We are just over a month away from our most important, unique and arguably most entertaining event of the year and we need your help to make it bigger and better than ever. It is all about celebrating bike and beer culture and you can help all of the attendees have a great time and support Overland, Bike Fort Collins and the Bike Co-Op by volunteering for the event.
In addition to receiving the coveted TDF t-shirt and two beer tokens, volunteering for Tour de Fat gives you an inside look at the event and a sense of contributing to the Fort Collins cycling community that cannot be had in any other way. From helping to set up the event on Friday, to registering parade participants, to pouring beer, to helping clean up the venue, it's all a great time. Sign up now to make sure you get the spots you want.
Not interested in volunteering? Then consider participating in the parade. It is the biggest parade of its kind in the world. You can register for the bike parade here.
The Laramie Enduro is one of the great endurance mountain bike races in the country and is organized by Overland member, Rich Vincent and his team. The event helps to support the Laramie High School Mountain Bike Racing Team among others. Overland traditionally has great participation in this event both as racers and volunteers. If you are signed up to race, we hope that you have a great day.
If you are not racing and want to experience the race and the great party afterward, please consider volunteering. All types of volunteers are needed for this event, especially patrollers. It is a fun time and you will get cool Enduro swag and all the benefits of having New Belgium as one of the race sponsors (wink, wink).
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ellen Axtmann, Enduro Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to learn more about the event, please visit their website at http://laramieenduro.org/
Friday through Sunday, July 18th - 20th, is our annual Overland Campout at Curt Gowdy State Park. Wyoming State Parks has generously arranged for Overland to have the entire Camp Jack campground (Google map) to be our base of operations for the weekend.
We have the campground for Friday and Saturday nights. If you have not been there before, the campground does not have defined campsites, but does have a restroom. There is no running water, but a water tank with potable water will be provided. You can see a more detailed map and learn more about the campground here.
You will need to provide your own food for the weekend, save for the Saturday evening meal. The club will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers and chips for Saturday dinner and will be grilling on the sweet new Overland event grill. If you plan to go, please sign up here (member username and password required) so we can get an idea of how many folks will be there for dinner on Saturday evening.
Other than that, plan for a great weekend of riding and relaxing at the beautiful Curt Gowdy State Park.
On Saturday, July 12th, Overland Mountain Bike Club will again be working with Larimer County to create even more alternate lines on the Sawmill trail. Please join us for this fun trail day.
Volunteer for this event
We'll meet at the Soderberg Open Space trailhead parking lot at 8:30 am (please consider meeting at JJ's Country Corner at Taft and Harmony at 8:00am to carpool, or please car pool from the Blue Sky trailhead parking lot). Plan to work until 1:00 pm or so. Lunch will be provided. Please bring boots, gloves, snacks for when you are on the trail and plenty of water. Long pants and hats are highly encouraged.
Registration will close at 2pm on Friday, July 11th, so please make sure you sign up before then.
The results for Saturday's 40 in the Fort endurance race are now available for download:
Overall Race Results
Just for Fun Team Race Results
Registration for the 40 in the Fort is now closed. Please consider volunteering for the race:
Volunteer for 40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Course Setup – Friday, June 27th
Volunteer for 40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Day – Saturday, June 28th
It is always a good time and this year should be better than ever. Don't miss out.
We have lots of events and volunteer opportunities coming up and we thought it would be handy to have them listed right up front, where everyone can see:
Sign up to participate:
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday, June 7th
40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race – Saturday, June 28th – Individuals
40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race – Saturday, June 28th – Teams
Sign up to volunteer:
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday, June 7th
Friends of Lory Trail Day – Saturday, June 14th
40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Course Setup – Friday, June 27th
40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Day – Saturday, June 28th
All great events and all great fun to participate in or volunteer for, so sign up now and encourage your friends to do so as well.
Well, it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate with us today. The most severe weather is predicted for 6pm, so we are going to call the ride for this week. The extended forecast for next Wednesday is looking good, so we will catch up with everyone on the 14th. If you do decide to ride, be careful and be nice to our trails.
Help maintain two of our favorite and most used trails: Pineridge’s Timber Trail and the Maxwell Trail. Both are in need of some loving care. Work will include rock armoring, fill work, dip and roll construction, knicks, and berm removal.
Please join us for this “Trail Morning”. We plan to get started promptly at 8:30 and finish by 12:30. We will meet at the Pineridge Natural Area parking lot. The entrance to the lot is Lariat Road, one mile west of Overland Trail on 42C (Dixon Canyon Road), west of Dixon Reservoir.
Sign Up Here
Also, don't forget to sign up for our trail day with Larimer County on April 26th to add alt lines to Sawmill Trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.
Thank you to all who came out for the first beginner's social ride last week. Two thumbs up for Claire who tried trails again after more than 10 years, and she did fantastic! She "had a blast" and would come out again. Kudos also to the others who brushed up on their skills and perhaps also learned new techniques.
The remaining rides for the month of April are scheduled for Tuesdays the 15th, 22nd and 29th, meeting at Lory's Timber trail head parking lot, with wheels rolling out at 5:45. For more details, please contact Thuan Nguyen at email@example.com and be sure to check the calendar for the latest ride details.