Tour de Fat, fund raising

Tour de fat posterAnother Tour de Fat in Fort Collins has come and gone.  This year’s event was a ton of fun, and a huge success for the Bike Co-op.   Thanks to New Belgium, this was the first year that the Co-op received proceeds from the merchandise and the DIY tents.  In return, the Co-op provided all of the volunteers to help run those areas.  This partnership helped to raise nearly $5000 dollars to support the Bike Co-op.
For the second year, the Co-op provided Bike Valet service at this year’s Tour.  More than 1000 TDF participants utilized the bike parking service and the Co-op was able to collect $700 in tips throughout the day.  The Co-op also received a stipend of $1000 from New Belgium to provide the bike valet service.
Special thanks go out to Co-op volunteers Doug Cutter (merchandising) and Anthony DeNardo (valet) for their work coordinating the Co-op volunteers for the two endeavors.
Of course we can’t forget to thank New Belgium for allowing us to participate.  Their generosity towards non-profits, and their love of bicycles has no match.
We’re looking forward to next year, just 344 more days to get costumes together.

Ghana Bike Program & Bike Co-­op Fundraiser, Film, Silent Auction & Art Show

COOP-GhanaFundraiser2010If the name hasn’t made it clear, this is going to be a great evening.  The plan is to show “Race accross the sky” the documentary about the 2009 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race.  This film depicts the epic battle between race favorite Dave Weins  and Lance Armstrong in Armstrongs first race back from his previous “retirement”.  If you haven’t seen the film, it’s worth the $10 admission by itself.  Just look at this great HD film action:
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But wait there’s more…  If you come out to see us we’ll throw in refreshments for free.
Still not enough?
Final offer:  The Movie, The Refreshments, snacks, local art, great auction deals, and the best looking people Fort Collins has to offer.  All for the low low price of $10.  So, show up early because we can only cram so many of you into the building.

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