Monday, April 27, 2009

Bike Co-op Seeks Volunteers for Collegiate National Road Cycling Championships May 8 - 10, 2009

The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is looking for 80 volunteers to help marshal the 2009 Collegiate National Cycling Championships May 8, 9 and 10, 2009.

The best part about this is that the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Fort Collins Cycling Festival have come up with 84 (you got it, EIGHTY-FOUR awards that will be given away by drawing to VOLUNTEERS ONLY!!

The list is below but the bike at the top is one of the prizes donated by the Co-op - it's a sweet single speed Raleigh Grand Prix complete with mustache handlebars. (And if it doesn't fit or it's not your style, bring it in and we'll trade it for something that fits you AND your style!)

Other awards for volunteers for the races include:

Sense of Place: $20 Gift Certificate
Mountain Whitewater Descents: T-Shirt, Guided Rafting Trip, Book
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing: 25x2 Free Beer Coupons
Austin's, Moot House, Enzio's: 10 $10 Gift Certificates
Vern's Toffee: 1 lb box of Vern's Almond Toffee
Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream 4x2 Single-scoop Waffle Cones
Cambria Suites 10 Single Night Stays
Bisetti's Ristorante $25 Gift Certificate
Quality Inn & Suites Complimentary one night stay
Courtyard Marriott Complimentary weekend night stay
Residence Inn by Marriott Complimentary weekend night stay
Hampton Inn One Complimentary Night Stay
Hilton Garden Inn One Complimentary Night Stay
Copper Creek Restaurant at the Fort Collins Marriott Complimentary "Sunday Brunch for Two"
Alpine Arts $20 Gift Certificate
C.B. & Potts (2) $20 Gift Certificate
Fort Collins MOCA Free Individual Membership to the museum
Super Shuttle (2) Complimentary Round Trip Airport Shuttle
Bas Bleu Theatre (4) Main Stage or Readers' vouchers Theatre Super 8 Motel Complimentary one night stay
Cheyenne Frontier Days (2) complimentary Ticket to the rodeo
A Wanderlust Adventure One Complimentary rafting trip
Fort Collins Bike Co-op One Raleigh Single Speed Commuter Bike "Sweet!"

Contact Rick [at] to volunteer for your spot on the road TODAY! We especially need volunteers for May 8th. And this is going to be a spectacular race from Hughes Stadium along Horsetooth Reservoir to Masonville and back!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fort Collins' Own BHA Design Leads Boulder's Valmont Bike Park Design Team

We've got the expertise, we just don't have the . . . what? Vision, political will, money, drive, organization? BHA design, based right here in river city, headed by landscape architect and planner Bruce Hendee, was chosen as the lead designer for Boulder's Valmont Bike Park. Read about it here, on BHA design's blog
or here on the Valmont Bike Park blog.

BHA Design is designed the new on-street bike parking in Fort Collins that was installed last month.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bike Co-op Achieves 501-c-3 Designation

The Fort Collins Bike Co-op recently received its very own 501-c-3 designation and at about the same time it signed a contract with the City of Fort Collins to handle:
1) Bike maintenance through 2009 for the Bike Library bikes and, 2) Valet Bike Parking for the City Parks Department at a variety of events. The Co-op also has undertaken to be more visible in the community through tabling events at CSU and in Fort Collins. The photo shows Co-op founder and Rafael Cletero and volunteer Steve Burns staffing a table at the CSU Earth Day event April 22nd while stuffing themselves with Kasbah Pizza (Kasbah is a Co-op sponsor!)