Getting your bike ready for Bike to Work month

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Knock on wood, winter is now behind us and the seasonal cyclist can now come out and ride and commute. For many, coming out of that winter hibernation can be difficult because your bike is just like it was when you put it away in the fall... in sick shape. Just because cash is tight these days doesn't mean you still can't get that mike tune-up. There are many places in the Boulder/Denver area that are helping folks learn how to tune up their own bikes or providing deep discounted tune-ups. Check out these Boulder/Denver bike resources

Community Cycles of Boulder
They provide $20 tune-ups at the Boulder Farmers market starting at 8am.

Denver Library Bike Maintenance Workshop
"Whether you’re a pro, an amateur, or someplace in between, come to the free Nuts 'n Bolts Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop to learn how you can maintain and repair your own bike, including patching and changing a tire, tightening brakes and some basic modification skills. While you’re here, enjoy a free beverage in the shade and shoot the breeze with other bike enthusiasts to learn about new routes, tricks and techniques."
Details on event

The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show

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Mark your calendars! August 22nd and 23rd!

Lean more http://www.rockymountainbicycleshow.com/

The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show has opened registration to the
entire cycling industry. In keeping with the planned evolution of the
show, RMBS/09 will include all areas of the cycling industry while
highlighting the custom framebuilders in the Framebuilder’s Showcase.
Both an industry and consumer show, RMBS/09 offers the opportunity to
display cycling related products, sell them, all for hundreds if not
thousands of dollars below most trade show rates. RMBS/09 will also
feature the amazing collection of bicycle art from world renowned
collector Howie Cohen, a History of the Bicycle display designed by
vintage/classic guru Mike Kone, a weekend ArtBike! Kids Corner, free 2
oz samples of beer from Colorado’s best microbrews, and Bicycle
Colorado’s Bicycle Rodeo.

Join us on the Friday evening before the show for ArtBike! Presents
RMBS Rock Out! Expect live music, benefit raffles, and much more. On
the Saturday evening of the show, RMBS will present the Boulder 6, a
night of six days racing, hosted by Boulder Indoor Cycling. Only 150
tickets will be sold to this night of track racing, free beer and food.

RMBS/09 will benefit both Bicycle Colorado and BikeDenver. Ride your

Fiestaval Bike Demo Day - May 16th

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The Sports Garage is putting on a bike demo day this Saturday. The event supports the Valmont Bike Park so check it out if you get a chance!

Sports Garage presents Fiestaval Bike Demo Day on Saturday May 16, 10 a.m. The event supports the Valmont Bike Park and is located just north of Gateway Fun Park on Hwy 36. Cost of the event is free but donation collection stations will be located throughout the site.

Weekends heating up... summer is nearing!

The weekend calendars are getting packed with cycling activities in Colorado. Only the highlights are being listed below, please check out Colorado Cycling Calendar for a complete listing of all cycling activites

Saturday May 16th

Classic Boulder course that is a 9.14 mile climb with over 3200 feet in elevation gain. Riders leave Boulder Center for Sports Medicine in a neutral start for the first 3/10ths of a mile. The racing then starts just before the Sanitas Trailhead and continues up Sunshine Canyon to Mile Marker 9 - their will be 2K, 1K and 200M to go signs. Last 3.5 miles are on dirt.

Details on Sunshine Hill Climb

15th Ride for the Pass (Independence Pass)

Details coming in on Memorial weekend racing

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Only the Friday evening TT information has been posted but here is what is know from the Boulder Racing website.

"This individual timed bicycle race takes place in Superior, CO utilizing a portion of the infamous Morgul Bismark course which was part of the Coors Classic bicycle held over 20 years ago.

Bike Bell ringers break World Record and raise $18,200

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Last Saturday 550 bike bell ringers got together to ring a song for 5 minutes. The Bike Bell Ringing event was a fundraiser for a teacher whom as cancer. Not only is this a warm good feeling story but it also shows that Boulder still can get it's weird/freaky on. Daily Camera reported on more depth to this story.

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