You Can’t Have Too Many Bike Paths

Posted on by Jan Borstein

Boulder County provides lots of bike paths and bikeable shoulders — more than what other counties can claim— but that doesn’t mean that Boulder County has enough. Our bike network still has quite a few gaps, such as a good direct connection between Boulder and Longmont. Alexandra Phillips, the Boulder County Bike Planner and a . . . read more

Ask Big Sis: Pffffffffffft! Uh-Oh! Flat…

Posted on by Carol M

Hey Big Sis: I’ve had four flat tires this month. Same tire. I change the tubes, but they keep failing. What’s going on? – Flat-bottomed girl Dear Flat-bottomed girl: I can think of several reasons for this: To improve your skills, be sure to attend the next hands-on Fix-a-Flat Clinic. Goathead* season is coming … best . . . read more

Lina’s Lesson: Squeeze those Spokes!

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

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?

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

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

Ask Big Sis: A Fork in the Road

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Hey Big Sis! What should I have in my seat bag? – Wanna B. Prepared Dear Ms. Prepared: We asked a dozen experienced Venus riders what they carried in their seat bags (a couple people keep some of this stuff in their top tube or handlebar bag). Our survey revealed the following items, which we . . . read more

A Must-have, the New Boulder County Bike Map

Posted on by Jan Borstein

Last fall, Boulder County released its new and super-improved Boulder County Bike Map. The amazing woman behind this endeavor is none other than Venus Bike Club’s own Alexandra Phillips, who also happens to be Bicycle Planner – Employee Transportation Coordinator in the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department. I confess to being a map . . . read more

Don’t Wear Those New Shoes!

Posted on by Doris Cheung

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

Venus Sisters Chillaxin’ Post Ride

Posted on by Venus Bike Club
Karen Cobb with Venus sisters

Venus sisters chillaxin’ after Saturday’s rides out with yummy Georgia Boys BBQ and all the fixin’s, refreshing beverages (including killer margaritas!), and quite the breeze at the Rez Party – Fun in the Sun hosted by Brightside Wealth Advisors. Thank you all for coming out! Glad our screamin’ yellow wristbands worked fashionably with our Venus . . . read more

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

Posted on by Venus Bike Club

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

Getting Caught in a Storm?

Posted on by Maggi Friend

Mother Nature has certainly given us reason to pause this season. Wind, rain, lightning, and even snow! Obviously the Ride Committee will do its best to make pre-ride decisions to keep our members safe.  In the event weather takes a turn while riders are on the road, we absolutely encourage the ride lead to stop . . . read more