One Speed Open scheduled for December 9th

The One Speed Open is happening! Check out the One Speed Open blog for updates. The Bike Co-op has a history of supporting this event…just make sure you’re ready for 30-40 miles of winter gravel grinding at race pace. Rumor has it, there will also be a One Speed Open “Lite” option for those who don’t want to kill themselves trying to keep up with Dan Lionberg. Rafael always finds a great local non-profit to support and all of the $15 entry fee goes to charity.

Clean out your garage during bike month !

Help fill up the rack at REI
Do you have an unused bike taking up space in the garage? A bike that yearns to see the world and breathe fresh air? The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is seeking donations of decent quality adult and children’s used bicycles to support its many community-based programs.During the month of June, bring your bike to either the Bike Co-op at 331 North College or REI Fort Collins at 4025 South College,… and the Co-op’s team of volunteers will prepare it for a second life.Donate your bike at REI and get a coupon as well !
Donations preferred during regular business hours at the respective locations.
Bike Co-op Weds and Friday 2-5pm and Sunday 12-6pm
REI M – F 10 am – 9 pm, Sat 9 am – 8 pm or Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Remember that the bike you pass every morning in your garage is a priceless resource that can make a huge difference to our community. For more information on the bike drive or any of the Fort Collins Bike Co-op’s initiatives or its mission, visit

Bike Co-op’s “Watch for Bikes!” Campaign Takes Off

The Safe Cycling Program of the Bike Co-op ordered 10,000 “watch for bikes” stickers last winter and has gone through nearly all of them. While the stickers are designed

to go on the bottom of the rear view mirror on the driver’s side of your car, the City has decided to put them on the windshield just below the oil change sticker. So far we’ve delivered 1200 stickers to the City motor pool.
At the CSU Smart transportation fair two weeks ago three campus agencies requested stickers and we ended up giving out 3,000 to the CSU motor pool, parking services, and the CSU Police Department. Parking services intends to distribute a sticker to anyone who gets a parking permit to park on campus.
Finally, the County motor pool called and requested 600 stickers for the smaller county vehicles. Hopefully they’ll find them valuable on every single county vehicle.
The stickers are popular among school kids (any sticker is) and they don’t last long on foreheads or the backs of hands. But they last on bike helmets and on bikes where a lot of them have ended up. They also look great on bathroom mirrors in middle schools and Old Town bars.
If you know of a business with a lot of vehicles that might make use of these, write and we’ll see that they get a few hundred!

Big Al's Change Jar Yields $900 to Bike Co-op in June

Big Als check
Representatives from the Bike Co-op receive $900 check from Big Al's (left to right are Matt Diemer, Doug Cutter, Brandon (Big Al's manager), and Rick Price)

The next time you are in the mood for a hamburger or hot dog in Old Town, stop in at Big Al’s and enjoy a burger, a cheeseburger a Detroit Coney Dog or a Chicago Dog (served with sport peppers, neon relish and celery salt!
And as you pay for you lunch, throw that change in Big Al’s change jar to benefit a local 501-c-3 non-profit organization.
Bike Co-op Board President, Doug Cutter, and Rick Price, head of the Safe Cycling project at the Co-op are proud to recieve a check for $900 from Big Al’s staff for June 2011.
“This will help us to complete the rebuild on our panel van for our safe cycling program,” said Cutter. “That’s right,” said Price, “with this we’ll prepare our ‘BEAST – Bike Education and Safety Truck’” to take bicycle safety programs to schools, neighborhoods, and community picnics.

2010 Bike To Work Shirts

Our friends over at Akinz are making shirts for bike to work day again this year. For each “Bike to Work Tee” they sell, they will be donating $2 to the Bike Co-op.  They have the new designs up on the Akinz site.  Don’t forget to have them delivered by bike if you’re local.

Bicycle Art Show – Call for Entries

Co-op Art ShowThe Fort Collins Bicycle Cooperative presents:
First Friday, June 3rd 2011
Exhibit hours: Friday June 3rd 6pm – 9pm
Location:  The Fort Collins Bicycle Cooperative
331 N. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Eligibility: All artwork depicting bicycles, biking culture, bicycle safety, bicycle as alternative transportation, etc. will be considered.
Consideration: To be considered for the exhibit, send a low-resolution image of each piece along with entry form by the entry deadline.  Please e-mail image(s) to
Media:  Photography, painting, sculpture, crafts, pottery and other media.  Pieces must be ready to be hung or displayed.  Tables will be available for small 3D pieces.  Only pieces incorporating bicycles or bicycle culture will be considered.
Juror: The Fort Collins Bicycle Cooperative Art Committee
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