CO: Bike-N-Shoot. Sat. August 6, 2005


Mad Man
July 6, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Billll (



Saturday. August 6, 2005 at 11:00 am

Are you ready for the most fun since you took off your training wheels? Can you ride a bike? Can you shoot a pistol? Do you want to ride a bike and shoot a pistol? If yes, then you're at the right place... the place for a bike-N-shoot race.

First Saturday of every February, April, June, August, October, and December

This timed competition will involve 3 laps on a mountain bicycle, of approximately 2.5 miles each, on rolling prairie terrain.

Each lap to be followed by five shots from a pistol at steel targets approximately 6” dia from a distance of 20 yards.

Each miss will accrue a short penalty lap.

Men' s (expert and amateur), Women's, and Youth classes. *

Entry fee for contestants is $10, Spectators are $5/carload.


* Very little in the way of facilities is available. Bring water. Dress appropriately for the weather.
* Any pistol may be used, as long as it fires PISTOL caliber ammunition, and is equipped with only open sights.
* After shooting, your support crew -- if any -- is permitted to reload for you.
X Classes dependant on attendance.
* Pistols may be carried during the riding phase, or left in the shooting area. Carried guns must be unloaded.
* Eye and ear protection required while shooting. Helmet required while riding.
* All shots will be fired from a standing position.
X The prairie contains cactus and goatheads. It is NOT smooth. Prepare accordingly.

Entries accepted up to the start of the event. Awards for the winners, men’s and women’s classes.

Questions? e-mail bllew (at) rmi (dot) net

Call or e-mail anyway; I need a head count. Please arrive at least hour before the scheduled start.

Assistance with timekeeping and scoring gratefully accepted.

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Mad Man
July 6, 2005, 05:26 PM
Attached is a printable flier in PDF format (180 KB). Please make copies and distribute them to bike shops and gun shops in the Denver area.


Mad Man
July 9, 2005, 10:25 AM
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I'll be doing this about once a week, in order to encourage more turnout for the event.

Mad Man
July 16, 2005, 12:03 AM

Mad Man
July 22, 2005, 06:00 PM

Mad Man
July 30, 2005, 09:30 AM
One week to go...

August 7, 2005, 10:05 PM
After being mudded out 2 times in a row, we held the 9th Bike-n-Shoot on Saturday, Aug 6th. We had 6 participants, including 3 newbies, 2 adults and 1 youth. In spite of the recent rain, the course was dry, and the dust was kept down. James M. and I mowed the range area, and the first mile or so of the course, but didnt check the whole course, and discovered on race day, that a significant part of it had waist-high weeds from the recent rainfall. Probably should have mentioned the need for the riders to bring a machete for use on the first lap.
The dried grass, however, proved too much for Lynnes allergies, and she was forced to retire with a nasty asthma attack.
New youth rider Max Simikat is moving over from BMX to BNS, and rode the event on his Mongoose BMX bike, and shot using a .357 pistol. I imagine there is now some agitation for a suspended mountain bike, and, since I let him try mine, a Ruger .22.

No. Name Miss 1 Miss 2 Miss 3 E.T Total hits Finish

7 Paul K-S 5 3 2 52.49 5 1
8 Jim Schultz 3 5 5 61.06 2 2
39 Cliff Collins 3 3 2 70.37 7 3
40 Jordan K-S 0 2 0 72 13 4
41 Max Simakat 3 4 5 99.5 3 5
34 Lynne Collins DNF-Asthma 6

Miss 1,2, and 3 is the number of targets missed on each leg. E.T. is in minutes. Note that Jordan is a youth rider, and had he not thrown a chain, which Cliff graciously helped him with, he would have finished 3rd. Youth riders have had the option of shooting a .22 rifle, with open sights, but this looks like too much of an advantage. In the future, unless theres a big demand for rifles from the youth, they will shoot pistols, just like everybody else. Ive seen Jordan shoot a pistol. This will not be much of a handicap for him.


August 12, 2005, 07:28 PM
Here are the participants, and the winners. L to R
Jim, Paul, Jordan, Max, Cliff, and Lynne. :)

August 12, 2005, 10:46 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun! Combines tow of my favorite pastimes--biking & shooting! Maybe someday...

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