Friday, May 29, 2009

Oskar Blues Podcast update for June 1st to 14th

Check out the iTunes store to subscribe to the Oskar Blues Podcast. We've just updated it with the June 1st to 14th show. Subscribe to stay hip with what's happening in the Oskar Blues Music Scene

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lyons Fat Tire Festival Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 29th
5:00PM – Anderson Family Ranch Open for Camping Set-Up

5:00PM – Pick-Up Bike Polo Games


9:00PM – Terry Evans Blues Band Live @ Oskar Blues Brew-Pub

Saturday, May 30th
8:15am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The All Dayer (Difficulty #2)

8:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The Point to Point (Difficulty #3)

9:00am (At Redstone Cyclery) – Dave's Uber Deathmarch (Difficulty #1-Hardest)

9:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) - Raymond/Miller Rock (Difficulty #4)

9:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The Out & Back (Difficulty #5-Easiest)

All Day – BMA Supported Work Day at Lyons DJ/Skills Park (Bohn Park)
Contact Bitterbrush Cycles for more details.

6:00PM – 9:00PM at The Oskar Blues Party Barn – BMA Fundraiser/Dinner/Music

9:00PM – Oskar Blues Brew-Pub – Live Music by Dikki Du & The Zydeco Band
Show-Up at Anderson Family Ranch - 2nd Annual Barn Burner Party

Sunday, May 31th
9:00AM (At Redstone Cyclery) – Registration & Supplies/Redstone Opens for Ride portion of Poker Run

Ride Hall & Heil at Own Schedule – 3:00PM Meeting @ Redstone for Poker Play & Swag Out

LOG DJ/Skills Park Construction Under Way

The Lyons Outdoor Games DJ/Skills park upgrade because to take shape in a serious way yesterday. Check out more details via the Lyons Outdoor Games blog. I'm talking BIG TIME! For additional updates keep an eye on or come out for a first hand view during the dig day this saturday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mountain States Cup # 3 - Angel Fire, NM Pictures

We're finally getting unpacked & rested from the weekend, this one always gets me. There's simply too much bike riding & driving to be done in the extended weekend. I always get back in the middle of the night and am off to a super busy & shortened work week. It was good to finally get past winter weather conditions & kick of the MSC the way it should be, with plenty of endurance & gravity events to go around...not to mention the trail riding available...what a place! Whew, I gotta get back after it but wanted to share as much of the weekend as I have on my camera. I'm sure the return of Photo Eddie to the fold will yield some quality shots as well; I only stole 3 from his arsenal so far.
I know it's the new header but...damn Eddie takes a fine photo. Jen Tilley heads into a loose left hander in the Short Track.
Dellys Starr & her pretty Australian National Champ paint job joined us again, welcome back!
Speaking of welcome back...Dell & Chelsea get chummy before the SS XC. Chelsea is returning from a bad case of bathtub iron lung (not exactly)...good to see you girl!
The SS men take off...yep that's the only gear you have for the next 2100 ft(per lap) of volcanic rock & mud climbing...better stand up & settle in.
Robin gettin' in the pain cave headed back up for the 2nd lap.
Yep, 1 to go.
I felt good & the bike felt great. DPA/Spot Brand went 1st & 2nd in the SS XC.
The CDS system worked well as the rain fell & conditions became rocky, rooty & greasy at the upper elevations of the course.

OMV flexed his muscles easily winning the Cat 1 15-19 STXC on his new Spot Brand Longboard 9.
A great Photo Eddie shot of OMV off on his second lap. He had a good lead before he had some tubeless tire issues & his buddy Brae (Congrats on graduating)caught him for the win. Mike will catch some luck sometime soon after a rough first couple of rounds. He did still hang on for second despite having to stop multiple times.
Our girl Jen Gersbach finishes the Pro Women's XC in fourth against a stacked field. Girl is getting her form back...better watch her as the season progresses.
Dell stands as she begins lap 2...One to Go..One To Go..ONE TO GO!
Aahh the racing is done, time for food, beer & staying young. A big shout out to Rich who had a big weekend...his first race & he popped the big question to his new wife to be. CONGRATS GUYS!
A (too)big group hit the South Boundry trail Monday for an epic day that saw rain, hail, snow & sunshine. It looks like fun & games here, not too many pictures from the 2nd half of the ride though.
Yep, this is one of the last ones...taking cover from the hail.

Thanks for another fun trip to Angel Fire, NM & MSC #3. Keep an eye on Photo Eddie for more.

Thanks to these folks for keeping us rolling:
Dale's Pale Ale
Spot Brand Bikes
Carbon Drive Systems
Kenda Tires
Chris King
Mountain Flyer Magazine

Lyons To Boulder Trail Update

Project Open House
Please mark your calendars for the next Lyons-to-Boulder Regional Trail Open House. The open house will have a walk through format with no formal presentation, therefore, please come when it best works for your schedule.

Lyons-to-Boulder-Regional Trail Open House June 23, 2009 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barn A - Boulder County Fairgrounds
9595 Nelson Road, Longmont

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 29th - DJ & Pump Track BMA Work Day - Join US!

Dirt Jumps & Pump Track updates: We continue the success of 2008 by updating the Lyons Dirt Jump area in preperation for the Lyons Outdoor Games (June 12-14). We will have a BMA hosted Volunteer Work Day on Saturday My 29th starting at 9:00am, tools are provided so come & join us.

The Town of Lyons has been working with Lee McCormack from Lee Likes Bikes and Yellow Designs Stunt Team to make The Lyons DJ/Skills Park a unique and one of the most promising parks in the state.

We will be doing more work than just May 29th in the weeks to come, for more info call:

Bitterbrush Cycles
324 Main Street
Lyons, CO
or email him at

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mountain States Cup #3 - Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire Resort proudly presents the 21st Annual Chile Challenge. With its pristine southwest flavor Angel Fire Resort will provide a marquee venue for this 3rd stop in the Mountain States Cup Series Championship Series. Angel Fire resort provides world class riding & a ton of disciplines to race. We'll also have Dale's Pale Ale on tap at the Lazy Lizard Cantina & Mama's Little Yella Pils in cans on the deck. We're also keeping an eye on the South Boundry trail....Come on out & join us at one of the best venue's in the Rocky Mountain Region. Check out the fun captured by PHOTO EDDIE at last year's race HERE. See you at the races...CHEERS!

BMA eNews eNews May 21st

National Trails Day - Heil Ranch
Saturday June 6th
Food & Drinks From Oskar Blues!

The trails on the front side of Heil need a face lift. Poor design and construction methods, along with years of multi-use has resulted in a gravelly, loose trail. Good news: we know how to fix it. Come out on National Trails Day and help us put the shine on the front side to make the WHOLE of Heil Valley Ranch as enjoyable as Picture Rock and Wild Turkey.

BCPOS and BMA want to bring the old trail up to the standards of the new trails (Picture Rock & Wild Turkey). Long, straight runs are no longer the way to go in trail building. Grade dips and contouring ensure a more sustainable trail system and a more enjoyable ride.

This is more challenging than putting in new trail because we have to build a trail within a trail, bringing in the old trail and putting in the contours, grades and water diversion structures, thus reshaping the trail tread. We broke ground on this project May 09 - if you've been out there, you've probably noticed that the ride near the Pondo/Wild Turkey Junction is a bit more stable and a lot more fun.

Oskar Blues will make sure volunteers don't go hungry and don't go dry!

Register! or call 303-678-6193

We Need Volunteers
BMA needs 2 volunteers to join the "Inner Circle" to help plan, organize, direct & implement the 2nd Annual event slated for September 12/13th. The good news: we've established & documented the details & logistics based on our successful first year in 2008. The bad news: you'll be working your butt off so everyone else can have fun... Seriously, this is not a trivial work/time commitment. However, the template has been cast and it's pretty damn rewarding when you see all those happy, swooning faces around the campfire. If you're ready to serve your fellow MTBers & have big fun in the process plz contact Hersch: email or 303.570.9177 ASAP as decisions & planning start right away.

Lyons Fat Tire Festival
May 29th - 31st
Did you miss the first eight editions? Don't miss this one!

Mark your calendars for the last weekend in May for bike polo, big rides, a poker run, and of course a big party @ the Oskar's Party Barn.

The Lyons Fat Tire Fest has been growing for nearly a decade, and is pairing up with BMA this year for a weekend filled with riding and parties and fundraisers.
Saturday's rides require preregistration, with each ride capping at 20 riders. Don't miss out, email Dave today with your plans. Ask him about onsite camping too!

For more details and any questions regarding this years fest, visit the fest's blog, email or call Redstone Cyclery at 303.823.5810

Team IMBA to Fund BMA's Next Trail Project?
BMA has been reaping the benefits of Team IMBA since its very first fundraising event held in 2007 at the 24 Hours of Moab. That year, $185 was raised on BMA's behalf. In 2008, BMA got another $1,287. This year BMA's award is already over $800 and could easily top $10,000 if BMA members get involved. Want proof? Team IMBA at the Sea Otter Classic raised close to $7,000 among seven participants in less than one month by working with their local club to get the word out. Due to a new matching grant from SRAM, that seven grand resulted in a check for $10,500 to the San Francisco Urban Riders, which will help fund their new Youth Bike Program. What could we do with an extra $10,000 for trails in Boulder County?
Below are three ways to dive into the funds:
1. Support the riders who are racing for BMA by making a personal donation, organizing a benefit party, or connecting them with potential corporate sponsors.

2. Become a rider! Team IMBA's on-line tools make fundraising easy and the races are super fun! We already have a "Friends of COMBA" team for the Breckenridge Firecracker 50 and they could use a little friendly competition. All participants who sign up before June 1 qualify for pro deals on elite GT bikes and earn other great prizes as various fundraising targets are met. Plus you'll get free massages, beer, and BBQ after your race no matter how much you raise.

3. Become an Event Captain for Team IMBA at the 24 Hours of Moab. Help us recruit 12 or more riders and you stand to win a brand new GT Marathon Carbon Pro mountain bike!

If you want more mountain biking near Boulder, YOU BELONG WITH TEAM IMBA. Contact Wendy Kerr at or 303-545-9011 ext. 119 to bite the bullet now.

"Freedom Riders" Fundraiser
Saturday Nite June 13th
@ the BMA/Green Guru Bike Culture Party!

Save the date, grab the fam & ride your cruisers out the bike path to 47th & Old Pearl for the first stop on the "Freedom Riders" film tour. Music, art, merriment & beer... what's not to like? More details here & in the next eNews.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5/21 Beer dinner at Green Valley Ranch, Denver, CO

We still have a few seats available for our May 21st beer dinner at Green Valley Ranch Golf & Country Club. Four courses of gourmet fare matched with four courses of Oskar Blues Beer. Reservations available at (303)371-3131

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oskar Blues Radio comes alive

We’re producing a bi-weekly audio podcast hipping our customers to some of the local & national touring acts whose music (like our beer) is way too flavorful for the mainstream as they make their way to our intimate brew-pub stage. The new OB shows will be hosted by Lyons Bluesologiest Dave McIntyre. You can stream to the show from, stream or download from our Oskar Blues Radio Site or you can subscribe to the Oskar Blues Podcast via iTunes. Stay tuned as Oskar Blues Radio brings you bi-weekly updates on what’ll be tappin toes in our Lyons brew-pub.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

2009 DJ/Skills Park Upgrade for Lyons Outdoor Games

The Town of Lyons has been working with Lee McCormack from Lee Likes Bikes and Yellow Designs Stunt Team to make The Lyons DJ/Skills Park a unique and one of the most promising parks in the state! It will have a natural terrain area with step ups, step downs, and an awesome pump track.

Below is a general schedule of the plan, please notice & let us know if you are interested in participating in the volunteer days below in Bold:

Week of May 18-22:

All materials delivered - Locations marked. Ready to build.

Week of May 25-29:

Area A: Place and shape main hill & Jumps, rollers/jumps/slalom.

Brian Gavagan and the Yellow Designs Stunt Team will be there May 26-29 to build the wooden lips, help finish the dirt work and test the trick jumps. Brian is setting the schedule with his guys. They will help however they can. ***Photo op for P.R.*** The more we have in place when these guys show up, the better!!!

Area B: Start placing dirt/rock on small hill, pump track, natural terrain loop. Get as far as possible on this, focusing on LHE placing the rock. Multiple equipment crews would be ideal, so we can double-team.

Weekend of May 30-31:

Volunteer work/ride day(s). Hopefully minimal sweeping/shaping/massaging. We will plan this day based on where we are. Barn Burner After Party!

Week of June 1-5:

Finish building small hill, pump track, natural terrain loop. Final tweaks.

Get people to ride as much as possible.

Weekend of June 6-7:

Work/ride days. The park should be built by now. These sessions should be mostly riding and community building.

For up to date info contact glenn at
Bitterbrush Cycles
324 Main Street
Lyons, CO

a NEW Spot Ti for Belt Busta's

I was able to catch just a few shots of the new Spot Titanium CDS ride that made its debut at the 18 hours of Fruita. This Mama's Little Yella Pils inspired beauty is light & possibility of rust on this baby. I'll try to get a few more shots of some of fine details of this rig.

Space Race...Good Bye...Happy Birthday!

a brew soaked shout to Robin Guillaume for winning the local Durango Space Race 1979ish. Check the action at

While the durnagutangs were racing we were celebratin' in Lyons, CO. Eddie Turner rocked OB on Friday & was followed by the Delta Sonics on Saturday.
Sunday was a double dipper as Amie Olsen had one of many going away parties with OB Beer & a crawfish was also Lizzy Scully's birthday & DJ Monkey spun some tunes at her front yard funk down.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Short Stack online version now available

Paper Dream Productions has made a preview web only version of their first production: Short Stack. Take a look, you can order a hard copy from their website & they will also artwork, giveaways & hard copy versions available at the Tasty Weasel on June 17th for the official Release party. Check it out at

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vanilla Bean Old Chub Firkin

Firkin Friday at The Tasty Weasel will unleash a Vanilla Bean Old Chub Firkin at 4:00PM

Speaking of Old Chub, check out Whole Foods locations, Oskar Blues & The Tasty Weasel for Old Chub Beer Bread.

Here are the details:
Whole Foods stores in the gourmet grocer's Rocky Mountain region are now carrying a special tag-team baked good: Old Chub Beer Bread.

It combines our celebrated Scottish Ale with the wizardry of the company's Rocky Mountain Bakehouse in Aurora.

Each loaf of Old Chub Beer Bread is made with nearly a full can of Old Chub, in a wheaty sourdough base enhanced with a touch of honey and a hearty dose of sunflower seeds.

The loaves are then rolled in the beechwood-smoked malts we use in Old Chub, then baked to glorious perfection.

Andy Clark and his crew at the Bakehouse are now sending this delicious bread to Whole Foods stores across Colorado, and stores in New Mexico, Kansas and Utah.

The bread is found in the fresh bread racks in the bakery section of these stores.

We're psyched about our yeasty partnership with Whole Foods. Not to mention the glorious flavor of the bread and the bennies it delivers both of our quality obsessed companies.

Find this gem in the local Colorado stores below. If you don't see it Yell, Kick & Scream until you do!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Celebrate Mama @ The Tasty Weasel

Check out the details of the Tasty Weasel Mama's day celebration. Live Music, Food & Kids are welcome. Check out the details via our FACEBOOK PAGE, HERE.

Road 34 for the Collegiate Road Nationals after party!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Heil Trail Work Rescheduled for Saturday!

Saturday, May 9, 8am - 2pm

After the incredible success we have had at Heil with the Wild Turkey and Picture Rock trails, BMA and BCPOS are looking at the rest of Heil Valley Ranch. We want to bring the old trail up to the standards of the new trail. Long, straight runs are no longer the way to go in trail building. Grade dips and contouring ensure a more sustainable trail system and a more enjoyable ride.

That said, the trails on the front side need a face lift. Years of multi-use has resulted in a gravelly, loose trail. And we know how to fix it. Come out and help us put the shine on the front side to make the WHOLE of Heil Valley Ranch as enjoyable as Picture Rock and Wild Turkey. This is more challenging than putting in new trail because we have to build a trail within a trail, bringing in the old trail and putting in the contours, grades and water diversion structures, thus reshaping the trail tread.
Saturday, May 9, 8am - 2pm, lunch provided! Min. age 14 w/ adult supervision.

To register, please email or call 303-678-6193

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mountain States Cup #2: Nathrop, CO pictures

While the Belt Bustas were tearing it up at the 18 Hours of Fruita others made their way to Nathrop for round #2 of the Mountain States Cup Series. We miss Photo Eddie, when you makin it back brotha. It was a standard dusty & windy Chalk Creek stampede, here are some images.Robin guillaum works on his bike with a Gordon after having mechanical issues in the XC.
Jen Tilley in the Nathrop Short Track.
Jen enjoys a post race recovery drink.
Mike West styles out the doubles in the Short Track.
Matt Shriver laid it down in the Short Track.
A photo finish in the pro MX final, Petr Hanek held off Mitch Ropelato as Mike Kreger finishes 3rd.
Sam Powers (Lyons local) won his first Cat 1 15-18 race in MX.
Mitch Ropelato boosts a big set in Sunday's Dual Slalom.
Mike West fresh off the Short Track & back to DS.
Sam Powers looking good in the early rounds of DSSam took a .7 second lead into the the final run of DS cat 1 12-18. Sam laid it down in a tricky flat corner to finish 2nd.
Maverick was back on the scene with a demo squad & supporting Money Mike West.

Check out some videos of the weekend MX HERE & XC THERE. Keep an eye out as more videos come available via