IT IS TOUR DE FAT TIME - AND WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP
The greatest bike party on wheels, the Tour de Fat, is this Saturday, September 1. We rely on the funds for this event throughout the year. Please sign up now to help and ask a friend to come too. This is our final plea. We really do need your help.
If you've ridden Sawmill trail over at Horsetooth Mountain, you know it's a mess. Overland, in conjunction with Larimer County, has been working towards a sustainable and fun re-route. On two upcoming Saturdays we'll be out working to put the final touches on the trail. Saturday, August 4 and Saturday August 18 we'll grab out tools and head out for some fun in the sun.
So far, we have 13 folks for this Saturday and 3 for the 18. We'd love to see 25 people out each day. Can you give us a hand?
If you can, we'll feed you and make sure you have a great time.
If you remember, we've got a little video and photo contest rolling. So far, this video might be in the lead. It's titled "Weston's Dream Day". Thanks for submitting this Greg.
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
Unfortuntately, the Drake Park Centre has closed its doors. We will return to the Rio and meet in the Agave Room on Monday, July 23.
Local pro racer, Jeff Kerkove, with Team Ergon will give a presentation and we will socialize afterwards. Hope to see you there.
I've had the pleasure of getting away a little more this summer. This past weekend we did an adventure race in Breckenridge and then rode parts of the Peaks trail and Colorado trail. If you're not finding time to get out and get away, let's chat. The recharge is worth it.
RAIN, RAIN. Some much needed moisture has finally come. I hope none of you have had any flooding or other negative effects from the precipitation. I also hope you've manage to stay off the trails for a bit so that the ground can recover. And believe it or not, you can get a decent workout climbing the dams on your mountain bike. In fact, better than your road bike. Climbing the north dam with fat tires is nothing short of tedious. Anyway, I digress. Looks like we could still get some more rain. This week's social ride could be cancelled. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and the Overland website.
On Monday, July 2nd, Your Group Ride and Ronny Bush are hosting a short track race series to benefit the Rist Canyon Fire Department who lost their station during the High Park Fire.
For all the information, visit Your Group Ride.
We'll be out there with our tent and some schwag. Hope to see you there.
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.