Sunday, February 26, 2012

You (and your bike) Belong in Longmont

Bicycle Longmont's goal is to get more riders of all ages on their bikes.

In 2011, Bicycle Longmont drew moe than 8,250 cyclists to rides and events across Longmont. We more than tripled the number of rides last season over 2010, providing more than 160 opportunities to more than 2,500 riders. Our BIcycle Valet service parked more than 3,092 bikes at the Farmers Market and at events such as the Downtown Summer Concert Series and Rhythm on the River.

The successes are directly related to our volunteers' hard work. Last month, Bicycle Longmont recognized Pati Pascoe Walker as our Volunteer of the Year, Patrick Rhodes, as our Volunteer of the Year under 18. We recognized Nick Moore as our Ride Leader of the Year and former board member Jerry Sequin for his years of service to Bicycle Longmont.

Bicycle Longmont also recognized Oskar Blues Brewery as our corporate sponsor of the year. Without their support we couldn't have delivered the G'Knight Ride, which drew more than 1,200 participants. Without the G'Knight Ride we wouldn't have raised the money necessary to deliver our high-value, low-cost, family-friendly programming in 2011.

We, along with our volunteers, look forward to working with Oskar Blues and the Longmont community on all of the exciting opportunities ahead. From the Second Annual Bicycle Film Festival on April 17, Bike Night on May 23, the G'Knight Ride on June 16 to all our summertime volunteer-led rides, Bicycle Longmont will make you believe "You (and your bike) belong in Longmont."

Registration is open for our second Annual G'Knight Ride. For more information about becoming a sponsor, about the event and to register, you can go to gknightride,org.



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