Arguably the hardest of the 3 YGR times trials, the Double Damn Dams Time Trial Series pb Backcountry Delicatessen is back for its 4th year. We'll be firing off riders every 30 seconds from the corner of Dixon Canyon Rd and Overland Trail (Near Hughes Stadium). Races will be held on THURSDAYS August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. First rider off at 530. Basic entry is $10.00. $5.00 for college students and the unemployed. Juniors are FREE.
Course info: Start at the intersection of Dixon Canyon Rd and Overland Trail, head West up Stadium Hill, head North along the dams until the Bellvue city limit sign, perform a 'U' turn at the sign, continue back across the dams and finish at the mailboxes at the top of Stadium Hill.
Course Map available here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials/223-double-damn-dams-map
Registration will be here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials
Wavier will be here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials
What you need to know:
All ages and abilities are welcome.
First rider off at 530. Riders off every 30 seconds.
Male and female Aero and Eddy Merckx categories.
Aero= time trial bikes.
Eddy Merckx= road bike with no aero gear.
Registration is ONLINE ONLY and will open the Wednesday before and remain open until 4pm race day.
One waiver for the entire series. Save and reuse your bib # each week.
12.4 Mile course. Map available on YGR.
Basic entry is-$10.00. College kid/ unemployed-$5.00. Junior- FREE.
By Tessa Greegor
FC Bikes program manager
The city is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. The plan envisions Fort Collins as a world-class city for biking; a city where people of all ages and abilities have access to a comfortable, safe and connected network of bicycle facilities; a city where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and the local cultural experience.
On July 30, the city will host a Bicycle Master Plan Open House to share initial recommendations for the future of bicycling, based on best practices from around the world and input from around 2,000 local residents who’ve shared their thoughts through community bike audits; an online survey and WikiMap; a citywide transportation open house; a bike plan update open house; a visioning workshop with advocates, city departments, and business leaders; an interactive exhibit at the Lesher Middle School Tour de Fit; and most recently, Bike to Work Day.
We also are taking into account recommendations made by the League of American Bicyclists, or LAB, bicycle friendly community specialist, who recently was in town. He toured Fort Collins by bike, both solo and with a group of stakeholders. Afterward, he shared many suggestions about how Fort Collins can improve conditions for all levels of cyclists.
At the open house, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the city's proposed approach to developing a low-stress bicycle network, including recommended locations for future improvements and state-of-the-art bikeway designs to create a comfortable environment for bicycling. We'll share strategies for developing a wayfinding system to help people safely navigate to destinations around town; new bicycle program ideas to increase safety and promote a culture of respect and responsibility among all transportation system users; how we're proposing to advance public transit through an expanded bike share system; and much more.
Stop by anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Columbine Room at the Lincoln Center for an engaging, informative and family-friendly open house. And, of course, it will be another chance for you to make sure your voice is heard.
If you can't make it to the open house, bring your family and friends to the city's inaugural Open Streets event on Laurel and Whedbee from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. FC Bikes will have a Bicycle Master Plan booth at the event. It will be another place you can share your thoughts about our new bicycling plan. The Open Streets event also will feature fun and healthy activities that will take place in the street. You won't want to miss it.
For more information about the Bicycle Master Plan, visit fcgov.com/bikeplan, and to learn more about Open Streets, visit fcgov.com/openstreets.
Tessa Greegor is the FC Bikes program manager, a Bicycle Ambassador (www.bicycleambassadorprogram.org) and a League Cycling instructor.
As part of her plea agreement, Theresa Marie O'Connor has released a PSA about not continuing to drive while impaired and reminding drivers to stop rather than flee if they are involved in an accident. The poorly written and produced video was obtained by the Coloradoan nearly 3 weeks after it was supposed to be released to the public.
Wednesday Night World Championships will be doing the Classic Loop tonight with the new format.
A&B paced groups w/ a finish at the Power Plant. Suggested 2min gap. We'll regroup for 2min (everyone waits at the power plant) and continue on as one big group w/ the final sprint at the Cement Plant. The section between the Power Plant and where we turn South is mostly neutral. IE, no drop until we turn South.
Rolling from East of the Bud Plant at 530
WOR ride leaving the Pro Velo parking lot at 5:30: route suggestion....
WOR ride route suggestion: counter-clockwise loop:
Pro Velo parking lot, Harmony, McMurry, Power Trail, Timberline, Frontage Rd. Left on County Rd. 58 to corner of Hgwy 1, Douglas Rd. Cement Plant, 287, Bellevue,
Bingham Hill, Overland Trail, Spring Canyon Park, Harmony Rd., Pro Velo parking lot.