Hello OBB fans,
The 4th annual Boulder Country Brews Cruise is nearly sold out.
If you want to join us for our annual ultimate pre-Great AmericanBeer Festival excursion on Sept 24, hit this link -- https://secure.lefthandbrewing.com/detail.aspx?category=2009 Boulder County Brews Cruise&prodid=152 -- and get your tickets at the Left Hand site.
This collaborative project takes beer nuts to Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Avery and Boulder Beer on a pair of cushy charter buses. Riders enjoy great beer and beery fellowship, brewery tours, breakfast, lunch and more.
Get on board!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Spot Grill, Spot Bikes, Golden Bike Shop & Oskar Blues PAALS benefit. Road Ride, Mtn Bike Ride, Cruiser Ride, dunk tank, giveaways!
Sexy Spot track bike at the Cruiser ride
The Mtn Bike Ride regroups
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Fort Collins Cycling Festival 8/28-29
Hosts Friday Old Town Cruise/Concert
and Saturday the ACA Rist Canyon Ride/Race
Free Friday events and a great Saturday course
promise lots of cycling fun and entertainment
Fort Collins, Colo. – The Fort Collins Cycling Festival hosts the free Oskar Blues Cruise Ride/Concert Friday night, August 28 in Old Town Fort Collins; and a race and citizens road ride from Masonville up Rist Canyon Saturday, August 29, including an event for hand cyclists and a race category for members of the military. For details or to register, visit http://www.fccyclingfest.com/.
The event will combine entertainment, advocacy, education, recreational riding, as well as racing to wrap up a great summer in northern Colorado, and will include support from Bicycle Colorado and its Share the Road efforts, as well as the City of Fort Collins, the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association.
Free Oskar Blues Cruise Ride & Concert
Friday night's fun begins at 5:00 p.m. with the official opening of the festival events. At 5:35, the Citizens Old Town Oskar Blues Nostalgia Cruiser Ride begins. Participation is free. Any bicycle will do, just enjoy riding in style around historic Old Town. Don’t have a bike? The Bike Library in Old Town Square will be open for you to get a bike for FREE. Signup Here: HTTP://www.fcbikelibrary.org/signup.asp Cruiser bike tour prizes from local shops Peloton, Lee’s Cycles, Full Cycle, and the Cycologist will be raffled off at the concert so pickup your ticket at each location during your tour. (See http://www.fccyclingfest.com/wp-includes/pdf/oskar-blues-cruiser-ride.pdf for the official course map.)
The Oskar Blues Old Town Concert goes from 6 to 9 p.m.
Those who have already registered or wish to ride or race the Saturday Rist Canyon event can also pick up their event packets/numbers or register Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Old Town Square.
Those who wish to stay the night in Fort Collins Friday will get a great rate at the local Hilton, with breakfast included. Room rates are $109/night for four people or $99/night for two people. Book rooms at http://www.fccyclingfest.com/hilton-accommodations.
Saturday Rist Canyon Ride & Race, Expo, BBQ & Live Music
Masonville will host this year's Saturday festivities, including the start for the race, the start/finish for the citizens' ride, parking and an expo and BBQ with live bluegrass music by Blue Grama. The expo, including demo rides, will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with music, BBQ and beverages, including Oskar Blues beer, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Race-day registration in Masonville for Saturday's race and ride events runs from 5:30 to 7:15 a.m. for citizen riders and from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. for racers. Pre-registered participants can pick up their packets and numbers 30 minutes before their event starts.
Rist Canyon will be closed to all but Rist Canyon residents from 8 to 12:30 p.m., anyone interested in seeing the race finish at the top of Rist Canyon after 8:00 a.m’s canyon closure will need to go west from Masonville to Old Flowers Road, where a shuttle will operate from the school. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early, and bring chalk to mark the road and cowbells to help cheer on and motivate the climbers.
Hand Cycling Race
U.S. Hand Cycling racers will leave Bellvue at 7 a.m. for the Inaugural 13 Miles of Rist Canyon Hand Cycling Hill Climb Race.
Rist Canyon Road Ride
Riders will cover a loop just over 42 miles long, going east from Masonville, past Horsetooth Mountain Park, north along Horsetooth Reservoir, through Bellvue, west up Rist Canyon, down the backside, and south through the Buckhorn Canyon area, returning to Masonville. Riders can start at 7:30 a.m.
Riders will test their mettle on the same course the professional racers will face, a climb up Rist Canyon, and then will complete the loop, finishing in Masonville. Riders will be timed, like the pros, to the top of Rist Canyon, and fastest riders are eligible for prizes.
ACA Rist Canyon Hill Climb Race/Ride
Racers will follow the same route as citizen riders, but will race to the finish at the top of Rist Canyon, a course of just under 27 miles. Riders then have the option to finish the loop back to Masonville. Ride category start times begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 9:50 a.m. Local clubs Team Specialized Peloton, Team Rio Grande and Velo One Cycling will all participate, along with racers from around Colorado and beyond. A military race category will count the top five riders from each military branch toward overall team placement.
Details on this and other upcoming Fort Collins Cycling Festival events are detailed at http://www.fccyclingfest.com/.
Event sponsors include Peloton Cycles, Oskar Blues Brewery, Specialized, REI, Go Fast!, Liquid Infused Energy Gum, Clif Bar, Neenan archistruction, Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Pactimo, Hilton Fort Collins, Best Western University Inn, Ed Carroll Motors, Zero Hero, Shannon Marketing Communications, GreenRide, The Point 99.9FM, e-evntr, Shimano, El Monte Bar & Grill, Become Fit spinning & sports yoga, VeloOne Cycling and Peloton Specialized Cycling Team.
ARTBIKE! kicked off the 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show at Fuel Cafe in the taxi district of Denver. Fashion Denver had some shazam fasion rockin' along with art from local community schools & our beer all generating $$$scrilla for the Denver Derailer Bicycle Collective.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Old Chub Beer Bread, our delicious collaboration with the local bakers of Whole Foods, is on special this month at all Colorado Whole Foods stores. Including the WF store in Fort Collins. Each loaf of this custom-made, wheat-rich, sourdough-style bread is made with nearly a full can of our acclaimed Scottish-style strong ale. Look for it in the fresh bread sections at your local WF store. Chub the one you're with!
Monday, August 17, 2009
ArtBike! at the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show
Contact: Laura Brennan, email@example.com, 415.646.5310
Denver, CO 7-27-2009– ArtBike!, a community art collaboration, is proud to announce its participation at the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show (RMBS), August 22-23 in Denver.
ArtBike! will display bicycle-themed art from local youth organizations at RMBS, along with handmade bicycles placed in several Denver art galleries and shops.
On Friday, August 21, ArtBike! Denver will kick off with the ArtBike! and RMBS RockOut! party from 7-11pm at TAXI, a sustainable live-work project brought to Denver by the Zeppelin Project.
ArtBike! Mover and Shaker Laura Brennan said, “I’m really excited that ArtBike! will help get kids in Denver on bikes and riding safely, and give them a chance to experience the bicycle and creative communities that they might not have had access to before.”
The ArtBike! and RMBS RockOut! will start with a Treasure Cat “scavenger race” from bike shop to bike shop all through Denver, with participants collecting goods that will be donated to the youth program at the Derailer Bicycle Collective, a collectively run community bicycle shop. Broakland Bikes will award a custom frame to the Treasure Cat winner.
Organized by X Rocks The Spot, a blog serving to promote and inform creative bicycle people in the Denver area, the Treasure Cat race will finish at TAXI as the RockOut! gets underway.
All the while the epic Denver Cruisers will be hosting a Oakland Scraper Bike themed ride to the RockOut!.
Other RockOut! components include beer by Oskar Blues, a bicycle fashion show produced by Fashion Denver and a scraper bike ride by Denver Cruisers, plus bands, DJs, art vendors, creativity, community, and – of course – bikes.
ArtBike! will also host a KidsCorner! at RMBS, August 22-23, with fun reused bicycle art projects and different guests to teach short interactive classes about bike maintenance and safe city riding for all ages.
For more information please visit: http://artbikeisforeveryone.wordpress.com
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
August 1st is a Saturday and we have Blue Krewe www.bluekrewe.com they play New Orleans style music from the Meters and DR. John for instance it’s a Nawlins party with this band. Sunday the 2nd will feature Lyons old favorite Jimmy Sferes www.sferesandwhite.com who moved to New Hampshire last year. Jimmy plays Folk and Americana music. Tuesday the 4th we will host the Longmont youth all-star jazz band these kids are great and work hard, so support them. Wednesday is our local band night with a Real African Music band originally from Zimbabwe very melodic and rhythmic music. We also have Clay Farmer www.clayfarmer.com who just moved from Houston TX to Lyons and we want to welcome Clay and his fabulous baritone country vocals and original songs. The 6th Thursday we have WhiteWater Ramble www.myspace.com/whitewaterramble a Rocky Mountain Dancegrass band from around here that is very high-energy and unique in their sound. They play bluegrass type instruments but electrify them and kick butt with their fun jam music, check them out. Friday the 7th is a special show with the #1 Americana band from Austin Texas, The Band of Heathens www.bandofheathens.com they have three incredible singer/songwriters and just played the Mile High Festival to hordes of screaming fans. Saturday the 8th is Bonepony’s www.bonepony.com long awaited return to Oskar’s they are one of the most requested bands and have a cult following with their self-proclaimed Stomp rock. Sunday the 9th completes a great weekend of music with Steppin’ In It www.steepininit.com Michigan answer to The Band, four guys who play many different instruments and keep the dance floor hopping with their ensemble playing and soothing harmonies. Monday the 10th is our monthly acoustic plug-in blues jam and open stage, they even let me play so feel free to join in. And don’t forget our weekly Tuesday bluegrass pick hosted by K.C. Groves and Eric Thorin the best pick in Boulder County. Tuesday the 11th we have Sarah Samble www.sarahsample.com and Sweet Talk radio to start off Folks Festival week at Oskar’s Sarah was a finalist in the Keerviile Folk Festival this year. The 12th, Wednesday is Oskar’s own Jamie Lunde www.myspace.com/awnrygirl and great singer/songwriter who works here. She has a crackerjack band and is a vocalist with a smoking sound that you will enjoy. Thursday the 13th we have our annual songwriter’s in the round hosted by Danny Shafer www.dannyshafer.com with James Moors and Chuck Costa always lots of fun. Friday the 14th is Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams www.hibeams.com with their zany brand of honky-tonk music, one of our favorites always a party with the Hi-Beams. Saturday the 15th will be Lyons resident Ash Ganley www.ashganley.com and his Americana band. Ash writes great songs and the band is always complimentary for his and Andrea’s vocals.
Stream it from www.oskarblues.com find it on the iTunes music store or check it HERE.
The Intense demo tour will be here for our 8/11 Tuesday Ride. Jason from Crank Bros will also be on hand with wheels to demo. Rolling out and riding local for this one, be here at 5:30 to ride or earlier if you want to take out a demo. Stay tuned to Restone Underground for up-to-date info on Tuesday Night ride info.
Check out Mountain Flyer's coverage of The Colorado State Championships - Mountain States Cup #5: Blast The Mass. Words and photos by Devon Balet
Check out the VeloNews version HERE.
Nice ride JG!
Friday, August 7, 2009
An August 6th shot of the progress on the Oskar Blues Liquids & Solids "Silo" The new Beer Bar & Restaurant is looking to open within the next month at 1550 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, CO 80501
The icon of cycling, Lance Armstrong, will be competing for the Cross Country Colorado State Championship in Snowmass Village, Colorado this weekend, August 7-9, 2009. Blast the Mass is the fifth stop on the Mountain States Cup tour, the Rocky Mountain Regional Championship Series, and will have regional, national and World Cup pros battling it out for state championship titles in cross country, four cross, downhill & Super D. Check out more HERE.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tonight, August 6, it's the monthly Thirst Thursday event (the first Thursday of each month) at Falling Rock Taphouse, 1919 Blake Street in Denver.
The new OBB beer of the night will be Deviant Dale's, a one-time-only creation from our Lyons brewman Eric Huber (pictured here at work in our Longmont digs).
It's an experimental version of Dale's Pale Ale made with a few different malts and dry hopped with a motherlode of Columbus hops. Big gooey hop nose, it's amazing.
It starts flowing at 7 PM along with the rest of our OBB lineup. Live music from MJ & the Great Unknowns begins at 8.
Stop in and join our man Chris Katechis and the Rock crew and your fellow OBB beer nuts for a Deviant and some big fun. -- MJ
Monday, August 3, 2009
Congratulations to Greg Martin for defending his title & finishing 5th Overall, ONE A CARBON DRIVE SINGLE SPEED....SICKNESS!
Check out more details HERE.