Bike to Work Week Party 2014

I hope everyone’s Bike to Work Week is going well. You really couldn’t ask for better weather here in Carson City for encouraging people to get out on their bikes. Last night we had 94 adults and 29 children signed in for our Westside Cruiser ride, and the miles and trips are really starting to rack up for the Bicycle Commuter Corporate Challenge. To say thank you for all your hard work, we’re going to throw you a street party!

End of BTWW Party
Bike to Work Week Party at the Firkin and Fox!

Join us this Friday night, May 16th, after work at the Firkin and Fox. The party will start ramping up after 5:00 PM on 3rd Street, where we will have live music from Notch 8, lots of raffle prizes including two Phat Cycles beach cruisers, bike themed games, helmet decorating for the kids, and plenty to eat and drink. We will also be announcing the winners of the Corporate Challenge!

BTWW Raffle Bikes
Win one these Phat Cycles cruisers!

In between music and giving out raffle prizes, we’ll have a few bike games. Slow Drags – a game everyone can get in on. It’s the opposite of a drag race. Last person across the line wins! If you stop, track-stand or put a foot down, you’re out of the race. We’ll also have a few riders doing a bike polo exhibition.

In addition to the cruiser bikes that Bike Habitat helped us acquire, we have a lot of other great raffle prizes and giveaways. More bike goodies from the Bike Habitat and Carson City Orthodontics, gift certificates from our awesome local businesses like Capitol Automotive, Adele’s, Sassafras, The Horseshoe Club, Agency 36, and the prizes keep rolling in! Raffle tickets will be 1 for $2, 6 for $10, and 15 for $20. You’ll also receive a raffle ticket with each High Sierra Brewing Company beer purchase at the party.

Bike Polo
Bicycle themed games! Slow Drags and a Bike Polo Exhibition.


Live music from Notch 8!

While this is a big party, it’s also Muscle Powered‘s biggest fund raiser of the year. Your beer and raffle ticket purchases at the party will go to benefit Muscle Powered. If you have enjoyed the Bike Month activities, please consider joining Muscle Powered. Your help is needed to make Carson City a more bike friendly community. Muscle Powered volunteers assist with these events, lead community rides and walks, work with city government to build better biking and walking infrastructure, and build recreational trails in our nearby open spaces.

What: Muscle Powered’s Bike to Work Week Party
Where: The Firkin and Fox, 310 S Carson Street, Carson City
When: Friday May, 16th
Time: Come over after work. Party will start ramping up after 5:00PM.
Activities: Live music, helmet painting for the kids, raffle prizes, bike games, food and drink.

Muscle Powered’s Westside Cruiser Ride

It’s time once again for Muscle Powered’s annual Westside Cruiser Ride! This event keeps growing each year, and with the weather forecast showing temperatures in the 80s on Wednesday, we hope to get the biggest turnout yet. This year’s ride will start and finish at the Brewery Arts Center at the corner of Minnesota and King Street. Signups for the ride begin at 6:00 PM, the ride starts rolling around 6:30 PM.

West Side Cruiser Ride
Decorate your bike. Wear a costume. Or just come as you are!

While this is called a “cruiser ride”, having a beach cruiser style bike is not required. Ride whatever you have. Cruising is more about the speed and attitude on this ride. We’ll be going nowhere fast, and having a good time doing it. The route is an easy 4.3 miles on quiet streets, making it a good ride for beginners and kids. Add some flair to your bike. Wear a costume. Or just come as you are. Bring your helmet and be ready to have fun.

Westside Cruiser Ride
Map of the Ride

The ride should finish up about a half hour before sundown, leaving most people time to ride home before it gets dark. Although the ride is officially over when we return to the Brewery Arts Center, the fun will continue downtown after the ride.

West Side Cruiser Ride
The bike parade heads out

What: Muscle Powered’s Westside Cruiser Ride
Where: Ride begins and ends at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W King St, Carson City.
When: Wednesday May, 14th
Time: Signups begin at 6:00PM, ride begins at 6:30PM
Bring: Any bike and your helmet. Friends and Family
Bonus: Possibility of live music outside at the Firkin and Fox after the ride.

Bike Month 2014

Bike Month 2014 starts in just a few days! Muscle Powered, in cooperation with city and state government and local businesses, have a fun month of activities planned to promote a bicycle friendly community in Carson City. Community bike rides, commuter challenges, informative bicycle clinics, movies, raffle prizes, parties and more await participants. Bike Month has been celebrated in Carson City for many years now not only to encourage more bicycling in Carson City, but also to educate cyclists and motorists alike on safety and the rules of the road. Here’s an overview of what’s coming up in May. Additional details and reminders for each event will be made throughout the month.

Bike to Work Week
Bike to Work Week is May 12th – May 16th

Sunday, May 4Tour of Carson City, a bike ride around Carson City at your pace for as many miles as you want, up to 30 Miles. Starts and ends at Bike Habitat, lunch follows the Ride. Starts at 9:00 am.

Monday, May 5 – Celebrity Ride, a short cruiser ride around West Carson, usually attended by the Mayor, Sheriff, Supervisors, and city department heads. Join us and be a Celebrity. Starts at Telegraph Square at 10:30 am.

Monday, May 5 – Ride for Reading. Volunteers deliver books to 4 elementary schools by bicycle on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting at noon. (Right after the celebrity ride on Monday, how convenient.) Volunteers needed, contact CBloomer@carson.org.

Ride for Reading
Ride for Reading

Wednesday, May 7 – National Bike to School Day. Encourages all school kids to ride their bikes to school. Parents are encouraged to ride with their children

Sunday, May 11 – Mother’s Day. Take Mom for a bike ride!

Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16 - Bike to Work Week. Get out of your car and commute to work on your bike. Public agencies and private businesses can register with Muscle Powered and compete for valuable prizes for most miles, average miles per participant and number of trips. Sign up at MusclePowered.org.

Wednesday, May 14 – Cruiser Ride. A fun ride around Carson City’s historical west side. Polish the chrome and pump up the tires on that old bike; decorate it and yourself. Starts at Brewery Arts Center. Sign in at 6:00 pm,  ride starts at 6:30 pm.

Friday, May 16 – Bike to Work Day. Show your bike helmet to participating coffee shops for free coffee on your way to work.

Friday, May 16 – Bike to Work Week Party. At the Firkin & Fox after work. Revel with fellow bikers, enjoy a cold brew, listen to live music from Notch 8, and win valuable prizes, including a new bike.

Tuesday, May 20 – Movie Night. Watch an award winning bicycle movie at Plan:B inside the Sassafras Restaurant. Starts at 6:00 pm. Free admission, bike swag, and popcorn!

Share your Bike Month experiences across social media with hash tag: #bikeccnv

For more information follow Muscle Powered at MusclePowered.org and Facebook/Muscle Powered.

Tour of Carson City 2014

Please join Bike Habitat and Muscle Powered for the 7th Annual Tour of Carson City bicycle ride! May is Bike Month in Carson City, and we’ll be kicking off the festivities with this fun ride on Sunday, May 4th. Signups are at 9:00 AM, ride begins at 9:30 AM. The ride will begin and end at the Bike Habitat, and tour around the perimeter of Carson City for a moderately paced 27-30 mile bike ride.

Tour of Carson 2014

Get Bike Month off and rolling with Denis and Viola as they celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Bike Habitat. This is a free event, and lunch will be served for the riders back at the shop at the completion of the ride!

Donations and memberships are encouraged to support Muscle Powered of Carson City to promote a more bike friendly community.

Call Denis at the Shop for Information.

Bike Habitat
911 Topsy Lane (next to Best Buy)
Carson City, NV 89705
(775) 267-5053
bikehabitat.com

Women’s Clinic, Soulcycler and National Trails Day

We have a few events coming up that may interest you:

Women’s Bike Clinic
CB
You chicks on bikes! You know who you are–go to the May 23 Women’s Bike Clinic at Bike Habitat. Denis Coyne always organizes a great program. Go early, as it is usually a full house. Great tips for simple repairs. Get a little know how and more.
Bike Habitat – 911 Topsy Ln (next to Best Buy) 267-5053

Soulcycler
Then on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Carson City, get ready to join writer-photographer-adventurer Rick Gunn for his 90-minute presentation “Soulcycler, Words And Images From a 25,811-Mile Bicycle Journey Around-The-World.” ”Soulcycler” combines 350 breath-taking photos from 33 countries, set to music, accompanied by a selection of uniquely emotional stories from around the globe. Gunn delivers a front-row seat to the pursuit of his lifelong dream of cycling the planet. See Bike Carson’s post HERE.
First United Methodist Church – 212 N Division St.

National Trails Day on the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail
Help Muscle Powered celebrate National Trails Day by building trail on the Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail. Scheduled to be completed in 2014, this 7 mile multi-use trail will connect Ash and Kings Canyons, providing users with a scenic backcountry experience only minutes from downtown Carson City.

For registration and details click HERE.
toby, oli and ward

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 1, 2013, for the 21st annual celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. Over 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more!