We reached out to a number of friends in the Northern Colorado bike community to ask for some holiday gift ideas from stocking stuffers to bigger ticket items.
Some of them pointed us at cool projects they’re involved with (I can vouch for both Aaron’s Branch Out Hard Cider, and Whitney’s Peritus Coffee), and some are just cool knicknacks recommended by people who spend a lot of time on their bikes.
Enjoy, and let us know your suggestions as well
Ride your bike to Odell on Wednesday, December 9th to celebrate winter bike commuting! Reward yourself for layering up and braving the cold, snowy weather to get where you need to go on your bike with a free pint of Odell’s finest! From 4:00-6:00 pm, the FC Bike Library and Brave New Wheel will be there offering up cheers, high fives, free bike maintenance, and raffle tickets for an Odell bike jersey & gift pack and Brave New Wheel bike! All of the raffle ticket proceeds and $1 from each pint will benefit the Bike Library.
Our pals at Pour Brothers Community Tavern have a great program they call “Community Night”. Heres the deal: on select Wednesday nights, they turn the place over to a deserving local non-profit and invite em to bring a “celebrity bartender” to sling drinks for a few hours.
The cool part? The non-profit gets all the tips while the celeb is pouring. Told you it was cool.
So as you can imagine, Bike Fort Collins is pretty psyched to be included in the Community Night project, and we’re hoping to see all of our friends and supporters at Pour Brothers from 6-8 on December 16th.
Our celebrity guests? None other than Olympic and World Championship medal winning mountain and ‘cross BOSS Georgia Gould, and Windmere Realestate honcho, USAPC Chair and bike nut Eric Thompson.
YourGroupRide.com kingpin Dan Porter and Bike Fort Collins’ ruthless new overlord Chris J. Johnson are hosting the festivities, so count on hijinx.