Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Family bike ride in Ft. Collins, CO

A few weeks back we packed the family up and headed to South Dakota for a wedding and then to Colorado for some rest and relaxation. Having heard about the bike friendliness of Fort Collins, I searched for bike rentals in the area and came up with a couple options. One company gave me the run around for several weeks, so I called New World Sports and explained that we wanted to ride the local trails and needed a variety of bikes for 7 people. Joe delivered in a big way. Curtis wanted to try a road bike, Trevor and I opted for cruisers (mine with the high handlebars I remembered from my childhood), Peter grabbed a mountain bike and Katie, Jon and my wife rode hybrids.

From Ft Collins family ride July 2010

We knew we wanted to ride the Spring Creek and Poudre trails and hoped to make a stop at the New Belgium Brewery. Joe had us grab a copy of the FCBikes map (12 meg PDF available HERE) and gave us a couple different route options. He checked and adjusted all the bikes, gave us water bottles filled with ice water, equipped us with a pump, tools and extra tubes (just in case), made sure we could get in touch with him if something happened that we couldn't take care of and off we went.

We started on some very bike friendly side streets.

Riding with a view of mountains was a treat.


I've got to admit, riding the Monkey Bike brought back a lot of memories.

The bikes were wonderful. The trails were smooth and riding a cruiser didn't pose any problem. If you're ever going to be in the Fort Collins area and want to ride the trails, mountain bike or participate in the Tour de Fat and need a bike, contact Joe. Reasonable prices and great service. Thanks for some great memories Joe.

Joe of www.NewWorldSportsLLC.com

Note: I wasn't compensated for the review in any way. I was just truly impressed with the guy and wanted to pass the information along.


John said...

Were any of the bikes KHS bikes?...my first "real" roadie was a KHS with Suntour (remember them) components.

Jody - Bikes said...

Good stuff! I continue to enjoy reading these posts