Thursday, December 18, 2008

Celebs on Bikes

Hey there & Happy Holidays,

I caught this link from my cousin. It's pretty cool. I guess celebs ride bikes too. Looks like most of them are rockin' the Electras. Cool.


Monday, October 13, 2008


Well, All Hallows Eve is approaching. So it's time to bust out the costumes, hit up Planet ARES or your favorite thrift store to find that one of a kind costume. This year's theme - yep - there will be a theme - Things that go BUMP, in the night.

There it is it's out there use your imagination.

The ride: Saturday October 25th, 2008, 4pm. This is the same day as the Longmont Halloween Parade. I believe the parade is in the morning, so that means the kids get to wear their costumes all day..... WOohoo.

We'll meet at Roosevelt Park, ride around Old Town then drop down to the greenway, to the Left Hand Brewery. Then we'll ride east to Lefthand a bit. Then Martin street back to Old Town.

Of course the route may change, as everyone knows, things always change. This year - change is more than a slogan. And, for anyone who's playin' a drinkin' game - Maverick. I love Tina Fey. Heck, I'll throw this out there too. Anyone (man or woman) who comes to the ride dressed as Tina Fey dressed as Sarah Palin gets a six pack of Dales. Fer sure. Or how bout, maybe anyone dressed as Tina Fey, dressed as Sara Palin, riding a Maverick that would be pretty good too.

Later, gators.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Last Night

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, all.

First I need to send a big shout out to Kelly Sanseverino for helping make the 5th year of Bike Night so successful. Kelly volunteered in February long before the snow melted to help lead rides. I cannot thank her enough.

Second to all of Longmont's Bike Shops. Blue Sky Bikes - TJ thanks for your undying support, and to Pete at Acme bikes likewise. Pete sends folks out the door with info on BIke Night. I appreciate that. Buzz at High Gear thank you for your support too. Thanks also to Bike N' Hike for posting the big ol poster and letting your customers know about Bike Night.

This year we had a new sponsor for the last ride. Oskar Blues donated two flats of beer. Old Chub and the local fav Dales Pale Ale. IF you haven't tried them you owe it to yourself to go get some. Dales supports the local bike scene in a big way, check out their blog at

Finally the last word on our 5th season. When I was a neighborhood organizer in Minneapolis my mentor told me that 90% of people are out for themselves and 10% of people think about everyone else before themselves. These are the folks who will do whatever needs to be done whenever its needed. I'm convinced through Bike Night I've gotten to know that 10% of Longmont. The folks who take part in Bike Night are some of the nicest, most personable and interesting people I've met. We've had folks who were line chefs in our local restaurants, to executives, to new parents, to boomer retirees who were finally able to get rid of their kids.

So if you want to meet some interesting folks and make great friends. Be sure to visit your local bike shop next spring, visit this blog, and you will find out when we'll start again.

In the meantime I'm planning a Halloween ride that is tentatively set for October 25th. Keep checking back for more information. And check your local bike shop for posters!

I also update a Facebook Page and have made a photo album of Bike Night. Check it out by following this link.

And Part Deux here

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tomorrow will be epic fun!

Tomorrow night (September 3rd) we will bring the 5th year of Bike Night to a close! So why not go out with a BBQ! We will meet at the usual time - 6:30 PM Roosevelt Park do a modified cruise ending at the Kragerud (Krag - rude) homestead for Hamburgers, Hotdogs, a few hotdishes and beverages. If you're arriving late you will find us at 615 Lincoln Street.

Dale's showed they are all about the biking lifestyle today. They stepped up and donated a couple flats of Dale's Pale Ale so we'll be sippin' the good stuff. If beer isn't your thing we'll have lots of bottled water and 100% Juice, for the kiddos. We've also got schwag from our local bike shops that we'll be giving away! (Hence - schwag).

This event may not be a lot of things but it will be fun and a nice end to a great, great year. I believe this could be the best year yet!

If you can't join us tomorrow night, please put a tentative circle around October 25th on your calendar! We will do our annual Halloween ride. Stay tuned to the blog for details. I'm cookin' up something good.

Well, until tomorrow. I better turn in before the train whistles start blowing..... damn trains.

You can check out Dale's and a nice plug for Longmont Bike NIght at Thanks CHAD!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Last Bike Night - September 3rd, 2008

We had a great night tonight. Folks had lots of fun, and there was even a little single track and a whole lot of urban exploring. We found a new route that was pretty fun. We went from Roosevelt Park to Snowy Mountain Creamery at 15th & Main via the Kensington Greenway, a short section of single track and over on 15th.

Much fun was had by all.

I have to apologize if anyone wakes up to a flat tomorrow. The offroad section along the Mountain View Cemetary had goatheads. Sorry. I had a flat tonight. Again, sory.

September 3rd will be the last bike night for 2008. This has been a great 5th season for Bike Night. Our last ride will have shwag and a BBQ at my place at 615 Lincoln Street. Should be fun and be sure to pass the word! Hot Dogs all around. Details will be firmed up and announced on the 27th.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Lookin' Good for Wednesday!

Wednesday is looking good - highs near 88. Kelly mentioned folks took to the Greenway and Lefthand Brewery, while the other half went on to ride Martin Street. Sounds like everyone had a good time. I'm looking forward to making it to the ride this week. See you then. Bring ideas for the ride.

Thanks, Kelly for leading!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ride Leader Needed....

Thanks Dan for leading lastweek's ride. I apologize I wasn't available - I had to work.

I won't be able to attend tomorrow night's ride either, I have to work again. Kelly is out of town and won't be available to lead. I hope someone else wil step up to lead the ride.

Until next week....


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tornadoes and Severe Weather

The severe weather threat cancelled Bike Night tonight. If folks showed up and rode please post your comments. Otherwise we'll be back at it next week. If you have some cool shots of clouds and biking feel free to email me at rjkragerud at att dot net.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 30th - Same time, Same location

Hey Folks,

Same time. Same place. We'll leave Roosevelt between 6:30 and 6:40. Have a great day and hopefully it will cool off tonight.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Change Up: Wednesday July 23rd - Greenway Adventure

Hey all,

By popular demand we'll be changing things up this Wednesday. Instead of cruising the tree lined streets of Old Town we'll be hitting the trail of Longmont's Scenic St. Vrain Greenway. The route will take us south out of Roosevelt past Thompson Park and across 3rd Avenue on Gay Street. Once on Gay, we'll drop to the Greenway. We will then head west along the greenway and circle Golden Ponds park. Along the way we'll see several installations of art and geese galore. Hmmmm. Wasn't that an art in public places thing a few years back?

Anyway it should be fun. This ride will be a bit longer than our previous rides and we'll ride on a couple of busy streets (Gay and Boston briefly). Gay has bike lanes so we'll try to stay within those. If you're not sure of your bike skills and/or your children's skills you may want to meet us on the greenway. Parking is available at Izaak Walton park, or along Price Road south of Boston Avenue along the railroad tracks.

On the way back from Golden Ponds we'll drop by the Lefthand Brewery - bring some cash. If beer isn't your thing you can continue on along the greenway and back to Old Town. After the Brewery we'll cruise the Greenway to Martin Street and back to Old Town.

I hope you will join us for this fun adventure. Same time, same starting place: 6:30PM Roosevelt Park.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bike Night Wednesday!

Thanks to Kelly for leading the next ride!! Kelly will meet up with everyone at 6:30pm Wednesday July 16th. I'll be back next week. We've had a great turn out over the past few rides. Keep it up and spread the word.

See you soon!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Tonight was a good night. We had a great ride. Approximately 15 or so folks came out and rode. The rain held off long enough for us to get around Old Town. We took in the sights and finished up with some ice cream. Good times. See you next week, same time, same place.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wednesday,Come one, Come all

We'll start at Roosevelt Park at 6:30 PM. I hope to see a lot of folks tomorrow night!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blown out?

Thanks for leading the ride lastnight, Kelly. Kelly and a few brave souls braved the wind to ride last night. Hopefully next week the weather will cooperate.

We will be back in force next week! Same time and same place. I hope you will come on out for another go next week.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Rain out

Lastnight was a rain out. No ride. Bummer. Next week will be better. Kudo's to Kelly who showed up to lead decked out in her finest raingear. Thanks, Kelly. Next week we'll ride, same place, same time.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!

Hey all,

Tomorrow night should be another great night in Old Town Longmont. Bring some friends. Kelly will be leading the ride in my absence. You guys should have a lot of fun. I hope to hear all about it next week!

Bike Night - 6:30 PM, Roosevelt Park, 910 Longs Peak


Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Bike Night is back. Tonight was our first ride of the 2008 Season. Thanks to everyone who rode along. We picked up folks along the way, too. Always fun to have more folks. Thanks to our new first timers Darrin, Debby, and Rheese, Steve and Eddie (sweet cruisers), Christianna and her dad, Wes, Brodie and Tiffany. I'll be bringing the digital camera along on future rides so we'll post more photos later.

Check out the new 2008 Poster. Yep that's my great-uncle clay there on the cover. He's suave and quite the prankster and avid Twins Fan. He's the perfect face for Bike Night 2008.

This year we'll mix things up a bit. I'll be posting to the blog more often and riders will get to shape the ride. We've been doing the same course for the past 5 years. I won't say it's getting old but, it's pretty predictable. This year we'll try and get down to the greenway and maybe have a ride that could include the Lefthand and the brand spankin' new Dales Brewery on Pike Road. Both are accessible (relatively) on the greenway. - sorta.

Thanks to all who showed up and made this a great kick off!

Also there will be other great things happening this year - but that's my hook - so keep checking back. If you don't see anything new - post something - you can keep this blog fresh too.

Til next time. Ryan