Recycled Cycles Named as One of America’s Best Bike Shops 2019 

By Jeanne McDonald  For the 7th year running, the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) has certified Recycled Cycles as being among the top locally owned bicycle retailers in the United States.  Dave Hudson, owner, and founder of Recycled Cycles, comments, “We are very proud to be recognized seven years in a row but even more pleased to be the largest locally owned bicycle shop serving the cyclists in our […]

Sugar Beets. Photo credit Jillian Betterly @cliffrose_creative

Sugar Beets: The New Pro Elite

  Bike racing along the Front Range can get competitive. Some new shiny stars are taking the podium at the local races,  Fort Collins’ elite women’s cycling team, the Sugar Beets. Not only are they fast, But The Beets’ mission is also “to grow women’s bike racing in the Northern Colorado region through community events, ride, and clinics; and to EMPOWER more women to compete in the awesome sport of […]


Latinx Program Brings New Resource to Bike Co-op, Community

Sarah Hafen never saw herself in a job like she’s in. Hired in January, Hafen is the first Latinx Program Coordinator at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op (FCBC). While she’s new to the position, this program has had the wheels turning for quite some time.   “I was nervous going into this role,” she said. “I’ve never done anything like this before but it’s close to my passion and goals for […]


Tour de Pants Preserves More than Just Breeches

Tour de Pants may have started as a way for the community to see a famous pair of pants, but it has evolved to be “sew” much more. “We still bring the pants though,” Nikki Garshelis, Historic Preservation Program Manager and member of the Loveland Historic Preservation Commission said. Started in 2013, Tour de Pants—hosted by the Loveland Historic Preservation Commission and the Loveland Historical Society—was supposed to just be […]

Turnaround Bikes

Turnaround Bikes educates, gets youth on bikes in Greeley

By Laura Smith Megan Packard isn’t foreign to feeling the pull of her heartstrings almost daily at her job as program director at Turnaround Bikes in Greeley. “I get to watch youth feel joy in giving to other people,” she said. “It’s the best thing.” Turnaround Bikes, a chapter of Youth for Christ National, receives used bicycle donations and hosts biweekly repair and maintenance workshops for youth ages 11-19. Youth […]

 New Belgium Brewing has teamed up with Brooklyn Bicycle Co. to build its 2019 coveted custom cruisers.

 New Belgium Brewing and Brooklyn Bicycle Co create custom cruisers

 New Belgium Brewing has teamed up with Brooklyn Bicycle Co. to build its 2019 coveted custom cruisers. Over the last 20 years, New Belgium has partnered with some world’s most storied bike makers including Schwinn, Electra, Felt, Spot, and Detroit Bikes to make beautiful, human-powered masterpieces that have become collector’s items and pieces of craft brewing history. The 2019 bike is a custom version of the Driggs 3, with Brooklyn Bicycle’s signature double top tube design and a fully […]

Loveland Bike Club

Community Through Cycling: One Gear at a Time

The Loveland Cycling Club (LCC) recently rolled onto the scene, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready to shift into some high gears.   Started in late 2017 by Dean Warren, the LCC officially began in October 2018. “Dean moved away, but there was six of us that kept riding,” Darcy Speer, Loveland Cycling Club Board president said. “We wanted to keep this group going and growing.” At their December […]


Coffee Outside FoCo Brews Community

Getting out of bed in the morning, on a wintery Friday especially, is about as easy as “just watching one episode” on Netflix. Mitch P., local bike rider and coffee enthusiast, thought—while over a cup of coffee, of course— that there has to be a simpler way to make getting up on Friday mornings easier.   “People will do something if they have a reason — a direction to get […]


Hex Wenches Provides Inclusive Space to Wrench on Bikes 

Imagine getting a flat tire and knowing exactly how to fix it. Sounds dreamy, right?  For women, trans, femme, and non-binary individuals in and around Fort Collins, that dream can come a reality thanks to Hex Wenches, a series of educational classes hosted at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op.  Started in 2010, Hex Wenches provides an inclusive space for all riders, at any level of ability or knowledge about biking. […]


Tour de Fat is Bringing The All-American Rejects And X-Ambassadors to FoCo

Photo By: Michael Oppenheim Yet another day of costumes, beer, and tunes is coming to Fort Collins. On September 2, New Belgium’s Tour de Fat will be taking over the streets of FoCo.  This year’s event will continue the tradition of bringing first-class acts like The All-American Rejects, and X-Ambassadors, along with local talent, and even magicians. Tour de Fat will be raising money for non-profit organizations, among them Bike Fort Collins, […]