ABOUT ROLL 2005-2019
ROLL was established to use existing organizations and groups to build an identity for the cycling community in the Pikes Peak Area and throughout the Front Range. Our fourteen-year role in the community has been to support cycling community along the front range in towns like Salida, Pueblo, Fountain, Monument, Woodland Park, Manitou Springs, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Arvada, Boulder, Niwot, Longmont, Louisville, and Colorado Springs.
Promoting both Art and Physical Fitness is the creative goal of ROLL BIKE. Together, these pursuits enhance our quality of life. In fourteen years of productions, ROLL BIKE has partnered with one-hundred-thirty-nine unique organizations and nineteen venues.
Smokebrush Gallery, Colorado Springs
Norris Penrose Events Center, COS
Bricker Elementary, COS
Sand Creek Elementary, COS
Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, COS
Manitou Arts Center, Manitou Springs
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
Hotel Eleganté, COS
Colorado Square Building, COS
Plaza of the Rockies, COS
Pikes Perk, COS
America the Beautiful Park, COS
Quiznos Pro Challenge, COS
Marmalade at Smokebrush, COS
Café Velo, COS
Venue 515, Manitou Springs
Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, COS
Tap Traders, COS
ROLL closed its 2018 season with UCCS for their tenth annual Bike Jam. We had perfect weather for the morning event with sunny skies and no wind. Kudos go out to Flying Carrot for their "Bike Jam Summer Squash Bread", which topped my list for festival fare. Congratulations Linda Kogan and the UCCS Department of Sustainability for another successful and fun Bike Jam!
Radio Reinforced for Sun., Sep. 30 is Harmonic Arts Dispensary's Yarrow Willard demonstrating how to harvest Valerian. This fascinating plant is one of the best known herbs of all time. The video runs 12:14. Thank you, Yarrow!
ROLL weather update by Tom Barber:
A warm, sunny day here in CoS. 62 degrees with bright autumn leaves and a deep blue sky.
All of this will change tonight as a fast moving Arctic Front will come down from the north. Fort Collins will feel the effects first, with increasing clouds, and showers turning to snow by tonight, then Denver and Colorado Springs. Here in Cos expect clouds increasing by evening, a few rain showers and some light snow by morning. Cold, stiff northerly winds. The heaviest snows are expected to be from the Palmer Divide northwards into Wyoming and the Mountains. Here in CoS look for maybe 1-3 inches of snow. 3-6 for Monument, Black Forest. 2-5 for Denver and Fort Collins. Heavier snows in the Mountains. Highs on Sunday only in the 20s to around freezing. Fortunately, the Arctic blast will be short lived, clearing and cold on Monday, highs in the 40s. Will be sunny and around 60F by midweek along the Front Range.
My Playful Podcast for Sat., Oct. 13 is The School for Self-Healing's Meir Schnieder reporting from Israel. Today's segment, "Meir in the Holy Land", is 5:45, with audio only. Thank you Meir!
The latest artwork for Amy's new book, "Playing for Peeps", was completed on Sun., Aug. 26. Nine illustration drawings are completed, with only one left to go! I will be finishing the remaining drawing next year, after the others have been inked and colored in.
This illustration is based on Brigitte Mars' "Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine". The 48 herbs illustrated represent the herbs she recommends to improve eye health and wellness. I call this "Herbs for Eyes". Check out all my illustration drawings by clicking the "Playing for Peeps" tab!