I love the FoCo Bike Library.
How many places in the world can you invite 30 people to visit and say: “Contact this place and reserve a bike for 3 days for $10. Or just go check one out for the day for free.” I’m only aware of one, but let’s say that you are up on this scene and you know of two others. Of those places, in how many can you say, “Hey, you 30 friends, go check out a bike and let’s ride to four awesome breweries this afternoon to sample what they’ve got fresh and on-tap! And then let’s do it again tomorrow but go to a different 4 breweries/brewpubs!”
I’m thinking the Venn Diagram here narrows it down to one place. All you craft beer enthusiasts around the world, HERE is one more reason you should visit Fort Collins.
While you’re here, you’ll notice (and fall in love with) a few other things about Fort Collins. Streetmosphere goes all summer and you’ll happen upon any number of live music acts.
The other fine arts are alive and well and galleries and displays call for some meandering. You’ll find sooooooo many fun restaurants all along Main Street USA (aka College Ave, which really was one of 2 streets that that other Main Street USA was modeled after) that you’ll never return to Disney World. [Disney World, BTW, does not sport NEARLY the number of craft beer options you have here in FoCo.] Your kids may need a dry tshirt because they’ll find a fountain in which to cavort. (You may, too.) You might have to stop at one of the Pianos About Town to play a few notes and entertain the rest of us.
You’re likely to get a Horsetooth urge and hike (to the rock) or bike (around the reservoir).
Or if you’re perhaps a tad less in shape – though yes, round is a shape – you might join TimCo and me (both slightly round) on one of the miles and miles of paved, flat, beautiful bike trails around the city which will take you along rivers and preservation areas, through parks, and to your next destination.
Don’t even get me started on the gardens…. That’s a whole ‘nother blog entry.
Throughout all your FoCo adventures, a fresh, locally-brewed beer is not far from hand.
Make yourself an account, make yourself a reservation, and come sample some fresh beer with us. We promise you you’ll make some new friends. [If you manage to wait until next summer, you’ll be able to stop by Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, too!]
...is the dragon's wanderings through the world of craft beer. It may be hard to follow. This is best read with a great microbrew at hand!