Wednesday, March 30, 2011

VOODOO FIRE RACE - April 23rd Kicks Off RME Series

Event Highlights:
Kick off the mountain bike racing season in Colorado at this exciting new venue. You'll be tempted to take your eyes off the trail to enjoy the majestic scenery that surrounds you - snow covered peaks of the Greenhorn and Wet Ranges, rocky bluffs and crags rising above Lake Pueblo and narrow technical canyons to wind through. The Arkansas River Valley amid 200 year old juniper pines and rolling mesa is the backdrop for this scenic season opener. Bring the family down for the weekend to enjoy the terrific camping and landscape in this spectacular Southwest playground.

Check out some of trails via the GO PRO CAMERA HERE.

Get all the details via

Bicycle Longmont Film Festival

2011 Film Festival this April

Show support for the local Bicycle Longmont organization and their

•The 2011 Bicycle Longmont Film Festival has been announced and is now official. We are really excited to show two feature films this April as part of our fundraiser for the Holiday Bike Program.

•The Festival is Thursday, April 14th and Friday, 15th, 2011. We are showing Ride the Divide on April 14th at the Dickens Opera House at 7PM. Bicycle Dreams will be shown April 15th at 7PM at the Vance Brand Civic Auditorium at Skyline High School April 15th.

•Tickets are $7 for members and $10 for non-members. $15 Day of Show for everyone. Tickets are available for purchase here on our site, and at local bicycle shops as well as the Dickens Tavern at 300 Main St. The special member pricing is only available through our site.

•Buy tickets today, as we expect to sell out these two awesome films!
Ride the DivideApril 14th, 7PM Dickens Opera House

Bicycle DreamsApril 15th, 7P Vance Brand Civic Auditorium

About Bicycle Longmont

Bicycle Longmont is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, comprised solely of volunteers, dedicated to making bicycling safer and more enjoyable in Longmont and surrounding areas. We accomplish this through advocacy, education and encouragement.

Bicycle Longmont is a 100% affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists. All Bicycle Longmont members become LAB members with all LAB benefits. While you're here, please take a couple moments to take one of our Surveys, look through our Rides and Maps, or become a Member.

For information about Bicycle Longmont, please contact Or write to us at:

Bicycle Longmont
P.O. Box 2410
Longmont, CO, 80502


The Bicycle Longmont Board of Directors regularly meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8PM. Please note, these meetings have a preset agenda, there will be a short roundtable at the end of the meeting, time permitting. Our next meeting is:

•Date: April 5
•Time: 6pm - 8pm
•Location: TBD
•Agenda: will be posted approximately a week in advance here
Minutes from previous meeting: TBD

Starting in February, Bicycle Longmont began hosting quarterly, open-format meeting geared toward social discussion of bicycling in Longmont. The next social will be:
•Date: Friday, TBD
•Time: TBD
•Location: Oskar Blues Homemade Liquid and Solids, South Hover Street
•Topic: TBD

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


It ain't bikes but it rips so I'm down.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Valmont Work Day This Saturday AM

Join BMA for a hands on opportunity to visit the coming Valmont Bike Park and help out in creating one of the finest bike parks on the planet. Sign up here! On Saturday, March 26th, from 9am to 1pm, we need 30 volunteers to help seed the turf between the trails. Although this is not a trail building experience, we are trying to establish native grasses on site. The excavation and grading of the site has left many areas barren, and we need your help in getting the turf started.

We will meet on site at 9am and spread out across the site and spread a custom mix of seed consistent with the grasses on the front range of Colorado. After the work is complete, we will provide lunch and provide a tour of the site. Unfortunately, there will be no bike riding allowed this day. Getting the turf established is very important to getting the park open this spring. Please show your support of our Parks Department and BMA. The City of Boulder Parks Department is hustling to get this open as soon as possible, and this is one of the many steps. We want to show out support, with 30 hard working volunteers, sign up now.

Sign up now! It's your chance to stand at the top of the podium and get your sneak peak!

And you did see that latest update this past week, right?

GO PRO CAMERA views from Pueblo, CO

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series March Newsletter

Nice weather, dry conditions, and longer days are calling us to get on our bikes and hit the trails! We enjoyed dialing in the Voodoo Fire course with the help of Pueblo local Janet Ross of Great Divide Ski Bike & Hike, and Austin Clark of Southern Colorado Trail Builders Association. The spectacular trails of Lake Pueblo State Park are a hidden gem. This racecourse highlights the special place that Vance of Vance's Bicycle World and many others in the group have created. You will want to include this inaugural race on your calendar.

The course features 90% singletrack with names like The Duke, Quatro Cinco, Voodoo, Outer Limits, Rollercoaster and Stonehenge. For map and course directions, please visit the Voodoo Fire race page. Western Maps has accurately detailed this sprawling system and allowed us to use their map.

For those of you who have not yet registered for Voodoo Fire, you have a few more days for early registration. On April 1, the entry fee will increase to $85. The first 200 to register receive a goodie bag and custom clothing. You can support a racer by volunteering on Race Crew, and get them a discount on their entry fee. Our events are successful because of the support that we receive from our volunteers. We encourage family, friends and the local community to join our Crew. There are opportunities at Voodoo Fire, April 23, and the Denver Fat Tire Festival, May 7, in areas such as operations, registration, aid stations and course marshalling. Please contact John Hutchinson at A big thanks to all of you who help make these events a success.

RME Series Schedule
1. Voodoo Fire April 23 Pueblo, CO
2. Front Range 60 May 7 Lakewood, CO
3. Ridgeline Rampage June 12 Castle Rock, CO
4. Breckenridge 32/68/100 July 16 Breckenridge, CO
5. PV Cycle Derby September 4 Elbert, CO

Friday, March 18, 2011

Michael Maciolek wins a GO PRO CAMERA from Backcountry Magazine and Oskar Blues

Michael Maciolek wins a GO PRO CAMERA for his image in the Backcountry with an Dale's Pale Ale / Backcountry can. Skin to win baby, skin to win.

Don't forget to sign up for the monthly gear giveaway via . Go and sign up for FREE Burton/Backcountry & Oskar Blues monthly swag giveaways, the next winner will be announced on 4/1.

Welcome to the Ten FIDY Ghost Wing Challenge

The Adventurous 500 stops in to Home Made Liquids & Solids for John Lee Hooker JR, a brew sampler & the Ten FIDY Ghost Wing Challenge.....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday Night, what a difference a time change makes

Last week we humped it up the steeps of LHOHV in the snow & damp weather. What a difference this week... near 20 people on the ride we stayed local and enjoyed the warm weather & early departure of the time change.
...of course we couldn't stop at sun down and had to leave the confort of Hall Ranch for legal night riding before heading to Oskar Blues for some brews.

Weekend Long in the Tooth

It's that time of year....enjoying the warm weather of the Front Range spring at Horsetooth Mountain. Keith leads the order heading up the Westridge Trail with the view of the Blue Sky Trail dropping into the background.
One word for Horsetooth: Steep, well I guess you could lump long in there as well.
Single Speed hearts the heart on the slopes of the tooth.
Stopped to put the heart back in my chest & dig the view.
Keith hitting a tough techy section.
snap, 2.
got it.
Doug hits the Single Track of the Wethen Trail.
Doug & Troy top out with the Towers behind them....ready to head down.
Doug drops down the Loggers Trail, a good descent after humpin' the SS up.
Keith smooth and flowy on a tricky little high speed rock notch.
Troy enjoying the descent.
From there we went south to grab dinner and a Nuggets Game. Dale's Pale Ale on Draft at The Pepsi Center. The Nugs are back with a chip on their shoulder with Melo gone. They kept thw win streak rolling & the evening started to rev up before heading to The New Mastersouds show.
It was a long day & night....a day in the life.
umm, yep.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

18 Hours of Fruita: Oskar Blues Brewery's REEB Machine

Date & Time
May 06, 2011 11:59 PM

18 Hrs of Fruita
@ Highline Lake State Park

Chad Melis - 4 Person Team - 18 HRS of Fruita

Chad Melis - Roster - 4 Person Team - 18 HRS of Fruita

Dave Chase - Roster - 4 Person Team - 18 HRS of Fruita

Brian Spotts - Roster - 4 Person Team - 18 HRS of Fruita

Jason Rogers - Roster - 4 Person Team - 18 HRS of Fruita

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series

Oskar Blues is stoked to be the go to brew of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Endurance Series. The series is bringing a throwback vibe (you know you miss it) and
a few new venues into the mix. Check out all the details HERE. The whole shebang kicks off April 23rd in Pueblo Colorado for the Voodoo Fire race,a brand new course with a ton of singletrack.

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series Schedule
1.Voodoo Fire April 23 - Pueblo, CO
2.Front Range 60 May 7 - Lakewood, CO
3.Ridgeline Rampage June 12 - Castle Rock, CO
4.Breckenridge 100, B-68, B-32 July 16 - Breckenridge, CO
5.PV Cycle Derby September 4 - Elbert, CO


Friday, March 11, 2011

Pipedream in Moab

Troy gave us the behind the lens view of NEW singletrack in Moab, Right in town!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Heil Ranch Trail Day

BMA is partnering with Boulder County Parks and Open Space for trail maintenance on the Wapiti Trail at Heil Valley Ranch this spring.

If the weather cooperates we are hoping to start work next Saturday, March 12, 2011 with a spring storm delay postpone date of March 19th and then we will keep trying every Saturday until mother nature decides to let us on her door step.

We will meet at the the South trailhead off LeftHand Canyon, Geer Canyon at the pavilion at 8:30 AM. Our project site will be near the bridge above the meadow. We'll have a County vehicle to take some people and encourage folks to ride or walk up to the site.

We will run till 12:30pm with an option to stay longer if there is need and interest. Bring a smile, the willingness to get dirty, water, snacks, gloves, sturdy shoes and gear appropriate for Colorado weather. Limit is 15 people.

Maverick DUC 36 Carbon

Maverick American Bicycles has released details on a limited run of their long awaited DUC 36 Carbon for summer 2011.

They are taking pre-order information from interested riders. Contact if you would like to get on the pre-order list

Travel (internally adjustable):
26” - 150mm or 175mm
29” – 115mm or 140mm

Axle to crown:
150mm / 115mm - 525mm
175mm / 140mm - 550mm

Externally adjustments:
Low Speed Compression
Full range rebound
Positive air pressure
Negative air pressure

Internal settings:
High speed compression shim adjustment
High speed rebound shim adjustment

Brake - I.S. Mount
Compatible with existing DUC crown, stem and 24/7 hub
Estimated weight - 4.5lbs (with guards & steerer tube)
Suggested retail - $1549"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Final 6

pm ride that is.

Next week starts daylight savings time and rides take off promptly at 5:30 to get some of that daylight. We hit up Lefthand OHV during a week of mixed weather, that place is a diamond in the rough of bad conditions....granted it's steep enough to force you to chew on your handlebars while climbing, but ain't nothin' free 'round here.

Check out Dirty Doug on his new Turner Snow Bike, yep that's a nice piece of work. Check out more details from DOUG HERE.
The Gordon Imperial Red ML7.5 had it's first taste of trail on the steeps of OHV after being reclaimed.
Doug was rallying the climbs, the Leadville Winter Mountain bike series and the new ride has brought out the demons in him.
Doug railing through snow covered trees.
Matt painfully rocking the SS before his beer bail...I can't blame him.
Chris rolling under ice covered bushes.
Sean getting throught the singletrack as well.
The regroup before the descent and brews. Here's to the upcoming time change....

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Final from Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

After getting his ride stolen, Dale let me borrow his Raven Snow Bike, but he did leave a note. We was rockin' the soul patch icecicle. Dirty Doug takes a post race tug. He showed up on a piece of work, stay tuned for images of that baby. The men behind Raven Cycle Werks made it to bang around with the Lead Heads.....she's a looker.Ahh, Scott Banks enjoyes a reward & took home some OB swag. Then it was time for Ski Jouring & brews....jump to flat.

Thanks again for another year of high elevation night time bike racing & celebrating.....See you next year.

BMA goes Round 2 for West TSA Petition

Most of you know what is going down in the West Trail Study Area (if not, read more here). This is the access battle of a generation. According to Open Space Board of Trustees outgoing chair Bill Briggs, "It's about more than bikes." The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance couldn't agree more.

BMA remains optimistic that mountain bikers can gain reasonable and responsible access to some trails in the West TSA, but city council needs to hear from you first. You must help dispel the myth that we are a bunch of adrenaline-fueled speed junkies with no concern for our families, our environment, and our community.

Here's what BMA needs you to do TODAY...SIGN The Petition
Your signature on this new petition goes a long way.
What's the gist of the petition? "Dear City Council; It's high time to bring mountain bikers into the fold. Please accept us as citizens, as neighbors, and as the current and future open space stewards that we are."

Tell city council that you support bike access on Anemone Hill and on a north-south connector trail. Please send your letters to city council to

If you want to get more involved and help out in these last few days before the March 15th City Council meeting, the BMA Advocacy Team could use your help. Contact them at to lend a hand.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Have You Seen Dale's Bike?

Well, have ya? Check out details of Dale's Stolen bike HERE.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Final Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series Race - Mineral Belt Mayhem

March 5th - Mineral Belt Mayhem

An 11 mile loop on Leadville's beautiful Mineral Belt Trail at Night! Start and finish on Harrison Ave. during Leadville's Crystal Carnival Weekend,

5pm Register/Check In @ Cycles of Life, 309 Harrison Ave., Race starts @ 7pm

Grab an Old Chub on draft at the Scarlet Tavern.

One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA - Now available in trail sideable 6-packs

Get 6-packs of One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA for before this limited pig turns to bacon. Fruity esters and generous dry-hopping give this 9% ABV ale the aroma of tropical fruit while a touch of English crystal malt provides the perfect backdrop for tangy hop flavors of tangerine and mango. The Tasty Weasel Taproom is the only place to get 6-packs of this pig.....unless you get lucky on a Tuesday Night Ride.