Tuesday, September 22, 2015

End of Another Great Season... Lets RALLY!

Last Bike Night: Theme Costume Cruiser Ride!

  And so another great Bike Night season comes to a close....  This season saw 4 straight Wednesdays of rain through June, blazing hot sun in July and record attendance through out.

Things turned around for Bike Night this year. Our average ride increased from 89 last year to 116 people per ride this year. Causing us to surpass 2014's total by more than 530 riders. Together we road 15,533 miles and set a new record (12 weeks) for the most rides over 100.

In total 2,219 people attended Bike Night 2015.

Are you counting calories? So are we! After biking 15,533 miles we collectively burned 481,523 calories, OR we burned 160 lbs of fat.

Unfortunately Mr. Bike Night had a beer or two following each ride - so he burned 150 calories per ride but consumed 400, calories. Doh.

So in the end we burried 2014 as the most dismal year in Bike Night history, and gave 2013 a good run for its money. We could beat 2013's season total but we'd need 200+ people to ride on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Which probably won't happen - but it could.

Speaking of getting people riding. Bicycle Longmont has assembled a pretty sweet day of cycling, We're calling it BIKEtoberfest. We have rides for the whole family and for the adults in the house, too.

The hallmark ride is the 32mile Rally Ride. The Rally Ride was first put together as a possible "long" route for the 2015 G'Knight Ride. Unfortunately due to timing - we weren't able to include it.

However NOW, we're rolling it out.

 The Rally Ride circumnavigates Longmont (meaning it goes around the entire city). We call it the Rally Ride because..... it's the R-ide A-round L-ongmont.

The Rally Ride is put together in the spirit of the Boulder B360 and B180. These rides have been offered in Boulder for years. They were created to kick off Biking and Walking month in Boulder. The Boulder B360 takes place in June each year.

Our Rally Ride - which we hope - will become an annual day of riding, has several lower mileage options. The Rally Ride is about 32 miles, the North Loop (north of the St. Vrain, generally) is 22 miles, The South Loop - (South of the St. Vrain) is 11 miles. We've also created the Lake Mac Loop (12 miles) and a shorter family friendly cruise to Golden Ponds (6 miles).

A day of riding wouldn't be complete with out partner rides, too.

Longmont's own Pink Pedals will be there leading a ride to view public art installations all over town.

Pedals & Pints, along with the Colorado Beer Trail are teaming up for a Craft Beer tour.

And Bicycle Longmont will be on hand leading a community bike rodeo. Kids and adults can participate in various activities at the bike rodeo. Some of these activities include a Fix a Flat clinic and we'll provide our Quick Guide to Family Riding. For the kids they'll get to practice, dodging rocks, quick stop, and work on other bike handling skills.

Shoes & Brews at 63 Boston Avenue (near Budget Home Center) is our home base. BIKEmonters can leave from their homes, jump on the route and ride, or join us starting at 3pm. The Bike Rodeo starts at 1pm

The brewery tour begins earlier at 1pm at Shoes & Brews. A map is provided below or "here" for you to download and print.

Thanks for a great year and we'll see you at BIKEtoberfest riding the Rally Ride or somewhere on down the trail!

Monday, July 20, 2015


We have a couple fun things in store for you this week!

First, this week's theme is Pirates!

Secondly - We're going to set sail for Oskar Blues' Tasty Weasel. We'll do a quick tour of the Historic Westside then begin our voyage to Oskar Blues.

Oskar Blues and the Can'd Aid Foundation are showing Rider & the Wolf beginning at 8pm Wednesday night. The screening is a fundraiser for the Can'd Aid Foundation. Tickets are $10 and limited to 100 viewers.

See you Wednesday!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Red, White & YOU!

Have you been to Bike Night yet this summer? No?

Join us this week. Our rides have a great family-friendly vibe, great for visiting family and friends. Come check us out.

Bike Night leaves Roosevelt Park (910 Longs Peak Ave) at 6:45pm every Wednesday.

Bring the kids earlier for a bike safety talk, where we discuss how to safely ride our bikes on the street, in a group or just as a family.

As I like to say - it's fun, it's free, and it's totally Longmont.

Wear Red, White &/or Blue this week!

See you Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hippy Bike Night!

Hippy Bike Night, tonight.

We will meet at 6:30p and roll out at 6:45. The weather is holding and it looks like tonight will be a great night for a bike ride!

Join us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

G'Knight Ride week rolls on with BIKE PROM! Tonight!

Bike Night is tonight! And, it's Bike Prom!

What's that mean? Bike Prom is your opportunity to put on your fancy pants and ride bikes. We'll hit a variety of traffic circles as we dance through Old Town Longmont.

Post prom will happen at 8pm at Rosalee's Pizza downtown Longmont.

Join us at 6:30pm, tonight - June 10th - as we celebrate G'Knight Ride week.

Also - don't forget to register for the G'Knight Ride coming up on Saturday, June 13th. Go to www.gkride.org to register. THANKS!

See you tonight.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Next Ride: June 3rd - Hawaiian Shirt Night!

See you Wednesday, 6/3/2015 at 6:30pm at Roosevelt Park! Can we hit an all time record? More than 240? Who knows.... May 27th we hit 145! See you next week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tonight's theme is RED. Wear a red shirt or something red. We'll see you at Roosevelt Park at 6:30p, rain or shine.  Our route will be the Old Town Route with a jaunt to Collyer Park.

PS - I'm looking for ideas for future themes.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Longmont Bike Night 12th Season Launches 5/13/2015 (Tomorrow)

It's back! This year marks Bike Night's 12th season. Over the years Bike Night has grown to be not just Longmont's, not just Boulder County's but also ColoRADo's largest family friendly weekly cruiser bicycle ride.

Come join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Roosevelt Park, on the east end under the flagpoles. We do a family friendly safety chat between 6:30pm & 6:40 - a quick welcome and we're off riding. We will ride the Old Town West route with a hokie pokie flash mob to get things moving!

See you tomorrow night!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Wanna have fun on a bike? Wanna meet new people? Wanna do the hokie pokie?

Well here’s what it’s all about. 

Colorado’s oldest & largest weekly family-friendly cruiser ride is back! Starting May 13th, at 6:30pm Bike Night will take to the streets of Old Town Longmont. Join us this summer to tour Longmont’s best tree lined neighborhoods and greenways!

2015 will mark Longmont Bike Night’s 11th year. It’s hard to believe Bike Night has been around that long. Since 2004 more than 11,000 riders have participated in Bike Night. 

Cumulatively those riders rode more than 11,000 miles, burning more than a million calories.

While this sounds intense – (it's not) each ride is only about an hour. We ride approximately 6miles (sometimes a mile or two longer) burning approximately 105 calories (yes, someone strava’d a couple of rides), and we roll along at about 6 – 8mph.

If you don’t know what “strava” is – good. You’re perfect for Bike Night. Baklava is a great substitute for Strava in my humble opinion. 

May 13th we’ll meet at Roosevelt Park under the flags at the east end of the park. A great place to park (if you’re driving) is in the RTD lot on the east end of the park off Coffman Street. 
Also May 13th we'll kick off the 12th Season with the Hokie Pokie! A flash mob at Martini's Bistro. Make plans now and view the Hokie Pokie on youtube - or something.

New this year we’ll have “Pre-Bike Nights” at various establishments. Our first Pre-Bike Night will happen on May 13th at the Longs Peak Grill at Longs Peak Avenue and Main Street. Come early to hang out and chat. These pre-start points will move around as the season progresses. 

We will see you a week from Wednesday!

Here’s to another great Bike Night Season!

Mr. Bike Night  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Here's the  LINK  to the Longmont Traffic Safety Fund info page: