|Dear Boure Newsletter Receiver,
This is our 27th Bouré Newsletter - Late Summer 2008. Read on to find out what we're doing and the latest Durango goings on. The Tour de France is over and the Beijing Olympics are about half over. Le Tour ended with more lead changes than cyclists busted for doping, so the excitement-to-disappointment ratio seems to be headed in the right direction. Too bad they had to approach a record number of lead changes to make that happen! Now the Olympics are upon us and we hope you are getting to enjoy the exciting Olympic action. Congratulations to Kristin Armstrong for her gold medal and to Levi Leipheimer on his bronze medal in the Time Trials, and to the other great competitors and future medalists from all nations! In Durango, we're all hoping for big things from local Todd Wells in the Mountain Bike Race this Saturday! Speaking of Durango, we've had lots of summer rain lately, and are in and out of our monsoon cycle right now. So if you visit Durango soon to ride your bike, best make your motto "ride early or ride wet". But if you visit soon, you'll get to see our area as green and lush as it gets. We're hoping it will make for nice, bright Fall colors.
1. An Indecision Coupon
2. Upcoming cycling events in Durango, including The 6th Annual Boure Bike Fweest
3. Bike-oriented videos from the Interweb.
1. We couldn't decide what to put on special for August, so we decided to let you decide by offering you, our devoted Newsletter readers, a $10 Coupon. Just use the Coupon Code "OLYMPICS" and receive $10 off your next purchase of any Boure product over $50. This coupon is valid until September 20th, the same day we'll be extinguishing the Boure Bike Fweest flame.
2. Upcoming Cycling Events in Durango
September 14-20 - 6th Annual Boure Bike Fweest
Below is a tentative ride schedule. Details will be filled in as we get closer to the ride dates, so please contact us for more detailed information if you plan to attend.
Comforting Information from Wade: Over the years we have done these rides, we have been told that some people are intimidated by the idea of riding with the cyclists who show up on a typical Durango ride. We want to remove all of that anxiety by enforcing the "leave any time you want" and "leave early with Wade" options. Seriously, we've had every level of rider who thought they could make the distance of the ride or had planned a short cut. If you could make the route on your own, then you'll enjoy our rides and someone else will surely be going your pace. Wade usually takes off a bit early using either a short-cut or early-turn-around option to fit anyone worried about their ability and/or experience level. If you feel sporty, there's always a group that rides a nice, steady tempo. Or feel to just join us for breakfast and wave goodbye to the ride. So come on, join us and bring your friend(s).
Tentative Daily Schedule:
Meet for breakfast around 8:00
Ride at 9:30
Sunday. September 14, 2008
Trimble Loop-Lemon Dam 45 miles with traditional group photo on Lemon Dam
Monday September 15, 2008
Tuesday September 16, 2008
MTB Clinic with Chad "Chainsaw" Cheeney, USA Cycling Coach Level 2 and Durango DEVO Team Coach
Colorado Trail MTB Ride - Durango to Champion Ventures Mine road
Wednesday September 17, 2008
Road Tour of the Dry Side - Western LaPlata County
Thursday September 18, 2008
Telegraph Trail System MTB Ride.
Friday September 19, 2008
Backroads Road Tour to Vallecito
Saturday September 20, 2008
Baker's Bridge-Old Shalona - 30 miles
*Vintage Bike Day*
September 6 - Bike-O-Rama for Obama
The Durango area Democrats will host a ride for Barack Obama and lunch rally. If you are in Durango already, or want to help celebrate the Democratic way, come Saturday September 6th at 10:30 to Rotary Park. Parents are encouraged to bring the kids for a kids cruiser parade. Bring your red white and blue colors and come for a fun 5-mile ride and bring-your-own lunch afterward. For additional information e-mail Brandon.
September 21 - New Belgium Brewery's Tour De Fat
Grab your bike and slip into your alter-ego because New Belgium's Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through Durango spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. Costumes and decorated bikes reign supreme as the participants come to ride in the bike parade, then gather in the merriment of good music, entertainment, and tasty beer. Amid the hoopla, Tour de Fat raises money $806,000 to date! for local charities, increases awareness for reducing your waste stream, signs people up for Team Wonderbike, and culminates in a Car Bike Swap, where the winner gets a custom Black Sheep New Belgium Commuter bike. Admission to the Tour de Fat is free. All profits from beer sales go to local non profit organizations.
September 27 - Durango Fall Blaze
Hosted by Fort Lewis College, the Durango Fall Blaze offers three different tour options, including a 37 mile, 60 mile, and 100 mile ride. A cannon blast starts the tour and a police escort leads the riders out from the center of campus. There are 5 food/aid stations along the way, support vehicles on the course, and a party at the finish line back in the center of campus! The ridership is limited to ensure a quality event. The century course is of medium difficulty when compared to centuries around the country, and the 37 mile and the 60 mile are easier. All proceeds benefit the Tom Danielson Scholarship Fund at Fort Lewis College.
October 12 - Tour of Durango
Non-competitive tour of Durango's world class single track trail systems including River Trail, Horse Gulch, Animas Mountain, Dalla Mountain Park and Durango Mountain Park a true 360 degree tour of Durango's finest trails.
3. More bicycle-oriented Interweb videos... the Do's and Don'ts Collection
Bicycles Are Taking Over The World, Let's Do It Safely - Sacramento Struggles
Oh To Be Young and Bulletproof
Don't Do This
Do This. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Advice
Don't Be One Of These
Let the Fweest Begin!
Ned, Laverne, Wade, Drew and Brandon