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Wish for Wheels 2022

Wish for Wheels FoCo 2022

This fall, Bike Fort Collins, in partnership with peer organization, Wish For Wheels, has a goal to bring a new bike and helmet to every second-grader in Poudre School District’s Title 1 schools as part of the 3rd Annual Wish for Wheels FoCo program, and the community’s support is needed to make it happen. Each new bike and helmet has a program cost of $150 and can be funded individually, or by businesses or organizations at any quantity.

Bike Sports TV Garage: What to Pack in Your Saddlebag

In this episode of Bike Sports TV Garage, Whit shows us what she keeps in her saddle bag for gravel riding and racing. 

Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Fest

Overland Mountain Bike Association's 2022 Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Festival is happening Saturday, October 8th in Lory State Park! Poker ride, Take-a-Kid MTB’ing Day, skills contests, vendor expo, live music, food, beer, and yes…demo bikes are back too!!!

NoCo Riders Set National TT Records

Fort Collins had three racers head down to the Paula Higgins Memorial Record Challenge in Moriarty, NM this past weekend. Both Matt Skrdla and Jim Dickerson set new National Records in the 40k and 20k distances.

NoCo Highschool MTB League Race Results- Week 1 2022

The Colorado High School Mountain Bike League kicked off this weekend in Leadville with the Cloud City Challenge. Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming had dozens of kids racing in the Platte Conference (one of four state conferences). Fort Collins area kids raced either independently or with Rocky Mountain High School, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins High School, and Horsetooth Composite.

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Jay Zorn’s Fifty50Fifty Challenge

Fort Collins ex-patriot, Jay Zorn is taking on the ambitious challenge of riding 50 miles, in 50 states in 50 days in his 50th year.  The #50fity50 ride starts in Anchorage, AK tomorrow, September 1st. After those first solo 50 miles, Jay will hop a flight to Seattle where he'll begin to ride all of the lower 48 states.  On October 19th with only one state remaining, he'll fly to Maui to finish the challenge atop Haleakala, which holds the world record for climbing to the highest elevation in the shortest distance of 35 miles.

Upcoming Gravel Events

It’s refreshing to see the gravel event calendar going so late into September and even October here in Colorado. For various reasons, this was something the road scene always screwed up. Racing would start in March, with half the races being canceled due to crappy weather, and we’d be done by early August when it’s finally getting really nice out. It looks like gravel event promoters have taken note and are keeping the stoke level high well into the Fall.

Well, That Escalated Quickly

By now it's probably pretty common knowledge that I'm not a big fan of bike thieves and will do what I can within reason to reunite stolen bikes with their rightful owners when the opportunity presents itself. One of those opportunities presented itself again this past weekend. 

Rossborough Opens for 2022

The cyclocross skills course at Rossborough Park has opened for the season. The .71 mile course includes; off-camber turns, two sets of stairs, a sandpit, and two adjustable-height barriers, and a one-handed turning pole. The grass course is best run in a clockwise direction and is painted with white field paint.

YGR Time Trials-August

The August version of the YGR Time Trials is happening now.

Bender Bicycle Co Featured on The Radavist, The Gravel Cyclist

Local frame builder Will Bender of Bender Bicycle Company has been getting some great national exposure as of late. Josh Weinberg with the Radavist and JOM with the Gravel Cyclist were both in town for the FoCo Fondo and paid Will's shop a visit.  Both JOM and Josh highlight Will's emersion into frame building, his ever-expanding shop, sweetass 1995 HiAce Super Custom and recent builds. I really like that orange gravel rig.