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Realgeeksride.com will be at the Boulder Draft House July 3th

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Folks are also encouraged to donate cycling equipment for the kids. Pedals, shoes, helmets and smaller sized clothing is very helpful
This events is a blend of my two worlds... geeks and bikes! Some great local tech companies like Gnip, Lijit, Filtrbox, Techstars, are hosting a networking meeting at the Boulder Draft House this Friday from 4pm -6pm. Meet the two guys behind Real Geeks Ride and help the cycling students of Casey Middle School by making a donation, Catherine Powers will be there to personally thank everyone helping them out!

About Real Geeks who ride...

This ride across the USA, and the months leading up to it, is about their transition from ‘geeks’ into ‘geeks with bikes’. They will be showing, through realgeeksride.com and various forms of social media, the challenges, myths, and culture of cycling, the way a geek would understand them.

Through their example, they hope to inspire (or potentially force) other geeks to change their commuting habits. If these two geeks can make it across the USA, it is foolish to think other geeks can not at least bike to work.

Weekend Cycling Events in Colorado

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Gravity Season in full swing

The ski season is long behind us and the "muddy" season is starting to relent too in the mountains which means gravity folks start their season up with this weekend Winter Park opening up 100% of its trails this weekend!

This year Winter Park is adding to its collections of trails a Pacific northwest feel to it with Trestle Bike Park. The trail will open with a race today! (can that date be right?).

Dead Dog Classic Race

What's with the name? But it is a classic. For those going, good luck and enjoy and those who missed the opportunity then check out what you missed at ttp://www.deaddograce.com/

BMX State Qualifier at Berthod

The Berthoud BMX State Qualifier Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Reg & Practice- 1:30pm-2:30pm

Bethod track information

MS 150

Valmont Bike Park gets $200,000 grant

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From the Valmont Blog this morning

We are thrilled to announce that Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has awarded $200,000 to Boulder Parks & Recreation for construction at the Valmont Bike Park (VBP). Forty-five applications were submitted requesting more than $7 million - so VBP was among some pretty tough competition!

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) played an integral role in the grant application, and our partnership with City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Department helped strengthen the proposal immensely. The community support for a bike park at Valmont, as well as more than $150,000 in individual donations from over 500 people and businesses also made our application competitive in GOCO's process.

This generous grant from GOCO will bring us much closer to the vision of a world-class bike park at Valmont City Park. This grant will be used to supplement the City's construction budget to help build a cutting-edge bike park, and also help us seek additional funding from local foundations that hold GOCO's decisions in high regard.

Governor Ritter Rides his Bike

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Looks like Gov. Ritter took part in the Elephant Rock this past weekend.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Gov. Bill Ritter is taking a 62-mile bike ride to help promote a new cycling safety law.

The governor is riding in Sunday's Elephant Rock Ride in Castle Rock. After the ride, the governor is talking with reporters to promote a new bicycle safety law.

Steamboat Springs Stage Race

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BREAKING NEWS! Looks like the stage race is on.

Thank you for your interest in the 2009 Steamboat Springs Stage Race, Stage racing returns to Colorado for 2009! We have four days of racing planned over September 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th including an individual TT, Circuit Race, Road Race, and Criterium. All stages are located a short distance from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Please check back often as we continue to develop this exciting weekend of racing!

Lyon's Fat Tire Festival coming this weekend

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Fruita, Moab, Crested Butte and many more have Fat Tire Festivals and now so will Lyons Colorado! Started back in 2001 as a simple house warming party is now turning into the next big bike festival on the east side of the divide. This year the founder of Lyon's Fat Tire Festival will be joining forces with BMA (Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance and Oskar Blues to kick off will be a fun weekend of Biking. Saturday will be filled with group MTB rides but sign up soon because each ride has a cap of 20 riders!

Here is what is known about the schedule of events

  • Friday Bike Polo (grass polo for you picky polo folks)
  • Saturday is filled with group rides to various locations
  • Poker Ride to Heil/Hall Ranch

Interested in camping or overnighting in a bed check out the details on lodging and camping

Lyons To Boulder Trail Update

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Another planning meeting is coming up.

Lyons To Boulder Trail Update
Project Open House

Please mark your calendars for the next Lyons-to-Boulder Regional Trail Open House. The open house will have a walk through format with no formal presentation, therefore, please come when it best works for schedule.

The next open house for the Lyons to Boulder trail is coming up!


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