Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wednesday first trip to the Greenway.

Tomorrow night Randy Burgess will lead Bike Night to the Greenway. If you've wondered how to bike to the farmers market or to Lefthand Brewery this will be a good ride for you.The ride will meet at the regular place and time, 6:30 & 7Ish @ Roosevelt Park in lovely Old Town Longmont.

So long from sunny Northern Minnesota. See you next week.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What's Cooler than Cool?


Tonight was a cool ride around Longmont with 100 or so super cool people.

We threw a little curve ball by doing the ride backward. First we went east and then west. We tried out a new ending point which, I don't think worked out so well. As you might have heard Bike Night was booted from the Gas 4 Less parking lot, oh well. Next week the starting point will be the same and the ending point will be the parking lot on Kimbark between 4th & 5th Avenues.

Randy will be the ride leader and you'll get to stretch your legs on the greenway! Rob will lead the 7pm wave. Tonight we had approximately 100+/- riders.

The 7pm wave had 4-6 folks. That's a solid start. Especially considering the first Bike Night had only that many. So, it's up to everyone to pass the word and get those folks who wold like to ride later to show up for the 7pm wave.

Tonight we had several first timers too. These folks are pictured above!

Thanks all for helping to make Bike Night - super cool!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bike Night tomorrow - Quick Update

Bike Night's regular ride will start at 6:30p as usual. We'll also begin a 7pm wave for those folks needing a little more time to get to Roosevelt Park. One important thing about the 7pm wave - You will need headlights. Not mandatory tomorrow night - But, from the next ride on you will need lights. The 7pm wave will ride longer routes and will most likely conclude after dark. So dress appropriately bring a light and get ready to have some fun!


Monday, June 21, 2010


It was great to get out tonight after a productive Bicycle Longmont meeting, there were lots of friendly people on the greenway. Looks like it will be drying out nicely. I heard a rumor that the traffic signal at 3rd and Martin will be operational soon. All this means we'll be riding the greenway very soon.

We've grown a lot over the past month and with that we've been booted from our normal ending place at 6th and Main Street. So I guess Wednesday we'll have a surprise ending for you. Nothing like a summer cliffhanger. Speaking of high places I heard a rumor 7 West will be opening their roof deck tomorrow......

Also; Don't forget Wednesday is 1) Bike to Work Day 2) Ride your bike to work, 3) It' s Bike Night and 4) We have two different rides leaving from Roosevelt Park. The first wave leaves at the usual time 6:30ish. The second wave leaves around 7pm. Each ride will rome the streets of Old Town and we're going to try and br...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beautiful night for cruising and meeting new friends.

Unofficial tallies have the participation at 92 tonight. I think people had a good time. We mixed up the ride a little. Might not have noticed that, though. I think the folks at Martinis were a little annoyed but, that's OK.

I'm looking forward to the new ride starting next week. Rob Zabrecky will be leading a 7:00 PM wave that will leave from Roosevelt Park. This ride is geared toward those folks who work out of town and
have a difficult time getting back for the 6:30 ride.

We will continue to have the first ride leave between 6:30 and 6:40. No worries there. I hope the new time will bring more people out and will help make Bike Night even better. Spread the word and let your friends know they can join in at 7pm.

Thanks, Rob.


Thursday, June 10, 2010


We did it again. Bike Night went over 100 for the second week in a row. That puts the three week average at 95!

Besides the large turnout lastnight it was exciting to see so many first time riders. I asked how many folks were riding for the first time, about 20 raised their hand. It was really wonderful to see so many new faces giving Bike Night a go. Thanks!

Bike Night has really grown over the past two years. A good turn out used to be 15 or 20, now we're attracting upwards to 110. Incredible. I think that goes to the word of mouth of riders. You guys are out there talking to eachother and to other people who might be interested in trying it out.

Last year a core group of riders formed around Bike NIght and like any grass roots activity it's the actions of that small group that help attract new people. I'd like to thank Rob, Dave, Carl, Randy, Libby, Tiffany and Wes, and of course Kelly. You guys have done a great job of helping out and building Bike Night. Thanks.

Change is inevitable and with that we'll be announcing something exciting next week at the ride. (June 23). I really want to tell you now, but we haven't got all the details worked out just yet. So stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

How 'bout that rain tonight?

Wow, Can Face sing! We got over to Roosevelt Park tonight to catch a little Face time with Longmont's own FACE. Folks around me were thinking Face could be the next boy band. However, I think most of them are over the cutoff for "boy" status, so I guess they might be the first "man band". If there is such a category. Well Face warmed up and began their set and then so did the heavens. Yep it rained. The diehard's stayed behind while the rest of us fair weather fans headed off to warmer, drier places.

Speaking of rain...

Tomorrow we RIDE! Rain or Shine... Will we hit a hundred again? Who knows but I do know that we will meet at 6:30 pm at Roosevelt Park. Allow a little more time for waivers etc. Otherwise see you all tomorrow night!

The photo above is of our very first Bike Night! The picture used for the Bike Night header is last week! Spread the word.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

107 Riders! Uff Da

So now we know what Old Town would be like if a hundred and seven riders took part in a cruiser ride. There were a lot of people tonight. I hope everyone had a lot of fun and were respectful of one another and to other users on the streets. The kids class prior to the ride tonight was a blast too. We had about 15 or so kids take part. During class kids learned to point in the direction they plan to ride. Handle their bikes better, and to be aware of other riders.

In all we had a good time. I think in future rides we'll jetison the return trip through Roosevelt park. To many folks on a narrow path can be problematic.

Take Care,
See you next week!