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  • 3rd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party – Fort Collins

    The 3rd Annual Fort Collins Sunglasses at Night Party is back and it’s time to make it an extravaganza!!

    This year, $5 COVER GETS YOU:
    Akinz Shenanakinz Sunglasses
    (Retail: $12.95 – $14.95)
    Access to the Snapshot Traveling Photo Booth
    Free akinz swag & chance to win Akinz gear
    DJ N810 spinning all your 80s (and current) faves

    Plus, it’s the Saturday before St. Patty’s Day so come out, grab party edition green or “pot of” gold shades and some green Akinz gear at a great price.

    Details & RSVP on Facebook at:


  • Colorado Bike Month Program & Cycling Challenge

    Bike to Work Charity T-shirt

    If you know about our annual bike month program, you’ll know that we design a special t-shirt just for bike month and contribute a portion of the proceeds to a local bike charity. This year we’re donating $4 of each t-shirt sold and $1 of each water bottle from now until the end of the month to Bike Fort Collins to help better biking in our community and support the Fort Collins Bike Library. The products included in this program are any colorway of the new NoCo Bike To-Do List and I Want to Ride My Bike designs. You can find the whole list of products here.

    NoCo To-Do List Challenge

    This year the bike month t-shirt also doubles as a cycling challenge. On the back of the shirt, you can opt to have the trails listed around the bike design in a to-do format printed on the back of the shirt. Finish all of the mix of mountain bike, city trail, bike landmark, and road bike rides. The first person to complete the challenge will win a $100 gift certificate to the shop, second a $75 gift certificate and third a $50 gift certificate. ALL finishers will receive our new limited edition Foco Akinz bike patch.

    Trails on the List:

    Bingham Hill • Rist Canyon • Coyote Ridge • the Dams • Riocovery Ride • Power Trail • the Oval • Buckhorn • Poudre Trail • Blue Sky • Maxwell • Rattlesnake Climb • Spring Creek Trail • Hewlett Gulch • Pineridge • Bellevue Bean • Mason Trail • Indian Summer • Shoreline • Reservoir Ridge • Fossil Creek Trail • Lory State Park • Bobcat Ridge • Devils Backbone • East Valley • West Valley • Concrete Plant Loop • Timber • Horsetooth Reservoir • North Dam • Bar SS

    How to Compete
    Pick a trail. Ride it. Pick another one. Repeat.

    How to Track

    Show us your Strava, MapMyRide, Endomondo, etc of each ride. Bonus points if you take a picture of you in your shirt while on your ride. And please share it on our Facebook page.

  • Market Season is here – Spring Horseshoe Market!

    Market season is here! Time to enjoy the outdoors while shopping. 🙂 First up is the Horseshoe Handmade Spring Market in Denver.

    Spring Horseshoe Market
    Saturday, May 11th, 9 am-4 pm
    4345 W. 46th Ave, in the parking lot behind Olinger Moore Chapel, Free admission.
    An outdoor market featuring over 115 Colorado artists, crafters and vintage collectors–food trucks, interactive crafting and more! Rain, snow or shine.

    This is one of our favorite markets during the year. Not only are the people who organize this amazing in their curating and planning, but the shoppers are a really cool variety of great people to talk to, and the other vendors are always fantastic! I have to control my shopping so I don’t spend all of my sales money! We’ll have new jewelry out that has yet to hit the website as well as many new tops that will be released online soon.

    Hope to see you all there!

  • April First Friday Event – Phil Guzy

    Akinz presents the art of Phil Guzy
    Friday, April 5th
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Art, drinks, screen printing, and good times.

    RSVP on Facebook:

  • Steamboat Sunglasses at Night Party TONIGHT!

    Late notice as we had a scare with the delivery of our sunglasses this year, but they are worth the wait!! Come out to the Taphouse tonight for all the fun. Beat the Clock drink specials starting at 9pm.
    $1 drinks from 9-10
    $2 drinks from 10-11

    Click on the pic for more details on the Facebook event.

  • 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

    RSVP on Facebook

  • Community Funded!

    With everyone’s help we managed to reach our online fundraising goal through Community Funded. Huge thanks to everyone who pledged and shared the fundraiser with their friends and family.

    We’re in the process of trying to secure the perfect space in Old Town and we’ll make sure to keep everybody updated with our progress.

  • Community Choice Plaid Mob at Akinz!

    Be Local put this month’s Plaid Mob to a community vote and Akinz was chosen as the destination!

    What is a Plaid Mob?

    From the Be Local website,

    Known in cities around the country as a Cash Mob, we’ve fine tuned the idea to fit Northern Colorado. It’s a simple idea. On the third Tuesday of each month people show up at a pre-identified local business with at least $10 cash and mob the business with purchases.

    Why “plaid mob” and not “cash mob?” Because Be Local is all about plaid, jump-started by Plaid Friday. Plaid represents the unique, quirky flair of our local community that we love so much.

    We will be targeting small independent businesses that give back to the community. It’s really all about community – supporting local businesses owned by people who live in the community, who employ our neighbors, and are active participants in creating a sustainable economy.

    So, we’re honored to be the Community Choice! And we’d be honored if you want to participate! The Facebook Event is the best place to get all the details and RSVP, but no RSVP is necessary to show up! Plaid Mobbers also get a stamp that gets you $2 off your first pint at the Forge Publick House (one of my favorite beer-drinking establishments) after mobbing! 🙂

    Here’s the short and sweet of it: For this Plaid Mob, we meet at the Fountain in Old Town Square and bike over to Akinz (432 S. Link Lane). Come with (at least) $10 CASH to spend clothes, accessories, etc. at Akinz. Wearing PLAID is highly encouraged…but not mandatory. Then join us afterwards for celebratory drinks. The Plaid Mob stamp will get you a $2 OFF your first draught beer at The Forge Publick House (232 Walnut St. – in the center of Old Town Fire House Alley)… and $1 off subsequent draught beers (cash only accepted – ATM located on site).

    NOTE: All mobsters will be entered to win a FREE I Love It Local re-usable bag!!

  • Bike Month Kickoff Party at Fort Collins Bike Co-op

    Northern Colorado Bike Month Kick-off Party

    This Friday we’re kicking off Northern Colorado Bike Month with a kickoff party at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. We’ll have our bike t-shirts there for sale, food and bevvies for your enjoyment, and we’ll be donating 10% of sales that night to Trips 4 Kids, a non-profit helping kids grow by getting out on mountain bikes.

    Come before the party starts and get your bike tuned up at the Bike Co-op shop, or come to hang out and shop with us from 5pm to 8pm.

    Get more details and RSVP on Facebook here.

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