Sign up for the fifth annual "40 in the Fort" Endurance Mountain Bike Race, to be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Lory State Park in Fort Collins. Entry is limited to the first 200 registrants, so
Register to Race! or Sign Up to Volunteer!
or check out the 40 in the Fort page.
The new Overland club jerseys have arrived from Primal. Those of you who placed orders will be able to pick your jersey up this Saturday, May 23rd, at Performance Bicycle (2407 South College Ave., University Plaza, Fort Collins) from 9am - 11am. If you cannot stop by on Saturday, we will have the jerseys at the next club meeting on Thursday, June 4th at The MainLine Ale House.
Like to build and maintain trails? Want to learn how to do it right? Well, do we have some events for you. This year Overland will once again have multiple trail training classes for you to improve your trail building, maintenance and crew leader skills and associated trail days to practice those new skills.
These classes are only for those who have completed a CPR and First Aid class since 2011 and just need to "refresh" their certification. These classes are open to all members of Overland Mountain Bike Club, but if you are a patroller in need recertification, be sure to take advantage of these classes. This is not the full CPR and First Aid certification class. Full classes are yet to be scheduled and will be announced in upcoming newsletters.
Register Here: March 24th Class March 31st Class
||American Heart Association Basic CPR and First Aid Refresher
This refresher class is designed to make students more comfortable about how to provide assistance to anyone they encounter with a medical emergency in any location.
||6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
||Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 So. Lemay, Fort Collins Co 80525
||Covered by OMBC
||Completion of any CPR and First Aid class since 2011
Store is now closed. Look for jerseys to arrive in mid-May.
We have worked with Primal to finalize the jersey designs (see examples below) and you can now place your order online at the Primal Custom Pro Store. To order, you will have to create an account or if you already have one, you can login here. Please be sure to use the Firefox or Chrome browser. Apparently, other browsers are not supported by Primal's ordering system.
The store will be open until Midnight on Thursday, March 19th, so please be sure to place your order prior to that.
Again, the jerseys will be sold at our cost of $56 and are available in a unisex Mountain version (loose fit, no front zipper, zipped rear pockets) and Sport Cut (more traditional front zipper jersey with 3 rear pouch pockets) in both Men's and Women's styles. Jerseys will be shipped to us in bulk, to save on shipping costs, and we will make arrangements to distribute them. The jerseys should arrive sometime in mid-May.
If you do not already know your size, please come by one of out two remaining fitting sessions with the Primal fit kit. The first session will be held from 5-7pm on Wednesday, March 11th at Performance Bicycles, 2407 South College (University Plaza), Fort Collins. We will have an additional session Thursday, March 12th, 6:15-8pm at Cranknstein, 2158 North College, Fort Collins.
Who is excited to welcome a new season of mountain bike advocacy and fun?! The Overland Season Kick-off meeting is coming up Thursday, March 5th, 6:30pm at New Belgium Brewery. We will have several exciting announcements, updates, and calls for action all of which you DO NOT want to miss!
For those who have already renewed your membership, bring your "swag voucher" to redeem your membership goodies at this meeting! We will have a table set up for anyone who has not renewed membership or is eagerly awaiting the meeting to join the club in person. There will be plenty of membership goodies for you, too.
We'll hear from the committees, greet our local land management agencies, and meet your current board of directors!
There will be club-sponsored food, and delicious, fresh-from-the-taps New Belgium beer will be available for purchase, too. Can't wait to see you all there!
Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a great holiday season and that visions of mountain bikes are still dancing in your heads. Just a reminder that Overland membership runs from January 1st - December 31st, so renew or join for 2015 by clicking here. You can get your new 2015 membership card, continue receiving discounts at our rewards partners and avoid the rush at the season kick-off meeting in early March.
Many of you may remember the presentations about the Larimer County Ballot Issue 1A — Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax extension, that we had at two of our club meetings this season. After careful consideration, the Overland Board of Directors decided to join with many other organizations and businesses and officially endorse the measure. We believe that the measure is inline with the Club’s mission and we encourage our members to learn more about the measure and support it on Election Day. You can read the recent Coloradoan article about the measure here or visit the Help Preserve Open Spaces website.
This year we will be moving our Season Finale and Awards Night to the new Snowbank Brewing location at 225 N Lemay Ave, Suite 1, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (map). We start at 6:30pm. We encourage riding, but for those who drive, there is parking around the building.
The Season Finale is where we wrap up our riding season by wearing costumes, giving out awards, drinking beer, eating pizza and weather permitting, holding a "costume crawl" ride to various local establishments. Our friends at Snowbank Brewing have been gracious enough to provide us a nice meeting space, will have a great selection of beers on tap and hinted that there may even be some special seasonal beers available. It's always a good time so mark your calendar.
The Overland Trails Committee has been working diligently over the course of the season to increase Overland’s supply of tools so that we can now outfit a crew of up to 50. To accommodate this increase in the number of tools, the Trail Committee will be making modifications to the Overland trailer to make it capable of carrying all of these tools to our trail days. In addition, the trailer will be modified to be more useful for our other, non-trail events. The modifications will include removing the little used desk, moving the cabinet to the front of the trailer and adding collapsible or removable tool racks (anyone who has banged their head on the current racks will appreciate this). The old trailer will still look the same on the outside, but will be much more functional and usable on the inside.