Register for CSU's 2nd Annual Ram Bicycle Classic!

The date has been set for the 2nd Annual Ram Bicycle Classic, which supports Colorado State’s Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise Program ( GSSE ).  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 2 and include 3 great bike rides around Fort Collins. There will be a metric-century, 1/2 metric century, and family cruiser ride to fit all ability levels and ages!Continue reading

Cash for Clunkers

Rusty BikePhoto By Professor Bop

Through Jan. 31 the Cycologist Bike Shop will give you a 10% discount if you turn in a “clunker” bike with the purchase of a new bike. The good news is that the Cycologist will donate your clunker to the Bike Co-op for recycling, refurbing and redeploying to someone in need! Everybody wins.
Visit the Cycologist web site today and take a look in the basement for that clunker that you never use!
Then plan to visit the Bike Co-op to see what we do! (Of course, we’re glad to take that clunker as a donation if you don’t intend to buy a new bike this month).

Christmas Sell-a-bration at the Co-op!

Xmas GiftWe celebrate bikes every day at the Co-op but December is special as we’ll be
sell-a-brating bikes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout December from 2 – 5 p.m. and we’ll have a special Open House at the Co-op Saturday Dec. 19 from 12 – 5 p.m During these open store hours we’ve got great deals on refurbished winter bikes, frames, parts and “as is bikes” for that winter bike project you’ve been waiting to build!
What about Christmas presents?  We have quality CPSC, dial-to-fit helmets for $10, light sets for $20, single lights for $10 and Kryptonite locks for $13 & $20!   Promote safe and smart cycling in your family with helmets and lights this Christmas.  (Family special on helmets = 3 helmets for $25!)

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.

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