Besides being sports and major pastimes for many Coloradans,
Bike Longmont saw the Bronco’s win, as an opportunity to reach Bronco fans who,
may or may not ride regularly. The
Orange Ride is a fun, laid back way to have fun and get a little rowdy on a
There are a lot of folks who enjoy cycling and football.
Bringing the two together to support the Bronco’s seemed like a good idea.
Bicycle Longmont prides itself on taking a non-traditional approaches to
getting more people on the road.
Since 2010 Bike Longmont added Longmont Bike Night. Since
then the two have done some pretty cool things. The Orange Ride is just another
in a long and fun list.
Why craft beer.
If you’ve followed Longmont Bike Night you
know Left Hand is a favorite stop and Oskar Blues is a storied supporter of It seemed to make sense to include Longmont’s
favorite craft breweries in our ride.
Bike Night and the G’Knight Ride. Also – in an interview Payton
Manning mentioned he’d have a Bud Light following the interview. Colorado is the
epicenter of craft brewing in the nation.
Headlights are needed and helmets encouraged for adults and
required for kids.
Route & Timing:
There will be stops along the way, but the ride IS
family-friendly and free. We encourage you to bring your family to Cyclhops at
5:00pm with the ride leavingat 5:30pm
on Wednesday the 29th. However, if you have elementary or younger
children, we ask that you meet us at Roosevelt Park at 7pm. We will take a safe
route along Dry Creek greenway to Twin Peaks Mall, then east to Price Road
and on to Left Hand for a brief stop before climbing into Old Town. If you
venture with us from Southwest Longmont the ride will easily top 15 miles.Joining us at Roosevelt Park will put the
ride easily within the range for elementary kids. We will finish before 8pm
ending at Breaker’s downtown at 4th & Main Street.
What if I can’t make it? Is anyone else doing this?
The Orange ride is more than just Longmont. Bike Longmont reached
out to other social rides across Colorado. We are urging people who’ve
participated in the G’Knight Ride, Longmont Bike Night, Boulder’s Happy
Thursday Ride, Pueblo Cruiser Rides, Buena Vista Cruisers, and the Denver
Cruiser Ride to do their own Orange Ride and publicize it through social media.
While the big game may come around every year, our team and
state pride, only gets one shot at a win every now and then. If you’re into cycling
and cannot make the Longmont Orange Ride, do your own thing. The next two weekends
look great for biking in the cul-de-sac, downtown or to your favorite craft
How many people will show up on Wednesday the 29th.
At 7pm, Roosevelt Park?
1 more if you do, twice as many if you bring a friend!
The 2013 Bike Night season is over and we had a great run. We kicked off the new season with over 210 people taking part. Huge numbers continued to roll with us through June. Our June average was 187 people per ride!
What does that mean? It means Bike Night gets folks on bikes. This year we had more people participate than in any other season. Our season total was 2,405.
Through out the season we had a GoPro camera mounted on the Audio Rockit and on a number of bikes. From all that footage we cobbled together the video below. I hope you enjoy it and share it with friends.
If you're like me you've got friends who just don't quite "get" bike night. Perhaps the video will help them.
Get out here this Wednesday night! We're 38 people away from breaking 2,400 riders this year. Don't leave us hanging!
You might wonder what the impact of 2,400 riders might be? 2,400
16,800 miles ridden
252,000 calories burned
Which is roughly equivalent to 2,117 beers or 507 cupcakes!
If your friends think Bike Night is cute - but not for them, ask 'em how they feel about cupcakes & beer!
See you tomorrow night for ONE MORE BEAUTIFUL BIKE NIGHT!
Also - If you're looking for a way to give to the flood relief effort there is a new way to do so. Oskar Blues Brewery has created a Foundation that will distribute donated funds of up to $100,000 to flood victims.
Grab your favorite orange something-or-other for the Bike Night Orange Ride!
Meet up at 6:30pm at 4th & Terry Street. It's gonna be awesome. Our route will take us around the west side but plan on cruising the east side, too!