5 - Road Rage near Golden caught on film This is something I think nearly every cyclist has dreamed of. In this case the idiots did not know that Paul was packing, that is 2 HD cameras on both front and back of his bike. This video did end in a prosecution. Others pointed out the slippery slop of personal liberties. Will make for an interesting next 10 years.
Valmont Bike Park receives 2011 Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects award
The Parks and Recreation Department received a 2011 Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Design Merit Award for Valmont Bike Park design. BHA Design, Inc., a Fort Collins-based landscape architecture firm and primary consultants for Valmont Bike Park, worked with the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for the award.
303Cycling will count down the top 10 stories in 2011 starting with 10. It was an exciting year with lots of great milestones, some good and some bad. See what you think and give us your thoughts on 2011.
10 - Inaugural year for the Mead Roubaix. Either you loved it or hated it, especially if you were one of the cyclists caught in the mass pile up on one of the dirt sections. One rider did some how make it out of the entire carnage around him, see the whole Crash Series. IMO most amazing photo series of the year.
8 - Boulder says NO to Bikes in West TSA. Huge political storm, that is probably still having some fall-out with voters, hit the fan as the City Council was set-up by Open Space to decide the fate of allowing access to the West TSA section in Boulder. Ironically days before the vote an illegal trail was discovered and local pro cyclist Mike West was one of the 2 caught riding it. In the end the council voted to continue the ban on cycling in the West TSA
7 - Colorado had their first Cycling Summit. The Cycling Summit was put on by Bicycle Colorado and the purpose was to take much of the energy from Colorado that was going to the national bike summit in DC and keep it in Colorado focused on Colorado. I was blown away and look forward to it returning again in 2012!
Lewis, 33, is the president and founder of Green Guru Gear, a Boulder-based repurposing company launched two years ago that converts unusable wetsuits, inner tubes, climbing ropes and banners into bike gear and accessories.
"One of the challenges in product design, manufacturing and sourcing is ... you're always looking for suitable material," said Lewis, a cyclist and outdoors enthusiast with a background in product design. "I used to work at bike shops growing up, and I got tired of throwing away the tubes and tried to reuse them."
In 2009, Green Guru Gear was developed as a subsidiary of Denver-based Ecologic Designs Inc., an "upcycling" manufacturing business Lewis founded in 2007. Ecologic repurposes damaged or excess goods into products such as beverage cozies, bracelets and key chains, all aimed at the broader eco-conscious clientele.