Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Say Cheese - for a good cause!

The City of Longmont would like cyclists to show up at 4pm today at the intersection of Martin Street and the St. Vrain Greenway near Best Buy/DSW/Carls Jr etc. For a photo shoot. The photos will be used in the 2011 Bicycle Route map. Join US!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

$60 raised for the Bicycle Longmont Holiday Bike Program

Lastweek was the last Bike NIght. For the fourth time in as many years the after-ride party was held at Abondanza's downtown. We had a great turnout despite the rain. There were close to 30 something, 30 somethings there. Bob Goff, owner of downtown's best pizzeria, donated $60 to the Bicycle Longmont Holiday Bike Program. You can learn more about that program by going to Bicycle Longmont's hompage.

Our biggest supporter has been Pete at Acme Bikes. Pete's been there since the begining - 8 years ago. Pete knows his bikes and once again stepped up with the schwag. Lots of people left the after-ride with some new things, and a few left saying to themselves "Rats. Next year, I'll get me some of that free stuff!" So if there is anything you need I encourage you to check it out with Pete first. Acme is located behind Aunt Alice's Kitchen, near Natural Grocers, BY Vitamin Cottage. (You have the vision of that freaky chica from the commercial, don't you, It's OK).

Eventhough the weekly rides ended there are a couple of rides to look forward to. We will again dawn our costumes and have a Bike Night ride the afternoon of October 30th. This is the same day as the Longmont Halloween Parade. We will meet at 4pm that Saturday at Roosevelt Park. Bring candy and we'll see who we can pelt along the way.

Should be a lot fun. BIke Night will also be representing all that is good and right in the world during the Holiday Parade, too. More to come on that in the medium distant future.

For now, Bike Night may have ended but that doesn't mean you should hang that cruiser on the wall. Keep riding, and remember!

Ride Wednesdays!

Your friendly neighborhood cruiser coordinator!

See you in a few weeks.


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Last Bike Night - Tomorrow 9/8/2010

Tomorrow night will be the last Bike Night for the 2010 season. We'll be back next year for another great season of cruising Longmont. This year has been an outstanding year. Lots of new people tried Bike Night, many folks returned after a few years hiatus and then there are the regulars riding every week rain or shine. Together you all made Bike Night's 8th season the best yet!

Tomorrow night we'll have schwag! Acme Bikes stepped up for another great 8th season. Acme has been there from the start and continues their support! Acme donated several t-shirts, a ringer, and what I'm sure will become highly sought after merchandise - a frog and alligator squeakers! If you like Kelly's parrot or Jennifer's sumo wrestler (or Rastler for you Iowans) you'll love these squeakers.

Perky's donated 5 gift certificates for free lattes. Mmmmm caffeinated (or not) goodness.... Visit Perky's when you have a chance and give Neil some love. I learned tonight they make most of their pastries on site along with their organic Ice Cream.... yum.

This year we set a record for the most people ever on a Bike Night ride. The highest turn out was 110 people in early June. The average number of riders dropped from a whopping 73 in June to a record 55 through the season. Still those are some excellent numbers.

RIDE Details:
We will meet at 6:30 as usual at Roosevelt Park then ride through Old Town in our Hawaiian shirts, up to Sunset Hill then back to Abondanza's for pizza and beverages. We will hold a raffle for the schwag, then.

Please pass the word and let all your friends know about the last ride.