Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pedal for Pooches

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, April 24, 2010 for our 9th Annual Pedal for Pooches Ride!

Rain or Shine!

The Annual Pedal for Pooches ride has become a favorite of both recreational and serious cyclists alike. The ride goes through beautiful historic Jefferson and Clarke Counties.

This year we have added an additional shorter course of 9 miles to our regular 16, 21, 30 & 35 mile courses.

Pre-registration will be $25.00 for each rider. Fee includes T-shirt, cue sheets, maps, SAG support and rest stops with snacks and drinks.

Registration after April 16, 2010 will be $30.00. Fee includes cue sheets, maps, SAG support and rest stops with snacks and drinks. Sorry, T-shirts cannot be guaranteed.

Tour day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Tour starts at 10:00 a.m.

Door prizes will be awarded.

ANSI or Snell certified helmet is required while riding on the tour. NO EXCEPTIONS.

To register, click on the 2010 Brochure in the left column of this page. Then click on the title "2010 Pedal for Pooches Brochure" to download a pdf of this year's brochure. Print it out, complete registration, sign and mail in to the address provided in the brochure.

Any questions? Give us a call at: 303-724-6558 or email us at info.

And don't forget....your participation will help us help more dogs and cats. Hope to see you here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mark's Big Ride

Mark’s Trek Across America

June 20, 2010 to August 9, 2010

This summer I will turn 50 ... to celebrate and carry on my father-in-law's legacy, I will be riding my bike across the country in support of the American Lung Association.

What is Mark's Trek Across America?
A bike ride that makes a difference, improving the quality of life for families living with lung disease. Pledges raised will help search for cures, keep kids off tobacco, and fight for laws that protect the air we all breathe. The work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day.

My ride will start in Astoria, Oregon and will include some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in America and Canada. I will cover almost 4,000 miles in 50 days and complete by ride in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along the way, I will meet and talk with local media, residents, and people suffering with lung disease to help raise awareness for this important cause.

Why I am Riding?
My father-in-law, Leo Lambert, passed away several years ago. Leo was a 10 year American Lung Association volunteer and always put others first ... he taught me to help those in need and to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
I am riding in Leo's honor. My ride will help carry on the important work Leo started and treasured so dearly. He was, and continues to be, an inspiration to us all.

What Can You Do?
I hope you will join me in my effort to raise $25,000 to help make a difference in the lives of millions of adults and children who are living with chronic lung disease and asthma every day. Secure on-line donations can be made at All donations are tax deductable.

There are significant benefits, recognition, and opportunities for sponsoring organizations. My larger sponsors will be prominently displayed on my riding jersey, web page, as well as in media coverage I will have along the route. Sponsorship will position organizations with a strong local and national demographic, and provides significant public relations and philanthropic benefits. It is truly a win/win opportunity.

Who to Contact for More Information?
Learn more at or contact Mark Koltz:

Mark Koltz
7512 Midas Touch
Columbia, MD 21046


Thanks so much for helping! Together, we are improving life, one breath at a time.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 National Capital Tour de Cure

Father’s Day - June 20, 2010

Tour de Cure is our annual premier cycling and fundraising event

offering bike routes for families and the avid cyclist.

Event Background

What: Tour de Cure is a challenging cycling event that allows both the avid and recreational cyclist to raise money for diabetes research and educational programs.

Where: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA

When: Sunday, June 20, 2010 (Father’s Day)

Attendance: 1,400 Cyclists, 300 Volunteers

Benefits: All funds raised support the American Diabetes Association in our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Event Details

· WHERE: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA

WHEN: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ride options:

100 Mile - Century Ride

63 Mile – Metric Century

32 Mile – ½ Metric Century

20 Mile– Fitness Test Ride

17 Mile – Mountain Bike Ride – NEW this year!

1-12 Mile – Family Fun Ride

WHO: Anyone who owns a bike! This year Gold’s Gym will host a Cycle-a-Thon on stationary bikes for anyone who would like to get involved, but does not own a bike.

GOAL: To raise over $600,000 – HELP US REACH THIS GOAL!

Diabetes affects 23.6 million children and adults in the US. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. It was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2006. For more information please visit our website at

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New Found Excitement

This past weekend my little guy, his grandpa and I made the most of the beautiful weather. We took a spin down the C&O Canal along with several other trail users. What a fun and new (to me) way to enjoy two wheels!

Monday, March 01, 2010

YiPsan Cover Boy

Some of you may have noticed that our pal Renold Yip was featured on the cover of the NAHBS program. In addition to that A YiPsan 650b mountain bike was also on the cover of the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle show registration packet to be held in Austin Texas.

Who Said a Black Cat is Bad Luck

Cool bikes, cool dropouts, cool people.

Black Cat Bicycles.

Shamrock Cycles NAHBS 2010

Shamrock Cycles out of Indiana always shows well at NAHBS and this year was no exception.