We have decided to move our club meeting at Zwei Brewing to next Thursday, August 13th to allow our members to attend the important Town Hall meeting on cycling safety hosted by Bike Fort Collins and Your Group Ride and to be held in the Agave Room above the Rio Mexican Restaurant in Old Town (map). We encourage all concerned citizens and cycling community members to show their support for safe cycling by attending the meeting. The details of the meeting are below:
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TOWN HALL MEETING
AUGUST 6, 6:30-8:30 PM, AGAVE ROOM ABOVE THE RIO ON W. MOUNTAIN
With cyclists dying on our roads for the simple reason that they were riding their bikes, we have decided it's time join together now in a common voice for change.
Bike Fort Collins and Your Group Ride will be hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Agave Room above the Rio. This public meeting will bring the cycling community together with representatives from state and local agencies to begin a discussion around how we can make our roads safer for cyclists. The goal is to focus on 1. Education 2. Enforcement and 3. Infrastructure.
We have an expert panel committed and prepared to answer questions and lead the discussion. Colorado Bike Law attorney, Brad Tucker, Senator John Kefalas, Councilman Ross Cunniff, Lt. Craig Horton of the FCPS, Sergeant Rich Armstrong, Colorado State Patrol, Tessa Greegor of FC Bikes, Emily Humphrey from the Larimer County DA's office, and a representative from Bicycle Colorado.
This is an open meeting and will provide an opportunity for members of the community to comment and offer ideas. Coming out of this meeting we'd like a robust collection of ideas, a plan to move them forward, and a team to make it all happen. Join us as one voice for safer cycling.
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We hope that you can attend.
Tour de Fat is September 5th - it's Time to Volunteer!
Yes, all the best volunteer spots are open now! Remember how you liked pouring at the Octopus? Working the parade? Selling some swag?
Sign up here to grab your favorite spot!
This celebration of all thing bicycle is in it's 16th year in Fort Collins. Plan your day around bikes, beer, and volunteering to help Overland's bottom line. Proceeds of New Belgium Brewery's most fabulous bike parade and musical extravaganza supports Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins, and the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. It's a fun way to give back to our local bicycle community and support programs that make our city great.
This is where the rubber hits the trail- we need everyone to volunteer for at least one shift. The more parade registrations we complete and beverages we sell, the more funds our group has to support great trails in our area.
If you're a member of Overland, volunteer now! If you haven't volunteered for this before, now is your chance! If you're new to Tour de Fat, click here to see what it's all about. You won't regret the time you give on this day.
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.
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!
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.