Contact:Tessa GreegorFC Bikes Program Manager970firstname.lastname@example.org Denise WhitePublic Relations Coordinator970email@example.com
Date: April 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In 2009, a report from the League of American Bicyclists identified five key strategies for increasing
women’s participation in bicycling: comfort, convenience, confidence, consumer products and community.
That year, according to their survey, women accounted for only 24 percent of bicycle trips taken in the US.
This spring, in partnership with various community organizations, FC Bikes will host its “Women on a Roll”
bicycle initiative. Various events, classes, and rides will be held in an effort to encourage more local women
to bicycle as a healthy and fun way of traveling around town.
To start, FC Bikes is sponsoring the Women on a Roll Bike Expo, on Sunday, May 4, from 12 to 4 p.m., at
the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Center Ave. The Women on a Roll Bike Expo will feature local clubs,
free helmets (while supplies last), kids’ activities, a family bike rodeo, women-oriented bike gear and local
bike shops. A series of short classes like Fix-a-Flat and Bike Fit Basics, as well as leisure rides, will take
place over the course of the day. For information, visit http://www.fcgov.com/bicycling/women.php.
Celebrate women and cycling around the world and participate in Cyclofemme, on Sunday, May 11 To
celebrate this global initiative, community organizations will host different styles of bike rides throughout the
day, including a family friendly ride, mountain and road rides. Rides start at different times throughout the
day; the day will conclude at New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St., with a social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For
ride details, visit https://www.facebook.com/cyclofemmefortcollins.
New Belgium Short Track expands to 6 weeks, adds online only registration (for adults) and a new chip timing system. See the flyer below for details.
For immediate release
Fort Collins, CO
In the lee of last fall’s perfect storm, fortuitous circumstances led to the formation of Fort Collins’ newest cycling team and social club. Seeking a return to grassroots racing as part of the re-launch of its Factory Team, Trek Bicycle found willing partners in Archie Solsky, longtime owner of FoCo’s favorite bike shop--Lee’s Cyclery--and a group of friends committed to training hard, giving back to the community, and having the most fun along the way. Lee’s Cyclery-Trek Factory Racing, one of ten Trek-sponsored teams in the country, features new as well as experienced Senior and Master’s (read “Old”) level racers across several categories and disciplines, including road, mountain, XTERRA, and triathlon. Ambassadors on and professionals off the bike, team members fully embrace the Choice City’s renowned ethic: work hard, play harder, and make your family, friends, and neighbors proud. Volunteerism and mentorship are part of the program, as is the backyard barbeque. In addition to title sponsors Lee’s Cyclery and Trek, the team enjoys generous support from local institutions, such as Café Vino and Ehrlich Volkswagen, Flood & Peterson, and healthcare providers Blue Sky Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Windsor Eye Care & Vision Center, ProSmile, and Jonathan L. Nelson D.D.S.
For the first time in recent memory (or ever as far as I know) Laporte CO is hosting an Observed Trials competition.
See the flyer below for more details or contact Nikolai Braun;
nikolai.braun (at) gmail(dot)com
703 269 8836