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Cyclists 4 Community to Host Haute Route Rockies Event June 22nd at Boulder Beer

Cyclists 4 Community to Host Haute Route Rockies Event June 22nd at Boulder Beer

Who:C4C, the Boulder Cycling Community and the Haute Route Participants

What: A fun party (Haute Route kick off) and fundraising event for C4C, focusing on advocating safer roads for cyclists in Boulder County. All proceeds go to C4C

The Haute Route is the first global series of multi-day cycling events for amateurs, that go through Colorado’s Rockies, the French Alps, Pyrenees or Italian Dolomites, for the highest, toughest and most prestigious amateur cycling riding event in the world.

The Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs.. The first ever week of Haute Route riding in North America features a total of 815 kilometres (507 miles) of riding in the spectacular setting of the Rocky Mountains and 15,000 metres of climbing (49,260ft). The event kicks off on June 24, 2017 from Boulder, Colorado and finishes on June 30 at Colorado Springs.

Chandler Smith, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies Course Director, said: “The Rockies are simply stunning and we have chosen some classic climbs that we feel sure will test and enthrall our competitors…Highlights during the week will undoubtedly include the highest climb – Independence Pass – while Magnolia Drive, which is the steepest with some ramps at 16%, will also surprise the riders”, he added. “On top of this, any section of dirt road will be memorable, especially the jaw-dropping beauty of Trough Road and Sopris Creek Road.”

C4C President Rob Andrew adds, “We’re honored to have the Haute Route launch its US presence here in Boulder and grateful to the organizers for deciding to help support our mission of safer cycling and giving back to the community.”

Featured Speaker Chris Carmichael, with introduction by Olympian, Mara Abbott. Chris Carmichael is the founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS). Named the US Olympic Committee’s Coach of the Year in 1999, Chris formed CTS in 2000 to make world-class coaching accessible to athletes of all ability levels. Innovation has been a driving force throughout Chris’s career as an athlete, coach, and entrepreneur; he’s played a leading role in advancing the use of power meters, aerodynamic testing, altitude training, online coaching tools, and specific training methods for time-crunched athletes.

When: Thursday, June 22 from 5-9 pm

Where: Boulder Beer- 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder

Cost: $25 per person (Kids $10), includes 2 beers and light apps.  Boulder Beer will close off the side room for the event, and open the doors to the patio/close off 1/2 patio

Ticket purchase Link.

Details Coming Together. Crank It Forward Less than 10 Days Away!

Details Coming Together. Crank It Forward Less than 10 Days Away!

First Annual Crank it Forward Fundraising Party: A Fundraising Party Furthering Cyclists 4 Community’s Mission of Improving Safety and Enjoyment of our Roads for Everyone

Boulder, CO-April 27, 2017 — Cyclists 4 Community will be hosting an evening fundraising event on May 12, 2017 at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder, Colorado, in support of its efforts to improve relationships between cyclists and local communities, and to launch its new road cycling safety initiative. The event will run from 7 to 10pm (doors open at 6:45) and feature live music, food and beverages from local businesses, guest speakers, and a silent and live auction. Cyclists 4 Community, also referred to as “C4C” was founded in 2013 after the catastrophic floods, is a grassroots, Boulder County focused nonprofit organization, focused on supporting the Boulder community.

The event features an evening of great food from local restaurants, including The North End at 4580, Proto’s Pizzeria, and Jamestown Merc, as well as donated beer from Boulder Beer Company and wine distributors. Music will be provided by Little Victories.  Items up for auction include a luxury getaway at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc race bike, and a three-night stay in Salida, with use of a brand new Audi, courtesy of Audi Boulder.

“Crank It Forward is for cyclists of all kinds to come together and rally toward our mission of improving ties between cyclists and residents of local communities where we ride, and improve the safety and enjoyment of all users of the roads we ride on,” said C4C co-founder and president, Rob Andrew.

“Since we were founded in 2013, following the floods, we have raised more than $200,000 for the towns of Jamestown and Lyons,” says Russ Chandler, co-founder and past president.  “In the past two years with the Bike & Brew Festival, we are proud to have also helped out EFAA, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Boulder Food Rescue, Boulder Valley Schools Trip Tracker, Nederland Cold Springs Fire Relief, and Bicycles 4 Humanity,” Chandler adds.

“Thankfully, we have not had a catastrophe as big as the 2013 floods. While we are continuing to be prepared to help in similar situations, we’re turning our attention now toward improving the safety and enjoyment of the roads where cyclists and drivers frequently interact. As cyclists, we recognize that we need to become better ambassadors on the road, if we expect drivers to treat us courteously,” adds Andrew. “Crank It Forward hopes to raise $40,000 or more toward our new programs.”

In 2017, C4C’s primary focus is on cyclist and driver safety.  Recent events have highlighted that our roads and trails are getting more and more crowded and an emphasis on safety is needed.   One of the featured guest speakers at this year’s Gala is Bri Davis. Bri’s husband, Bill Davis, a 35 year old father of three, was killed in a tragic accident in Boulder last June when he was hit by a motorist, on westbound Jay Road near 30th Street. “My hope is to help create awareness and cooperation on the roads between cyclists and drivers in an effort to prevent any more cycling accidents,” said Bri.

Rembrandt Yard will be the host of this exciting gala event and about 150-200 guests are expected to attend.

Event Details:

  • What: Crank it Forward
  • Why: Because cyclists like to have fun and care!
  • When: Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7 to 10 PM (doors open at 6:45)
  • Where: Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder
  • Tickets are $40. ($30 through May 11th). Purchase Now.

To purchase tickets, donate to the auction, or volunteer, please visit http://crankitforward.org.

About Cyclists 4 Community. C4C represents cyclists and the communities we ride in. Our mission is to make roads safer for bicycles and for automobiles, with the goal to eliminate all accidents, especially those that result in the loss of life.  We will accomplish this by engaging in the needs of the communities we live in, making the relationships between the communities, drivers, and cyclists more positive. For more information visit www.C4Community.org.

 

 

 

 

Crank It Forward for Better Cycling May 12th

Crank It Forward for Better Cycling May 12th

BOULDER, CO – FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – Cyclists 4 Community is hosting its first annual evening fundraiser called Crank It Forward.

The event features an evening of great food from local restaurants, including The North End at 4580, Proto’s Pizzeria, and Jamestown Merc, as well as donated beer from Boulder Beer and other local breweries and wine distributors. Music will be provided by Little Victories.  Items up for auction so far include a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc, and a three night stay in Salida.

“Crank It Forward is for cyclists of all kinds to come together and rally toward our mission of improving ties between cyclists and residents of local communities where we ride, and improve the safety and enjoyment of all users of the roads and trails we ride on,” said C4C co-founder and president, Rob Andrew.

“Since we were founded in 2013, following the floods, we have raised more than $200,000 for the towns of Jamestown and Lyons,” says Russ Chandler, co-founder and past president.  “In the past two years with the Bike & Brew Festival, we are proud to have also helped out EFAA, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Boulder Food Rescue, Boulder Valley Schools Trip Tracker, Nederland Cold Springs Fire Relieve, and  Bicycles 4 Humanity,” Chandler adds.

“Thankfully, we have not had a catastrophe as big as the 2013 floods, and so while we are continuing to be prepared to help in similar situations, we’re turning our attention now toward improving the safety and enjoyment of the roads where cyclists and drivers frequently interact. As cyclists, we recognize that we need to become better ambassadors on the road, if we expect drivers to treat us courteously,” adds Andrew. “Crank It Forward hopes to raise $40,000 or more toward our new programs.”

  • What: Crank it Forward
  • Why: Because cyclists like to have fun and care!
  • When: Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7 to 10 PM
  • Where: Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder
  • Tickets are $30. Purchase Now.

To purchase tickets, donate to the auction, or volunteer, please visit http://crankitforward.org.

Olympian Mara Abbott to Speak at March 13 Fundraiser

Olympian Mara Abbott to Speak at March 13 Fundraiser

Come to Rueben’s on Monday night, March 13 and enjoy all you can eat*, plus 2 drinks for just $25, then stay and listen to reflections from Boulder’s own Mara Abbott, winner of the 2010 Women’s Giro D’Italia, and 2016 Olympian.

Where: Rueben’s Burger Bistro, 1800 Broadway, Boulder
When: 6pm to 9pm
Price: $25.  Space is limited. Purchase Now!

All proceeds benefit Cyclists 4 Community.

* Limited menu: pork sliders, fish & veggie tacos, mac and cheese, deviled eggs, cole slaw

Second Annual Bike & Brew Festival Rocks Valmont Bike Park

Second Annual Bike & Brew Festival Rocks Valmont Bike Park

festival-scene-1-1Boulder, Colorado. September 17, 2016 – Cyclists 4 Community, the organization of cyclists that rallied around floor relief to the tune of $200,000 for Lyons and Jamestown, held its second annual Bike & Brew Festival on Saturday at Valmont Bike Park.
The event featured cyclocross racing all day, a kids Strider course, mountain bike demos, cyclocross clinics, delicious food from leading local vendors, and beer from 16 local craft brewers.
The organizers estimate that close to 2,000 people attended the cyclocross, expo, and beer garden, throughout the day.
Entertainment was provided by talented kids from the Boulder and Broomfield School of Rock, Acoustic Ambush, and Eighty’s throwback band The Goonies.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of a donation check to the Cold Springs Fire Support fund to help families that were affected by the July fire in Nederland.  C4C board members Russ Chandler, Rob Andrew, and Rick Wiener presented a $1,000 check to Christine Deignan and Julie Gustafson from the Peak to Peak Healthy Communities Project, the non-profit organization administering the fund.
“We had a lot of competition this weekend in Boulder, so we’re very pleased at the turn out we got, which were about double last year” said Event Director and C4C board member Jens Husted. “We are really appreciative of the 50 or so volunteers who came together and made this happen.

More pictures.

Students Riding Across America For Kids with Disabilities

Students Riding Across America For Kids with Disabilities

CU students Vito Lechesse, Nick Pellegrini, and 9 of their Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers are in the final stages of planning their cross country Journey of Hope, organized by the Pi Kappa Pi charity organization, The Ability Experience, to raise money and awareness for children with mental and physical disabilities.

Pictured left to right in the picture above are Carl Mesker, Nick Pellegrini, Charlie Kellogg, Eric Lau, Trenton Lee, Adam Samazin, Vito Leccese, Chris Downs, Andrew Thorson, Griffin Tietz, and Mike Krohn.

The CU crew is part of a group of 90 to 100 other cyclists from around the US who are participating in three coast to coast rides that start in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in early June, and finish up together on August 13th in Washington, DC.

Each of the CU student-riders is expected to raise $5,500 or more for the cause.  Along the way, after getting their miles in, each student will be spending time, hands-on, interacting with some of the children who benefit from the A Ability Experience foundation.

If you would like to make a donation in support of one of these student’s fundraising efforts for Journey Of Hope, click on their name below.

Chris Downs Charlie Kellogg Michael Krohn
Eric Lau Vito Leccese Trenton Lee
Carl Mesker Nick Pellegrini Adam Samazin
Andrew Thorson Griffin Tietz
Foothill Elementary Earth Week Bike Bash

Foothill Elementary Earth Week Bike Bash

foothill elementaryCyclists 4 Community will be attending this year’s annual Bike Bash at Foothill Elementary, 1001 Hawthorne Avenue, Boulder, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM on Friday, April 22nd.  C4C has arranged the donation of a bike from Wish for Wheels to be given away.

We’ll be there helping to promote Trip Tracker.  Attendees will have the opportunity to donate to C4C and direct some or all of their donation to our beneficiary, BVSD Trip Tracker.

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We’ll be on site along side our other partner, Bicycles 4 Humanity, accepting bike donations for them.

C4C Helps Sustain BVSD Trip Tracker

C4C Helps Sustain BVSD Trip Tracker

trip tracker check presentation

BOULDER, COLORADO – March 3, 2016 – Cyclists 4 Community has granted $1,000 to the Boulder Valley School District Trip Tracker program, in support of its efforts to reduce car traffic in front of schools, making the world safer for bikers and walkers. C4C board members Russ Chandler and Jens Husted presented Trip Tracker director Peter Hurst with a check on March 3rd in front of Centennial Middle School. TT_Combo (small)

“These funds could not have come at a better time for us,” said Hurst.  “Because of the popularity of the program this year, we’d exhausted our school year funds. This grant helps close the gap on our 2015-16 budget shortfall and allows us to continue to operate through the end of the school year.”

Trip Tracker encourages BVSD students, as well as St. Vrain Valley students, to walk, bike, ride the RTD or school bus or carpool to school. The program rewards students for ‘car-free’ commuting with Trip Tracker dollars that they can use like cash at over 60 local businesses. These generous businesses are then reimbursed at 50 cents on the dollar.  The program has been credited with reductions of between 100,000 and 200,000 car trips to school per year.

Although the funds from C4C help, the program is sustained primarily through a much larger amount of private donations, and needs to raise an additional $12,000 in funds in order to continue to sustain the program at the current level of participation. Donations can be made directly to Trip Tracker at http://www.bvsd.org/transportation/toschool/tracker/Pages/Trip-Tracker-Funding.aspx.

AboutTrip Tracker. BVSD Trip Tracker encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single family car transportation to BVSD schools.  The program goal is to significantly reduce car traffic and associated air pollution in front of schools thereby enhancing student safety and health.​ Students are rewarded monthly for walking, biking, carpooling and riding either the school bus or RTD.  Students receive Trip Tracker dollars that can be used like cash at over 60 local businesses. For more information, visit http://www.bvsd.org/transportation/toschool/tracker

About 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.  In 2013 and 2014, following the floods, Cyclists 4 Community raised more than $200,000 in support of Jamestown and Lyons, and continues to raise funds for those in need through regular cycling events in Boulder County.  For more information, visit https://c4community.org.

Register for races and clinics by Sunday night and get half off!

Register for races and clinics by Sunday night and get half off!

Boulder Bike&Brew Logo_wDate_LowKids and adults of all ages and experience level are invited to come out and race, or learn handling on dirt at the first annual Boulder Bike & Brew Fest presented by Flatirons Subaru, taking place August 15th at Boulder’s Valmont Bike Park! It’s an all day fundraiser with clinics and races for Cross Country Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, and Dual Slalom. The Bike & Brew Fest is a great place to show off your stuff if you’ve been racing short track all summer, or to dust off your cyclocross skills ahead of the season. Or compete in the Dual Slalom. First clinics start at 9am and racing starts at 10am. Enjoy great food from local providers, a bike & nonprofit expo, and live music all day. Be one of the first in the country to demo Trek’s 2016 line of bikes or enter your toddlers in the Strider Adventure Zone. From 3 to 7 pm, try a sample from one of 17 local craft brewers.

Registration is just $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Proceeds support the Emergency Family Assistance Association, The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, and Cyclists 4 Community. Register at http://www.boulderbikebrew.com/register/ Check out with coupon code SOCIAL50 by midnight on Sunday August 10th and receive 50% off your clinic and/or race entry fees! Onsite registration will also be accepted.

For more information, please contact us or email info@bouderbikebrew.com.

County wants to hear from Cyclists about Fourmile Canyon Rebuild

County wants to hear from Cyclists about Fourmile Canyon Rebuild

TO3_OverviewMapzoomFourmile Canyon Dr west of Boulder was heavily damaged during the September 2013 flood.  Prior to the flood, this road, while heavily travelled by cyclists, had no shoulders.  As part of the permanent repairs to the road, Boulder County is considering adding an uphill shoulder in two contiguous segments (see overview map) where they will be repairing the road from flood damage.

To date, Boulder County has heard feedback from residents regarding the proposed shoulders, but has not heard from the cycling community.  If cyclists support adding shoulders to these sections of Fourmile Canyon Dr, it is imperative to speak up at the next public meeting or email transportation@bouldercounty.org .

Lower Fourmile Canyon Drive Public Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Alfalfa’s Community Room in Boulder – 1651 Broadway