Monday, October 18, 2010
It's time to clean out your gear closet for the annual MVSTA Sports Swap, Saturday, November 6th. This is a great opportunity to make some extra money and save some cash on purchasing other great sporting good items. It's also your last opportunity to save $25 on your annual season ski pass. Sellers can get more information on our website. For buyers the sale starts at 10am and runs only until noon before the great stuff is gone. Hope to see you there for this great community kick-off to winter!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Steve Oulman was the winner of a custom Curtlo bike Frame during our Bike Festival drawing. Here's what Steve had to say about his luck...
"A huge ‘thank you’ to MVSTA for another fabulous Bike Festival (and I’m not just saying that because I won a Curtlo frame in the raffle). Year in, year out they put on great events that are fun for the locals and show off the beautiful Methow Valley to the rest of the world. It’s a unique organization for a unique place.
Curtlo bikes have such a great reputation. I'll be extremely proud to own and ride one. Riding in the Methow is the best way to endure, even enjoy, the seasons without snow. A new Curtlo cyclocross bike will let me explore the miles and miles of back roads above the Valley. I’m psyched! No more close calls with motor homes or log trucks on Hwy 20. No more getting smoked by the local high school science teacher descending Buck Mountain or Black Bear. Life is good. Get out and ride. Bike the Methow!"
Monday, October 4, 2010
A HUGE thank you to the Filmmakers who shared their work with us at the first ever Methow Valley Bike Film Festival. We had such an incredible line-up of cycling films. Below is the complete list including the winners of the Director's Choice and People's Choice Award. Thanks to everyone who came and cheered for these films!
Film Festival Line-up
BENT by Jane Machamer
SINGLE TRACK MINDS by Donni Vognild
PARASOL by Webster Crowell, Panic Button Pictures
SURLEY PUGSLEY by Bruce Mathieson
UNITREE by Tory DeSalvo
COMMUTER DREAMS by Merritt Raitt -PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
THE BICYCLE GRIEF by Staci Gibson, peasoupstudio.com
JACKSON'S RUN BIKE TO KINDERGARTEN by Ron Goldman
UPSIDEDOWN AND UNDERGROUND by Gunner Oliphant, Trigger Vision Media
BIKE TRIALS:REGAINING BALANCE by Sheldon Pearson
PEDAL DRIVEN by Howell at the Moon, DIRECTORS' CHOICE WINNER
THOUGHTS ON MY BIKE by Andrea Dorfman
BIKING IN THE METHOW by Methow Valley Photography
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Here is a list of all that was given away at this weekend's Methow Valley Fall Bike Festival. We hope you had an opportunity to join us.
Timberland gave away HUNDREDS of t-shirts, stainless steel water bottles, duffle bags, hats and bicycle blended smoothies.
Timberland gave the Methow Conservancy thousands of dollars thanks to everyone who made a pledge to be more environmental.
Curtlo gave away a custom made bicycle frame.
Methow Cycle and Sport gave away tons of bike swag and gift certificates.
Twisp River Pub gave away gift certificates.
Winthrop KOA, IMBA, and Clif Bar gave the Bike Rodeo riders cycling gift bags.
The Film Makers gave us hours of entertainment!
MVSTA gave $500 cash to Pedal Driven as the Director's Choice film and $250 to Merritt Raitt for Commuter Dreams chosen as the people's choice award.