Boulder Cycling

Two New B-Stations Will Link to Transit

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BOULDER, CO (September 26, 2011) -- Boulder B-cycle, our community's nonprofit bike-share system, is pleased to announce the addition of two more B-stations.

On Thursday, September 29, the group will install stations at 6th & Canyon, near the Boulder County Justice Center, and RTD's hub at 14th & Walnut, for a total of 15 bike-share stations in Boulder.



BMA needs your vote to finish Boulder Mobile app

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One of the screen shots of the app

The Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance is working to finish a mobile app they have been working on which will connect and inform area mountain bike riders of local trails, conditions, BMA events and more. Here are the highlights from their website

  • Check conditions and plan your ride to avoid mud or closed trails
  • Update conditions as you see them on the trail
  • Learn about the trail experience ahead of you via detailed trail descriptions
  • Give your personal 5-star rating to trails
  • Save your favorite trails and trail areas for fast reference
  • Explore using the overlaid trails and trailheads on Google Maps
  • Keep up to date with mountain bike happenings with the events and realtime Twitter streams

BUT BMA needs your Vote Today!

The project is in the running for a $1500 Boulder Good Fund and the voting ends at the end of today!

First vote on the app if you are interested in it (see link above) and if you want more details on the features and behavior of the app then check out the apps homepage. Being an Android mobile app developer myself maybe it is time for me to work on a road routes app and hill climbs, anyone want to join me? It would obviously lack the BMA aspect as road cyclists in the front range have no such organziation similar what the BMA is. I've been saying for a long time, Boulder needs a BRA

Will Pedal for Food

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Families at Heatherwood Elementary Ride Their Bikes and Burleys in Support of Community Food Share.
By AmyT

This past week, Heatherwood Elementary in Boulder hosted its Fall Walk and Roll Week, where children are encouraged to use human-powered transportation to school for one week (think bikes, scooters, skateboards, walking, etc.). To keep the fun level up, Heatherwood had different theme days throughout the week and Wednesday's theme was "Pedal for a Cause". This year the "cause" was a food drive for Community Food Share, which serves Boulder and Broomfield counties. Students were asked to bring a can of food in their backpacks to donate as they rode to school on Wednesday morning. To keep the human-powered transportation theme going, all of the donated food was then loaded into a couple of Burley trailers and two Heatherwood moms rode the donation to Community Food Share's warehouse in Niwot. Fortunately, for these ladies, the nearly five-mile bike ride was mostly downhill! Once at Community Food Share, the food was unloaded into shopping carts and weighed. These moms were both happy and a little shocked to learn that they had just hauled 260 pounds of food by bike and admitted they were probably a tad over the maximum recommended capacity for their trailers, yet all the food, bikes, burleys and moms arrived in tact.



260 Pounds of food donated!

Meet and Greet with Tom Danielson and other teammates Oct 5 in Boulder

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"Join Tom Danielson, top American at the 2011 Tour de France, Jonathan Vaughters, CEO Slipstream Sports (and Director Sportif, Team Garmin- Cervélo), Chann McRae, Director, Team Chipotle, Adam Liebovitz and Alister Ratclif as they greet fans and sign autographs at Chipotle’s Pearl Street location in Boulder, Colorado. Chipotle will provide two-for-one burritos during the event."

October 5, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Chipotle Boulder
919 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

From the Slipstream Press Release

BRAIN Bike Tour comes to Boulder

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Sue Prant speaks to BRAIN party group at Full Cycles last night

The people from Bicycle Retailer Industry News have see a lot of bike towns but I'm sure their time yesterday in Boulder was a very unique experience, for starters they were surprised to see 50-ish cross riders finish up at BCS after the Wednesday morning Worlds. Visitors also visited the Valmont Bike Park and today the tour continues on the Denver


Read More at the Daily Camera

On the dealer tour the magazine did in Dallas-Fort Worth, she said, they racked up 50 miles cycling from shop to shop, sometimes on scary roads.

Boulder was the ninth city toured by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News; today they moved on to Denver. For each city, the editors produce a spread for the magazine that includes profiles of bike shops they visited and information on the city's bike culture.

Boulder Racing #2 - the Great Dust Bowl

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The Course

The Boulder Racing #2 race was held Saturday out at Xilinx in Longmont Colorado, the home of many past racing events including state championships from years back. The course selected is one many may have been familiar with and one that slightly favored strength over skill but the lack of elevation really made it fast and even the most boring course can get challenging as the speeds increase like was at Xilinx. As a single speeder myself this was a dream course given the lack of climbing, this course really made the riders focus on energy conservation as you prepared to enter a corner and ride on through it will as little brakes as possible. Thanks to Mother Nature the course was also very dusty, at least for the fields racing near the end of the day.

The Fields

While I wasn't around for the start of the SM cat 4 35+ field I heard it was HUGE and according the ACA results the field had 111 FINISHERS that field alone was over 20% of all the racers for the entire day (504 total finishers all day)

The Eye Candy and Results

Click for ACA Results

Photographers


Peter Webber inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

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Local cyclist, Peter Webber, was recently inducted into the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Read on the Daily Camera more about Peter Webber and why he got into the hall.

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"IMBA has sold nearly 30,000 copies of the two books in 60 countries worldwide. They have been adopted as official policy by many land managers, cited in scientific literature, reproduced in myriad websites and manuals, and served as the core curriculum for thousands of trail building classes. It's hard to find a trail boss or public land official who doesn't have these books on their shelf."
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"I think a lot of people don't realize how much volunteer work he's done over the years and continues to do to this day, whether it's for Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, or the racing community, or for Valmont Bike Park, he just gives, gives and gives."

Read the rest at Daily Camera

Community Cycles gets major funding boost from DRCOG and Boulder County

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BOULDER – Community Cycles, a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles, will receive two grants totaling $120,000 from the Denver Regional Council of Governments and Boulder County. These grants, which begin in 2012, will expand Community Cycles’ programs, including its Earn-a-Bike, jail work release, workplace training, and children’s safety programs.

·- DRCOG awarded Community Cycles $50,000 over a two-year period as part of a Federal Highways’ Congestion Mitigation Air Quality initiative. Community Cycles will apply the funding to conduct bike-training workshops at local businesses to encourage bike commuting. This program will begin in March. Businesses in Boulder County and along the U.S. 36 corridor are eligible to participate.

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