Peloton Cycles pedals again

Peloton Cycles in Loveland was the topic of discussion last week.  It disappeared being replaced by Foundations Pawn Shop.
Here is the full scoop from my faithful reader, Brad Shannon.

It is with both a heavy heart and with excitement for the future that we’re announcing the selling of Full Cycle’s Fort Collins shop. We closed our doors this week, and they will be opened again soon under the ownership of Peloton Cycles.

The decision to sell was not easy, but Full Cycle is a family-owned business and we all live in Boulder. Given the distance between our homes and Fort Collins, this decision will allow us to spend more time with our families and give a family from the Fort Collins community the opportunity to run a great new shop.

We loved our eight years in Fort Collins, and send heartfelt well wishes to our customers, our employees, and our friends there. May your future be filled with fun and lots and lots of riding bikes and we hope to see you out riding or at our Boulder shops.

Full Cycle in Boulder will of course honor all warranties and service plans for bikes sold in Fort Collins. Peloton Cycles also intends to extend its normal basic adjustment plan to people who bought bikes from Full Cycle Fort Collins.

Most of the crew you know and loved at Full Cycle will remain on with Peloton Cycles. So please stop in and say hi to Brad, Mike, Bryan and the crew. If you have any questions, you can email directly


NOTE: Full Cycle’s address is 2101 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins.



Loveland Art Studio Tour


Sheron Buchele Rowland

970-669-3835 (best phone number)    970-443-7854 (best text number)


2014 Loveland Art Studio Tour Seeks Artists


6th annual event will be held the second and third weekends of October


Loveland, Colorado – The 6th Annual Loveland Art Studio Tour (LAST) has issued a call for artists for its 2014 event. Applications are available here via CallForEntry.


Applications accepted through May 10.

Artists notified May 20.

Event Dates: October 11 & 12 and October 18 & 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

LAST seeks passionate, unique, interesting artists who have an individual style. Because one of the event’s goals is to educate the community about art, artists who incorporate learning opportunities into their work will have an edge in the application process.

“The Tour helped me connect with people I would not otherwise have met. A number of people who were curious about the large sculpture at the entrance to my property were able to visit me and learn more about what I do,” said local sculptor Bobbie Carlyle.

Past Loveland Art Studio Tours have provided artists and their patrons with learning and networking experiences. Tour attendees have come to Loveland from over 50 different zip codes in past years.

Loveland painter George Coll said, “I really like welcoming people into my home and studio. It is a really special place for me, and I think most artists feel the same way. For me, it is a time to put my work on the walls, and really reflect on all that I’ve done. To then share this space where I create is very special.”

A change to the tour this year is that sub-sections of the overall tour will be grouped by geographic regions in Loveland. For example, studios on the far west side of town will be the “Foothills Loop.” A suggested route for each loop will be featured on the map found in the Loveland Art Studio Tour brochure highlighting the studios open for tours, other points of interest on the route, and supporting food, drink, and lodging locations.

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Loveland store closing – bargains

Office_Max_LovelandLoveland’s Office Max is closing it appears.

I have not been there yet but intend to this afternoon.  Thanks to my “roving reporter,” Ron Ross of Tidbits the Loveland office supply store is having a sale.

I can only assume, until I go there, that this has to do with the Office Depot/Office Max merge.

The two giants in the office supply industry merged in November 2013.  It only makes sense that the two stores in Loveland would become one.

My observation, unscientific of course, is that the Office Depot in Orchards Shopping Center seems to be busier.

I will let you know what I find.

Thanks again to Ron Ross and Tidbits of Greeley, Centerra and Loveland.



Colorado Craft Beer Week

Loveland (and beyond) beer drinkers–take a look at this.




Grimm Brothers Brewhouse plans beer puzzle for Colorado Craft Beer Week

Colorado Craft Beer Week is Friday March 21st thru Saturday March 29th. To celebrate in Loveland Grimm Brothers has put together a beer puzzle that can be completed at various locations throughout Loveland. The 9 participating locations are:

Grimm Brothers

Old Chicago’s

Monroe’s Lounge


Next Door


Sports Station



To play get a playing card at the Grimm Brothers taproom and order any Grimm Brothers beer from one of the participating locations. Each location will have one piece of the puzzle.

Once all 9 puzzle pieces are collected bring it back to Grimm Brothers for a free draft beer, free logo pint glass, and a certificate for a free can of Little Red Cap at the Can Release Party on April 12th. Limited to first 50 people to turn in a completed puzzle.

About Grimm Brothers

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was founded in 2010 by avid homebrewers captivated by the rich tradition of European beers. They knew that the long history of beer production in Germany and surrounding areas would give them plenty of tales to share with their customers.  Inspired by the stories collected By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, they crafted their beers to tell not only the story of Craft Brewing, but the harrowing and dark tales handed down through the generations. Grimm Brothers operates a Tap Room at 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, CO offering their beer for on premises consumption and carry-out sale.

For more information about Grimm Brothers visit

For media inquiries please contact:

Rose Schlosser, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse,, 970-308-4202



Loveland business moving on

Vision Graphics, Inc. is a Loveland-based commercial printing and marketing company–or at least they were Loveland-based.


Vision Graphics is moving to Denver. (105 East 41st Ave.)  Plans are for a small office in Loveland.

Thanks to Maryjo Morgan for pointing this out to me. Vision Graphics and Mark Steputis, chief executive and president, were instrumental in the production and printing of the Loveland 365 book.

As you may remember, a group of volunteers (Maryjo Morgan, John Metcalf, Brad Shannon, Becky Asmussen and I) let by John Giroux produced this high-quality book about 365 things to love and Loveland.  This core crew along with a team of other talented volunteer writers and photographers worked long and hard on this coffee table book.

Our project used only people from Loveland, including those mentioned above.  It seemed only natural to have a Loveland printing company print our book.

I wish Vision Graphics well on their move.  I am certain that Mr. Steputis will not have the same spectacular view in Denver that he enjoys from his current office at 5610 Boeing Drive.