The Poudre :: "Why We Love Fort Collins"

Don't let the name throw you off (it's pronounced poo-der, okay?!), this is a must see if you are traveling through Fort Collins! The Cache La Poudre is a gorgeous 126 mile-long river that starts in Rocky Mountain National Park and flows all the way down through the heart of Fort Collins. The name of the river means "hide the powder" in French and refers to an incident in the 1820s when French trappers, caught by a snowstorm, were forced to bury part of their gunpowder along the banks of the river. Since then, the Poudre River has played an important role in forming the Fort Collins culture that we all love. The Poudre River is a place for everyone, no matter the season. In the winter, the r


Commandment 1: "Put no means of transport before thy bike." As stated by the Mothership herself, the home and heart of it all, New Belgium Brewing. This, folks, is how we begin our Tour de Fat. In our humble yet knowledgeable (we like to think!) opinion, there is no greater merriment that this town sees once a year than TOUR de FAT! This is the holiday which we hold sacred and reverent, the inspiration for adulation and adoration of young and old, a pandemonium of riders and costumers beautifully coming together in harmony and love for all things BIKES and BEER. In a mere couple days, thousands upon thousands of bike lovers and beer consumers will hop on their two wheeled steeds and take par

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