Ghana Bike loading day is Saturday, Sept 11th


On Saturday, September 11t,h 2010, we will be loading the container to ship bikes and bike parts from the Fort Collins Bike Co-op to the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana, Africa.  The container will be located at the Bike Co-op at 331 N. College Avenue. Volunteer sign up is below.  Breakfast, coffee and lunch will be provided.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/ghana
Thank you in advance for your help!
DATE: 9/11/2010 (Sat 8:00AM – 5:00PM)
LOCATION: Fort Collins Bike Co-op  at 331 N. College
WHAT: More about our Ghana Bikes Program

Urban Assault July 18th!


It snuck up on you didn’t it?
The Co-op is this year’s local Urban Assault beneficiary. That means that in return for us providing some volunteers, Urban assault gives us a bit of a kickback. Nice huh?
So, if you want to have a memorable weekend _and_ support the Co-op, get yourself signed up. Registration is open until July 17th, and there is no day of race registration.
If you can’t ride, come out and have a beer, and watch the rest of us make fools of ourselves. Beer proceeds are going to the Co-op, so bring your friends, and get them to buy you a round or two…..you know, for charity. Race starts at 9:00am and the suds start at 11:00, make sure you come thirsty.

Urban Assault – Fort Collins

Bike Week Bike Drive

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FORT COLLINS, CO – The Fort Collins Bike Co-op, a 501c3 organization, in conjunction with REI, is hosting a Bike Week Bike Drive in Fort Collins, CO. The event will accept donated bikes of any kind to benefit kids in need, the Earn–a-Bike program and Ghana Bikes. There is a specific need for youth bikes.
The main event will take place on Saturday, June 19th from 10-2pm at REI, 4025 S. College Ave. For every bike donated on the 19th during the above times, REI will give donators a free coupon to REI! REI will also be hosting a “Get Your Bike Ready to Ride” workshop on the same day and times. They’ll answer all your bike commute questions, help you plan your best route for Bike to Work Day (June 23rd), and show you how to dress for your ride and still look good when you get there. Free bike maps, water bottles, and other cycling prizes will be given. While they are happy to make basic adjustments and give advice as part of their free basic check-up, they will refer you to their expert bike shop for full tune-ups and major work.
Can’t make it on the 19th? Donated bikes will be accepted all week long during Bike Week at REI and the Bike Co-op, during their respective business hours. However coupons will only be given for donated bikes on the 19th. The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is located at 331 N. College Ave. REI is located at 4025 S College Ave. Any donated bikes or bike parts that cannot be used will be recycled if possible.
For more information, please visit http://www.rei.com/stores/49 or https://fcbikecoop.org/

Listening Sessions

bikesAs a part of our effort to provide community input to help Plan Fort Collins for the next 5 – 50 years, the Fort Collins Bike Co-op announces a series of community “listening sessions” or “Bike Town Meetings” to identify issues and opportunities for the future of bicycling in the city.
To gather as much public input as possible, the Co-op will hold nine public meetings over the next seven weeks.  The information we collect will be delivered to the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Transportation Board, the planning team for Plan Fort Collins and other groups or organizations as appropriate.
Find out more about the Co-op Listening Sessions

Bicycle Army Ride

RidetoRawhideHave you ever been curious about what goes on up at the Rawhide Power Plant?  You’re in luck, the Wolverine Farm Bicycle Army is organizing a ride/tour to Rawhide. Make sure you RSVP soon, there’s only 50 spots available.  You can find more information in this Matterdaily Blog Post.

Poet Announces The 2010 Two Wheel Tour


Poet. Rapper. Quaker. Cyclist.
These are words that are rarely used in the same sentence, never mind being used to define the same person. Yet they are specifically the words that one would use to describe John Watts, an off-beat singer/songwriter that explores themes of faith and faithfulness, growing up Quaker, the environmental crisis, war, personal accountability, and inward peace, through performances of the spoken word.
The eclectic artist recently announced that he will embark on his 2010 Two Wheel Tour Tour, and instead of a tour bus or even a friend’s conversion van, he’ll make the trip- from Richmond to Boston- completely by bike.

I’ve known for a long time that the centeredness required to be faithful to the music I’ve written is contradicted by the superficiality and hurriedness in the typical career of a professional musician. – John Watts

The bike Watts chose for this significant tour? An Xtracycle Radish.
Stay in touch with Watts and hear clips from the tour on Facebook and Twitter!