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Walk & Roll Week is rolling along

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This week many area school districts are kicking off Walk and Roll Week with the big day being Thursday/Earth Day. Probably speaking to the choir here but biking to school with your kids is a wonderful way to start the day, meet the community and make a change in the environment and biking culture. Some schools are having raffles, prizes and parties to celebrate their divorce from the car this week.

Denver Bike Maps now FREE

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Found this on 9News this morning.

DENVER - For the first time ever, you can get a free map of Denver's bike routes.

The 2010 Denver Bike Map shows cyclists the best way to get around the city, with updated information on bike lanes, shared routes and multi-use trails.

"We really have thought about how the map is going to be used by folks, whether they're looking at it before a bike ride or they're taking it actively, tucking it into their bike shorts or tucking it into their backpack," said Karen Good, a planner with Denver Public Works. "It's made out of water resistant materials, so if you get rained on, if you sweat on that map, it will still be around, it will be around for the next ride."

Good says the map also helps riders use the RTD system in their commute.

Denver Public Works, in cooperation with Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver GIS and Denver Community Planning and Development, have produced a new Denver Bike Map that is available for free at all Denver Rec Centers, Denver City Council Offices, Bike Denver and participating local bike shops.

The bike map used to be sold for $5.

Pick up a free copy of the 2010 Denver Bike Map at the following locations:
- Turin Bicycle Ltd
- Bicycle Doctor/Edgeworks
- Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop
- Denver Spoke
- Campus Cycles

Mountain Bike Racing in the Vail Valley

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The Vail Recreation District celebrated 26 years of mountain bike racing in Vail in 2009 with over 1,521 riders competing for $5,200 in cash and $30,000 in prizes. The 2010 series will return May 26 and offer mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels fun and exciting racing in the Vail Valley. New for 2010, the VRD has added a seventh race to the series, along with a women's single speed category and a Never Ever category for men and women with no previous racing experience.

  • May 26: Hammer in the Hay, 4 Eagle Ranch near Wolcott
  • June 9: Eagle Ranch Classic, Eagle Ranch business district in Eagle
  • June 16: Berry Creek Bash, U.S. Forest Service Road in Edwards
  • July 7: Davos Dash, Holiday Inn in West Vail
  • July 22: Vail Grind/Mike Janelle Memorial Race, Lionshead area on Vail Mountain
  • Aug. 5: New Race. Details to be announced
  • Aug. 25: Beaver Creek Blast, Centennial chairlift at the base of Beaver Creek

Individual adult race costs are $25 for pre-registration or $35 on race-day. Racers also can register for the entire race series for $150 by May 24. Teams of up to 20 riders can compete for the overall series title as well. Youth series (ages 8 -14) costs are $60 for the entire series or $10 for individual races ahead of time and $15 on race-day.

Stolen Bike: Argon 18

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We got an email from a local bike racer who had his bike stolen yesterday.

Unfortunately as I was parked near downtown Boulder on Maxwell St. after the race somebody stole my bike out of the back of my covered truck. It is a White/Black/Red Argon 18 with full Dura Ace and a rear powertap. All Shimano Pro accessories. Here is a generic photo of it.

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