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Monthly Contribution

No one wants another monthly subscription, I know. But even a small amount does help YGR grow, help local cycling advocacy, and keep the lights on.


If you appreciate the hustle that goes into YGR and believe the Fort Collins cycling community is better because the site exists, please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Since the inception of the site, I have relied on small business ads and event promotion for revenue. With hopes of diversifying my income, I’m now allowing the NoCo Cycling community to support the site directly. The new model is similar to NPR’s but without the totes. Although, if this proves to be a success there may be totes and other YGR gear.

As you all know, Fort Collins is one of the premier cycling communities in the nation and is considered to have one of the most active grassroots racing scenes in the country. Over the past decade+, YGR has become an integral part of that scene. I started the site as a public service in 2008 with no plans of monetizing it. Now, informing, promoting, growing and protecting the FtC cycling scene is my full-time job and passion. As you know, the site is updated daily with fresh, local cycling news and original content such as Ride Reviews,10 Tracks, 20ish Questions, Whatever Happened to… and yearly team press releases. Over a decade after its inception, YGR has established itself as the primary source of information for Northern Colorado cyclists.

Just a few of the contributions YGR makes to the local scene:

  • Over the past two years we’ve worked with Bike Fort Collins, Wish For Wheels and Velofix to provide over 550 bikes to PSD 2nd graders. We’re hoping to add 400 more next year.
  • We voiced our opposition to and raised awareness of the closing of the Better Than The Road trail which ultimately led to the county changing course and reopening the trail.
  • We worked with Bike Fort Collins, the Scott Ellis Memorial Fund, CDOT and Larimer County to have nearly 80 3′ to Pass and Bikes May Use Full Lane signs installed in Larimer County.
  • YGR worked with Fort Collins Parks to create a seasonally permanent cyclocross skills course at Rossborough Park.
  • Founding member of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 6 local organizing committee.
  • Founding member of the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross New Belgium Cup local organizing committee.
  • 2013 USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Advocate for safe cycling in Northern Colorado- Working closely with other community members, advocacy groups and leaders in efforts to make Northern Colorado a safer place to ride.
  • Advocate for more and better trails in Northern Colorado- Working closely with other community members, advocacy groups, and leaders in efforts to improve mountain biking in Northern Colorado.
  • YGR is the marketing platform for New Belgium Short Track, City Streets Crits, and New Belgium Cyclocross and many other grassroots cycling events.
  • YGR houses the all-inclusive Northern Colorado cycling calendar (races, rides, events and trail days).
  • Race director for 3 different midweek grassroots time trials series.
  • Ride organizer for the FREE Crazy Joe Cross series.
  • Event organizer for the FREE RioSwap bike swap.
  • Event organizer for numerous free cyclocross, time trial, MTB, criterium clinics and other cycling related seminars.
  • I also administer the Wounded Rider Program, a 501c3 nonprofit to help local cyclists that have been injured while racing/training.
  • First City Cycling Team manager. A 100+ member race team that contributes heavily to the local scene.
  • Administrator for the NoCo Cycling Facebook forum.

If you appreciate the hustle that goes into YGR and have the means, please consider making a contribution.

Note: You will be directed to PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to make contributions via credit or debit cards.  Please email info (at) yourgroupride.com for other payment options.