Friday, July 29, 2011

Saturday July 30th - ColoRODan - Cruise In - Bike Night will be there

Hey there,

I forgot to mention on Wednesday about a couple of cool Saturday rides.

The first is tomorrow night at 7pm. We'll take to the Street under the steady guidance of Randy Burgess. We'll cruise Main Street with over 400 custom hot rods. We will meet at Roosevelt Park in front of the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, same place Bike Night meets.

Longmont's own custom & antique car club "the ColoRODans" will hold their "cruise in". We're going to join them - unofficially. We have plenty of custom and antique looking bikes out there so bring yours or whatever you ride. We'd like to put the custom bikes up front and on the back end of the cruise.

If you've ever wanted to cruise Main Street this is gonna be the time.

Next Weekend August 6th - Will be another chance to cruise. This time between Prospect & Niwot. Race Across AMerica (RAAM) is hold their first Race Across America Challenge in Longmont. There will be races leaving on Friday night August 5th from Prospect and will return on Saturday August 6th. This new Challenge series will be the next "Rock N Roll" style series for cycling. If you are into running then you might be familiar with the Rock N Roll Marathon series.

RAAM has partnered with Bicycle Longmont to do the Cruiser Ride between Prospect and Niwot. This ride will be a lot of fun. We're hoping the families of the RAAM event will join us and as awesome Longmont cycling enthusiasts we'll show them a good time.

The Cruiser Ride is free and will begin at 6pm in Prospect. We'll leave from Prospect Park near Tenacity and 100 Year Party. Our Route will take us through Prospect and adjacent neighborhoods to the new LOBO trail. Expect a 10.5 mile round trip cruise. Lights would be a good idea.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

YEEEHAW! Wild West Wednesday & Your Weekly Run Down!


This week is Wild West Wednesday! Come in yer best duds, chaps, boots & hats, life is good. It's also the kick off to the Boulder County Fair this week. So - I guess - Wild West Wednesday is appropriate. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried.

Last week we dipped under 100 riders for the first time since May 25th. Depending on how you count it that was either the first or the second Bike Night of the 2011 Season. We had 96 people join us last week. Lets see if we can bump it back up over 100.

We will make our way to the greenway for the first time this season. Usually by now we would have been there several times. However, with the worlds longest run off ending and the heavy rains giving way to the Dog Days of August, the Mighty St. Vrain is finally within its banks.

Wednesday we'll meet at 6:30pm at the Senior Center make our way to Bowen Street then south to the St. Vrain Greenway. We'll head west to Golden Ponds Park and then back east to Martin Street and into Old Town ending somewhere on Kimbark Street.

We will pass by the Lefthand Brewery so I'm sure there will be a contingent of Bike Nighters stopping off there. For the rest of us we'll continue on to Martin Street. This will be a fairly easy out and back ride.

So - This week is crazy busy in Longmont here's your weekly run-down.

The LAST Concert at Roosevelt Park for the season .
Tuesday, July 26 6:30 -8pm, Roosevelt Park

Rebecca Folsom Band – I’ve been looking forward to this Concert all summer. Hope for hot temps and lots of wind to keep the Mosquitoes at bay.

Wednesday July 27th – BIKE NIGHT – Theme – Wild West

Howdy Partners & Mams, we’re heading to the greenway for the first time this season. Git yer giddy-up and come on along. We’ll go west to Golden Ponds then east to Martin Street. The Lefthand Brewery will be on the way so feel free to stop in. If the Lefthand isn’t your thing then stay on the greenway to Martin Street. We’ll get you back to Old Town without having to climb those annoying hills.

Also on July 27, 7pm – 8pm at the Longmont Museum
Southern Exposure will be playing. They are a talented Bluegrass band.

There is also a Farmer's Market at Lefthand on Wednesday, too!

July 28, 10:30 – 11:15am – Longmont Library

Colin O'Brien - Bluegrass Banjo

Kick off to the ColoRODan Weekend
July 29, 5:30 – 8:30,

Car Show on Kimbark 5pm to 8:30pm
Bicycle Longmont Bike Valet Service. 6pm – 8:30pm.
Music 7pm – 8:30pm, 4th Avenue Downtown
Flash Cadillac (Classic Rock)

July 30th
Boulder County Fair Parade & Chuckwagon Breakfast

Breakfast starts at 6am ends at 10am.

After your hearty breakfast head on down to the Farmer's Market, Bicycle Longmont will be there providing free Bicycle Valet (parking) service between 8am & 2pm. (We'll give you an extra 50% off if you bring extra bacon and/or sausage).

ColoRODan Main Street Cruise-in 6pm – 11pm.
Bicycle Longmont/Bike Night cruise starting at 7pm. Meet at Roosevelt Park near the Senior Center

July 31st

ColoRODan Car Show and music at Roosevelt Park, Food Trucks etc.

Then we’re back to Monday……

In addition to all of these events there are a multitude of organized Bicycle Longmont Events on our Meetup page. You can check it out at

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bike Night Recap - 7/20/2011 - 7pm Start

Allrighty, I've taken my eyes off the wicked awesome lightning show to recap a few details for tomorrow night. First we start at 7pm. Second, the theme is Mardi Gras, I'm not sure what I'm going to do either... you're not alone. Thirdly - come early. If you've been to the Farmers Market then you've seen the work of GIna the Face Painter - she will be at Bike Night tomorrow painting faces. Bring a five or ten dollar bill and tip her well. Mainly because she's very good at what she does, and mostly because she's awesome.

Lastly - Oskar Blues gave us a bunch of Can Bling. If you don't know what Can bling is then, by all means grab a friend and come on over. There will be a prize for the person who has the most beads/can's at the end.

See you tomorrow night! Face Painter arrives at 6pm.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wednesday - Bike Night - 7pm Start - Mardi Gras theme

Happy Sunday,

Last week we had between 130 and 135 people out in the rain. If you weren't there you missed out on what I think was one of the funnest if not the funnest, Bike Night ever. It dumped atleast an inch to two of warm summer rain while we celebrated Christmas in July. The ride was capped off with hail. White Christmas - YES!

This week we will meet at Roosevelt Park at 7pm. The theme is Mardi Gras, bring your best costume and we'll supply the bling. Oskar Blues has donated a lot of "can bling" look for a photo in the coming days. Also - there will be a face painter at Roosevelt at 6pm. Come early and get your face painted or, your child's or any combination thereof.

Also - Keep the weekend of July 29th free - specifically Satuday July 30th. We're going to take part in the "Coloradon's Cruiser weekend". City Council has or will repeal the "no cruising" ordinance in Longmont for that night. I'm planning a Cruiser ride for that Saturday night. We will meet at 7pm at Roosevelt Park. My theory is that the custom cars and other cruisers will slow traffic on Main so that we may be able to make a few passes.

More to follow.

In addition we found out RAAM - Race Across AMerica - is planning a qualifier race begining and ending in Longmont. They've asked us to do a cruiser ride based in Prospect. We're hoping to partner with the Prospect Peddlers to do this ride. Look for that on August 6th. More info to follow. This ride will be free and will most likely begin and end in Prospect.

Lots going on! See you on Wednesday at 7pm.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rain + Bike Night = Epic Fun

Tonight we had about 130 folks out sloshing through Old Town. Thanks, for making the night EPIC!

Next Week: Mardi Gras!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July!


Tomorrow night is Bike Night and that means Christmas in July! So tonight, dig through the closet and pull out whatever you can find, red/white/green/gold, maybe a little mur, whatever, just knock your socks off.

Last week we had 122 folks join us on the ride. Our weekly average so far this year is about 132 people per ride. Last year at this time we averaged 71 riders. We’re only half way through – so tell a stranger and bring a friend to the ride tomorrow!

See ya

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Longmont Bike Night tonight! 122 Take to the East Side

Tonight we had a great ride. 122 riders explored the front streets and back alleys of the Historic Eastside Neighborhood. We also had some fun on Atwood Street. You can check it out here:

Next week the group decided the theme should be "Christmas in July". Dig out your Santa Hat! There maybe caroling, too.


Hawaiian Shirt Night!

Tonight is Hawaiian Shirt night at Bike Night. It's also the first Wednesday so that means we will have a free massage gift certificate up for grabs. The prize will go to the best outifit including bike decorating.

See you tonight!

6:30 PM, Roosevelt Park, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. We meet in front of the Senior Center in the turnaround area.