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
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)
DRINK TICKET FOR FREE NBB SNAPSHOT BEER
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401969976732589/
Claire Hewitt-Demeyer was asked to guest star in another edition of 90 Seconds of Stoke on Lake Tahoe Television. Check out this compilation of some of last season’s expeditions.
This week’s one of a kind offerings are on the site and ready for your grubby little hands to snatch up before someone else does.
Search all one of a kind beanies.
Our handmade beanie initiative was successfully funded via Kickstarter on Tuesday and as of today, we already have the cash in our account and 2 of the 3 yarn orders on their way! We’re so excited to be able to expand our beanie production and continue to grow in a handmade capacity. So,
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of our fans who continue to show us support through this exciting journey.
Even though we didn’t quite reach our stretch goal of $5K, we hope to be able to upgrade our knitting machine in the near future so we can bring you even more exciting beanie & accessory options. Hopefully we will also be able to become a resource for more brands’ private label handmade beanie lines as we have started to do with a select few brands already.
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 â€¢ Rist Canyon â€¢ Coyote Ridge â€¢ the Dams â€¢ Riocovery Ride â€¢ Power Trail â€¢ the Oval â€¢ Buckhorn â€¢ Poudre Trail â€¢ Blue Sky â€¢ Maxwell â€¢ Rattlesnake Climb â€¢ Spring Creek Trail â€¢ Hewlett Gulch â€¢ Pineridge â€¢ Bellevue Bean â€¢ Mason Trail â€¢ Indian Summer â€¢ Shoreline â€¢ Reservoir Ridge â€¢ Fossil Creek Trail â€¢ Lory State Park â€¢ Bobcat Ridge â€¢ Devils Backbone â€¢ East Valley â€¢ West Valley â€¢ Concrete Plant Loop â€¢ Timber â€¢ Horsetooth Reservoir â€¢ North Dam â€¢ 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.
Yesterday we posted that the ‘Mayor’ of Heiditown.com deemed us one of the not-to-miss shops when you’re visiting Fort Collins for the Colorado Brewers’ Festival.
We were pretty excited to be included on Heidi’s 3 day Fort Collins to-do list, but we might not have known about it if Heidi hadn’t come in to take some snapshots.
So we wondered if anyone else had mentioned us out there in blogland that we didn’t see. We scoured our analytics from the last couple months and found that the answer was YES!
Gigi of Living La Vida Local said we were one of her favorite shops during her visit to Fort Collins. (Her ‘local’ refers to the bright lights of Las Vegas.) and shared the below picture of our chalkboard sign during her visit.
Then Legal Addictions (a blog about backcountry split boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other adventures) shared some pics of our Mountain Patch trucker hat during their group backcountry trip / honeymoon in the Arctic with a link back from the below shot.
Finally, Running in Boise, a personal blog about you guessed it… running, shared her excitement about getting our Dangerous & Beautiful shirt in the mail (which she earned from all that running.)
We were pretty happy to find more people out there chatting us up. Thank you for sharing the Akinz love with your own blogosphere! And we want to know… have you written about Akinz and we missed it? We’d love to see any links below in the comments!
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!
From Claire –
Trans Am made their 7th stop at Northstar last Saturday. Northstar’s park crew created a really fun, and creative layout for the competition. With 12 features and three jumps, the course gave riders a chance to show their different styles of shredding. The Weather was perfect and the vibes were great. I could tell that everyone there was excited to push their shredding abilities during the jam format qualifiers. Qualifiers lasted an hour long, with 85 competitors that was a perfect amount of time for every rider to get a chance to hit all the features and try multiple tricks. I was so exhausted after the qualifiers, hiking for an hour straight, trying to rush up the course to get another run in… with an hour break before finals began I had to take a few laps in the park. Northstar’s park is one of my favorite parks surrounding lake Tahoe. It has a perfect flow of rails and jumps.
Finals began with 15 minute intervals for each section of the course. I had a lot of fun during the finals, however the one trick that I am really excited on was my backflip off the middle jump, to a 180 over the Muscle Milk fence, to a cab 180 over the gap. What a fun day! After all of that riding the host of the competition fed us an amazing lunch and gave out awards. I ended up making podium with 3rd place! I am traveling to Utah today for the finals. Wish me luck should be a really fun competition.
Thanks to all of my sponsors for making my season perfect
Honey Badger Energy
Also a huge thanks to Videographer Kevin Todd
If anyone out there is looking for a great videographer hit Kevin up!
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.