|Cyclist 4 Community Announces The 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Festival
|Boulder, May 19, 2015 – Seventeen inches in six days. All Coloradoans remember the rainfall numbers from the 2013 floods that left infrastructure mangled and personal property destroyed across the Front Range. More fondly, however, we remember the tight-knit community that came together and rebuilt what Governor Hickenlooper declared “a natural disaster emergency”.Shortly after the floods, enthusiasts in the county rallied road cyclists, mountain bikers, and riders of all types, from casual to professional, and put together a fundraiser for Jamestown, one of the hardest hit areas. Cyclists 4 Jamestown took in more than $120,000 in just 3 weeks to help the town rebuild. The group behind the effort saw an opportunity and formed Cyclists 4 Community in 2014 and put on a similar successful event last September, Cyclists 4 Lyons.Simultaneously, the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) stepped i. EFAA is an aid fund started in 1918 to support Boulder and Broomfield county victims of emergencies. Many organizations hold events and fundraisers aimed at contributing to EFAA, with the goal of building a nest egg that can benefit the region into the future.The next C4C event, the 2015 Boulder Bike & Brew Fest, is set to take place on August 15, 2015 at the City of Boulder’s Valmont Bike Park. The all day event will include race clinics, mountain bike, cyclocross and dual slalom competitions, as well as an expo featuring great food, music, and 17 local craft breweries. Half of the proceeds raised will benefit the EFAA and the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance (BMA). Admission to attend the expo and live music is free. Please visit http://boulderbikebrew.com to see race and clinic pricing, and to register.
|The day kicks off with clinics for mountain biking and cyclocross, covering a variety of skills such as cornering, riding stairs, mounting/dismounting, and sand pits. Participants of all ages will then be able to enter races around the track. Simultaneously, there will be a dual slalom competition happening. Spectators will be invited to watch the competition while enjoying cold beer and other refreshments from some of Boulder’s best breweries and restaurants. Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) will conduct clinics and races, with the first clinics starting at 9am MT, and races concluding at 6pm MT.Seventeen breweries will be on-site, including Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales, City Star Brewing, FATE Brewing, Finkel & Garf’s, Left Hand Brewing, Odd 13 Brewing, Oskar Blues, Sanitas Brewing, Ska Brewing, The Post Brewing Co., Twisted Pine, Upslope, Wild Woods Brewery, Wild Mountain, and 20 Below Brewing. Beer will be poured from 3pm to 7pm. Several bands will also be performing throughout the day. Food will be provided by a variety of local food trucks. The expo will be open all day for local businesses and supporters, available for all sponsors, and will be free for all nonprofits. Sponsors are lining up quickly, with Flatirons Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor, as well as Colorado Athletic Club and Oskar Blues committed as Gold level sponsors.For registration information, or to volunteer or donate, please visit http://www.boulderbikebrew.comAbout Cyclists 4 Community
Cyclists 4 Community is a nonprofit, tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) charity organization, organized for the benefit of the citizens of Boulder County, Colorado. After the 2013 flood, cyclists in Boulder County rallied the business community to pull together resources to help those in need, Cyclists 4 Jamestown raised $120,000, and the Fat Tire Flurry helped raised an additional $30,000, and Cyclists 4 Lyons, held at Bohn Park, raised $40,000 for the community.To learn more about C4C, or to get involved, please visit http://c4community.org.Contact:
Cyclists 4 Community