Co-op's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Ugly Sweater
Prizes awarded for ugliest sweaters and most creative use of marshmallows.
Party – Holiday Party
Start Time:
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 11:55am
The Bike Co-op
331 N. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO


To celebrate the holiday season with all your favorite bike-nuts, come join us for the Co-op Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. We’ll potluck food and beverages, enjoy some music, and focus on what really matters during the holidays, laughing, dancing, and having a great time with friends. Please bring your own dishes/silverware to make this a zero-waste event. Did I mention that we had heat in the shop now? Cold parties are a thing of the past. Prizes awarded for ugliest sweaters and most creative use of marshmallows.

Safe Cycling Coordinator

Rick Price with Governor Ritter and Dan Grunig of Bicycle Colorado
Rick Price with Governor Ritter and Dan Grunig of Bicycle Colorado

The Fort Collins Bike Co-op announces the appointment of Rick Price, Ph.D. as the Co-op’s “Safe Cycling Coordinator”. The part-time, paid position is made possible by a grant from REI to promote safe cycling in Fort Collins and to teach bicycle safety to 10 – 14 year olds. The Co-op hopes to reach 5-10% of school children in that age group (400 to 800 students) over the next thirteen months under the program.
Price is a board member of the Bike Co-op, one of two founders of the bicycle advocacy group, Bike Fort Collins, and has been active in bicycle advocacy locally for over two decades.Continue reading

New trikes and the new shop

The Co-op would like to thank Christopher Eriksen, M.D. of Alpine Ear Nose and Throat for donating a new Pedal Pickup from Main Street Pedicab just down the road in Denver. We also got the other one refurbished and now are styling TWO awesome gas-free haulers.Exciting things are happening at the Co-op. We’ve recently moved to 331 N. College and will be reopening soon for public shop time. In the mean time please consider lending a hand helping us get organized and back rolling. We also now stock and sell refurbished bikes and bike frames for your next project.

Cassi returns from the Colorado Trail

cassi_returnsCassi and Tony are back from their tour!! We mentioned them earlier here:

“We are back from our mountain bike tour of the Colorado trail. We had a wonderful 16 day adventure. You can check it out on our website
Thanks for everyone who helped to make it happen. We could not have done it with out you. Also thanks to everyone who helped us raise money for the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. Have a great summer and keep pedaling,

Way to go you two. The Co-op can’t thank you enough!
Cassi and Tony Mason

Fort Collins Urban Assault Race

The Fort Collins Bike Coop is proud to be the beneficiary of the Rio Grande Urban Assault Ride! The Urban Assault Ride. is the biggest bike scavenger hunt series in the world! You and a teammate will take to the streets on a city-wide bike adventure. Plot your own course to checkpoints around town where you’ll take on physical and mental obstacle courses. Be the 1st team to hit all the checkpoints and you’ll win a pair of New Belgium Brewing cruiser bikes (and be the first team to the beer tent 😉
The event is well known for its funky obstacle courses which must be completed before moving on. We’re talking modified Big Wheels, Bike Jousting, The Keg Walk, Inflatable Slides…and much more. Obstacles change every year and at every UAR. It’s a killer event for anybody who can pedal a bike (ages 7 and up). After the fun at the checkpoints there’s a ragin’ after party with a huge prize raffle and plenty of New Belgium beer and Rio Grande fajitas.
It’s a Pedal-Powered Urban Adventure! Get all the info and sign up here:

Save the Poudre "June Rise" Contest

Every spring, the Cache la Poudre River rises as mountain snows melt. Some years there is abundant snow and the river’s flow is high enough to clean and refresh the river. Other years we have a dry winter and, because there are lots of diversions, there may be hardly any water left in the river in Fort Collins and the river suffers. Regardless, every year at some point the river hits its “peak” snowmelt-driven flow, when the water is at its highest, usually in June — thus “June Rise” — but ranging from about May 15th through June. After that, water levels drop.
What will the river do in 2009? You be the judge in Save The Poudre’s First Annual June Rise Contest. Guess when the Poudre River runoff will peak at the USGS Canyon Mouth Gage, as well as how much the actual peak flow will be in cubic feet per second (cfs).
See the Prizes for the winners and runners up

Polaris High School Freshman to ride the Colorado Trail

colorado_trail_signTo whom it concern:
I would like your assistance in raising money for the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op. I am looking for sponsors who will contribute directly to the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op as I spend 2 weeks mountain biking the Colorado Trail. I will cover all my own expenses, carry my own gear, ride during the day and camp out along the 500 miles of trail between Denver and Durango.
I felt I could make my 2 week trip even more rewarding by raising money for the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op. The Bicycle Co-op is a nonprofit organization that promotes the health, environmental and economic benefits of bicycling in Fort Collins and abroad. They do this primarily by collecting and repairing old bikes and reusing them here as well as in developing nations over-seas.
There are several ways you can support my cause for a more bicycle friendly world. You can go directly to the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op web site and donate on-line or mail a check to the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op 222 Laporte Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521. If you prefer you can pledge a donation now, either a set amount or a dollar-per-mile amount and I will collect from you after I finish in July. If you contribute direcly to the Bicycle Co-op please let me know so I can track it.
Thank you for your support. I appreciate your contribution.
Cassi Mason
Freshman Polaris High School