Thursday, May 31, 2007

Q&A with Chris Conroy: Mountain States Cup = "Grass-Roots"

VeloNews recently interviewed Yeti's Chris Conroy at the Chile Challenge MSC race this past weekend. Click here to see what he had to say.

Chile Challenge

The 4-CROSS course @ Angel Fire was big & smooth. The tree location off this double did take a few prisoners. The double slung picture "Click Here" was KO'd & so was the smooth young cat below from Longmont, CO. Luckily both were well enough to pose for the camera after.

The final Straight still offered some air time. This is what happens when you come up short on the first double. It snapped the headtube of that Trek, better the ride than the rider.
Podium in the Super D on Saturday
Oskar Blues/Dales Pale Ale went on to 2nd & 10th in the Single Speed Cross Country.
Dale in the Single Speed Cross Country aboard his pretty custom GORDON Spot SS
One more round of beer can chicken
Another Happy Camper
More Chile Challenge Photo's to come from

See you in Crested Butte.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

National Trails Day & Weekend Updates

Saturday June 2nd is National Trails Day & a chance for riders to give back to the trails. The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance(BMA) will be meeting at 8:00 A.M. at Heil Valley Ranch to work on the new Wild Turkey Trail. We hope to see you there, volunteer registration & more details here.

Lyons Fat Tire Fest grew again on Memorial Day weekend 2007. 40+ people rode the Saturday epic & followed it up with Dales Pale Ale & good eats. Check out the Redstone Cyclery Underground & here for fest pictures & updates.

Mountain States Cup race #2 @ beautiful Angel Fire, NM left us with fantastic views & great racing. The gravity events saw some winners, some losers & some victims(pictured below) as riders tackled the tough courses. By the end of the weekend we were all smiles. Thanks to everyone for making a great Memorial Day. The Oskar Blues/Lyons contingent earned some podium spots over the weekend, congrats Sam, Emma & the rest of the team. More updates to come as the week goes on.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Memorial Day on 2 Wheels

Oskar Blues is looking forward to honoring the Memorial Day weekend on two wheels. On this busy weekend we ask you to join us in celebrating two different aspects of the cycling culture.

We will again make our way to the Mountain States Cup #2, the Chile Challenge. The pristine southwest flavor of Angel Fire Resort will provide a marquee venue for all deciplines. The Gravity side of this event is part of the NORBA National series!

In our hometown of Lyons, CO Redstone Cyclery will host their 7th annual Memorial Day celebration. The weekend includes multiple backcountry rides followed by an evening of food & beverages.

We've made a few laps at Hall Ranch & took some photos of people gettin' out & riding the Hall Ranch Challenge.

Pick your poisen for the long weekend & hit the trails with the canned beer built for a day outdoors. See you out there.

Battle the Bear Mountain Bike Challenge

We continued to hit the trail at last weekend's Battle the Bear in Lakewood, CO. Again OB had the beer & chicken flowing. Hope you all enjoyed the event, check out warriorscycling for additional details & pictures.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

More May Fun from Oskar Blues

Here are a few pictures from Redstone Cyclery's Tuesday night rides. These are great rides that end at Oskar Blues for the open bluegrass pick & dinner with drinks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Come Ride with Us

Hello all from the land of Oskar Blues. We have some free promotions going on that we wanted to let you in on.

The Hall Ranch Challenge is a new opportunity for you to win free stuff by simply getting out & riding. Ride Lyons' very own Hall Ranch before visiting Oskar Blues & log your ride info to recieve a free cold draft beer of your choice. In addition to your gourmet barley pop at rides end you will also be entered to win many more fantastic prizes. Check out the Oskar Blues website for complete details.

Also, at the first Mountain States Cup race we handed out Oskar Blues handbills highlighted in the First Pour entry below. These handbills celebrate our relationship with the MSC & the kick off of this site. Bring these handbills to the Oskar Blues Cajun Bar & Grill & recieve a FREE Beer with any food purchase. Keep an eye out for these handbills at future MSC race registration or come see us in the vender area.

Keep your eyes glued to this page for additonal give aways & complete updates from Oskar Blues & the world of Blues, Brews & Bikes.

Keep the rubber side down,

Mountain States Cup #1 in the books

The Mountain States Cup Race Series #1 in Nathrop, CO kicked
off the new look MSC series in fine fashion. All promoters, riders & vendors worked together to transform an open grass field into an exciting mountain bike event. The event was indeed a step up from previous years, and as a featured sponsor of the series we are looking forward to using this race as a lift-off for the fun to come.The weekend saw some smokin' hot racing, good weather, bad weather, good friends, great food & drink--and plenty
of good times. Around the awards area, we celebrated each discipline's success with FREE beer, FREE food (featuring beer can chicken), and a long list of stoked competitors, friends & family. .The fast start of the Mens Pro Cross Country race. Thane Wright takes a pull under the Collegiate Peaks.
The man & his grill gettin it done.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

First Pour

It's time to kick off the Oskar Blues, Brews & Bikes Blog. This is your ticket to join the Oskar Blues crew on the road. Now you can crack a can of Dales Pale Ale with us via this blogsite even if you missed the actual event. We will be bringing you coast to coast fun from all of our adventures in beer, music & the outdoors. Stay in the loop with schedules of events, photo's, write-ups & give aways via our newest beer portal. Keep an eye on the Oskar Blues blog & join us at our favorite events. See you at Mountain States Cup # 1, Chalk Creek Stampede in Nathrop, Colorado this weekend.