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Trailcraft Cycles

Trailcraft Cycles was started here in Fort Collins in 2014 by Brett and Ginger Rosenbauer, with their two children as the catalysts for the brand. Brett was working sales at Niner and wanted a high-performance bike for his son so they could share their passion for riding. Unable to find the perfect bike, Brett began designing, prototyping, and eventually selling bikes that bore the names of the trails they were tested on. It wasn't long before Brett quit his job at Niner and joined Ginger, running Trailcraft full time. Each Pineridge, Maxwell, Bluesky, and Timber is assembled and packaged by the Rosenbauers and their employees in their southwest Fort Collins headquarters. I have seen the enjoyment level for cycling skyrocket since all three of my kids began riding Trailcrafts. Having a lightweight, well-fitting bike with brakes they can use, gears they can shift, and suspension dialed to their weight makes a huge difference in their confidence and enjoyment (which increases my enjoyment). If you are a family that mountain bikes together, I highly encourage you to consider adding a Trailcraft or two to the fleet. I would also like to thank the Rosenbauers and Trailcraft for supporting the YGR Kid's zone page.

Adapt Sports Therapy

Since relocating to Fort Collins, the Smalls have been working hard to build their sports therapy practice and support their community. Doctor Natalie’s primary focus for her own training is competitive trail running and cycling. Aside from treating runners and cyclists, Doctor Natalie specializes in pre and postpartum strength training and loves helping mothers stay injury free throughout pregnancy after giving birth. Dr. Shawn is passionate about serving such a thriving and active community in Fort Collins and chances are pretty good that you will see him on your weekly group ride or at local races. Being an athlete means that he speaks the language and can speak to various injuries and imbalances according to your specific sport. I personally have been working with Dr. Shawn to take care of an ankle injury that sidelined me for most of the 2022 season and have been very happy with the results.

VanMeveren Law Group

Bryan VanMeveren has been practicing law for over 30 years and his father, Stu VanMeveren was the 8th Judicial District Attorney from 1972 until 2005- 32 years. As a cyclist and triathlete, Bryan brings a unique perspective to every case he handles, especially those involving cyclists and drivers. He's a former insurance agency attorney so knows the tactics that insurance companies use work you over. Over the course of his carrier he has successfully handled hundreds of bike crash cases. Bryan has completed over 50 marathons, 27 Ironman Triathlons, numerous Ultra Marathons, Xterra races, adventure races and bicycle races. He is an eight-time Ironman World Championship Qualifier, a five-time Half Ironman World Championship Qualifier, a fifteen-time USA Triathlon All American and has been named a Gold level Ironman All World Athlete, ranking in the top 5% of his age group, numerous times over the past twenty years. Bryan finished the 2019 Ironman race season as the #1 ranked Ironman athlete in the world in his age group. The VanMeveren Law Group has been supporting YGR since way back in 2016 and is a major contributor to Wish for Wheels Fort Collins. Thanks for your support, Bryan.

Howling Cow Cafe

Howling Cow Cafe opened on July 1st, 2014, adjacent to Morning Fresh Dairy Farm hq, almost exactly a year after the Bellvue Bean closed down. That was a tough year for cyclists who were used to a mid-ride coffee break while doing the Dairy Loop. Lori and Robert Graves, the owners of Morning Fresh, managed to fill the void left by the Bean and then some. Howling Cow offers a comfortable patio with views of the foothills, great coffee, Ummbers IceCream, Noosa Yoghurt, baked goods, and other snacks for cyclists passing by, employees of the dairy, Noosa and Ummbers as well as local residents and those passing by on Highway 287. Shortly after Howling Cow opened, Lori Graves, an avid mountain biker, signed on with YGR as an advertiser flying banners for both Howling Cow and Morning Fresh. Over the past several months, the cafe has undergone a massive remodel that will allow more patrons inside, more seating outside and will provide a much more efficient area for employees to curate delicious drinks and food for their guests. They are open during construction in a popup location nearby. Be sure to stop by the next time you're in the area and tell them thanks for supporting the scene.


FCM is a department within the City's Planning, Development, and Transportation Service Area that exists to advance mobility solutions to increase walking, bicycling, transit use, shared and environmentally sustainable modes. They bring you both Bike to Work Days, Open Streets, and the Safe Routes to School and Bicycle Friendly Driver programs.
Education, Outreach and Engagement Team
Our team creates and delivers the messages to foster behavior change needed to achieve the various goals and objectives called for within plans and policies.
Mobility Management and Planning Team
Our team develops plans, policies and initiatives ― with strategic partners ― for all transportation modes, including the Transportation Master Plan, Transit Master Plan and other modal plans.

GroundScapes Fort Collins

Chris Urbauer sold his successful landscape company in Lincoln, Nebraska, and moved to Fort Collins with his family in 2013. He used his strong midwestern work ethic and no-BS attitude to rebuild his business in Northern Colorado. GroundScapes handles all commercial and residential landscape maintenance types, including lawn mowing, snow removal, lawn rehabilitation, aeration, and sprinkler system installs and repairs. You'll notice these are things that you, as a cyclist, don't want to waste your riding time with. Why not let Chris and his crews handle it instead?
Much like Matt Skrdla and SPEX, Chris and I most likely raced each other back in Nebraska in the late 1990s during the golden age of the Psychopathy MTB series. Yes, Nebraska actually had/has a great mountain bike series. I think it's still going strong as the Nebraska Off-Road Series. We haven't found any photographic evidence that we raced each other but the dates line up. Chris also has an unhealthy obsession with vintage mountain bikes. He has over 80 bikes from the 1980s and 1990s and has traveled all over the country to pick them up. His collection includes frames from Crank Brothers, Fat Chance, Yeti, Bridgestone, Klein, Manitou, and Clark-Kent. He even has a rare, Fort Collins produced, Vertabra.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Much like New Belgium Brewing, the Rio is synonymous with Fort Collins cycling. Patrick McGaughran, the owner of all five Colorado Rios opened the first restaurant here in Fort Collins in 1986. He first sponsored an elite road team in 1999. His title sponsorship of that team continues nearly 25 years later and has catapulted riders like Tejay van Garderen, Chad Haga and Mara Abbot into the World Tour. In addition to the elite road team, Pat has advertised on YGR since 2009 (my second advertiser), hosted every single RioSwap, sponsored the Fort Follies, the FoCo Fondo, and several other races that have come and gone. The team currently runs the Frostbite Time Trial. Few if any other businesses have poured more money into the Colorado road racing scene than RioPat. I can't begin to count how many birthdays, anniversaries and other special events my family has celebrated at the Rio in addition the usual FAC. I'm proud to have ridden for the Rio for a few years and appreciate Pat's continued support. Please join me in hoisting a world-famous margarite in honor of the Rio the next time you're on Mountain Ave.

Morning Fresh Dairy Farm

Morning Fresh Dairy Farm, nestled along the "Dairy Loop" is a sixth-generation dairy farm located at the base of Rist Canyon, just outside Bellvue. The dairy has been owned and operated by the Graves family since 1894. It's one of the few remaining dairies that will deliver fresh, All Natural, minimally processed milk to your doorstep in glass bottles. Their motto, "24 hours from Moo to You" guarantees you'll be getting fresh milk. MFD is owned and operated by Rob and Lori Graves, the fourth generation of Graveses to run the dairy. The farm covers 2,000 acres,1,200 head of milking cows, and has about 150 employees. It's home to the dairy, Noosa Yoghurt, Howling Cow Cafe and Ummbers Icecream. Lori is an avid mountain biker and one of the original members of Team B.O.B.. She's been supporting the NoCo cycling scene with Morning Fresh and Howling Cow ads on YGR since 2015. Visit their website for great home delivery options, including milk, yoghurt, eggs, honey, cookie dough, juice, granola, cheeses, salsas and more.

Spex Optical

Dr. Matt Skrdla with Spex Optical has been advertising on YGR and supporting the Fort Collins Cycling scene since 2011. He's a former sponsor for 1st City Cycling, Matador Masters and numerous races and events. Matt himself is a very accomplished road racer with multiple State and National Championship podiums. He currently holds the record for the fastest 40k time trial in the United States for his age group. He's very active in the Fort Collins group ride scene, specifically TTH and the Oval and the Colorado front-range racing scene. I've known the Skrdla family since about 1996 when my brothers and I raced with and against Matt and his brothers while attending school at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and wrenching at Western Schwinn. Thanks for your continued support of the NoCo scene, Matt and thanks for taking care of my somewhat finicky eyes.

Bike Sports

What to say about Whitney and Zack Allison with the Bike Sports, Gravel Graceland and FoCo Fondo brands.... The professional gravel racers have been working hard to build their empire while simultaneously lifting the entire Northern Colorado Cycling scene. Their efforts to make cycling and especially gravel riding accessible and welcoming to everyone should be embraced and replicated at events across the country. I'm continually in awe of their positive energy and entrepreneurial spirit. While I'm proud to have their banners flying on the site, I'm even more proud to call them my friends. Thanks for everything you guys do!
Bike Sports is their pro gravel race team and bike fit studio based out of Brave New Wheel. Gravel Graceland is a three-day gravel camp based out of the Fort. The 30-50 mile rides are fully supported and traverse a mix of gravel, pavement, and single track. The FoCo Fondo is Fort Collins' flagship summer cycling event. "A gravel ride, a gravel race, rooted in the insanity of a Fondo with the levity of the Fort Collins community. Whether you’re into racing bikes or all-day bike parties in the open range of Colorado. FoCo Fondo is your adventure."

New Belgium Brewing

Fort Collins cycling and New Belgium Brewing go hand in hand. The idea for the iconic Fat Tire brand was born during a bike trip through Belgium in 1988. In 1991 the first beers were brewed in the basement of a home on Mountain Street. The brand has been supporting the local scene for decades. Everything from donating all funds from Tour de Fat to local cycling nonprofits to hosting Tuesday night shorttrack, Tuesday night cyclocross, Cross of the North and the FoCo Fondo. They were the title sponsor when the Grand Prix of Cyclocross and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge came to town. NBB was the very first advertiser to sign onto YGR back in 2009. I'm proud to call many of their employees my friends and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to continue to fly their banner on the site.

Mike Weber- Red Team Homes

Mike Weber has lived in the Fort since he was six, has been riding mountain bikes in Northern Colorado since 1985, and has been selling homes here since 2002. He became a fan of the site when it was launched and became an advertiser shortly after. You'll recognize his name as a calm voice of reason and education on many of the local cycling forums offering trusted trail condition updates and well-thought-out etiquette tips. He's a former member of the Fort Collins Bicycle Advisory Committee, Fort Collins Natural Areas Land Conservation and Stewardship Advisory Board, a Larimer County Open Space Volunteer Ranger Assistant and is a Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patroller, and board member of the Overland Mountain Bike Association. If Fort Collins had a cycling hall of fame, Mike would be among the first to be inducted.
Suggested Route- 2010 Tres Montanas

Alpine Dental Health

Mick McDill with Alpine Dental Health is among the strongest masters mountain bikers in Northern Colorado (despite the stereotype, he does not ride a Yeti) with strong results at the Leadville 100, BC Bike Race, Breck Epic, and, more importantly, the Sendtown Tuesday night races. He's one of my favorite nemeses on Tuesday nights. I've yet to beat the PR I set while chasing him down Kimmons way back during a Lory Mountain Bike Challenge race. He's a longtime member of the Northern Colorado Grassroots mtb team and a hell of a nice guy. Mick and Alpine Dental Health have been selected as one of the best dentists in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. This distinction comes from 5280 Magazine and NoCo Style Magazine (voted number one). After helping build a dental practice in the Denver area, Mick moved back to his childhood home of Fort Collins to assume the Alpine Dental Health practice in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming and his dental degree at The University of Colorado in Denver. If you're in need of a NoCo dentist please consider Alpine and Dr Mick.
Mick McDill's 10 Tracks