Tuesday, November 15, 2011

REEB launches Website & Blog www.REEBCycles.com

We have launched www.reebcycles.com and it will include all the history of this Oskar Blues, Brews & Bikes Blog and will also be the focus of all future blog entries.

Crack a can of beer and visit the site. Click on "You Say Somthing" to add what REEB means to you. Click on "Give Me More Said" to see what other people have said. REEB is you, you are REEB. REEB NATION!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bicycle Longmont Holiday Bike Program - FREE PINT


LONGMONT --Buzz Feldman believes nothing should prevent a child from getting a bike for Christmas.

So, for the 24th year, Longmont's Holiday Bike Program -- Feldman's brainchild -- will allow hundreds of local kids to receive bicycles at Christmas.

"Last year, we had 439 bikes, and everybody got a new helmet," said Feldman, who started the Holiday Bike Program in 1988 with Bicycle Longmont.

The Longmont Fire Department and Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA also are part of the program, which offers bicycles each December to families who cannot afford new bicycles.

This year's drive started on Labor Day and will keep going until Dec. 5, and so far, 100 bicycles have been collected and restored.

Each year, the Longmont Fire Department collects about 500 bicycles for the program. The donated bicycles are picked up by Jerry's Posse, led by Jerry Seguin, and restored at Sun Construction Co.
The bicycles will be ready for children to take home at the Y-Pals Family Christmas Party and Bike Giveaway at the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St.

"The experience is magical for a child," Feldman said. "The kids need bikes, and a lot of families can't afford anything for Christmas. People need some help. They can get to the park and the library with those bicycles. It changes lives."

To donate a bicycle, drop it off at any Longmont Fire Station, at Left Hand Brewery, Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids or Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room. The most-needed bicycles are those with 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-inch wheels for both girls and boys, although the organization welcomes tricycles, scooters and toddler cruisers for children.

"Our goal this year is (to give away) 400, so far. We've collected about 150 bikes and of those, we have 100 ready to go, but we still need a lot more bikes," Feldman said.

How to help
What: Kids Holiday Bike Program
When: Through Dec. 5
Where: Drop off a kids' bike at any Longmont fire station or at the following participating restaurants for a FREE pint of beer.
· Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover St., 303-485-9400
· Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room, 1800 Pike Road, Unit B, 303-776-1914, ext. 313

Info: Call Buzz Feldman at 303-709-6991 or visit ci.longmont.co.us/whatsnew.htm

Diana Kurniawan can be reached at 303-684-5248 or tcreporter1@times-call.com.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dale's Pale Ale / REEB Cycles Jersey - Git Some!

The NEW Dale's Pale Ale / REEB Cycles Jersey is now ready to roll.  The Oskar Blues created jersey is a custom Declare (Sport Fit) Full Zip Jersey.


Geoff Mooney's REEB Ride

When Geoff's not drinking a beer, he's putting beer in a can.  Geoff is the man behind the Oskar Blues Brewery can line.   He and the boys come with the smart assed one liners on the bottom of the cans next to the dates.
Geoff is back on the bike after a few years off it chasing powder on those snow sticks.  If you catch him in a lift line at Eldora be nice, he's probably packin' a Ten FIDY he's willing to share.

We've been doing the early ride thing, hitting Lyons trails at 6:30 for a pre-work day meeting.
Geoff's from the land of Ice & Snow and was appropriately trackin' "Spin Cycle" by Eyedea & Abilities while the 11/10/2011 version of Mama's Little Yella PILS was hitting the can. 
Enjoy it.

Predictions:  Minnesota Wild will win the Stanley Cup & Gopher Hockey will win the NCAA.  He takes 1 lump of sugar and 2 lumps of milk in his coffee.
Sorry about that buddy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Fort Collins Coloradoan: Oskar Blues taps into mountain bike industry

Written by
David Young
LONGMONT – What’s beer spelled backwards? It’s the name of a new mountain bicycle company launched by Oskar Blues.
The Longmont-based craft brewery, known for its canned beers such as Dale's Pale Ale, is looking to break into the mountain bike industry with its new company REEB, beer spelled backwards, Cycles.
Chad Melis, marketing director for Oskar Blues, said Monday morning that the company is manufacturing hand-made, steel, single-speed, 29er hardtail mountain bikes using the Gates’ Carbon Drive system.

Gates’, based in Denver, Carbon Drive system is a “belt” driven bicycle drive that replaces a standard chain, according to the company. Compared to a normal chain that requires lubrication and maintenance, Gates’ dubs its belt drive maintenance free.

The first batch of 20 REEB bikes sold, primarily to employees, quickly, Melis said. A full line is rolling out by the spring, with the next 20 bikes hitting the market around the end of the year.

In a market where multiple gears and full suspension are standard for many mountain bikes, REEB is taking a more simplistic approach and breaking it down to the basics.
Melis said the single speed rubber belt driven bike fits with the brewery’s style of simple out-of-the-box thinking.

“We look forward to going full-strength next year and trying to capture the essence of Northern Colo-rado riding and the terrain we ride up here,” Melis said.

To start REEB will offer two models around $1,200 for the frame, and between $3,000 to $4,000 for a full build out.

For more on this story see Wednesday’s Coloradoan 

Monday, November 7, 2011

life rolls on.....REEB.

The Redstone Tuesday Night Rides continue, the time change will put start time at 6pm and the destination will.....well, remain Oskar Blues.

Friday, November 4, 2011

a round of graphics to play with.....

a few from Colorado Cross Cup

We were tied up  with the HISTORY CHANNEL (more to come on that) so we were a bit late to the Colorado Cross Cup.  But we were able to catch the Pro races & share a beer with fans  while catching the commanding performances by Trebon & KFC.

The GATES CARBON DRIVE TEAM excelled in perfect conditions for the Belt Drive all weekend winning both races in the SS division, check out their race weekend update HERE.

KFC had a good gap after the first corner, Nicole Duke & Caroline Mani (French Nat Champ) chasing from the Gun.  Georgia eventually passed Nicole to finish 3rd.
Nicole Duke gets sideways in chase.

Cristina Begy turning the CDS SS in the pro women's field

Trebon leads through a short set of barrier in the men's race.

T. Wells leads Trebon through the sand in front of the Dale's Pale Ale RV, the lead was short lived as Trebon created a gap and held it much of the day

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boulder Racing CX Race #3 - Interlocken

The Oskar Blues Brew made it to Boulder Racing Race #3 at Interlocken.  It was a smooth grass venue with some off camber turns, rideable sand, sidewalk and a few barriers but mostly you were on the gas.  You can follow the Gates Carbon Drive blog to see what the team is up to.
A quick view of the Women's Open Start.
Begy running the hill in the women's race.

I mean Flying, seriously....doesn't it look like she is flying? Way to get after it.
Gammey rolling through the grass in the women's race
JHKand Yannick off the front for much of the day, JHK opened up a gap a few laps later for the win.
fellow WISCO Brian Shaning through the shallow sand for a 15th in the Men's Open.
Carlos lead out the SS race for the first 2 laps, going up and over the hill in the first few laps.
first barriers of the year...

I felt like i was a bit faster through some of the more technical parts of the course but Saperstein was able to get a gap on the 2nd to last lap that i couldn't close down.  Single Speed podium with Carlos in the Boulder Racing series leader jersey, Nice Work.

2011 Boulder Racing FINALS (Double Points) comes to Lyon on December 11th.  Stay tuned for Oskar Blues born details.  Have you heard about the Oskar Blues Bone Wagon????  It's be there!

Gates Carbon Drive - Raleigh SSCXWC Team Bike

Gates Carbon Drive has built a fast & deep team of SS gurillaz for the 2011 season. They've also provided a lightwweight and fast weapon in the Raleigh SSCXWC carbon frameset with the new CenterTrack drive from Gates and spec from FSA, TRP, Easton and others. This baby is weighing in just over 16lbs. and is begging to get the season rolling. Follow the team with updates from the coloRADo crew as well as the dirty mudders in Portland, tap that mouse HERE to check the blog. Check it...
The new center track set up is a great leap forward. That baby sheds mud and enguages much better than past systems. Bring on the mud.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Team Gates Carbon Drive Races the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross

Check out all the details of the Belt Drive from Fort Collins, CO. Click HERE.

Monday, October 10, 2011

OB Fueled Salvegetti Bicycle Workshop

Salvegetti Bicycle Workshop just celebrated their annual bike party and good times were had by all. For the past three years Salvegetti has held this event and each year they have worked to celebrate those who promote cycling in Colorado and raise some funds for them at the same time.
This year one special lady and two groups received the special attention of the Salvegetti Bike Party fueled by Oskar Blues Brewery. The First was the City of Denver’s bike planner, Emily Snyder. This party was a surprise for Emily and when the 200+ attendees greeted her at the door with a huge thank you for all that she has done in the Denver cycling community she was left speechless.
As the party moved on the event ended with a raffle of bike swag, clothing and even a frame, which raised over $1000! There were two recipients for these funds, Bike Denver and the William Smith High School Mountain Bike Team.
Bike Denver is Denver’s local bike advocacy group who works to promote policy, infrastructure, and events that make Denver a better city for cyclists. www.bikedenver.org The William Smith High School mountain bike team is the first metro Denver high school mountain bike team and they are keeping it real on a shoestring budget! With the funds from the bike party all of the team members’ registration fees were paid for as well as a chunk of their clothing costs. Thank to everone for makin' this happen, cheers!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ska Brewing Anniversary and Ride

We loaded up to visit out brothers in D-town for their 16th Anniversary....How could we not when they are throwing a beerfest party with The Toasters playing.
First we had to drop off a gift at Avery....not a bad Friday for them.
The ride was a sweet shuttle serviced by Hermosa Creek Tours, comfy.
Jeremy getting that thing rolling on the HCT.
SKA's own Dave Thibodeau rolling wtih fall colors behind him.
Leader of the Durangutangs Chad Cheaney chases a Ten FIDY down the trail.
Great views all day.
Lettin' it roll, felt like most of the day was coasting.
We ran into a sweet RAVEN CYCLE WERKS rig up there. A super small 29er custom, nice rig.
The SKA boys get a toast on stage with the Toasters!
With a heck of a ride and a great party behind is it was time to enjoy the colors on the way home. looking forward to next year, cheers!