Due to the earlier sunsets and commensurate lack of riding time, we will be holding our last "official" Singletrack Social ride of the season this Wednesday, September 24th. We will meet at the usual meeting spot in Spring Canyon Park parking lot, just past the dog park, at 5:30pm to be riding by 5:45pm. This week, the after ride will be held at Kenny Bearden's house (check calendar for the address). Please bring food and snacks to share. The club will provide drinks.
The ride will continue in an unofficial format in October for those who can start earlier or want to ride past sunset with lights. We encourage everyone to keep riding as long as the trails are in good condition and can be ridden safely.
Those of us who ride at Curt Gowdy know what a great trail system it is. It doesn't get that way by itself. It is maintained by a dedicated staff and volunteers and this is your opportunity to give back.
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This Saturday, September 20th, we're holding our annual Curt Gowdy Trail Day. We will be meeting at 9:00am and working until around 3:00pm. We will meet at the Camp Russell Group Shelter (map), just south of the fee booth at the north end of the park. Overland and the good folks at Wyoming State Parks will provide a simple breakfast to start the day and the Bicycle Station in Cheyenne will provide a nice BBQ after the event.
Let's have a great turnout, knock out a bunch of work and maybe get in a ride followed by a cool beverage. Bring plenty of water, sun protection, gloves, glasses, sturdy boots, long pants, and a good attitude. Email Paul Gritten if you have any questions. Plan to carpool up.
It appears that Mother Nature does not like us...well, not really, but we can't catch a break with the weather for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
We just received word from the Ranger at Lory State Park that the trails will be too wet and sloppy to hold the ride tomorrow. Because of this, we are reluctantly canceling the event.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We really wanted to hold the event, but once again, the weather has not cooperated.
We hope to reschedule the event to a future date. Lets hope for a dry period long enough for us to do so. Please keep an eye out for a rescheduled date.
Got Kids? Ready for some late summer fun? It's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Lory State Park! Come join the fun at one of Overland's signature events as we travel the trails with our young bikers. At this free event, they'll learn mountain biking skills and trail etiquette, get a little swag, and tuck away some great memories. Parents are welcome to ride with the kids or cheer them on from the sidelines.
Register your kids here
If you have friends, family, co-workers or acquaintances who have kids that like to ride bikes, please pass this notice along to them. We want lots of kids to come out and have a great time.
Volunteers are what make events like this happen and it is always a good time and very rewarding experience. If you can help out at the event, we need ride leaders, photographers, folks to check in kids, set up and clean up, and aid station help.
Volunteer to help at the event.
Again, the event is Saturday, September 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm and at this point, the forecast is for a nice day (keep your fingers crossed!). We meet at the Soldier Canyon Group Area. All riders need to have serviceable bikes and must wear helmets. A pizza lunch will be provided. Parking passes for Lory State Park will be provided for participants and volunteers.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a record setting event - Thanks to all of the volunteers and attendees!
Friday setup is full (thank you), but we still need lots of volunteers for the main event on Saturday, August 30th to help with wristbands and token sales, parade registration (if you have a smart phone that can run the Square card reader app, you can be part of the elite "Square Squad"...just put that in the registration notes) and beer pouring. If you can't decide which shift you would like to volunteer for, become a floater or help out at the end of the event by signing-up for clean-up. If you want to do a shift with your friends or family, just let us know and we will do our best to put you together. As always, for volunteering, you will receive two beer tokens, a TDF t-shirt and the undying gratitude of New Belgium and all of the benefiting organizations.
We are just over a month away from our most important, unique and arguably most entertaining event of the year and we need your help to make it bigger and better than ever. It is all about celebrating bike and beer culture and you can help all of the attendees have a great time and support Overland, Bike Fort Collins and the Bike Co-Op by volunteering for the event.
In addition to receiving the coveted TDF t-shirt and two beer tokens, volunteering for Tour de Fat gives you an inside look at the event and a sense of contributing to the Fort Collins cycling community that cannot be had in any other way. From helping to set up the event on Friday, to registering parade participants, to pouring beer, to helping clean up the venue, it's all a great time. Sign up now to make sure you get the spots you want.
Not interested in volunteering? Then consider participating in the parade. It is the biggest parade of its kind in the world. You can register for the bike parade here.
The Laramie Enduro is one of the great endurance mountain bike races in the country and is organized by Overland member, Rich Vincent and his team. The event helps to support the Laramie High School Mountain Bike Racing Team among others. Overland traditionally has great participation in this event both as racers and volunteers. If you are signed up to race, we hope that you have a great day.
If you are not racing and want to experience the race and the great party afterward, please consider volunteering. All types of volunteers are needed for this event, especially patrollers. It is a fun time and you will get cool Enduro swag and all the benefits of having New Belgium as one of the race sponsors (wink, wink).
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ellen Axtmann, Enduro Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. If you want to learn more about the event, please visit their website at http://laramieenduro.org/
Friday through Sunday, July 18th - 20th, is our annual Overland Campout at Curt Gowdy State Park. Wyoming State Parks has generously arranged for Overland to have the entire Camp Jack campground (Google map) to be our base of operations for the weekend.
We have the campground for Friday and Saturday nights. If you have not been there before, the campground does not have defined campsites, but does have a restroom. There is no running water, but a water tank with potable water will be provided. You can see a more detailed map and learn more about the campground here.
You will need to provide your own food for the weekend, save for the Saturday evening meal. The club will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers and chips for Saturday dinner and will be grilling on the sweet new Overland event grill. If you plan to go, please sign up here (member username and password required) so we can get an idea of how many folks will be there for dinner on Saturday evening.
Other than that, plan for a great weekend of riding and relaxing at the beautiful Curt Gowdy State Park.
On Saturday, July 12th, Overland Mountain Bike Club will again be working with Larimer County to create even more alternate lines on the Sawmill trail. Please join us for this fun trail day.
Volunteer for this event
We'll meet at the Soderberg Open Space trailhead parking lot at 8:30 am (please consider meeting at JJ's Country Corner at Taft and Harmony at 8:00am to carpool, or please car pool from the Blue Sky trailhead parking lot). Plan to work until 1:00 pm or so. Lunch will be provided. Please bring boots, gloves, snacks for when you are on the trail and plenty of water. Long pants and hats are highly encouraged.
Registration will close at 2pm on Friday, July 11th, so please make sure you sign up before then.
The results for Saturday's 40 in the Fort endurance race are now available for download:
Overall Race Results
Just for Fun Team Race Results