Registration is now open 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
or check out the 40 in the Fort page.
Come experience one of the Front Range's toughest mountain bike races. This year, in addition to the main 40 mile, 2 lap race, we have a 20 mile, single lap race. Same course, just less suffering (but also less bragging rights!). Each lap is 20 miles with nearly 4500 vertical feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin-inducing descents. Because we have a 20 mile option, there is no team category this year.
Check out the sweet new course map by Overland member, Jeff Barber (16.3MB PDF).
The entry fee for all racers is $75 and includes includes a post race meal with beverages, fully stocked aid stations, a hip t-shirt, and podium prizes for top finishers in each category. There will Men's and Women's divisions for Open, Sport and Singlespeed classes.
This year's race will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities, more sponsors and a great after party!
Volunteers make this race happen, so if you are not racing, please consider volunteering.
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.
Due to the earlier sunsets and commensurate lack of riding time, we will be holding our last "official" Singletrack Social ride of the season this Wednesday, September 24th. We will meet at the usual meeting spot in Spring Canyon Park parking lot, just past the dog park, at 5:30pm to be riding by 5:45pm. This week, the after ride will be held at Kenny Bearden's house (check calendar for the address). Please bring food and snacks to share. The club will provide drinks.
The ride will continue in an unofficial format in October for those who can start earlier or want to ride past sunset with lights. We encourage everyone to keep riding as long as the trails are in good condition and can be ridden safely.
Those of us who ride at Curt Gowdy know what a great trail system it is. It doesn't get that way by itself. It is maintained by a dedicated staff and volunteers and this is your opportunity to give back.
Sign Up Here
This Saturday, September 20th, we're holding our annual Curt Gowdy Trail Day. We will be meeting at 9:00am and working until around 3:00pm. We will meet at the Camp Russell Group Shelter (map), just south of the fee booth at the north end of the park. Overland and the good folks at Wyoming State Parks will provide a simple breakfast to start the day and the Bicycle Station in Cheyenne will provide a nice BBQ after the event.
Let's have a great turnout, knock out a bunch of work and maybe get in a ride followed by a cool beverage. Bring plenty of water, sun protection, gloves, glasses, sturdy boots, long pants, and a good attitude. Email Paul Gritten if you have any questions. Plan to carpool up.