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Photo from Google Images

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Coming up September 1th-14th is the annual Salida Bike Fest! This is a 4 day festival set up to celebrate bicycles of all kinds! We want to give you fair warning to prepare for this event and highly suggest attempting to make it down :). Yes, Salida can be quite the drive from northern Colorado (about 2 1/2 hours south west of Denver on US-285), but we guarantee it would be well worth the drive!

During this festival, a great schedule of various activities and events have been organized to keep you pedaling along. Free group rides, bike film screenings, a bike from work mixer, a chainless bike race, a pump track competition, a bike parade, a bike race around Banana Belt Mountain, and the 16th Annual Monarch Crest Crank are just a few of the activities in the schedule. Don’t forget the free music in Riverside Park!

So shoot on down the highway to have a little fun on your bike in this great little mountain town for the week :) MyHandleBar approved!

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Picture from Google Images

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Guess what time of year it is? Tour de Fat time! This event is definetly one of MyHandleBar’s favorites.

Haven’t heard of this fantastic festival? Let us enlighten you on the greatness of the Tour de Fat traditions.

Tour de Fat is run by New Belgium Brewery out of Ft. Collins.  The festival tours the US, but always stops by Ft. Collins and Denver. This is the ultimate bike parade and costume party- the wackier and more creative, the better! Then, of course, there’s lots and lots of fantastic New Belgium beer. Think of this party as a cross between a circus, a concert and a beer festival. Sounds a little wacky, right? That’s exactly what it is!

Tour de Fat will be in Ft. Collins  August 30th at Civic Center Park. The party will continue in Denver the following weekend, September 6th, at City Park.

Check out this amazing festival ASAP!

 

Image From Boulder Craft Beer Festival Website
Image From Boulder Craft Beer Festival Website

Image From Boulder Craft Beer Festival Website

Start preparing, people of Boulder! The Boulder Craft Beer Festival is upon us! This warning is a little in advance, but we want to make sure you clear your calendar for this spectacular event- August 23rd from 12:00pm-5:00pm at the west side of Central Park in Downtown Boulder . Get your taste buds ready- this kind of event is every beer lovers dream!

The event brings together Boulder County’s best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. A few of these fabulous breweries include Avery Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Oskar Blues and  Upslope Brewing. Believe us, though, when we say there are plenty of other great breweries that intend to throw down their best brews at this festival!

While you skip around to different tasting tents, you’ll get to enjoy live music and can even pickup some food from a vendor if you start to feel hungry (or a little loopy due to all the samples) Tickets are $30 a person if you buy them online in advanced, or $35 at the door. Click HERE to buy tickets! Your entrance ticket includes  a commemorative tasting cup, unlimited beer samples from 20 breweries and snack samples from Udi’s and Glutino.

MyHandleBar approves beer festivals :) Be safe out there!

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Looking for a tasty brew to sip on? Maybe one you haven’t tried before? Samuel Smith Brewery has just the thing! No, this isn’t a Colorado brewery, but we insist that you give them a chance. You wont regret trying one of this smooth beers!

Samuel Smith was established in 1758 in Tadcaster, Yorkshire and likes to stick to its original roots. The water used in the brews is from the originaly well sunk in 1758 and is drawn from 85 feet underground. All Samuel Smith’s beers are brewed solely from authentic natural ingredients without any chemical additives, raw material adjuncts, artificial sweeteners, coloring, flavors or preservatives. Most all of their beers are congruent to a vegan diet!

We highly suggest trying their Organic Chocolate Stout The gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character. This is the perfect marriage of a fantastic stout and fabulous chocolate!

Don’t forget their enticing Organic Fruit Beers- Strawberry, Apricot, Cherry and Raspberry.   These beers are a great refreshment on a sumer day!

Yes, Samuel Smith does have great beers for someone with a sweet tooth, but they do have some great Pale Ales, Stouts and more. Give these guys a try!!

Image From TripAdvisor.com
Image From TripAdvisor.com

Image From TripAdvisor.com

Have you guys checked out the traditional Irish pub, Conor O’Neill’s, in Boulder yet? We think you should!

An Irish pub is meant to be more than just a place to go drinking; it is also meant to be a place to create great memories and enjoy the environment. Conor’s is just the place to rev up your singing voice and join in with the live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. This fun little joint likes to think of an Irish pub as an extension of a living room. You should feel like you’re in your own home – relaxed and at ease in a comfortable environment. And who doesn’t love eating in their own living room? Conor O’Neill’s  offers a great selection of pub fare that everyone will enjoy! So don’t pass up the opportunity to check out this really great traditional Irish pub in the Boulder area! If you ride with us, the special they offered to all MyHandleBar riders is $5 Jameson shots :)

1922 13th St

Boulder, CO  80302

(303)449-1922