Sunday, August 24, 2014

2nd annual Spearfish BIKE WEEK!

It's here! Spearfish Bike Week is back! August 25th through the 31st.
Check out this AWESOME schedule. There is something for everyone. All week long. Hope you'll join us in celebrating bicycles, community, and fun! Happy riding!
We have received some very generous support from our community and would love if you would help us thank them. Check out the list of sponsors on our flier and stop by these good people and tell them thank you for supporting Spearfish Bike Week!

Also, be sure to check in on our facebook site for updates and details on the week's events.

Here are some select shots from last year's Spearfish Bike Week, just to get your juices flowing.

New to the line-up this year, and NOT TO BE MISSED!: The Spearfish Tour de Garden, Saturday afternoon at 2:00. Tour begins at the Spearfish Community Garden.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Spearfish is celebrating the very first annual BIKE WEEK, August 26th through September 1st. Come ride with us! Events are scheduled all week - there is something for everyone. The kick-off is a community ride on Monday evening, starting from City Park at 6:00PM, followed by a free bbq picnic at the pavilion.  Local businesses are hosting specials for bicyclists.
Nothing spells fun like riding bikes. All events are free or free-will donation! Donations go to help buy tools and pay rent at the Spearfish Bike Coop.
(we've been neglecting the bike coop blog! we are a sorry lot.)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Help Wanted: Party Planner.

HEY EVERYBODY! We're getting up on our GOOD FOOT. It's time to start planning for our THIRD ANNUAL BLOOMING BICYCLE FESTIVAL. All sorts of ideas are a brainstorming, it's going to be big fun: Bicycles, Beer, Food, Music, Smiles. This is our Not-To-Be-Missed annual fundraiser, fun for the whole family. Highlights from the past Blooming Bicycle Festivals include: Crow Peak microbrews lovingly paired with delicious Chop House treats; bluegrass music and dancing; fabulous silent auction items; FatTire give-aways; bicycle arts & crafts for the kiddos. If you'd like to be involved in planning, we'd love your help, please contact us (

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lampshade Brigade Tour Video

Here's a overview of the Lampshade Brigade's tour around the Upper Midwest. A lot of good Co-op footage.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Theater and Music 7PM on the 7th

7PM Friday January 7th

Lampshade Brigade of Minot, ND brings a vaudeville-esque night of entertainment to the Co-op. Staring with The play "Baseball Groaners" which includes improv and audience participation. A short film or two will follow then a couple of bands Acoustic Sparkle Additive and Consolation Prize.
Event is all ages and donation at the door. Bring some cookies to share, we'll provide hot drinks.

Also, the evening is open and flexible, If you want to perform let us know. Music, slam poetry, whatever.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2011 SD Bike Summit

The South Dakota Bicycle Coalition has just opened up registration for a statewide Bike Summit to be held Jan 21-22 in Pierre.

Check out their website here:

Anyone interested in riding over, a nice two or three day bit of winter touring?

Also, during this rare moment of a blog update, here's a link about the proposed National Bike route system.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bikestravaganza 2010

Hey Spearfish Cycling Community!
Tuesday August 24th The Off the Chainring tour is coming to the Co-op. Join us for an hour long Cruiser Ride at the Co-op at 5:45 followed by homemde rootbeer and homemade ice cream floats. BRING YOUR OWN MUG!!! Then the fun begins: Joe Biel, founder of Microcosm Publishing ( will show bike videos and and discuss how to impact transportation infrastructure in Spearfish. Elly Blue will have a slide show showing examples of fantastic Portland biking and a history of how it became on of the best places to bike in the country. And Dave Roche will read stories from his published and upcoming works, which may deal some with biking but also substitute teaching, dumpster diving and the effects of both on his health.
We want this event to inspire discussion and Ideas on how to make Spearfish a better place to bike? So bring your input as well as the mug.
Hopefully we will have a prototype of a Spearfish Bike Map to be reviewed and improved.
We know it's on a weeknight so the whole Bikestravaganza should be over a little after nine. $3-$10 sliding scale at the door. This means pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
For more information, or the rest of the tour dates and locations:
Here's a little promo video for the event, just in case you prefer your information not to be text but instead moving and talking with background music.

Bike Ride, and Breakfast at Rimrock to Support Cancer Research

This Saturday morning a group of three Irishmen will be coming through Spearfish as part of their ride from Seattle to D.C. to raise money for cancer research through the Irish Cancer Society and The Lance Armstrong Foundation. Join them and us at 8:30 am in City Park for a five mile ride up Spearfish Canyon to Rimrock Lodge. The Lodge is hosting breakfast from 9-12 with a freewill donation for the rider's fundraising at the door. The ride is leisurely and at your own pace, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the Canyon and good conversation, bring the whole family. Extending the ride up to Bridal Veil Falls or Savoy is encouraged, just be sure to stop in for breakfast on the way down.

Check out their website:

Even if you are unable to make the bike ride, please feel welcome to come to the Lodge and support this cause.
Also, don't forget to pedal by the Spearfish Farmer's Market in the Park, 9-noon - pick up some fresh, local produce and meet the friendly folks who grow your food.