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!