Sugar Beets. Photo credit Jillian Betterly @cliffrose_creative
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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 […]

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This Father’s Day, join the party at Open Streets

By Nick Heimann, MPH Specialist, FC Bikes City of Fort Collins   Open Streets is coming to the Maple Bikeway on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2019 marks the sixth year of Open Streets events in Fort Collins, but these car-free events are growing in popularity across North America.   Car Free Events A typical Open Streets event in Fort Collins features a low-stress bikeway or […]

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Beers & Bikes & Babies & Bob

Beer & Bike Tours We met on Mother’s Day at Odell Brewing, with sunshine abound. Bob was at the bike rack with four cruisers equipped with baskets filled with helmets and water bottles, and one bicycle trailer. Our fellow tourists arrived minutes later, with their tiny man in tow. My husband, Josh and I would spend our day with Riley, Elisa and eight months old Renoen “Reni” Konara; he was […]

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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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The human-pedaled, mixed and amplified soundstage rolls into FoCoMx

TheRickshawLive is only mobile venue parading the streets of Fort Collins with live musicians in tow and is making a debut at FoCoMx with a multimedia reel, and an expanded stage. Dreamt up by Tim Ryschon, President at Ryschon Inc, ‘Hybridizing technology and disease prevention in the service of improved human health’ by day, and innovating new technologies for music transport by night. In 2019, TheRickshawLive received a Marketing Study […]

Turnaround Bikes
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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 […]

Loveland Bike Club
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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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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) […]