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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.

2023 COLLEGIATE MOUNTAIN BIKE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

USA Cyclings Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships are in Ride Rock Creek, North Carolina, this year. Racing takes place Oct. 12th through the 15th and includes short track, cross country, dual slalom, downhill, and a team relay. Colorado State University sent a team of nine, including George Poggemeyer, Isa Naschold, Luke Leavitt, Thomas Hansen, Quentin Loxtercamp, Abigail Francis, Jilian Lukez, Macayla Schiedt and Lucas Huesman.

High School MTB Race Weekend #4 Results

Coach Jeremy Norris has the race report from this past weekend's Colorado High School Cycling League's regional championships in Nathrop.

Charges Filed in 10 Year Old Cyclist’s Death

53 year old Amy Weiss of Timnath, CO, a math and science teacher at Lesher Middle School, has been charged with Careless Driving Resulting in Death (Traffic M1) and Tampering with Physical Evidence (M1) in the August 2nd crash that killed 10-year-old Oliver Stratton.

Project Highlight: Shields- Willox to 287

Welcome to the first official Project Highlight here on YGR. Although we've done a lot of infrastructure/trail/path updates over the years, this new feature will be a little more regular and perhaps a little more critical. We're going to call out the good, the bad, and the ugly of Northern Colorado's cycling and pedestrian infrastructure and soft surface trails or lack thereof. First up is the widening of Shields St from Willox to 287, but we'll also be touching on Kechter Road in the area of the Kechter Bridge at I25, bike park efforts, the Taft and Harmony Project, the Poudre River Trail, trail connectivity to Coyote Ridge and to Horsetooth and maybe kick around the canal road mishmash a bit. If you have a project you'd like featured or would like to contribute, please reach out.

Bicycle Film Festival

Bike Fort Collins is hosting the Bicycle Film Festival on Saturday, November 4 at The Lyric Cinema. Bicycle Film Festival is a benefit show for Bike Fort Collins. Proceeds from the show will help support BFC’s mission of more bikes, safe streets. and programs, including our Bicycle Advocacy initiatives, Active Living efforts, and their ability to deliver Safe Routes to School instruction to over 7,000 students annually within Poudre School District.