Can We Ask You Out? And other weekly tidbits
July 23, 2012 by bikekor
TONIGHT'S MONTHLY MEETING IS AT THE RIO
It's the 4th Monday of the month which means it's meeting time. Our meeting for July has been moved to the Rio Grande Mexican restaurant in Old Town due to the Drake Center's closure. We meet upstairs in the Agave Room which is accessed from the outside. Meeting starts at 6:30 and runs until 8 or so.
Jeff Kerkove, of Team Ergon, will talk about his experiences as a professional racer and showing some great pics, etc. Jeff is currently planning on starting the Colorado Trail Race soon.
NOTHING LIKE A WEEKEND AWAY
Aside from a wreck or two (nothing serious) and the deluge and hail yesterday as we were packing up to leave, the annual Overland camping trip was a great success. Thanks to everyone who came out, rode the trails at Curt Gowdy and got to know each other. I think Todd is already planning next year's event. Thanks again to Todd and Curt Gowdy management for having us up. Great time.
CAN WE ASK YOU OUT?
With the High Park and Hewlett fires, we were unable to get in and get much work done for some trail days. We've rescheduled days and events and now we're asking you out. Don't worry, no lifetime commitment, but if every member committed to two events, we'd be pretty well set. If everyone who receives this email committed to two days, we'd be golden. If you haven't signed up for one of our events/trail days, you can do so now. Heck, we'll even buy your food.
Our Volunteer Opportunities page has the two Sawmill trail days set for August. Also, we need you the Saturday of Labor Day weekend for our big fundraiser: Tour de Fat. If you don't know, Overland organizes the volunteers for the beer pouring station and benefits from the sale of the beer. It's a great event and shifts are generally 2 hours or so. Please put it on your calendar. We'll let you know when the volunteer page is up for you to sign up. We also have the 40 in the Fort, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and much more.
FORTY IN THE FORT WANTS YOU
Still plenty of options for jumping into our annual endurance race. Sign up today as an individual or sign up as a team. It will most likely be a whole lot cooler and thus easier in September. And, there's plenty of time to train. Also, If you managed to find a copy of the map off of the Larimer County website as some resourceful folks have done, that route has changed slightly. You can volunteer for the race if racing just isn't your thing.
The trails are dry and smoke free. There's still time for us to get out and make up some lost ground. Please get out and patrol if you haven't and help us get our numbers back up. The land agencies really appreciate all you do. (So do we.)
TRAIL VISION PLAN APPROVED
Stacy and the Trail Committee have worked to create a trail vision plan which will assess the current trail situation in Northern Colorado/Southern Wyoming and and then work with the Land Agencies to craft a long term plan. Thank to Stacy and the group for all of their hard work. It's very much in its infancy right now, but it is moving forward due to their efforts.
If you are a newer member, check your membership welcome email for info on how to sign up for events on our Member Resources page or send us an email and we'll help you out.
JOIN OR RENEW NOW
If you still need that push to join or renew your membership, consider yourself pushed. It's easy. The link is right HERE.
That's all I have for now. Hope to see you tonight.