overland mountain bike club
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.
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.
I enjoyed the twists and turns, ups and downs of
40 in the Fort Mountain Bike Race Returns!
Two tough laps.
7,000 feet of climbing.
July 7th, 2012.
Join us for the 2012 version of the 40 in the Fort. A mountain bike endurance race that will challenge your legs, you lungs, and your handling skills. We had so much fun doing the first one, we thought we'd do it again.
As one racer put it last year, "Finally, a real mountain bike course."
A couple of things:
1. The course will be altered and details will be released closer to the race. The Mill Creek climb has been removed, but don't fret. We have a few other surprises in store.
2. A limited number of riders will be able to ride in the "Just for Fun" class. Two riders will team up. Each rider will do one lap. We added this to make the race even more accessible to riders with less experience.
Warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner which means mountain bikers can start to SHRED! Our Spring Celebration is just around the corner. Save the date. Tell your friends. Food! Fun! Refreshments! And of course, lots of information.
More info on its way but for now, save the date:
March 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
At New Belgium - our wonderful sponsors.
Bring a friend, bring a date, bring a bike. We don't care, just show up!
More than 70,000 people came to play at Tour de Fat, helping to continue
bicycle advocacy and environmental stewardship
The section of the Foothills Trail we all know as Shoreline got a nice little face lift on Saturday thanks to about 25 volunteers working closely with Larimer County trail staff. Thanks to everyone who came out. And the Social Ride to enjoy the work was quite fun too. Speaking of Social Stuff, more info about this Monday night’s shenanigans are just around the corner. Keep reading…
Speaking of trail work, this Saturday, Oct. 23rd, we’ve got another trail day at Bobcat Ridge. Steve and Doug have a great day of work planned. Overland members who plan on attending, please sign up on the Event Sign Up in the Member Resources section. If you are not a club member, please use the Contact Form on our website and let us know you’re coming.
Hey! Just wanted to send out a quick re-cap of Tuesday night's trail meeting. Thanks, everyone, for finding your way down to the bonfire at the NBB volleyball courts. Some of you have some pretty interesting tales of wandering helplessly around the brewery, nearly missing the meeting, then suddenly being met by an angel offering free beer and smiles :)
OCTOBER 23rd (NEXT WEEKEND!) - Final Bobcat trail day
Four intrepid mountain bikers left Ft. Collins on Friday morning to participate in the 16th Annual 24 Hours of Moab Race in Moab, Utah. Our fearless Captain, Ron, was the more experienced of the team, as he had competed in times past. The remainder of us were looking to him for advice, instruction and support. He did all of that well. Friday was spent setting up camp, organizing game plans and relaxing before the big day. We fired up the custom made OMBC Grill and had buffalo burgers, baked beans and mashed taters.(oh yeah and beer...)