Friday, July 23, 2010

well shit....

Pretty sure some jerk off snagged my red chrome bag outta my truck last night.... if you see anyone who has recently acquired a red chrome bag that has stains on the bottom - let me know!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

opening up the mail...

Has never been so darn fun! We are receiving packages from donors every day! Here's more of what's in store for the 40oz to freedom ride Aug 15 -

Highland's Hollow Brewery - is giving us growlers of beer!

One of our favorite bike mechanics - Codizzle - over at George's Cycles - has sent us a bag full of fun goodies! Including a bike tune up from him!!!

Erin Sweeny of Cardinale's Hair Design - is throwing down a package deal to get your ears lowered!

Illustrator - Heather Bauer is working diligently on the poster and spoke cards! Keep your eyes peeled for it next week !!!

MANY MANY More donors - a full list should be up next week-ish! Can't wait for the 15th! In the meantime - go drink beer and ride bikes!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A new reality show we all can enjoy!

Thanks to Brew Advocate for this article....

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to Star in New Discovery Channel Series: BREWED

Posted by: Todd on Tuesday - June 29, 2010 - 20:54 UTC
Topic Origin: Beer News
photo of Todd

(Silver Spring, Md.) Beer is the drink of the masses. If you look into a glass of beer you can see the past, present and future of mankind. Cicero lauded it, Genghis Khan fought for it and now Discovery Channel celebrates it with a world premiere series, BREWED, exploring the culture, history and variety of beer.

Meet Sam Calagione: maverick entrepreneur, family man and owner of Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As an ambassador to the world of craft beer, Sam travels the world to experience what every culture brings to its own special brew.

In BREWED, Sam shows viewers the other side of the bottle, sharing the stories of beer sub-cultures as well as exploring life inside The Dogfish Head Brewery. BREWED goes behind the scenes at Dogfish Head as Sam's merry band of creative brewmasters concoct new taste varieties.

"BREWED taps more than just kegs and barrels, it unlocks a fascinating history of beer making, showcasing the ingenuity and passion behind our love affair with those alluring suds and how it played a role in building civilizations," said Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel.

Running a successful business also requires inspiration, so BREWED hits the road for the ultimate beer tasting road trip. Along with archeologist and beer expert Pat McGovern, Sam sets out to recreate "ancient ales" that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the "first tomato based beer." And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called "Bitches Brew" to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis' famous recording.

"Beer has always been my passion. It is so much more than what you see in the glass. I'm excited to share the diligence, daring and creativity that we pour into our work," said Calagione.

BREWED is produced for Discovery Channel by Zero Point Zero Productions. Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia are executive producers. Tim Pastore is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

from Wend Magazine....

We all know that if there are two things that go together perfectly, it is beer and cycling. From the Hopworks Bike Bar to the cross-country Bike and Brew tour, popping a cold one is a crucial part of pre-ride, mid-ride and post-ride nutrition. That is why the folks at Pyramid Breweries are offering a chance to win a tailor-made carbon fiber road bike from Seven Cycles, valued at over $6,000. The grand prize winner gets the bike, a personalized fitting, and a Pyramid messenger bag to pack around your favorite brew.

To enter, all you have to do is describe your dream bike ride over at the Pyramid website. That’s it. Plus you have a chance of getting the second place prize–a custom steel frame bike from Seven and a messenger bag.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Awesome Support

As we are getting ready for the Aug 15th ride we like to give some shout outs to the great people who are donating to make this an AWESOME event:

Some of our favorite returning companies -

The People's Clinic of Boise back with us again this year to make sure we all get a healthy recovery from the race with acupuncture!

Studio 1212 donating another amazing bike art piece!

Boise Bike Project taking care of our bike part needs!


Urban Velo and the Ride a F*^king Bike well, get out there and ride it!

The League of American Bicyclist - recognizing how awesome Boise is to ride bikes in!

There's many many more - we're working up a storm to make this ride a fun one!

Friday, July 2, 2010

It's that time

It's the one that started it for a number of us. It's a damn good time, fun for young-old, pros-noobs, and patriots-fanatics.

It's one of my personal favorites, I started with B&S1 and have done everyone since. I keep dragging more and more folks out to play for the race, and they keep coming back.

Join us: Race starts at 4:00pm. Registration starts at 3:00pm. Tailgating starts at 12:00pm. See you there.