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:
Farrier Bicycle Works
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.
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.
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.
Desmond Mohr, Nicholas Klapperich, Chase McKay
Omnium--Desmond Mohr, Nicholas Klapperich, Jonah Olivier
Ruby Betts, Mina Thompson, Emmalise Catzke
Omnium--Mina Thompson, Kate Fagan, Kerrianne Taffoli
Ridge Gosney, Josiah Betts, Chris Barna
Omnium--Chris Barna, Ridge Gosney, Issac Fairchild
Paige Tibbets, Izzy Miller, Halle Swanson
Omnium--Izzy Miller, Paige Tibbets, Taylor Slauson
Gabriel Soffler, Palmer Fagan, Will Cummins,
Omnium--Gabriel Soffler, Zeke Miller, Palmer Fagan
Olivia Cummins, Avery Shuff, Madison Tedder
Omnium--Olivia Cummins, Allison Pfuetze, Breanna Corbin
Kenan Schuler, Gabriel Soffler, Reeve Gosney
Omnium--Kenan Schuler, Ben Maceachran, Bryce Pfuetze
Olivia Cummins, Becky Hutchinson (only riders entered)
Omnium--Olivia Cummins, Grace Eddy, Madeline Boyles
Jack Ellmer, Bryce Pfuetze, Palmer Fagan
Omnium--Jack Ellmer, Sam Eddy, Duncan Schenkel
Heat #1 Desmond Mohr, Nicholas Klapperich, Mason Oliver
Heat #2 Mohr, Klapperich, Oliver
Overall--Mohr, Klapperich, Oliver
Heat #1 Kate Fagan, Josie Harder, Kerrianne Toffeli
Heat #2 Lucy Porter, Kate Fagan, Josie Harder
Overall--Kate Fagan, Josie Harder, Lucy Porter
Heat #1 Isaac Fairchild, Cohen Bundy, Noah Hubb
Heat #2 Isaac Fairchild, Cohen Bundy, Chris Barna
Overall--Isaac Fairchild, Cohen Bundy, Noah Hubbard
Heat #1 Taylor Slauson, McKennah Newton, Cedar Yujuico
Heat#2 Taylor Slauson, Cedar Yujuico, McKennah Newton
Overall--Taylor Slauson, Cedar Yujuico, McKennah Newton
Gabriel Soffler, Zeke Miller, Palmer Fagan
Olivia Cummins, Breanna Corbin, Priscilla Rowland
Kennan Schuler, Bryce Pfuetze, Ferin Von Reich
Jack Ellmer, Sam Eddy
6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 (6/30 Rain Date)
(1) Registration and warm up 3PM-4:45PM. Kid’s Registration ends at 3:45PM
(2) Kid’s races, Ages 0 through 17
a. 4:00 PM 0-4 sprint, heat 1
b. 4:05 PM 5-6 150 meter sprint, heat 1
c. 4:10 PM 0-4 sprint, heat 2
d. 4:15 PM 5-6 150 meter sprint, heat 2
e. 4:20 PM 7-9 2 lap race
f. 4:30 PM 10-12 3 lap race
g. 4:45 13-17 5 lap race
Kids medal presentation immediately following their last race
All racers under 18 get to race for FREE
Be sure to bring a bike (obviously) and a helmet.
The Oval races are part of the Kids Club Challenge: http://bit.ly/12o0aFZ
Weekly Medals for Kid’s races, Overall age group winners presented at series end on USPCC
Single Payout at series end for the Adult Omnium class winners
Associates in Family Medicine (title Sponsor for 6
City of Fort Collins Recreation Department
Pixels and Press
Fort Collins Bicycle Co Op
Back Country Deli
Poudre Valley Health Systems
Braap Energy Bars
All Sports Trophies, Inc.
Your Group Ride
May 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FoCo Kids Bike Challenge begins Tuesday, May 7
Challenge offers 18 free kids bike races throughout the summer
Thursday, May 2, 2013 FORT COLLINS –The first ever FoCo Kids Bike Challenge, a series of 18 free weekly kids summer bike races, will begin on Tuesday, May 7 with Ciclismo Youth Foundation’s Short Track series. Similar to the Healthy Kids Run Series offered by University of Colorado Health’s Healthy Kids Club, the FoCo Kids Bike Challenge has merged all of the local summer kid’s bike races into one summer-long series. Participants can register for the entire Challenge and can race in any or all of the races and will earn prizes for consistent participation. The FoCo Kids Bike Challenge culminates with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge which is coming to Fort Collins on August 24th.
All races are for children ages 2-18 and will be divided by age and ability. Striders and trikes are accepted for the youngest age group, 4 and under. All racers are required to wear a helmet and parents must sign one waiver for each race series in the Challenge.
The race series included in the FoCo Kids Bike Challenge are listed below and are provided by Ciclismo Youth Foundation (Short Track and Lory Park Challenge), CSU Rams Cycling & Fort Collins VeloPark Association, and Northern Colorado Cycling Events, respectively. Pre-registration and day-of registration is accepted.
Day of Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
Race starts at 4:30 p.m.
3 blocks east of New Belgium Brewing (500 Linden) on Buckingham Rd.
Closed dirt course
Day of Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
Race starts at 4:00 p.m.
Closed paved course
City Streets Criterium
Day of Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.
Race starts at 5:30 p.m.
625 Ninth St.
Closed paved course
Lory Park Mountain Challenge
Day of Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
Race starts at 5:45 p.m.
Dirt mountain bike trail
These grassroots races are low-key family events and are followed by adult races that are open to the community including moms and dads! A small fee applies for adult racers. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and stick around for the all the fun.
Please pre-register for the FoCo Kids Bike Challenge through the City of Fort Collins Recreation department by calling 970-221-6256 or online at www.fcgov.com/recreator with the activity #315982-01. For any further information about FOCO Kids Bike Challenge please call 970-224-6032. Bikes and helmets can be provided to any FoCo Kids Bike Challenge participants who need them in order to race.
This event is brought to you by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department, University of Colorado Health Healthy Kids Club, Peloton Cycles, Northern Colorado Cycling Events, Your Group Ride, CSU Rams Cycling, Fort Collins VeloPark Association, Bicycle Pedestrian Education Coalition, Bicycle Ambassador Program, Safe Routes to School, Safe Kids of Larimer County, Trips for Kids, and Ciclismo Youth Foundation.
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
The City of Fort Collins, Poudre School District and local K-12 students will celebrate the second annual National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8. Many local schools will roll out the red carpet to encourage kids to bike to school that day. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the nation to join together to celebrate active transportation and the benefits to children’s health, academic achievement and the environment.
“National Bike to School Day is a perfect opportunity for families to give biking a try,” says Nancy Nichols, Safe Routes to School coordinator for the City.
Several local schools will provide activities and incentives for students who pedal to school. PSD schools scheduled to participate include Fort Collins High School, Rocky Mountain High School, Blevins Middle School, Lesher Middle School, Bauder Elementary, Beattie Elementary, Kruse Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Linton Elementary, Lopez Elementary, Riffenburgh Elementary, Shepardson Elementary, Werner Elementary and Zach Elementary. Blevins, Lesher, and RMHS are among local schools planning to celebrate the entire week of May 6-10 with cycling activities.
“Riding to school is the perfect way to kick off the day for your child,” says Tim Halliday, PE teacher at Shepardson Elementary. “The kids who ride to school in the morning are more engaged academically when they arrive to their first class. Some people don’t realize how lucky we are to live in a community that is so accepting of cyclists. We’re very fortunate to live in a city full of bike paths and lanes, and we should be taking advantage of it.”
On May 8 at Shepardson, students will enjoy a bike rodeo, a station for snacks and drinks, a mechanic station and a helmet-check station for about an hour before school.
This encouragement campaign supports the City’s goal of getting at least 50% of local schoolchildren walking or biking to school regularly and teaching 11,000 K-12 students annually about how to safely bike/walk to school.
For more information on the City of Fort Collins’ efforts on safe travel and the Safe Routes to School program, visit fcgov.com/saferoutes.
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.