take a kidVia the Overland Mountain Bike Club

Got Kids? Ready for some late summer fun? It's Take a Kid Mountain Biking day at Lory State Park! Come join the fun as we travel the trails with our young bikers. They'll learn mountain biking skills and trail etiquette, get a little swag, and tuck away some great memories. Parents are welcome to ride with the kids or cheer them on from the sidelines. No kids? Volunteer to help out! We need ride leaders, photographers, folks to check in kids, set up and clean up, and aid station help. 

The event is Saturday, September 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Meet at the Soldier Canyon and be ready to ride! Look here for information and registration.

Or, volunteer here!  It's pretty short notice so don't wait... let us know today that you'll be there!

Fort Collins, Colorado—April 2, 2014—Fort Collins Bicycle Company (FCBC), parent company to Swobo Bicycles, is proud to announce the launch of Farrier Bicycle Works, a high quality performance bicycle brand for children and small adults. Farrier bicycles will offer the Stayer road bike in 24 inch and 650b wheel sizes. Featuring a high-quality 6061 series aluminum frame and Shimano Claris short-reach STI brake-shift levers, the Farrier Stayer road series will retail for $799 (farrierbicycles.com).

The first off-shoot brand from Swobo, FCBC will sell Farrier to independent bicycle dealers via its exclusive distribution partnership with Hawley Company. “Farrier has been a pet project of mine for years,” says Peter Discoe, President of FCBC. “As my children were growing up, there was a clear absence of options for bicycles that would allow our family to ride together for anything beyond a mile or two. Giving children a quality option that will allow them to keep up and ride along with mom and dad was really important to me.”

“Farrier is yet another great opportunity for Hawley from the Fort Collins Bicycle Company,” adds Ian Cross, Sales Director for Hawley. “When we first saw the lineup it was clear why it was separate from Swobo, as the target customers, retail partners, and intended product focus are completely different. However, we fully believe Farrier is a strong compliment to our range of product offerings and continues to demonstrate the value and versatility of Hawley.”

Farrier Bicycles are currently offered in one color for each size model; Fire Engine Red in the Stayer 650, and Screaming Canary in the Stayer 24. Farrier Bicycle Works are manufactured in China, by ACE Trikes, and are available now.


For more information, please contact:


Kevin Murphy

Farrier Bicycle Works


(970) 219-3166


Ian Cross

Sales Director

Hawley, LLC


(803) 359-3492




nbb cx kids

Alright parents, here's all the info you need for the kids races during the New Belgium Brewing Cyclocross races.

They take place for the rest of the Tuesdays in Oct.

The course is located just East of New Belgium Brewing and race parking is a little further East of the course on Buckingham St. http://goo.gl/maps/S8mkf

Races are free for kids.

Registration opens at 4:00pm and races start at 4:20pm. 

Any type of bike will work.  Children of all ages and abilities are welcome.

All racers will get a handlebar number and Walrus Ice Cream Bucks. Be sure to hold onto your number.  You'll use the same one for the entire 4 week series. 

Racers will do a specified number of laps on the gravel course based on their ability.  

Be sure to bring their helmets. 

Info on adult races can be found here: http://bit.ly/15K6F1S

There will be a beer garden and food vendors, so make an evening out of it. 




overland trail mountain bike clubVia the Overland Mountain Bike Club

This is the Big Kahuna... the IMBA-sponsored main event. Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is hosted by bike clubs around the world and is an Overland Mountain Bike Club signature event! Kids come out in droves every year, put down the video games, hop on a bike and have a great time at Lory State Park.  Bring your kids out for a morning of mountain biking. This free event is open to kids of all ages. Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will create great memories for you and your children while encouraging an active lifestyle. Lunch will be provided for kids, parents and volunteers.  Spaces are limited to 60 kids, so register your kids now.


Rosalie Samaniego 
Overland Mountain Bike Club 


Saturday October 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM MDT


Lory State Park - Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area 
280 Lodgepole Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Driving Directions

The Fort Follies and the First City Cycling Team are again hosting FREE kids races during the City Streets Criterium Series.  The series is part of the FoCo Kids Bike Challenge

All you need is a bike and a helmet (any bike will work).  Registration opens at 5pm, Tykes and Trikes races at 530, Youth Races at 545.  Races take place at 625 9th Street (Roughly Lemay and Vine) at the City Streets Maintenance Facility. 

City Streets-2013

0-4 Boys
Desmond Mohr, Nicholas Klapperich, Chase McKay
Omnium--Desmond Mohr, Nicholas Klapperich, Jonah Olivier

0-4 Girls
Ruby Betts, Mina Thompson, Emmalise Catzke
Omnium--Mina Thompson, Kate Fagan, Kerrianne Taffoli

5-6 Boys
Ridge Gosney, Josiah Betts, Chris Barna
Omnium--Chris Barna, Ridge Gosney, Issac Fairchild

5-6 Girls
Paige Tibbets, Izzy Miller, Halle Swanson
Omnium--Izzy Miller, Paige Tibbets, Taylor Slauson

7-9 Boys
Gabriel Soffler, Palmer Fagan, Will Cummins,
Omnium--Gabriel Soffler, Zeke Miller, Palmer Fagan

7-9 Girls
Olivia Cummins, Avery Shuff, Madison Tedder
Omnium--Olivia Cummins, Allison Pfuetze, Breanna Corbin

10-12 Boys
Kenan Schuler, Gabriel Soffler, Reeve Gosney
Omnium--Kenan Schuler, Ben Maceachran, Bryce Pfuetze

10-12 Girls
Olivia Cummins, Becky Hutchinson (only riders entered)
Omnium--Olivia Cummins, Grace Eddy, Madeline Boyles

13-17 Boys
Jack Ellmer, Bryce Pfuetze, Palmer Fagan
Omnium--Jack Ellmer, Sam Eddy, Duncan Schenkel

All the information for local kids races will be posted here when it's available. All of this years races will be part of the 2013 Healthy Kids Club Race Series. 


  • New Belgium Short Track-May
  • Oval Omnium-June
  • City Streets Criteriums-July
  • Lory Park Mountain Challenge-August
  • New Belgium Cyclocross-Oct