginuity Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant TOLMAR Inc.

  

Each of our first place winners will get the choice of a

bike rack or a commuter bike for the workplace.  Second place winners will receive a toolkit for the workplace, allowing for minor bicycle repairs to keep employees rolling!  

 

If you didn't participate this summer, but would like to win great prizes for riding a bike to work, not to worry, we have another challenge kicking off in December.  For more information about how to get involved in the Winter Bike Commute Challenge, please contact Becky Moriarty at rmoriarty@fcgov.com.  

City Bike Projects & Programs

Join FC Bikes for FC Rides!

Saturdays, October 19, 26, November 2 from 10am to Noon

To kick off the update to the Bike Plan, we invite you to participate in FC Rides -- a series of community bicycle rides to collect on-the-ground feedback about bicycling in Fort Collins. FC Rides are held on four Saturdays, beginning October 12, in four different parts of the city. Each ride will be approximately two hours long and around 6 to 8 miles in length. If you're interested in participating in one of the community bicycle rides, RSVP now. If you are unable to attend, there will be many other opportunities to provide input as we update the Bike Plan.

  

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:59 P.M. THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO EACH EVENT. REGISTER NOW

  • Southwest Audit is on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Southeast Audit is on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Northwest Audit is on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Register to Host a Winter Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station

Deadline: Friday, November 1

Can you believe we are already planning for Winter Bike to Work Day?  Well, the event is right around the corner and we want you to be involved!  Details are being updated on the website as we speak . . . check out  www.fcgov.com/bikewinter for updates on how to register, station maps and a list of hosts. 

 

Until then, check out the Station Host Toolkit with guidance on how to host a station and start seeking out other local businesses to co-host a station with.  For more information, please contact Becky at rmoriarty@fcgov.com

 

Traffic Skills 101 Course

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

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, contact Becky Moriarty at  rmoriarty@fcgov.com or 970.224.6112.  To sign up for the course, please complete our contact form

 

December Bike Lunch Talk 

Wednesday, December 4 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at 281 N. College Ave. Conf. Room A

The Brown Bag Bike Lunch Talks (BLTs) offer Fort Collins residents an opportunity to learn about local bike projects, programs, and issues as well as a forum to share bicycle related information and big ideas. Join us in December as we discuss the update to the Bike Plan.  Please RSVP here.   For more information, please visit www.fcgov.com/bikewinter.

 

Light Up the Night

Friday, December 6 from 6pm to 8pm

Join us at locations around town to receive a free bike light or to replace your old batteries.  Locations to be determined.  Check out our website for more information at www.fcgov.com/bikewinter.

 

Take our Survey!

Deadline: December 10

Help shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins! The City of Fort Collins is updating its Bike Plan and we want to hear from you. Take our online survey to tell us what would make bicycling more comfortable and convenient for you and your family in Fort Collins. Your input is valuable to this effort.  The responses from this short, 10-minute survey will help inform the recommendations that are made as part of the Bike Plan update process.  The survey will close December 10, 2013. For more information on the Bike Plan Update, please visit www.fcgov.com/bikeplan.

Get Involved
Join the Fort Collins Commuter Study
CSU
Colorado State University researchers want to study commuters' exposures to air pollution based on the route chose and whether you drive or bike.  Check out the
 study flyer or email commuter_study@colostate.edu for more information. 

Local Bike Classes & Events   

Cyclo-Cross

Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29 at New Belgium Brewery

Hello Cyclocross Riders and Fans,  This is the moment you have all been waiting for!  Cross races at New Belgium will fire your legs back up starting Tuesday Oct. 8. *Parking is limited so RIDE your bike to the event if you can. Parking will be located on NBB Property to the East of the course. Online Registration is Available. 

 

Proceeds to Ciclismo Youth Foundation getting kids on bikes. Especially those High School Riders you will see out at the races. Thanks for all you all's support.

 

Cross of the North

October 19-20 at the Ranch Events Complex

This full weekend of cyclocross action reunites the team and venue behind the 2012 Colorado Cyclocross State Championships, whos 2012 effort was hailed by BikeRadar and VeloNews as one of the best courses in the state.

 

Look for many of the course's signature features plus plenty of new twists.  enjoy a variety of  food and beer vendors. Congregate on a tighter, spectator friendly course. Back this year are the convenient location near I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, ample parking, and the return of a racer favorite: the indoor bike wash.

 

Whether you're a seasoned pro, a weekend warrior, race curious, or just want to come out and cheer (or heckle) some great racing, dont miss Cross of the North 2013.  As always juniors race free.  Registration info and more at facebook.com/CrossOfTheNorth. 

 

VeloSwap

Saturday, October 19 from 9am to 4pm at Denver's National Western Complex

The world's largest consumer bicycle and sports expo is back!  See, swap, buy and sell every imaginable bike, part and accessory. Feel the pulse of the cycling community. Rub elbows with like-minded cyclists. For more information: www.veloswap.competitor.com.

 

FCBIA Bicycle Bliss Photo Contest

Contest ends October 25!

The Fort Collins Bicycle Industry Alliance is a group of bicycle maniacs that hail from one of the most celebrated and respected bicycle Meccas in America. Fort Collins, CO is filled to the brim with bicycle-friendly trails, folks, and endeavors.

 

Through teamwork we are creating top-quality products and promoting cycle success within the culture and community that we love.  We love everything about bikes...and we're pretty sure that you do too.

 

To help affirm our suspicions and spread the love, we're asking you to submit a pic of your bike. Send in shots of your favorite two-wheeled ride, you and your bike, you and your friends riding your bikes, your dog in your bike basket ...whatever, we're just interested in shots of you enjoying your bike for a chance to win some awesome FCBIA shwag.

 

For more information, check out the Fort Collins Bicycle Industry Alliance Facebook page.

 

Shop at Whole Foods and support the Fort Collins Bike Library

Wednsday, December 18 at Fort Collins' Whole Foods

FC Bike Library 5% of the day's net proceeds benefits the Fort Collins Bike Library. This is a great opportunity to buy gift cards and stocking stuffers for those special teachers and friends in your life. 

Come on down on the 18th to enter the drawing for a $100 gift card - good at ANY Whole Foods - or a brand new bike from Bike Fort Collins! Drawing at 6pm. Need not be present to win! 

Bike News You Might Have Missed 
Just for Fun

  

 

 

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 Program Specialist

O: 970.224.6112

rmoriarty@fcgov.com

I Bike FC 

 

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