Bicycle Film night in Longmont Thursday

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Bicycle Film Night in Longmont this Thursday!

Thursday night, April 14th, We’ll be showing Ride the Divide. Ride the Divide is a movie about a group of Mountain Bikers who’ve challenged themselves to race from Banff Canada to Mexico. There’s no prize except the sense of accomplishment. Will they all make it? Will there be death and Peril? Come and see. The show will start at 7pm and it will be shown upstairs at the Dickens Opera House. The Longmont Film Society has graciously donated the use of their projector.

Boulder's Transportation dept looking for cost effective solutions

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From the DailyCamera
With a transportation budget that's increasingly under pressure, the city of Boulder is working to be a little more creative with how it makes transit safer, easier and more enjoyable for cyclists and motorists alike.

Led by the city's Public Works Department, the "transportation innovations" project is aimed at coming up with cost-effective solutions to common safety issues.

Read More at the DailyCamera

Solera Helps World Bicycle Relief Launch Denver Office on April 17

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One of Denver’s most popular restaurants has partnered with World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization providing access to education and livelihood through the power of bicycles, to help celebrate the opening of their new Denver office while aiming to raise $15,000 for the organization’s current Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program.

On April 17th, Solera’s Executive Chef, Goose Sorensen, will open his restaurant doors to the Denver community. In exchange for a donation of $134 /couple or $67 /individual, attendees will enjoy limitless cocktails and appetizers as well as access to an impressive silent auction including a Cervelo S2 Frame, Zipp Wheels, Skea and Descente jackets and many other items including gift certificates to several Denver restaurants and businesses). “$134 puts a bicycle into the hands of a student in Africa reducing her commute to and from school by up to 7 hours each day.” Says World Bicycle Relief Grassroots Development Manager Katie Bolling. “With a bicycle, our student recipients gain valuable time to study for school and help their families with chores.”

Denver Trail Patrols are looking for you

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Thanks to BikeDenver.org to this news

The Volunteer Courtesy Patrol needs 30-40 bicyclists over the age of 18 this summer. Volunteers will assist Park Rangers in four of Denver’s most popular spaces; the Cherry Creek Trail, South Platte Trail, City Park and Washington Park. Bike jerseys and other equipment will be provided. Volunteers will provide their own bicycle and helmet.

Guest Story: Nan, the Boulder Courier

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Guest story submitted by Jennifer Roberts

This could be a story about social media, or the tight-knit Boulder community or being a bike messenger in the age of email, Twitter and texting. In many ways, it's about all three. Nan is a bicycle courier for Denver/Boulder Couriers (http://www.dbcouriers.com/) and can often be seen around town riding her iconic pink-rimmed bicycle. The only reason I learned about Nan was that a small community of people in Boulder had a case of ‘bike-envy” and a Twitter feed to post when one of them had spotted Nan(@nansighting) .They started the group and Twitter feed to both promote cycling culture in Boulder and show their appreciation and respect for a cool, fixie-riding, mother-of-3 Boulder gem!
We met at the Laughing Goat to find out how she got started as a bicycle courier, her favorite winter gear and her opinion on Twitter.

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Louisville Crit - Post Race interview with Boulder Racing

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[303 Cycling]: As a promoter what was your experience with the chip timing system, how did it effect registration and post race results. Are there any bugs that still need to get worked out?

[Boulder Racing]: With any new changes or system there’s going to be some nervousness going into race day. However, our staff comes from a chip timing background, directing over 20 chip timed events in the last 3 years, so we were more excited than nervous. In terms of registration everything was super smooth and the ACA did a great job of educating the rider on proper chip placement etc.

We feel the key to a successful registration process is to encourage as much pre-registration as possible. The Louisville Crit saw record attendance on Saturday with perfect racing conditions. All pre-reg riders were able to walk up to the pre-reg line, simply sign their “pre-filled out” waiver, and walk away with their number. They saved the couple minutes it takes to fill out a full registration form and kept the registration line nice and short. On top of that all their information was already pre-entered into the chip system’s database, which saves the timing company valuable time before each race starts. Imagine a field size of 65+ riders and having to type all that data in 20min before each race start.

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