When should you take the lane?

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By Sharon Alexander and Jan Borstein The suggestion that cyclists always ride as far to the right on the road as possible can, in certain situations, be dangerous. And technically, it’s not what the law states. So don’t hug that far-right, ragged edge of the road when it’s not the safest option. According to Colorado state . . . read more

Basalt Assault 2023!

Posted on by Carol M

Our second Destination Trip of the 2023 season was Basalt, halfway between Glenwood and Aspen, where we had many spectacularly scenic rides to choose from. But first, we had to wait for the weather to let us go out and play. Friday was a complete rainout (well almost; see below), but we found ways to . . . read more

Lina’s Lesson: 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

South St. Market Makes Us Happy!

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On a rainy Thursday evening 25 of us squeezed inside South St. Market to imbibe in their delicious food and wines. What a fun time!

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…

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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!

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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 Kicks Off in Style!

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Here We Go Again – Season 15 Wow! Venus had a yummy and amazing kickoff party to start off SEASON 15 in style!  We had a great turnout with nearly 100 members joining together at My Neighbor Felix on April 11th. It was wonderful to see friends again and meet new cyclists. It was also . . . read more