• Overend and Wells plan mountain bike fondo in Durango

    From BRAIN:

    September event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI MTB World Championships.

    DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Famed mountain bikers Ned Overend and Todd Wells are getting behind a "dirt fondo" in their home town of Durango, Colo., that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which were held in Durango in 1990 and won by Overend.

    The first Durango Dirt Fondo is being produced by the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic organization. It will be held this Sept. 12 and be limited to 500 participants.

    There will be 30- and 50-mile course options. The 50-mile cloverleaf-shaped course will wind around the town, using four different trail systems and taking in parts of the courses of major events held in Durango, including the 2001 World Cup, NORBA Nationals, the Iron Horse cross-country race and the Single Speed World Championships. The final stretch will pass through the Overend Mountain Park and the start and finish will be at the Durango Discovery Museum located on the bank of the Animas River. The fondo does not include the 1990 Worlds course, which was at the Purgatory ski resort (now Durango Mountain Resort) a few miles from town.

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  • Fund honors Aaron Tuneberg through Boulder bike-repair classes

    From the Daily Camera:
    Soon after the tragic death of 30-year-old Aaron Tuneberg, of Boulder, his family set up a memorial fund in his name.

    They had a lot of ideas for the fund, but there was always one clear theme: They wanted the money to help people like Tuneberg, who lived his whole life with mental disabilities.

    "I always said if I could just help one person like Aaron, it would be a success," said Gale Boonstra, Tuneberg's mother.

    Now, nearly a year after Tuneberg died of injuries sustained in a brutal assault, the fund bearing his name is going toward helping more than just one person.

    Using seed money from the Aaron Tuneberg Memorial Fund, the Boulder Valley School District has partnered with Community Cycles to offer a class teaching students with mental disabilities how to repair bicycles.

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  • Denver groups talk about two-way bike lane for Broadway

    From the Denver Post:
    Commuters driving along Broadway downtown could soon see a car on one side and a bicycle on the other side.

    Denver is exploring the possibility of a protected bike lane along one of the busiest north-south thoroughfares in the city. And if some bike advocates have their way, it could run from Interstate 25 north to Interstate 70.

    Brighton Boulevard, which turns into Broadway south of Blake Street, is already scheduled for a raised cycle track separated from the road between 29th and 44th avenues.

    The city has $200,000 budgeted for 2015 to look at concepts for a lane that would go from I-25 to 12th Avenue as part of the Denver Moves bike plan. The city is getting ready to hire a consultant for that process. The remaining stretch up to 29th Avenue could be looked at as part of the Downtown Multimodal Access Plan, said Denver Public Works transportation director Crissy Fanganello.

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  • Hour Record - Colby Pearce's Lotus Sport 110

    The Pro's Closet talks with Colby Pearce about his hour record setting Lotus Sport 110! This bike is on display, along with other notable vintage bicycles, at The Pro's Closet's Vintage Bicycle Museum in Boulder, CO.

  • Boulder Canyon Trail closed for repair

    February 6, 2015

    Media Contact: Vivienne Jannatpour, Parks & Open Space Communications Specialist

    Part of Boulder Canyon Trail closed for repair Weekdays, February 9 – March 11, 2015
    Trail closed for repairs between the intersection of Fourmile Canyon Drive and State Highway 119 and extending east approximately one mile (see attached map)

    Boulder County, Colo. – A portion of the Boulder Canyon trail, between the intersection of Fourmile Canyon Drive and State Highway 119 and extending east approximately one mile (see map below), will be closed for repairs M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., from February 9 through March 11. The re-opening date is subject to change depending on weather and ground conditions.

    The trail will also be closed evenings and weekends during the repair of eroded trail embankment due to site constraints.

  • Celestial Seasonings B-Strong Ride Donates $115,000

    Proceeds from 4th annual cycling fundraiser presented by Celestial Seasonings General Manager David Ziegert and Subaru of America Zone Manager David Pygott

    Boulder, CO – February 4, 2015 – B Strong Ride cycling event has donated $115,000 to the Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care and $50,000 to the George Karl Foundation. The donations were made February 3, 2015 during a special event at the offices of Zayo Group, a platinum sponsor of B Strong Ride. The funds were raised in August, 2014 at the 4th annual Celestial Seasonings® B Strong Ride presented by Subaru through corporate sponsorship, rider registration fees and contributions in support of individual riders.

    “Celestial Seasonings is honored to support organizations that assist local cancer patients and survivors through our continued title sponsorship of B Strong Ride,” said David Ziegert, General Manager of Celestial Seasonings, Inc., who presented the check for $115,000 from B Strong Ride to Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care. “For more than 45 years, Celestial Seasonings mission has been to help people live healthier and happier lives. The opportunity to give back to our community by supporting great organizations like these is very much in keeping with that mission.”

    “These donations are an enormous help to local cancer patients,” said Ron Secrist, President of the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. “They represent 100% of the funding the Foundation provides to support patients at the Center for Integrative Care.”

    The Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care provides a wide range of services to cancer patients including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, massage therapy and reflexology, Reiki and Healing Touch Massage, and wellness and integrative care consultation. These services improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound healing, shortening hospital stays, and reducing pain medication needs, as well as lowering patient stress and anxiety.

    B Strong Ride’s donation of $50,000 to the George Karl Foundation was presented by David Pygott, Zone Manager of Subaru of America, presenting sponsor of B Strong Ride. “I’ve been down this road twice,” said former NBA head coach and current ESPN analyst George Karl, a two-time cancer survivor who accepted the check on behalf of the George Karl Foundation. “I can tell you the services we support through our partner organizations make an enormous difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.”

    The 2015 Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride presented by Subaru is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015. For more information about B Strong, visit bstrongride.com or email info@bstrongride.com.

  • The Colorado Custom and Vintage Bicycle Expo coming in Feb

    The Colorado Custom and Vintage Bicycle Expo on February 15, 2015 brings cycling enthusiasts of all varieties together at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It is an event that shouldn't be missed! Whether you’re a casual cyclist looking for bargains in the swap area, or a connoisseur of modern high-end custom fabrications, this show is sure to please.

    Founder, Mike Kone, has been immersed in the custom bike scene since the early 1990’s. He has a soft spot for both French randonneur and Italian racing bicycles. Along with Boulder's Gary Gingras who owns Fat Kitty Cycles, they decided to create an event to build camaraderie among enthusiasts and the builder community in an atmosphere that casual cyclists will also appreciate.

    Besides mingling with enthusiasts and having the opportunity to view a plethora of impressive builds, what will the Colorado Custom and Vintage Bicycle Expo feature?

    • Bicycle Swap Meet: Everyone loves a deal! Beyond the vintage, there will be modern everyday bicycles and parts and plenty of high-end mountain and road offerings. Those old Campangolo components in your garage that have been collecting dust for the last 20 years may be another’s prized treasure. If the clutter in your garage, basement, or we dare say living room is extreme, maybe you should be a vendor at this event!
    • Custom Builder Expo: A collection of some of America’s greatest bicycle builders will display their stunning creations of titanium, aluminum, carbon, and steel. Their works display a blend of craft and performance that cannot be replicated in a factory. The custom builders will display mountain, cross, track, road, and city bicycles. If you can imagine it, they can probably build it!

    • Bicycle Concours d’Elegance: The Concours event will award prizes in various categories. This year, there will be a large world-class mountain bike display along with classic road, track, touring, and antique bicycles. Placards attached to each bike will enable attendees to appreciate the historical evolution of bicycles while being awed by their beauty. Everyone is invited to display their vintage bike at the Concours (see the show's website for more information and to register in advance).

    The only way to get the full effect of these gorgeous, diverse machines is to attend the event on February 15. It’s sure to be a good time for all enthusiasts of the sport – celebrating the old and fostering the new.

    The Colorado Custom Bicycle Expo will take place on February 15, 2015 from 10am – 3pm at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds (15200 W. 6th Ave Frontage Road, Golden, CO 80401). Admission is $8 for adults and kids under 15 can attend for free with an adult. There is also a $15 family admission available.

    Visit http://www.coloradobicycleexpo.com and the event’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/coloradobicycleexpo for more information!