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  • Bike Month Throwback Charity Tees

    Akinz started celebrating Colorado Bike Month for the first time back in 2010 where we featured a Commuter Tee design and delivered shirts by bike on Bike to Work Day (a couple years before we opened our Old Town Fort Collins store!)  We’ve still been celebrating Bike Month ever since but this year for bike month we wanted to do a little more for a few different bike non-profits in town and decided to do a throwback to re-visit some of those past designs.

    For the month of June, 20% of all sales of these 3 designs will be donated to local bike non-profits!

    BENEFITS OVERLAND MTB CLUB

    Our Mountain Park tee is a new design this year featuring a knobby bike tire with Horsetooth Rock in the background.  It’s a visual that local mountain bikers know well.  This design made an obvious beneficiary choice to us of the Overland Mountain Bike Club.    Overland’s mission is to: “Promote the active, healthy sport of mountain biking by providing education and assistance to all trail users, and by working to build and maintain quality, sustainable trails that enhance the mountain biking experience.” and they spend lots of volunteer hours building and maintaining trails for all us local Fort Collins riders to enjoy each day.  20% of the Mountain Park tee sales for June will be donated to Overland Mountain Bike Club to use for future trail maintenance!

    BENEFITS FORT COLLINS BIKE CO-OP

    This Bike Month throwback design was our first ever Bike to Work day tee!  In 2010 we launched our Bike to Work day program where a portion of proceeds from the month’s featured t-shirt design would go to a local bike group and we chose the Fort Collins Bike Co-op.   To keep with tradition,  20% of all sales for this design thru the month of June will be donated to the Bike Co-op so that they can continue to help more people get on bikes.

    BENEFITS BIKE FORT COLLINS

    The Bike Burst design is originally from 2011, but we thought the message around the center sunburst “Bicycles Make the World Go Round” aligned perfectly with the goals of our local Bike Fort Collins.  Not only does Bike Fort Collins focus on building bicycle infrastructure here in town and keeping our streets safe for cyclists, they also launched the Bike Share program for visitors and locals alike to be able to get all over town if they don’t have a bike.  They definitely help bicycles make Fort Collins go round.  20% of the sales of this shirt design will be donated to Bike Fort Collins in the month of June!

    These shirts will all be available all month in our Old Town Fort Collins flagship store, online & at our Bike to Work Day Breakfast station at Happy Lucky’s Tea House on June 28th.  So choose your favorite design, choose your favorite beneficiary or grab all 3 and help our local bike community grow!

  • Get Your Costume For Halloween at Akinz

    Are you stressing out about your Halloween costume and coming down to the wire? Never fear, Akinz is here for all of your costume needs! We have new items out for this fall and you need to come in and check them out! Continue Reading

  • Dressing for Work When Your Mind is Outside

    fall-look-book-fall-fashion-made-in-usa-beaniesWouldn’t we all like to be able to spend all of our days playing outside? Even you can’t be outside and enjoying the outdoors, at least you can daydream about it from behind your desk. As the weather gets a little chillier, try sneaking into the office with a Cirrus Beanie on and see how long it will last before you are asked to conform to the office dress code. Continue Reading

  • Rig To Flip on July 8th: Help Conserve the Rivers of the West

    Rig to Flip is on a mission to bring attention to the endangered rivers of the west. They recently spread their wings through the canyons of Southern Colorado on the once lively, now dying, Dolores River. A river that has been dammed and used for irrigation- with little regard for those downstream. Continue Reading

  • Ten Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers Right Now

    One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.

    The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. Continue Reading

  • Spring Hiking on the Front Range

    Are you having a hard time making the transition from winter to spring? It’s hard to let go of the skis and bring out the bike but we brought you some great ways to make it a bit easier on yourself. Exploring what the Front Range has to offer will remind you of why you are so proud to live in Colorado. Get out and enjoy it! Continue Reading

  • 4th of July Yurt Trip

    This year our shop manager spent his 4th of July weekend at a Yurt in the Neversummer Wilderness of Colorado. He started the 4th off with a sunrise hike to Ruby Jewel lake and ended with beers around the campfire. Here are some pics from Wil’s adventure.
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  • One & Done Wednesday

    We have some awesome new beanies lined up this week! Here is one of our favorites, you can shop all of our One of a Kind Beanies Here

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  • It’s that time of year!

    Well it’s that time of the year where small artisan markets pop up everywhere for the holiday season and nothing is better than supporting your local artists AND getting something unique for the special people in your life! Akinz is participating in three; count them THREE markets within the next month and a half! We are going to be busy bringing you the goods you love from Akinz!

    Plaid Friday BeLocal Holiday Market Akinz
    What: BeLocal’s PLaid Friday
    When: November 23 10am-2pm
    Where: The Opera Galleria
    123 North College Ave
    Fort Collins, CO 80524

    Tired of cutting Thanksgiving short to wait in lines to start craze-shopping at midnight,
    in the midst of deal-hungry consumers?? Well, relax and come join us at the second annual Plaid Friday Marketplace at the Opera Galleria (Friday Nov. 23) to start your holiday shopping in the fun, laid back, and quirky atmosphere of local independent Fort Collins shops. Black is so dull. Shake Up Black Friday! Support Local. Shop Local. Be Local. Plaid Friday 2012.

    What: Greeley’s 4th Annual Indie Arts Market
    When: December 1st, 9am-4pm
    Where: Armory Building
    614 8th Ave,
    Greeley, Co 80631

    This market has outgrown its space at the Atlas Theater and has now moved to the historic armory building downtown. This juried show has 35+ artists. We are so happy to be part of this year’s market! Come see us!

    WHAT: Fuse Denver
    WHEN: December 9th, 11am-6pm
    WHERE: EXDO Event Center
    1399 35th Street
    Denver, CO 80205

    They aim to create a feel good shopping experience, while showcasing the best of Denver’s art, design and fashion. Simply put, they are the love child of a craft fair and modern art show (definitely not your gram-mama’s craft fair).

    We want to challenge our local community and invite them to trade one day at the mall this Holiday season and come see what the best of Denver has to offer. We know all kinds of great stuff is made here, we want to make sure our community does too. Take that second pause this Holiday season and think about where something is coming from, how it’s made and how it contributes or doesn’t contribute to our local economy. Join us Dec 9 from 11-6 pm at the Exdo Event Center for inaugural FUSEdenver Holiday Market.

  • Akinz presents Allie Ogg for First Friday in October

    Allie Ogg at Akinz for First Friday October 2012Foxes, bunnies, and owls on bikes! OH, MY!! Akinz is proud to present Allie Ogg, a local Fort Collins Artist, whose use of cardboard and clay take us away to a cycling wonderland!

    Come join us in the back room (where all the magic happens) and print one of the 2 (or both if you prefer) of Allie Ogg’s designs or 2 of the Akinz designs for only $10!! What a steal for a limited edition art piece you can wear!

    So come join us for some art, refreshments, and AWESOMENESS this Friday October 5th

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