Overland has worked with Jett Development Group to do a refresh of our club jerseys. The refreshed design now includes our wonderful city and state and the Colorado flag strategically placed on the front and back of the jersey (see image below).
There is one style, the All Mountain Short Sleeve, with men's and women's sizing. The price is $50 per jersey and orders will be shipped directly to you. Shipping is approximately $10 for a single jersey and sales tax is charged, but if your order totals $100 or more (ie two jerseys or 1 jersey and $50 of additional Jett merchandise), shipping is free. Order multiple jerseys or get together with friends to order two or more and save on the shipping! If you already know your size, you can ORDER NOW.
If you are not sure of your size, we will be holding jersey sizing sessions at our kickoff meeting on Thursday, March 6th and additional sessions on on Saturday, March 8th (11:30am to 1:30pm at Performance Bicycles in Fort Collins) and Sunday, March 16th (time and location TBD).
Registration for the Laramie Enduro is now open and filling fast. If you want to ride one of the great mountain bike endurance races in the country, register now.
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University of Colorado Health is hosting a free event called March MAN-NESS the first week in March. Click here http://marchmanness.org/ to register for this cool event. With the MTB season almost upon us (feel the warm breezes?) it’s time to take action to prevent health issues that limit your riding! Beer, trivia, and great information in one fun evening.
It’s that time again… for the Overland Mountain Bike Club Kickoff meeting! Thursday, March 6th at New Belgium Brewery is the place to be. Come hear plans for the 2014 season from the Board of Directors and Trails, Patrol, and Membership committees. Become a card- carrying member of OMBC by joining or renewing your membership at Kickoff. Yes! We now have membership cards with perks! Catch up with old friends and riding buddies, say hello to our Land Agency friends, and meet new mountain bike soul mates.
This year’s program begins with social time at 6:30, and presentations at 7:00pm. We’ll have lots of time after presentations for you to ask questions of each group, volunteer for events, and get your member swag. And, order your Overland jersey- there will be sample sizes to try. Membership dues may be paid before or after presentations by cash, check, or credit card: $20.00 individual and $35 household.
We’ll provide pizza & pop, and New Belgium has a great deal for you on beer: $5.00 (cash only) buys your first beer and New Belgium gives you a second and third for free. Come and join the fun, see what your club is up to, and say thank you to our best supporter- New Belgium Brewery.
Mark your calendar: Thursday, March 6th at 6:30 -8:00 pm, New Belgium Brewery. We hope to see you there.
With the completion of the special election at the end of the year, Rose Samaniego became a member of the Overland Board of Directors and the club now has a complete board for the first time in quite a while. Also, at our first board meeting of the year, we finalized our officer positions.
Board Members/Officers for 2014 are:
President: Thuan Nguyen
Vice President: Pete Skram
Patrol Director: Kenny Bearden
Treasurer: Kendra Arbesman
Secretary: Katherine Edelblut
Director: Tamene Abebe
Director: Rosalie Samaniego
Committee Chairpersons for 2014 are:
Trails: Todd Thibodeau
Patrol: Kenny Bearden
Communications/Membership: Katherine Edelblut
If you have any questions about the board or any of the committees, please feel free to contact us. Contact info can be found on the "About Us" page on the website.
We are all looking forward to a fun and fulfilling 2014 season and hope that you are too.
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.