Unfortunately, due to continuing construction and hazardous road conditions, we have to cancel the Jamestown ride. Pleas join us in August on the 14th from 2pm-7pm for a special BBQ at the Merc! Details to follow.
Join Cyclists 4 Community for a ride up Lefthand Canyon on Thursday, June 23rd to help support the Jamestown community.
The Jamestown community is still recovering from the floods of 2013. Houses are still being rebuilt and basic infrastructure still needs to be put back in place. Get in a great ride, eat some good food, and drink fantastic beer all while helping our friends in Jamestown.
The Details: The rides will start and end at Boulder Beer. There is a $5 suggested donation for the ride. Riders will also receive a free beer from Boulder Beer. After the ride, enjoy music from Intergalactic Peace Jelly out on the patio. 100% of the donations and 25% of additional food and beverage purchases will go towards rebuilding Jamestown. Different routes and speeds will leave at staggered times.
- 4:30pm – Early Bird Special Ride – Casual, conversational pace ride. 36, to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back
- 4:45 – Climbers Ride – More challenging, expert route. Up and Over Lee Hill, to Lefthand Canyon, to James Canyon, to Jamestown. Choose return route (Lee Hill, Olde Stage, or 36).
- 5:00pm – Olde Stage Happy Hour – Intermediate Pace. Up and over Olde Stage to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back.
- 5:15pm – Tempo Ride – Faster paced ride. Up and over Olde Stage, to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back.
- 5:15pm – Women’s Ride – Casual, conversational pace ride. 36, to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back.
- 5:30pm – Olde Stage After Work Ride – Faster paced ride. Up and over Olde Stage, to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back.
- 5:30pm – After Work Ride – Casual, conversational pace ride. 36, to Lefthand Canyon, to Jamestown. Out and back.
Join the C4C crew on Thursday, February 25th from 5pm-8pm at Rocky Mounts to drink some beer and raise money for Cyclists 4 Community. Meredith Miller and Allen Krughoff from team Noosa will be serving up cold ones and hopefully telling tales of their recent adventures at the CX World Championships.
Where: Rocky Mounts – 2055 26th Street, Boulder
Cost: Suggested Donation – $5 if you bike, $10 if you drive.
When: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Altona Grange House, 9386 N. 39th St. (Nelson Rd & 39th)
Boulder County and Central Federal Lands to present plans for roadway and creek project
Boulder County, Colo. — Boulder County Transportation and Central Federal Lands (CFL – a division of the Federal Highway Administration) will present current designs, answer questions, and listen to feedback on plans for reconstruction of Lefthand Canyon Drive and recovery of adjacent sections of Left Hand Creek at a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Altona Grange, 9386 N. 39th St., Longmont.
CFL and Boulder County are collaborating on the design and reconstruction of permanent repairs to Lefthand Canyon Drive and creek improvements in areas adjacent to the areas where road reconstruction will be occurring. Construction is planned to begin this October and last until next fall 2016.
“By partnering with Central Federal Lands, we were presented with an opportunity to improve the design and accelerate the construction schedule in Lefthand Canyon,” said Boulder County Transportation Director George Gerstle. “CFL is equipped and well skilled to handle projects of this magnitude and together we can build a road that is more resilient against future extreme weather events and make it safer for everyone who uses the road. The project includes not only reconstruction of the damaged road sections, but also better shoulders to improve safety for everyone who uses the canyon, four new bridges where the road crosses the creek and restoration of the Lefthand Creek in areas adjacent to the road, all of which will be a vast improvement for the ecological health of the whole watershed. This is a huge opportunity and we need to make sure it is done right. We’re moving quickly, so now is the time to provide feedback.”
Construction designs, travel impacts during construction and related information will be provided on the project website and through a project email listserv. You can register for the listserv on the project website.
For more information, contact Andrew Barth or call 303-441-1032. All current Boulder County Transportation project information is available at www.BoCoConeZones.com. http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/10ddf30
RETREET is aiming to plant 100 trees at 19 Jamestown homes on Saturday, June 20th. You can join them on Saturday and for a whole weekend of biking, helping, and fun. If you want to help them out, please email grady@RETREET.org.
Here is the agenda for the week.
6:30AM – Join Cyclists 4 Community for their weekly Velo Ride (multiple groups and speeds).
AFTERNOON – Hike Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
7:00PM – Denver Cruiser Ride, theme: Bubble Wrap, Duct Tape, and Cardboard. You’ve got to see this!
10:00AM – Ride from Washington Park to Golden, Where the West Lives! and where Coors, among numerous craft beers, is brewed. It’s a great ride through downtown and along Clear Creek, a great mix of city streets and bike paths. We’ll have lunch and a couple of beers before heading back (about 40 miles total).
12:00pm – Lunch in Boulder, followed by the ride up to Jamestown and back. We’ll spend the rest of the afternoon in Boulder and have dinner.
FRIDAY NIGHT (19th)
That evening, we’ll make our way to Balarat Outdoor Education Center, where RETREETers will stay for the weekend. The group will be oriented to the area by our local partners.
Plant trees all day in Jamestown, with a break for lunch. Festivities to follow at Jamestown Mercantile.
Hike and bike in the area!
Join the Jamestown Mercantile on May 31st for a special Sunday BBQ. Starting at 3:30pm, Rainbow and the gang at the Merc will have the grill going. Enjoy great eats, great beers, and great company. Cruise up to Jamestown for a great afternoon meal to round out the weekend and show your love for Jtown!
Where: Jamestown Town Hall, 118 Main St.
When: Saturdays from May 23rd, through June 27th. 8:45 AM (brief orientation and work at 9 AM – 3 PM)
What: Help JT creek residents get ready for planting and continue recovery efforts including: tree planting, tree propagation, leveling land, raking up rocks, shoveling sand, moving rocks, spreading grass seed and more…
Bring: Friends, layered clothes, rain gear, sunscreen (if it’s not raining), water, lunch OR
Eat at the Jamestown Merc, please call in advance if you have a group larger than 5 – (303) 442-5847
BOULDER BIKE & BREW FEST 2015
TENTATIVE CLINIC & RACE SCHEDULE
VALMONT PARK – AUGUST 15, 2015
9-9:50 Clinic 8 and under, 9-14
10:00-10:20 Race 8 and under
10:30-10:50 Race 9-14
11-11:50 Clinic 15-17, Cat C adults
12-12:30 Race 15-17, Cat C adults
12:45-1:30 Race A and B women
1:45-2:30 Race A and B men
Clinics to include: Skills loop for rolling over rocks, bridges, smaller obstacles (bike handling)
Dirt 101 for larger objects and wood features
Corkscrew for cornering, breaking, more advanced bike positioning/handling
12-112:50 Clinic 8 and under, 9-14
1-1:20 Race 8 and under
1:30-1:50 Race 9-14
2-2:50 Clinic 15-17, Cat C adults
3-3:30 Race 15-17, Cat C adults
3:45-4:30 Race A and B women
4:45-5:30 Race A and B men
10-11 Practice, with coaches giving tips
11-12 Boys and Girls 10-14
12-1 Men 15-18
1-2 Women 15-18
2-3 Women 19+
3-4 Men 19+
The 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Fest, a production of Cyclists 4 Community, is set to take place on August 15, 2015 at the City of Boulder’s Valmont Bike Park. The all day event will include race clinics, mountain bike, cyclocross and dual slalom competitions, as well as an expo featuring great food, music, and more than a dozen local craft breweries offering tastings. Half of the proceeds raised will benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association and the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, with the rest going to Cyclists 4 Community to be applied toward fulfilling its mission. Admission to attend is free.
Clinics and Races
The day will start with race clinics for mountain bike and cyclocross, covering skills such as cornering, mounting and dismounting, sand pits. Participants of all ages will then be able to enter races around the track. Simultaneously, there will be a dual slalom competition happening. Spectators will be able to watch the competition and enjoy cold beer and other refreshments from Boulder Beer. The first clinics will start at 9am with racing concluding at 6pm.Tentative Schedule.
Craft Brew Fest & Expo
More than a dozen breweries have committed so far include Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales, City Star Brewing, FATE Brewing, Finkel & Garf’s, Left Hand Brewing, Oskar Blues, Sanitas Brewing, Ska Brewing, Twisted Pine, Upslope, and Wild Woods. Beer will be pouring from 3pm to 7pm. Several bands will also be performing throughout the day.
Food will be provided by Big Red F and other local food trucks. The expo will be open all day for local businesses and supporters. available for all sponsors, and will be free for all nonprofits. Sponsors are lining up quickly, with the Colorado Athletic Club and Oskar Blues already committed as Gold level sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact us.
Boulder County, Colo. – Restrictions on non-residential travel on James Canyon Drive have been lifted as there are no flood recovery-related infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in the area. All modes of travel are now free to use the road between Lefthand Canyon Drive and CO Hwy 72. Travel restrictions have been in place since the September 2013 flood event that destroyed large portions of the roadway to allow for reconstruction efforts.
“I’d personally like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding over the past 18-months while we worked diligently to get our community and its infrastructure up and running following the flood,” said Jamestown Mayor Tara Schoedinger. “Your assistance complying with the restrictions has helped keep our reconstruction efforts on track and has helped ensure the safety of everyone who relies on this road each day. I cannot thank you enough, and I cannot wait to see people visit the Town and the Jamestown Mercantile once again.”
Roadway conditions are still less than ideal in James Canyon. Shoulders are missing in many areas and the roadway can narrow suddenly, which forces cyclists to ride in the travel lane with motor vehicles in stretches. Please use caution when navigating the area and be aware of road conditions and fellow travelers.
Additional large-scale flood-recovery work is planned for the area this summer. Boulder County Transportation, the Town of Jamestown, and contractors may re-institute travel restrictions if the roadway becomes unsafe for general motorists and cyclists due to heavy construction activities.
Boulder County Transportation is currently working on refined plans for permanent reconstruction of James Canyon Drive and estimates that it will bring drawings to the public for review and comment later this summer. Permanent reconstruction is anticipated to begin in early 2016 and will likely last through most of the year.
For more information on the permanent reconstruction project, contact Andrew Barth, Transportation Department communications specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-441-1032. For more information on work taking place in and around Jamestown and how you can assist with their flood recovery efforts, visit their website, or call 303-449-1806.
All current Boulder County Transportation roadway project information, including regular maintenance and flood-recovery activity, can be found at www.BoCoConeZones.com.