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Jamestown BBQ – Support The Merc!

Jamestown BBQ – Support The Merc!

JtownBBQJoin C4C at a special BBQ hosted by the Jamestown Merc!  Come celebrate the re-opening of James Canyon with great food, good company, and awesome brews.  Rainbow will be serving up her amazing food hot of the grill starting at 3pm on Sunday, September 25th.  Burger, dogs, along with vegetarian options and a load of sides will be available for purchase.  Get this famous ride in before the weather gets cooler and the days shorter.

Group Ride for Jamestown – June 23rd!

Group Ride for Jamestown – June 23rd!

Canceled

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.
Rides:
  • 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.
Guest Bartender Night with Meredith Miller and Allen Krughoff

Guest Bartender Night with Meredith Miller and Allen Krughoff

Allen and MeredithJoin 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

When: 5pm-8pm

Cost: Suggested Donation – $5 if you bike, $10 if you drive.

Online Auction – Proceeds Benefit C4C

Online Auction – Proceeds Benefit C4C

Tri FrameCameron Dye, has donated his brand new Fuji Norcom Carbon Frame TT Bike to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Cyclists 4 Community.  The Pro’s Closet has generously posted it online for auction and is waiving all fees.  The frame is the top of the line Norcom 1.1 carbon mock up.  Cam Dye is a triathlete sponsored by Fuji, therefore the frame is in the color scheme of a sponsored triathlete, not the original color scheme.  Don’t miss your chance to own this one-of-a kind bike.

Click here for photos, specs, and the online auction.

Cyclist 4 Community Announces The 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Festival

Cyclist 4 Community Announces The 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Festival

 

Cyclist 4 Community Announces The 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Festival
Boulder, May 19, 2015 Seventeen inches in six days. All Coloradoans remember the rainfall numbers from the 2013 floods that left infrastructure mangled and personal property destroyed across the Front Range. More fondly, however, we remember the tight-knit community that came together and rebuilt what Governor Hickenlooper declared “a natural disaster emergency”.Shortly after the floods, enthusiasts in the county rallied road cyclists, mountain bikers, and riders of all types, from casual to professional, and put together a fundraiser for Jamestown, one of the hardest hit areas. Cyclists 4 Jamestown took in more than $120,000 in just 3 weeks to help the town rebuild. The group behind the effort saw an opportunity and formed Cyclists 4 Community in 2014 and put on a similar successful event last September, Cyclists 4 Lyons.Simultaneously, the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) stepped i. EFAA is an aid fund started in 1918 to support Boulder and Broomfield county victims of emergencies. Many organizations hold events and fundraisers aimed at contributing to EFAA, with the goal of building a nest egg that can benefit the region into the future.The next C4C event, the 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Fest, 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 17 local craft breweries. Half of the proceeds raised will benefit the EFAA and the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance (BMA). Admission to attend the expo and live music is free. Please visit http://boulderbikebrew.com to see race and clinic pricing, and to register.
The day kicks off with clinics for mountain biking and cyclocross, covering a variety of skills such as cornering, riding stairs, mounting/dismounting, and 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 invited to watch the competition while enjoying cold beer and other refreshments from some of Boulder’s best breweries and restaurants. Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) will conduct clinics and races, with the first clinics starting at 9am MT, and races concluding at 6pm MT.Seventeen breweries will be on-site, including Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales, City Star Brewing, FATE Brewing, Finkel & Garf’s, Left Hand Brewing, Odd 13 Brewing, Oskar Blues, Sanitas Brewing, Ska Brewing, The Post Brewing Co., Twisted Pine, Upslope, Wild Woods Brewery, Wild Mountain, and 20 Below Brewing. Beer will be poured from 3pm to 7pm. Several bands will also be performing throughout the day. Food will be provided by a variety of 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 Flatirons Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor, as well as Colorado Athletic Club and Oskar Blues committed as Gold level sponsors.For registration information, or to volunteer or donate, please visit http://www.boulderbikebrew.comAbout Cyclists 4 Community
Cyclists 4 Community is a nonprofit, tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) charity organization, organized for the benefit of the citizens of Boulder County, Colorado. After the 2013 flood, cyclists in Boulder County rallied the business community to pull together resources to help those in need, Cyclists 4 Jamestown raised $120,000, and the Fat Tire Flurry helped raised an additional $30,000, and Cyclists 4 Lyons, held at Bohn Park, raised $40,000 for the community.To learn more about C4C, or to get involved, please visit https://c4community.org.Contact:
Russ Chandler
Cyclists 4 Community
Phone: 303.818.3631
rchandler@c4community.org
https://c4community.org/

 

 

Boulder Bike & Brew Fest 2015 – Details coming together

Boulder Bike & Brew Fest 2015 – Details coming together

 

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.

Contacts

Travel Restrictions on James Canyon Drive Lifted

Travel Restrictions on James Canyon Drive Lifted

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 abarth@bouldercounty.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.

Lyons Reflects on 2014

Lyons Reflects on 2014

Recently, The Lyons Community Foundation released this blog post about the gifts they received in 2014.  Among the many gifts mentioned, was the $40,000 Cyclists 4 Lyons was able to give to the Lyons community thanks to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers.  An army of people came together on the 1 year anniversary of the floods to give the town of Lyons a rockin’ party and a little hope.  Here is a little piece from their website…

Cyclists 4 Community, a nonprofit formed after the floods, raised over $150,000 benefitting flood-ravaged communities around the region. The local contingent of this group, Cyclists 4 Lyons raised $40,000 during the benefit held on the one-year anniversary of the floods.  Scores of volunteers, cyclists, politicians, residents and visitors came together that weekend to enjoy bike races, silent and live auctions, music, food and craft beer in a festive atmosphere in Bohn Park to commemorate Lyons’ progress made over the year.  While the event held mixed emotions for many residents, particularly those not yet home, it was a great success in focusing on accomplishments, emphasizing hope, and raising money for rebuilding moving forward.

Click here to read the whole update.

C4C President Uses Social Media to Recover Stolen Bike

C4C President Uses Social Media to Recover Stolen Bike

Cyclists 4 Community President, Russ Chandler, was just looking for a nice early, morning ride.  While waiting for friends at Amante, his bike was taken.  Read part of the story below.

He then said, “A guy in jeans just grabbed it and is riding it down the sidewalk along Broadway right now.” I paused for a second thinking “he is pulling my leg” as I turned around and noticed my bike was gone.  I jumped up immediately and ran for the door.  I took off my riding shoes and started running down Broadway in my socks, but the guy and my bike were already out of site.  I called 911 and reported the crime and then jumped in Cody’s car and we drove down Broadway, turning left onto Violet, thinking he might have gone that way.  We drove around as I spoke with the dispatcher and then went back to Amante to meet the assigned officer at Amante, She took down information from Cody and also one of the baristas that saw the incident.  I spent the rest of my morning going social on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, posting and passing out flyers all over north Boulder.

The bike was found in North Boulder by two runners who had seen the bike on Facebook.  Click here to read the whole story.

You or someone you know have a bike stolen?  Contact C4C, so we can let our community know to be on the lookout.