Some awesome things happening around town:
Local world-class racer, Meredith Miller, wants to raise 10k for breast cancer. She's selling these awesome "Pretty In Mud" t-shirts (I just ordered one) and is holding an online auction until October 21st. And, there's now a photo contest for those of you who get your "Pretty in Mud" t-shirts. You can find out more info on all of this from our friends over at Your Group Ride.
Smoke that is visible in the foothills west of Fort Collins is from a controlled burn, officials say.
The burn is part of a fuels-management project in Horsetooth Mountain Park. Residents are asked to not call 911 about the smoke.
Mother Nature: 2
Rain on the trails - good for the trails, not good for the bikes. See you next week.
Unfortunately, registration for kids is now closed. If you would still like to participate, please consider signing up to volunteer at the event:
REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER HERE
Calling all kids! Calling all kids! It's that time of year again when Overland Mountain Bike Club invites you to join us for a day of riding on dirt trails, learning about mountain biking, and having some good fun. That's right, it's IMBA's Interational Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!
When? October 1st at 9:30 a.m.
Where? Lory State Park
Who? All kids under 18
The IMBA Regional Summit is next Friday and Saturday (Sep. 16 and 17) at Curt Gowdy. Overland is a sponsor. We have 5 pre-paid slots for any Overland member to attend. More information can be found at the IMBA website. Please contact Kory Swanson if you would like to be one of the five.
This will be a great opportunity to network with other clubs/associations in our region.
From Ryan Schutz of IMBA, "IMBA's northern Rockies Regional Summit will be a celebration of mountain biking with live music, great trails, and education sessions aimed at helping attendees get what they want."
Enjoy the weekend.
Due to the much needed precipitation, the Social Ride is cancelled tonight. See you next week. The dirt might just be in a little better shape after this!
Welcome to September. The weather seems to know it or somebody upstairs flipped a switch. Hmmmm...
A few cool events and some changes are headed our way:
1. Singletrack Socials begin at 5:30 now due to daylight - or lack thereof...
Good Monday to you all. As always, I hope you’ve been finding time to ride.
We can still use volunteers for several different areas at the Tour de Fat, the awesomest bike festival anywhere on earth! If you work an extra shift or haven’t signed up at all, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE. As you’re getting your costume together, here’s this week’s outlook:
New Patrol Jerseys: The new patrol jerseys and vests are in. I will bring them to TiPS and the Social Ride. Cost: $45.00
10. Other than Halloween, how often are you encouraged to dress up in a costume?
9. Free pizza!
8. You get a frontline view of all the wackiness, awesome costumes, and fashionable(?) folly
7. Two delicious beers, locally hand-crafted
6. The warm tingly feeling you get knowing you’ve helped Overland help our kids, our trails, our patrol, and our advocacy efforts.
5. A cool Tour de Fat t-shirt
4. Fort Collins ranks as 5th nationwide on the volunteer chart. Why aren’t we 1st? Help us raise our score.
3. The bike floats, bike sculptures, bike everythings!
2. Free music, free dancing, free high fives, fun games, and more!
About 10 years ago, Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol, now a service of Overland Mountain Bike Club, was approached by the good folks at New Belgium and I imagine the discussion went something like this:
New Belgium fella: "We're putting together this bicycle parade complete with costumes and a party. We need your help."