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Medina Alert Issued for Greeley Hit and Run

A Medina Alert has been issued after a weekend hit and run in Greeley. The Greeley Police Department is looking for a black 2017-2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with front-end damage.

SOAPSTONE AND RED MOUNTAIN CLOSE FOR THE SEASON

Both Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space have closed for the season. Soapstone, managed by Fort Collins Natural Areas and Red Mountain, managed by Larimer County Natural Resources, close annually from Dec 1st until March 1st due to "sensitive wintering range for large mammals and low recreational opportunities."

CBS Colorado’s Bike Park Coverage

On Sunday, CBS Colorado sent reporter Dillon Thomas out to learn more about the community push to bring a bike park to Fort Collins. At the 1/2 acre Spring Canyon Skills Park, Dillon was greeted by roughly 75 riders of all ages and abilities riding the pump track, drops, and other beginner-level features. The chaotic scene showed both the overwhelming appetite for a bike park and the shortcomings of the current park facilities.

Cross of the North 2023 Results & Photos

Colorado's premiere cyclocross weekend took place this past Saturday and Sunday on the New Belgium Brewing campus. The two-day cyclocross festival used much of the Sendtown Dirt Pile race course that took place this Fall. The 11th edition of COTN had 421 racers on Saturday and 350 on Sunday, for a total of 771. Roughly 170 of those racers were from the Northern Colorado/Southern Wyoming area.  Thanks to all the volunteers who make this race happen every year. 

Fort Collins Election Bodes Well For Bike Park

The results from yesterday's Fort Collins city council and proposition election bode well for a bike park in Fort Collins. The question is when and where.

Realities For Children’s Bikes For Tykes Program

Every kid deserves to have a bike of their very own and Realities for Children is in the midst of its annual winter bike drive. If you have new or very gently used kid's bikes that you'd be willing to donate to Bikes for Tykes, please read on.

Upcoming Events

It may be November, but there are still a ton of cycling events taking place in the coming days. In order of appearance. See links and images for details.

Bike Fort Collins’ Welcomes New Executive Director

Bike Fort Collins welcomed their new executive director, Mike Moses, to the cycling advocacy non-profit last month. Moses took over as ED after Dave Dixon took a position with the Weld County Boys and Girls Club at the end of September. Moses comes to BFC as the former President/CEO of Red Mountain Scientific, a drone inspection company in Fort Collins that helps businesses maintain cell towers and wind turbines. 

2023 HIGH SCHOOL MTB STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach Jeremy Norris has the race report from this past weekend’s Colorado High School Cycling League’s State Championships in Glenwood Springs.

WINDSOR PUMP TRACK SET TO OPEN

The Velosolutions Asphalt pump track at Harmony Ridge Park in Windsor is set to open on Wednesday, Nov 1st. The ribbon cutting will take place from 4 to 6 pm. I haven't seen it yet, but the track is supposed to be 20,000 SF, the same size as the Berthoud Bike Park track (huge) and twice as bike as the 10,000 SF track at Valmont. Nice work Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture.

Cross of the North 2023

Cross of the North is coming up!
Join us at the Fort Collins New Belgium Campus on November 4-5 for a weekend of awesome racing, food trucks, coffee, and beer. There are cyclocross races for all ages and abilities, including free kids races.

2023 Election Candidate Questions- Bike Fort Collins

There are a lot of important non-cycling-related issues on the ballot so YGR won't endorse any specific candidates in the 2023 election. I will, however, highlight how these mayoral and city council candidates answered cycling-related questions posed to them by cycling non-profits Overland Mountain Bike and Bike Fort Collins. The likelihood of the former Hughes Stadium property being turned into a bike park is closely tied to this election. Some candidates state that they support a bike park in Fort Collins but DO NOT support one at Hughes.