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.

Ghana Bikes Loaded and Shipped

The shipping container is loaded and on it’s way to Ghana!!  Saturday morning brought beautiful weather, and even more attractive people.  The loading went great, and we were finished before noon!!  451 bikes and a whole lot of spare parts are on their way to Africa!!  All thanks to a great planning by Lera Haines.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read about our Ghana Bikes Program

The pile before

The pile before (Photo by: Rick Price)
Photo: Rick Price

The Container before

The Container before (Photo by: Rick Price)
Photo: Rick Price

Then we went to work moving the bikes two at a time from the pile to the container.  It looked a little something like this:
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No, that music wasn’t actually playing.

The pile after

The pile after (Photo by: Curtis Heideman)
Phot0: Curtis Heideman

The Container after

Photo: Lera Haines
Photo: Lera Haines

If you missed out, you still have a chance to help.  We’ll be having a fundraiser to help raise money for the Co-op and our Ghana Bikes Program.  More on that soon.
More pictures can be found at:
Ricks Flickrstream
Curtis’ Flickrstream

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