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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.
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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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TOUR DE FAT

Fasten your wild wings, billowing capes, eccentric tights, preposterous hats, face-paints, swirlers, twirlers, and prepare to find glitter in all nooks and crannies because Tour de Fat is coming at you for their 18th annual celebration of beer, bikes, music, and costumes. Let’s be honest, it’s the best participatory adult circus party in the land. Starting May 20 in Asheville, NC (where the second branch of NB has taken root) […]

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Summer Bike-In Cinema

The Summer Bike-In Cinema at New Belgium Brewing starts August 17. Get the family together, along with your bikes and blankets, and ride to NBB where there will be local food trucks & live music starting at 6 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Admission is $2, and the proceeds will go to Wolverine Farm Publishing. Movie schedule for August: August 17: Get Out August 24: Captain Fantastic August […]