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  • Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie

    From the Daily Camera
    After more than two-and-a-half years of building, and some notable setbacks, owners Doug Emerson and Frank Banta are asking for help from the town of Erie to get things rolling at the much-anticipated Boulder Valley Velodrome.

    The financial situation surrounding the outdoor cycling track — at the northwest corner of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road — is running "a little thin," Emerson said, partly because of two major weather events that severely delayed construction.

    The first setback came Aug. 3, 2013, when a violent thunderstorm blew through Erie and flattened the easternmost portion of the open-air structure, a calamity that set back completion a full year, Emerson said. The historic Boulder County flood of 2013 came a month later, doing less physical damage but further delaying construction.

    As such, Emerson said he and Banta are seeking short-term exemptions from some town building codes and a temporary certificate of occupancy so they can start offering classes and other services at the velodrome and infuse the money into completing the final details..

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  • Welcome Addie to sales at 303Cycling

    Addie Levinsky

    As some may know, Katie has left us to join Feedback in Golden where I know she will do great. In her place Addie Levinsky will be replacing her. We are excited to have her onboard in the critical position and one that we hope can grow over time. Who is she? Well without overusing the word, Addie lives for adventures in the mountains. She discovered cycling just over five years ago and became enamored with pounding on the pavement for hours at a time and riding fast in circles around office parks. Then, she discovered the dirt and everything changed. Now an enthusiast for back-country mountain biking and rock climbing, she firmly believes in suffering all in the name of fun (and post-ride coffees and pastries, always). She holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado and interned with VeloNews for six months fueling her passion for journalism and writing. She now handles sales at 303Cycling is extremely excited about the Colorado cycling community. She also writes freelance for various publications, and is working on starting her own adventure zine.

    To get in touch with Addie drop her a line at addie at 303cycling.com or sales at 303cycling.com

  • Matter Cycles - Photo Essay

    Matter Cycles offers modern, custom bikes, handmade in Boulder, Colorado by Collin Schaafsma. Collin grew up on a farm racing motocross, building dirt jumps, and tinkering in the shop with a welder. This somehow led to art school, software engineering and a ton of bike riding/racing along the way.

    Two years ago Collin felt the pull of getting back to the shop and started designing and building the bikes he wanted: born from smart geometry and designed for today’s style of riding in high-end steel. Because a limited amount of Matter bikes leave the nest each year, Collin also gets to build the bikes the way he wants to: no detail is overlooked. Each bike is made by hand using very exact, repeatable construction methods, and carefully TIG welded in an extremely clean environment. Made to order, made to be ridden and made to last, his bikes are also a ton of fun.

    Matter Cycles specializes in bikes that like to get dirty and offers six models for the ultimate quiver. Here is a little photo essay of whats going on and coming out of the shop.


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  • James Canyon Rd to not be restored with all bike lanes

    According to a citizen who attended at recent meeting with county officials on Jamestown and Lefthand Canyon road repaving, which is scheduled for LATE 2015 it was learned that due to funding (from outside the county assumed) the reconstruction is not planned to have a downhill bike lane, only an uphill lane. For some less confident cyclists this could be a deal breaker for riding that road anymore

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    - Post flood Lefthand Canyon Road

  • Ride through Lyons for Serve Colorado Day

    This coming September 11th marks the start of the 1 year anniversary of the great Colorado floods which wrecked some of our local communities like Salina, Jamestown and Lyons. This September 13th is Serve Colorado which encourages all of use to take time to help those affect like the floods or anyone in need. One of the highlighted communities in need is Lyons Colorado and by participating in the Cyclists 4 Lyons ride YOU will be doing your part. So what are you waiting for? I'll be there!

    Boulder County has one of the highest concentrations of cyclists in the country. Following the floods last September, cyclists banded together to raise more than $150,000 in funds for Jamestown through various Cyclists 4 Jamestown events. These efforts have continued, and now are being extended into the larger community of Lyons, with even larger needs left unfulfilled.

    As cyclists, we all recognize how important the Lyons community is, as we all ride through Lyons on the way to several classic rides – Fruit Loops, Estes Park, the Peak-to-Peak and Hall Ranch. To show our appreciation, Cyclists 4 Community, a new non-profit organization, will hold an all-day event called Cyclists 4 Lyons, to be held at Lyons Bohn Park, with food, live music, beer, silent and live auction, pro cyclist appearances, and some great rides – all to benefit the Lyons Community Foundation, and its beneficiaries.

    The town of Lyons was ravaged by the floods of September 2013, and its citizens continue to be impacted by the aftermath, with many unmet needs. There are over 200 displaced residents and a considerable amount of damage to roads, bridges, parks, and other facilities. Cyclists 4 Lyons is raising funds to support Lyons community groups to help restore Lyons and displaced citizens. For more information about the Cyclists 4 Lyons and the Lyons Community Foundation, please visit http://c4lyons.org. Our goal is to raise at least $200,000.