Via Cross of the North: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/home.html
Do you like Panda's? Do you want to race "the Panda" while wearing very tight Speedos? This is your race! Grind it out with our Mighty Panda, Vong Philavanh on any bike, with any gearing or any non-motorized contraption you can build by 12 pm, Sunday, Oct 12th.
Good question...Sunday, Oct 12th noon, sharpish
Yes or you have to kiss the Panda
Categories for Costumes?
May include, but not limited to: best / worst costumes, coolest bike, rustiest Huffy bike, sexiest / unsexiest, way wrong costume, barely legal and tightest Speedo with silver sparkly bits...among others.Rules?
No rules. Come out and support Larimer County Food Bank with cash or canned goods to enter. Parade your best budgie smuggling technique and embrace our wildest race...or the Panda, which ever comes first.
Do I need to Register?
NO!!! We don't want to connect names with bulges or budgies. Just show up Sunday afternoon with cans or cash, your most revealing under the butt, nut hut or over the shoulder, boulder holders and race to support Larimer County Food Bank. Naked entries will be placed on You Tube, besides it is supposed to be nipply that day.
More info on Cross of the North can be found here: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/home.html
Nothing to do with NoCo cycling, just an awesome video.
We've got a very special YGR Live coming up on Thursday Oct 9th. We'll be chatting with Ernest Gagnon and Cosmo Catalano at Backcounrty Delicatessen.
Several years ago, Ernest opted out of of surgery and is using cycling to lose hundreds of pounds. He's making the trip from Boston to attend the Cross of the North cyclocross weekend. You can learn more about Ernest in the NPR story from 2012. Ernest has been featured in numerous newspaper articles as well as VeloNews.
Cosmo Catalano, who coincidentally is good friends with Ernest, just moved to Fort Collins from the Northeast. You may or may not have heard of him, he's pretty internet famous among the road and cyclocross crowds. He produces two popular video segments; How the Race was Won and The Week in Bike via his website, The Cycolcosm http://cyclocosm.com/ .
We'll also discuss the upcoming Cross of the North CX weekend. Lots to talk about there.
The whole shootin' match will be moderated by Curtis Heideman and yours truly.
Who: Ernest Gagnon and Cosmo Catalano
What: YGR Live!
Where: Backcountry Delicatesssen. Old Town 140 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
When: Doors open at 630 and the show starts at 7pm. (please come early if you plan to order a sandwich). Thursday Oct 9th.
Over the next few months Larimer County will be applying for grant funding to construct two different trails that will connect the Loveland and Ft. Collins trail systems. Similar to the existing systems, they'll be 10 ft. wide concrete trails and are proposed to run roughly along Shields (in Fort Collins) and Taft (in Loveland) and another near Boyd Lake. Altogether they'll be applying for four different grant opportunities and can use all of the community support they can get. Letters of support from the community are very important to the process. Below is information
Listed below is an information sheet for the first application to the State Trails program. YGR readers are strongly encourged to write a letter of support to be attached to the application.
Presented by Gorman Engineering
Join Rolland Cycling and the Laramie Bicycling Network for a cyclocross race in Laramie’s LaPrele Park.
Race begins at 10 a.m. There will be FREE kid’s races, too, so bring the family.
$10 per rider (Kids race free). Please make checks payable to Rolland Cycling.
Available at the event. Closes 30 minutes before the race.
A challenging course at LaPrele Park. Expect a mix of grass, gravel, single-track, dismounts, and barriers.
MOUNTAIN BIKES WELCOME. This is a rain or shine event (though wet weather may require a course change). Parking will be located along Spring Creek Drive. Please do not block driveways. No USAC or BRAC license is required, but competitors must sign a waiver before receiving their bib number.
Additional Sponsors and Supporters:
City of Laramie Parks and Recreation, Happy Jack Software, & The Pedal House