Come celebrate the Holidays with Overland at Lee’s Cyclery, 931 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, Tuesday, December 3rd from 6pm till 8:30pm. During the party, Lee’s will give current Overland members 20% off non-sale merchandise and service and will have special deals on bikes, so stop by and get your holiday shopping started. We will have a raffle with tons of cool prizes donated by Trek, Lee’s Cyclery, and Overland. Best of all, you get a chance to socialize with fellow Overland members. Please bring snacks to share; Overland will provide non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB.
The highly anticipated Overland Season finale is coming this Monday, October 28th at 6:30pm at New Belgium Brewery. This is our annual awards night and celebration of the recent mountain biking season and is always a good time for our members and friends. Costumes are recommended and if the weather is conducive, bring a bike for the post meeting costume crawl around Old Town.
Because of capacity issues there are some potential changes coming to some of our more popular trails and trailheads. Check out the article on the Larimer County website: http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2238
Unfortunately, tomorrow's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Lory State Park has been cancelled. We consulted the weather forecast and the park service. Clearly, the current spate of unseasonably gloomy weather will cause the trails to be too wet. Riding on wet trails creates tracks that can channel water in ways that may erode the trails. It also will be quite chilly tomorrow morning (in the low 30s).
This is one of our favorite club events and we really appreciate the public's interest in it! We believe it's important to promote safe, fun, and sustainable mountain biking for kids in our community. Next year we will better plan for the possibility of foul weather (e.g. having a pre-determined rain date or pre-planned alternative activity). We also want to thank all those who volunteered for the event.
Just a reminder that our monthly meeting will be taking place Monday evening, September 30th, at 6:30pm at the Agave Room upstairs at the Rio. Featured guest speakers include: Tessa Greegor, the City of Fort Collins Bike Program Manger, and interested board member candidates. There are four board spots to be filled, so if you are interested in running, please be prepared to say a few words about why you would like to be considered.
The weather has finally cooperated with us for the last official social ride of the season. Because of the waning sunlight, we will be meeting early (5:30pm) to be riding by 5:45pm. Just a reminder that we are meeting at the Spring Canyon Park parking lot, just past the dog park.
After the ride, we suggest heading over to the Wanda Roche Fundraiser at Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill, 925 E. Harmony Road, Ft. Collins. There will be a silent auction and a percentage of all food and drink sales will go to support Wanda. You can read more about it and the fundraiser road ride Saturday at the Fort Collins Cycling Club website.
The Stone Temple 8 Endurance Race is next Saturday, September 28th, at Curt Gowdy State Park and we are asking for your help.
The event, which raises funds for high school mountain bike racing programs in Wyoming, is organized by Overland members Rich Vincent and Todd Thibodeau. Overland members and friends have traditionally participated in and volunteered for the event in great numbers. Let's keep that tradition going by supporting a fun event and a great cause.
If you want to support the race by riding, you can still register for the race here.
Tuesday Sept 24th, 5-8pm, Bush Acres
The final Crazy Joe Cross of 2013 will act as a fundraiser for the victims of our most recent disaster. We invite all of you to come to 4520 Westridge Dr (Bush Acres) on Tuesday Sept 24th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm to donate what you can. If you're racing, a $10.00 donation will get you entered to race and some of Fort Collins finest beer. The C race is at 5:30, B race is at 5:55 and the A race is at 6:30. We'll also have burgers, brats, etc.. for sale. The new custom YGR burn barrel will be roaring and we'll, of course, have smores. The sun sets at 7pm so please bring lights (if you ride out) and warm clothes.
Funds raised will stay in Northern Colorado and benefit the Centennial Chapter of the American Red Cross. Tens of thousands of people have been affected by the flooding and desperately need the services that the American Red Cross provides.
As usual, all ages, abilities and bikes are welcome. Please come out and buy a burger and a beer even if you're not racing.
Please spread the word about this important event.
Due to various trail closures and wet/muddy conditions, we have decided to cancel the social ride for this evening. If you do decide to ride in the area, please be careful to not damage the trails.
We have a number of fun and worthy events coming up in the next few weeks that could really use your help or attendance.
Ram Classic - Cancelled
Stone Temple 8 Endurance Race
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Stone Temple 8 Mountain Bike Endurance Race – Saturday, September 28th
Saturday, September 28th, we will again be helping out with the Stone Temple 8 mountain bike endurance race at Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming. This is a fun, laid back event that always gets rave reviews. Some of us are even foolish enough to ride it, so come out and heckle (or support) us as we suffer (register for the race). We are looking for all sorts of volunteers to help out, especially patrollers and race marshals. You can view the available slots and sign up to volunteer here. You can learn more about the race by visiting the race page on the Laramie Enduro website.
Dinner/Concert Fundraiser – Wednesday, September 25th
Road Ride Fundraiser Road Ride – Saturday, September 28th
Fort Collins Cycling Club is holding fundraisers for FCCC member Wanda Roche. Wanda suffered a severe spinal cord injury after being hit by another cyclist in June, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Funds raised will help Wanda, a single mother of 3 teenagers, modify her home and vehicle to be wheelchair accessible. Learn more here.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday, October 5th
This is the Big Kahuna... the IMBA-sponsored main event. Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is hosted by bike clubs around the world and is an Overland Mountain Bike Club signature event! Kids come out in droves every year, put down the video games, hop on a bike and have a great time at Lory State Park. Bring your kids out for a morning of mountain biking. This free event is open to kids of all ages. Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will create great memories for you and your children while encouraging an active lifestyle. Lunch will be provided for kids, parents and volunteers. Spaces are limited to 60 kids, so register your kids now. Also please consider signing up to volunteer for the event.