The third annual "40 in the Fort" Endurance Mountain Bike Race will be held on June 29, 2013 at Lory State Park in Fort Collins. Come experience on of the Front Range's toughest mountain bike races. 40 miles, nearly 9000 vertical feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin inducing descents. Once again we will be holding the regular two lap 40 mile individual race and the Just for Fun team race where a team of two riders ride one 20 mile lap each simultaneously. Either race is a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.
Looks like the Mother Nature doesn't like our Social Rides anymore. The word this week is that the "official" ride is cancelled, but Bill H will be at the Blue Sky trailhead should anyone want to brave the conditions. As always, please be careful to not damage the trails.
What could be better than warm weather, sunshine, and introducing the young members of our community to mountain biking and outdoor activities? After a combination of fire and weather conspired to cancel both Take a Kid events last year, this year is set to be better than ever.
Join Overland for the annual Spring Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event on Saturday May 18, 2013, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. At this free event, we will introduce your kids to mountain biking, teach trail etiquette and use the fire at Lory for a lesson in environmental stewardship. Lunch will be provided and there will be swag for the kids.
Participants are limited to 50, so sign your kids up now.
Sign up to Volunteer here.
Know some kids that want to ride? Sign the kids up here.
Time for a Kick in the Sprocket - Indoor Social Ride at Crankenstein
It looks like once again Mother Nature is giving us a gift of snow and cancelling our weekly social ride. But instead of just sitting idly by, we will be having an Overland social at Crankenstein 6:00PM this Wednesday April 24. Stop by, talk mountain biking and make some new friends!
Cranknstein: 215A North College Avenue, Fort Collins
You probably didn't need confirmation of this, but due to the heavy snowfall, tonight's social ride has been cancelled. Once again, we will hope for rideable conditions for next week's Social Ride.
Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, tonight's City of Fort Collins Good Host Training has been cancelled. The training has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00 - 8:00pm. It will be held in the Community Room at 215 North Mason, accessed via the North entrance to the building.
If you are already signed up you do not need to do so again. If you signed up and cannot make this session, please contact our Patrol Director, Dan Reitz, to let him know and we will remove your name from the list. If you need this training and have not signed up yet, please do so here:
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Sorry for the inconvenience, but we all know what Colorado weather is like.
You have all seen, and tried to hike or ride the lower sections of the Foothills Trail on east side of the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area: another asteroid belt, deeply eroded and not too much fun. So, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is re-routing about 3/4 of a mile of trail at Reservoir Ridge to create sustainable, flowing singletrack and add a couple of technical rocky sections.
Join us for an opportunity to build new trail on May 11, at 8:30am at the Foothills Trail Michaud Lane Trailhead. Try to carpool, if possible, as parking is limited. Lunch and tools will be provided by Overland Mountain Bike Club and the City Natural Areas.
Unfortunately, due to the wet conditions, continuing snowfall and cold temperatures, we have decided to cancel the Wednesday Social Ride at Spring Canyon Park. We will hope for better weather next week.
Lory State Park is the best kept secret in Northern Colorado... Do you love Lory? We love Lory. Maybe you do not yet know Lory as intimately as you might like. There are so many things to love, and Lory gives to us all so willingly her ribbons of single-track, challenges for riders of all abilities, and she’s so close! Always there for you. And she never ever complains. Now, more than ever, Lory needs our help. The Galena Fire caused a lot of damage, but Lory is on the mend and we can help speed that process along.
Sign up early and reserve your place now!
So, it’s time to give some love back... which really means just another day of fun with friends, food, and some wonderfully rewarding trail work. Let’s keep this love affair healthy.
On April 27th from 8:30am to 1:00pm we are having our best Friends of Lory Trail Day ever! Overland Mountain Bike Club is teaming up with Lory State Park to give some attention to these beautiful trails and to keep this relationship vibrant.
Here’s the agenda: work and eat. This is not brain surgery, so we expect to see you out there no matter what your trail knowledge.
Proposed projects: The work areas have yet to be determined, but be assured that we will be doing whatever we can to help bring Lory back to her pre-fire greatness.
Overland Mountain Bike Club will have the hand-made Biker’s Barb-b-que pit fired up serving delicious eats. There will be gifts and schwag from our partners.
Update: Due to the snow, this has been delayed until next Saturday, March 30th. Mitch Diede will contact those of you who signed up regarding that date and future opportunities to help out with the restoration of Lory State Park.
Lory State Park is looking for 50 volunteers for this Saturday, March 23 at 9:00am at the Lory State Park Visitor Center - weather permitting, of course. (The rain/reschedule date is set for the next Saturday, March 30.) You will be notified by 6:00pm Friday, March 22 if postponed.
The work will be dirty - removal of material damaged by the fire - meaning, we think, the 10 - yes, ten - damaged valley bridges. Wear boots, grubbies, PPE. Dust masks will be provided.
The first 50 hardy fools that personally respond to Mitch Diede, Park Ranger at email@example.com or via phone at (970) 493-1623 ASAP will be put on the list. See ya there!