The Frostbite Time Trial has been rescheduled for Sunday March 9th. Registration will reopen Monday and remain open until Friday at 10pm. You do not have to reregister if you have already signed up.
The old flyer and registration info can be found here: http://www.coloradocycling.org/sites/default/files/Site_Files/Race_Flyers/2014/3-1%20Frostbite%20TT%20ver%208.pdf
After years of deliberation, I'm excited to announce the YGR Wounded Rider Program. The W.R.P. will support competitive cyclists who are injured while racing and training.
Here is how the program will work, if a local (Northern Colorado) racer goes down and ends up in the emergency room and/or out of work, YGR will supply the rider with a 'crash kit'. The kit will include items to help the rider and his/her family during their recovery and lessen the financial and emotional impact on them. With the support of local, regional and national entities the kit will include; a new helmet, new sunglasses, a RoadID, local beer, restaurant gift cards, massage gift cards, magazines, comfort food, new kit, Neosporin, Tegaderm, bandages, DVDs, toys for his/her kids and something for their spouse... It could be expanded to include house cleaning gift cards, cooking meals and lawn mowing.
Each kit will be customized to the rider; i.e., a single rider living on his/her own that was in the e.r. with road rash will get something completely different than a masters racer who is in the hospital with broken bones and has a wife and kids.
Every time a rider would get hurt, I'd start working on the program. Accidents that included Stuart Culp, Tim Anderson, Steve Porter, Clint Knapp, Matt Kennedy, Steve Workman, Justin Brunner, and myself contributed to the start of the program, the accident that included Paul Bass brought it to fruition.
In order to be eligible for the WRP, the rider must be; local, a racer or closely affiliated with the local scene (grassroots counts), and injured badly enough to earn a trip to the hospital and/or out of work for a while. I'd love to help every single injured rider but the program has limited funds, and I have limited time.
The program is currently supported by;
The First City Cycling Team- Financial backing
ProVelo Bicylces- Helmets
Spex Optical- Sunglasses
Backcountry Delicatessen- gift cards
Tokyo Joe's- gift cards
Jon Garcia Massage- gift cards
Podium Massage- gift cards
Fast Freddie Apparel-kits
Stuart Thomas Commercial Real Estate- restaurant gift cards
BRAAP Nutrition- BRAAAP Bars
Even though I am very excited to get this program established, I hope we rarely use it.
As many of you know, the City is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. This plan will build upon all of the great things about biking in Fort Collins and will establish a blueprint for realizing a world-class city for cycling, where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably ride a bicycle.
We invite you to join us for a Community Bike Plan Open House on Wed. March 12 anytime between 4 and 7pm. The Open House will take place at the Lincoln Center in the Columbine Room (417 W. Magnolia St). Please see the attached handout for additional details.
At the Open House, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the Bicycle Master Plan (timeline, goals, plan elements etc.);
- Explore innovative strategies to create a comfortable environment for bicycling;
- Provide input through FUN activities about where you ride, where you would like to ride, and how we can create a more bike-friendly community;
- Win great door prizes and enjoy a cash bar!
Can’t make the Open House?
Visit fcgov.com/bikeplan to share your ideas on our WikiMap. Show us where you ride, problem areas, and recommended locations for bike parking and bike share stations.
Share the news!
We’d love your help to get the word out about the Open House. Please take a few minutes to send this information (and/or the attached handout) to your constituents, friends, neighbors and family.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Coloradoan article about the Bike Plan Open House
Bike Plan webpage: http://www.fcgov.com/bikeplan
Thanks for your help in creating a more bikeable Fort Collins!
FC Bikes Program Manager
City of Fort Collins
281 North College Avenue
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522