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New Belgium Brewing’s Davis Clips of Faith Stop Raised More than $8,500 for Davis Bicycles!

More than 300 people came out on their bikes to enjoy this year’s Clips of Faith event

Ft. Collins, Colo. (August 16, 2012) – Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling beer and film festival, raised $8,519 at its Davis stop on August 10, up more than $3,000 from last year. The hot day closed on a beautiful night with about 1,300 coming out to enjoy the films. All proceeds from the stop will go to Davis Bicycles!, which encourages and promotes bicycling while addressing the issues of advocacy, safety, transportation and education.

This was the 11th stop for the 2012 national tour, now in its third year. The tour will travel to 18 cities this year, showcasing amateur films while pouring beer from the hard-to-find Lips of Faith series, as well as a few popular New Belgium classics. Each stop along the tour features an outdoor screening of the collected films, a tasting of New Belgium’s beers and food from local vendors.
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U.S. BICYCLING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES FOR CLASS OF 2012

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2012

ATTENTION
: Sports, Assignment, Feature and News Briefs Editors, Cycling Press

For Further Information Contact:
Joe Herget; Executive Director, US Bicycling Hall of Fame (540) 903-3613, jherget@usbhof.org
PDF version of this announcement:   2012 Inductee Announcement

U.S. BICYCLING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES FOR CLASS OF 2012

DAVIS, CA – Four legendary members of the cycling world will be inducted on November 3rd, 2012 into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
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Bring Your Film to the Inflatable Big Screen!

Bring Your Film to the Inflatable Big Screen!
New Belgium Brewing is Seeking Film Submissions for “Clips of Faith” Tour

You make the film. We make the beer.

Ft. Collins, CO – February 21, 2012 – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is calling all filmmakers, beer-lovers and videographers! New Belgium’s Clips of Faith (www.clipsoffaith.com) is in its third year and searching for short films of the tasty variety.

Clips of Faith is an 18-city tour where people can savor beers from New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith series, along with some popular classics, while enjoying short films and raising money for local nonprofits.  Since its inception two years ago, the tour has raised more than $91,000 for local philanthropic organizations and shown nearly 40 amateur films.

“We really enjoy working with all the creative folks in our community of beer drinkers to bring the event together,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large.  “The whole evening is a remarkable collaboration of passions – hand-made films with hand-made beer.  We look forward to bringing out some new unique beers and putting together the final cut of the 2012 show.”

Over the last two seasons, New Belgium has received nearly 200 film submissions, with approximately 20 selections making each tour. This year, all selected entries will receive a custom gift from New Belgium and screenings in 18 cities.    Continue reading ‘Bring Your Film to the Inflatable Big Screen!’

How We Ride Bikes: HoF Talk

Mont Hubbard, Ron Hess, Luke Peterson and Jason Moore will be giving a talk on their bicycle dynamics, control and handling research Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Bicycle Hall of Fame in Davis. The Hall of Fame opens at 4pm and the talk will start at 7pm with light refreshments. The cost is $5 for general admission or $3 for students and seniors (supports the museum and HoF!). See the attached flyer for more details.
A video about the research: http://youtu.be/HcYbn_RCLiw

New Belgium Brewing’s “Clips of Faith” Beer and Film Tour Returns to Davis This Friday

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New Belgium Brewing’s “Clips of Faith” 

Beer and Film Tour Returns to Davis This Friday

The evening will feature New Belgium beer and short films; all proceeds will benefit
Davis Bicycles! and Davis Bicycle Collective

Fort Collins, Colorado, July 20, 2011 – On Friday, July 22, New Belgium Brewing’s Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour (www.clipsoffaith.comwill return to Davis, California.  New Belgium, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, has selected the winning films and hit the road for its second annual tour, bringing beer, entertainment and a good time to town. The outdoor event will bring people together to view a free screening of the collected amateur films, taste seven of New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith beers (http://www.newbelgium.com/beer), along with seven popular classics,and enjoy food from local vendors.  Continue reading ‘New Belgium Brewing’s “Clips of Faith” Beer and Film Tour Returns to Davis This Friday’

Whymcycles featured in UC Davis LipDub

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New Belgium Brewing Seeks Films for Second Annual “Clips of Faith” Tour

New Belgium Asks Filmmakers, Actors and Amateurs to Put Creativity
to the Test and Craft Feature Films for Summer Tour

Ft. Collins, CO – March 8, 2011 – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is seeking submissions for its second annual Clips of Faith beer and film tour (www.clipsoffaith.com).  Clips of Faith is an 18-city tour that travels the country pouring beers from its hard-to-find Lips of Faith series while featuring amateur films and raising money for local non-profits.  Last year, the tour raised more than $31,000 for non-profit organizations, which included many groups that support bicycling – a New Belgium passion.

“Clips of Faith is all about giving back to the communities that support us year-round while showcasing the creativity of our brewers and filmmaking friends,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager at Large.  “Since Lips of Faith beers aren’t sold in every New Belgium market, this tour allows people to taste some of our more esoteric offerings.” Continue reading ‘New Belgium Brewing Seeks Films for Second Annual “Clips of Faith” Tour’

Treasure Hunting by Bicycle

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By Neil J. Rubenking

I couldn’t ask for a better biking town than Davis, with its miles of shady bicycle paths and convenient bike lanes along the streets. I love crossing over and under freeways and railroad tracks without worrying about getting creamed by a vehicle. And if the paths seem crowded I head out of town and bike the farm roads. But riding every day as I do, finding someplace new to cycle can be a problem.

I start my work day super-early, on East Coast time, and finish on West Coast time. In between I ride ten or twelve miles, sometimes as much as twenty. That big break lets me start work fresh twice each day, which helps inspire my writing. Still, there’s a limit to how many times one can enjoy making the circuit of the Davis Bike Loop, or any other particular route. Luckily for me I discovered Geocaching, the perfect companion hobby to bicycling. Continue reading ‘Treasure Hunting by Bicycle’

Happy Bike, Happy Rider or A Well-Tuned Bike is a Happy Bike

From Portland

Submission for Davis Bicycles! column in the Davis Enterprise for June 11, 2010

By: Ted Buehler

Riding a well-tuned bike is a great feeling: you fly along practically effortlessly.  Wind whistles in your ears, you consume the sweet sights and smells of the world as you swoop around town: the power of your body efficiently transferred to speed through the fine workings of a simple machine.

In contrast, riding a bike in poor condition is just hard work.  Rubbing brakes and squishy tires slow you down, a poorly adjusted seat means you huff and puff simply to keep moving. You might be just as fit as the next person, but power just isn’t getting to the wheels.

The huffing and puffing many times starts with buying an inexpensive bike at a big box store. Unfortunately, it’s a poor investment. The manufacturer cuts a lot of corners to get you that price: metals are inferior, parts are harder to adjust, plastic and rubber fall apart in the weather. It will be heavy and slow, and when you pedal you’ll think, “Riding a bike is hard work.” Continue reading ‘Happy Bike, Happy Rider or A Well-Tuned Bike is a Happy Bike’

Next Step for Biking in Davis: Stenciled Safe Routes to Schools

Joe at the 2010 Loopalooza

Submitted to: The Enterprise, Davis, California, for May 21, 2010 publication

by: Joe Krovoza

Increasing the number of students biking to school is the most important bike issue for Davis – and potentially the most significant “green schools” action for our school district.  Is this really an issue?  In Davis?  Yes.  Approximately 25 percent of Davis students bike to school.

Safer and clearer routes and better bike infrastructure for students will mean a richer bike culture for all.  If we assist our most vulnerable cyclists, everyone will benefit.  Reducing congestion and spillover parking will make schools better neighbors.  If students bike more, I believe parents will follow.  The cost will be low; strong partnerships – a forte for Davis – will be critical. Continue reading ‘Next Step for Biking in Davis: Stenciled Safe Routes to Schools’