Tonight's Singletrack Social will be at Spring Canyon Park. Take Horesetooth west until it ends. Park past the dog park. Hope to see you there.
After much discussion, Overland Mountain Bike Club will postpone the 2nd annual 40 in the Fort mountain bike endurance race due to the High Park fire.
This has not been an easy decision to make, but at this time, we feel it is in the best interest of our volunteers, our racers and the community at-large to move the race to our back-up date of September 15.
The trail day at Curt Gowdy is running. If you were planning to work Sawmill, why not go to Gowdy and then ride after? This is from Paul up at Gowdy.
Due to the High Park Fire, we are moving the starting location of the social ride this week to the Coyote Ridge trailhead (on the west side of Taft Hill Road, south of Trilby).
We will devise rides that will be appropriate for all skill levels.
The post ride get together will be held at Avogadro's Number (605 South Mason Street, Fort Collins). They are having a High Park Fire Benefit with live music and a silent auction. Please try to make it.
As many of you know, the High Park Fire has forced the temporary closures of both Lory State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Park, where we hold the 40 in the Fort race. We are currently operating under the assumption that the race will take place, but realize that there is a strong possibility that the parks will not be available to us on race day.
We are working with the land agencies to make a final determination about whether the race can take place. We will notify everyone of the that determination on Monday, June 25th.
If we cannot hold the race on July 7th, we have reserved an alternate race date of Saturday, September 15th.
We will release further details when we have them. Thanks for your patience.
The weather heats. The snakes come out. Sometimes they bite and we all know, that ain't good.
Here's a little guide to help if it does happen.
The best advice? Don't let it happen. Stay alert when you're on the trail.
That being said, if you encounter someone who has been bitten or you are bitten by a rattlesnake bite, follow these rules:
Rule #1: Call 911 (If your phone doesn't work, go immediately to Rule #2)
Rule #2: GET TO THE HOSPITAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Rule #3: Monitor the patient's AIRWAY, BREATHING, & CIRCULATION but don't forget the goal of Rule #2.
Rule #4: Remove jewelry, watches or tight clothing. The bite will cause the area to swell dramatically and make circulation difficult.
Due to the rapid growth of the High Park fire in the Rist Canyon area, we have cancelled the pre-ride of the 40 in the Fort. At this time, we do not know if we will attempt to have another.
We can't wait for race day. We hope the training is going well.
Registration is now full. To be added to the wait list, email us.
Volunteers are still needed. Sign up here and be a part of the best race support around.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Lara Williams and Dave Sanders at Green Team Real Estate for their generous support.
Archie Solsky and his team at Lee's Cyclery for race day ride support and giveaways.
Brad, Steve and the whole gang at Full Cycle for packet pick-up prior to race day.
We've partnered with Lory State Park for nearly 20 years on Friends of Lory tral day. Our volunteer numbers are very low for this event.
Please invite your friends and family. Trail days are always a good time.
Sign up now.
The trails will be too wet to ride tonight but the movie premier, Strength in Numbers is on at Road 34. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. More info.