Lina’s Lessons: Check that Ch-Ch-Chain

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We could safely say the chain is your bike’s beating heart. Keep it in a healthy state, and your ride will be smooth. Dirt, grime, or a stretched chain will make your ride miserable. Today’s lesson is knowing when to replace the chain. The chain consists of multiple links holding rollers (bushings) and pins together. . . . read more

Palisade May 2023!

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Our first Venus bike destination trip of the 2023 season was beautiful and adventure-packed: scenic and fun rides, our very own wine tasting, yummy pies and even a Kentucky Derby party! The first night we put our sommelier hats on with our very own wine tasting of Colorado-curated wines. Day 1 we rode the Palisade . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: Squeeze those Spokes!

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Many cyclists are diligent about checking the As (air), Bs (brakes), and Cs (chain) before going for a ride. But are we checking the tension on those spokes too? Spokes are the lifeline to keeping your bike’s wheels straight and true with each rotation, and one ride represents thousands of rotations on your wheels. Make . . . read more

VBC vs. VdM: Do you know the difference?

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Once upon a time Kai and Karli Gronholm owned Full Cycle Bike Shop in Boulder. Back in 2008 a friend of Karli’s organized a women’s cycling event called Venus de Miles (VdM) as a fundraiser for Greenhouse Scholars. This inspired Karli to start a women’s bike club, sponsored by the Full Cycle Bike Shop, to . . . read more

Venus de Miles 2022: BEST. DAY. EVER!!!

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Saturday’s Venus de Miles ride did not disappoint! The weather was picture perfect, the routes were scenic, the post-ride party was festive, and getting to spend the day with our sisters, some who even came from afar, was the absolute best! A very special shout out to Captain Naz Kireclik (above center) for coordinating a . . . read more

Don’t wear those new shoes!

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Test out your *whatever* for the Venus de Miles Ride NOW! If you’re saving something new and special to wear, eat, or use for the Venus de Miles, DO NOT do that. TRY IT NOW. Trust us — you don’t want to be 20 miles into your ride and discover that something is rubbing you . . . read more

Frolicking in Frisco

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Our Frisco Destination Weekend was three days of cycling and eating and partying and laughing… Friday night dinner at Debbie’s beautiful house, after our ride to Breckenridge for lunch. See what some of our attendees had to say: I have no words to describe how much fun this experience was with my sisters from Venus . . . read more

Is it still “biking to work” when you don’t have a job?

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This past Wednesday, June 22, a few Venus sisters (Carol, Sam, Rosana, Debbie, and Cindy) met up for Geezer Trick-or-Treat Day Walk and Bike to Work Day! Sam had planned to drive to the St. Julien, but Carol reminded her that it’s called Walk and Bike to Work Day for a reason. Our morning started . . . read more

Gravel and Gastronomy

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This past Saturday, May 28th, a Dirty Dozen of us (yeah, we were a little dusty by the end) ventured out on a 25-ish-mile gravel ride and inadvertently found ourselves learning about single track for a couple miles! Then we zoomed down some dirt roads until we got to some proper gravel to groove on. . . . read more

FoCo Frozen Out!

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Here is the only picture we got of our long-anticipated Destination Weekend in Loveland & Fort Collins (LoCo/FoCo) due to the unexpected mini-winter weekend.