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 www.oskarbluesbrewsbikes.blogspot.com.
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