Tuesday, August 31, 2010

70's & 80's and the Greenway

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a great day. Tomorrow night is Bike Night! We'll be riding from Roosevelt Park to Rogers Grove. There will be a stop at Lefthand Brewery on the way back to Old Town. We won't make it all the way out to Golden Ponds this time. Maybe next year, Right?

Anyway the theme for tomorrow night is 70's & 80's. So grab your favorite polo and big handled comb and come ride with us!

Next week, September 8th will be the final Bike Night of 2010 season! Tell your friends and neighbors. Lets try and boost the ride to over 100 again.

See you all tomorrow.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Bike Night Article: Longmont Ledger

The Longmont Ledger wrote a great article on Bike NIght. Look for it in the Ledger available on Sunday in either the Post or Daily Camera, and on stands around town. I know there is a stand at 5th & Main. The Ledger is a free publication. Check it out. The article can also be found by following this link:

Have a great weekend and we'll see you on Wednesday

Monday, August 23, 2010

Trippin' Old Town this week!

Hey All,

Thanks and a big SAH-lute to those who made the trek to Oskar Blues Brewery/Tastey Weasel. We had a great time and about 39 people made the ride a blast! If you're tracking your miles and you made it the whole way our route was approximately 13 miles. So give yourself a pat on the back!

This week we'll be bringing it back to Old Town. The theme this week is Plaid. Any show-tune types might want to do "Forever Plaid". Anyway We're bringing the plaid to Old Town.

Come out and join us. There are only two more rides after Wednesday. (That's 3 total including Wednesday). Next week we'll venture to the Lefthand one last time and then wrap things up the following Wednesday with a feast of Pizza somewhere. If you know cool employers looking to give away schwag - let me know. We have two less bike shops so I'm expecting things to be slimmer this year.

So, see you Wednesday at 6:30pm, @ Roosevelt and we'll Ride.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise - August 21st

I've mentioned this a few times at our regular Bike Night rides and tomorrow night is the big dinner cruise. This might be a good time to get a babysitter, detach the trailer and go for a ride. Here' s the schedule.

Meet at Roosevelt around 4pm on Saturday August 21st. Ride to the Lefthand Brewery for a happy hour then set sail for the Rib House in Prospect.

We'll leave Lefthand about 5:30pm and ride to The Rib House. We should be there by 6pm.

Following the Rib House we'll find dessert somewhere along the way back to Old Town/Downtown Longmont.

RSVP via "like" on the Facebook page or leave a comment here.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some Like it HOT

Tonight, it's gonna be HOT, and not entirely in a good way!

Bring water for yourself. If you're bringing your kiddo bring water and a snack for them. Oskar Blues Brewery at Pike & Sunset does not sell food or kid friendly beverages, except Root Beer - which is pretty good.


Tonight's ride will be longer almost 10 miles, think hard about whether or not your wee-one can put down 10 miles at 94 degrees. If not, you can look forward to next week! We'll be in Old Town doing our regular ride.

PS No 7pm wave tonight.

Take Care - bring water.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tastey Weasel - Wednesday (tomorrow)

Tomorrow we'll ride to the Tastey Weasel on Pike Road and Sunset Street. This will be a longer ride - lights would be a good idea. This may not be a good ride for young kids.

Riding to the Tastey Weasel will require riding on several busy streets. Our route will take us from Roosevelt Park to the St. Vrain Greenway via 6th Avenue and Martin Street, south to the Greenway. We'll connect to Lefthand Greenway and take that all the way to Sunset Street through Kanemoto Park and Creekside Park.

Our return route will bring us through Southmoor Park to Bowen Street and back to the St. Vrain Greenway.

We had a great turn out lastweek. Thanks for making the kids ride a success.

Finally, I hope all the kids who participated in Bike Night this summer have a safe trip to school tomorrow! Be safe!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kids Ride Success!

Lastnight's second annual Fleming Kids Night was a success. Many took part who otherwise might have been in trailers, tag-a-longs, trail-a-bikes or tandems. The start of the kids ride confused some riders who showed up at the regular spot. Sorry. Everything worked itself out in the end.

After the kids took their turn roaming the streets the adults and older kids took off around Old Town. We rode the usual route through the Westside to the Eastside. Stops were shorter due to the later start time. In all it was a beautiful night in Old Town. The heat broke in time for the ride.

Next week we'll take on the St. Vrain and Lefthand Greenway's as we ride out to the Tastey Weasel. Lights are advisable for this ride. Our theme will be Redneck Cruiser Ride - so have fun with that!

Thanks to everyone who took the School House Rock theme on lastnight!

Monday, August 09, 2010

August 11 - Old Town Cruise & Kids Night at Roosevelt Park - Theme - Schoolhouse Rock

Greetings, All!

Wednesday we'll have the second annual Fleming Kids Bike Night at Roosevelt Park. Last year this was a huge success and everyone had a great time! Come around 6p with a picnic (optional). We'll meet inside the biking and walking path loop near the playground and rose gardens. This Bike Night is geared toward those Bike Nighter's who have had to ride out the season on tag-alongs, trail-a-bikes, their own 2wheelers, or in trailers.

Our theme will be School House Rock - in honor of all those kiddos going back to school next week.

There will be a cruiser ride at the regular time around Old Town for those folks without kids or those wishing to go for a ride without their kids. Rob (aka the Music Man) will lead this ride. Just before the grown-ups take off we'll have a Kids mini-cruise from Roosevelt Park to Thompson Park down Bross Street and back on Pratt Street. The Kids ride will end at the playground at Roosevelt Park.

Kids can bring tricycles, bikes, scooters or even skateboards or whatever they'd like to ride, kick, coast or glide on for the ride.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bike Night is ON!

Rain or shine! Let's hope for shine!

Old Town in the News

Check out the Times Call today! Neighbors in Old Town on Sherman and Grant Streets (Between 3rd and 6th Avenue) have decorated their common alley. Their home made mosaics were hung on their garages - pretty cool. Here's the link:


We'll check it out tonight on our way north to Perky's - don't forget your grunge attire!


Sunday, August 01, 2010

GRUNGE Ride -Wednesday

Happy Sunday everyone -

I hope your weekend is going well. Wednesday we'll have our first theme ride. We're going back to '90's when the Seattle was known for grunge and coffee. So dig out your flannel and/or your starbucks attire and we'll see you Wednesday. I heard the weather may cooperate with cooler temps, too!

In the meantime I've posted some photos from lastweek's ride. We had approximately 52 -55 people on the ride lastweek. If you haven't made it out for a ride do so this week.

See you Wednesday!