Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bike Month is Busy

So May is National Bike Month and the end of the semester at school... holey moley that makes for one busy month! I finally finished up all my classes last week - YEEHAW! The rest of the month is all bike stuff all the time. First up....That there is the beginning of our brand spanking new pump track. The coalition got a grant from New Belgium Brewery and we're spending it building a pump track and mt. bike skills park. Think bmx, but smaller and smoother riding - the idea is that you can pump your way through it (well, the skillful people can) without pedaling. So, it's fun for adults cause they can challenge themselves that way, and it's fun for kids because the "jumps" are small enough that anyone can ride them. We're also putting in a set of obstacles nearby that mimic what you find on the trail so you can practice in a controlled environment. Should be awesome for kids (or grownups) who want to learn to mt. bike, but are nervous about getting out on the trail.
Next weekend we're hosting CycleFest 2010 - Bike to Work Day, classes and clinics, a bike rodeo, casual group rides, youth cycling instructor certification.... gonna be big fun!