Where to Find Us in May

Where to Find Us in May
Springtime is here and event season is kicking off.  This month we are going to be buzzing all over Fort Collins with events. Check us out to browse our new designs, grab some unique gifts for mom and dad, and mix and mingle with other artists.


First Friday Art Walk May 4, 2018


Akinz has participated in the Fort Collins First Friday Gallery Walk since opening our Old Town store almost 6 years ago!  This month, come out to see the sea-worthy illustrations of Andrew Yount. He is a staple in the bike community, and his illustrations are vivid displays of adventure.


Check out some original illustrations and get a t-shirt printed with a limited edition design from Andy.

Choose from either of the above drawings and bring your own t-shirt for $10 or pick from our shirts for $20.

Enjoy libations, snacks, and unique artwork. Pick your own shirt and watch it get screen printed on site.


Mom & Pop Market hosted by Wolverine Farm LETTERPRESS, May 12th from 10am-4pm


Akinz will be at the first annual Mom & Pop Market hosted by Wolverine Farm LETTERPRESS & PUBLICK HOUSE, A nonprofit event space, letterpress print shop, and bar/cafe in the River District of Fort Collins, CO.

There will be over 20 makers at the Mom & Pop Market. They will have mimosas, promotional giveaways and the first 40 customers at 10 am get a free handmade gift from a local maker.

The celebration of parents is coming soon with Mother’s day in May and Father’s day in June. The market supports local makers and encourages buying handmade gifts for all the moms and pops.

We will be featuring our hand printed t-shirts, hats, & accessories.


New Belgium Short Track Races, Tuesday Nights


Akinz is a local sponsor for The Ciclismo Youth Foundation Short Track Races held every Tuesday night at New Belgium. We will have a booth with swag and be rooting for the riders. Ciclismo is a local 501 (c) (3) foundation focused on getting kids on bikes in Fort Collins.

The short track races are a family affair with food trucks, vendors, and a beer garden.


Categories for ALL ages and abilities. All kids 0 to 18 years of age race for FREE! Adults are only $15! Kids and juniors use discount code: st18 at checkout.


General Information


On-Line Registration ONLY!  Those 18 and under race for free, therefore youth racing in an adult category, please use the discount code ST18 at check-out.

All races will have a food truck and a beer garden


  • 4:00 Event Opens

  • 4:20 Striders

  • 4:35  Kids (0 - 8) - Water treatment plant course

  • 5:05  Juniors & Beginners - Full Course

  • 5:40  Intermediate

  • 6:10  Expert

  • 6:40 Women Beginner, Intermediate & Expert

  • 7:15  Open, SS & Klunker*  (Men & Women)

*Klunker category riders MUST ride a coaster brake

Registration Information

EVERYONE, including kids and juniors, must register online for each race at the links below.

Kids and juniors use discount code: st18

Race Registration closes at 12:00 pm on day of race

Race 1: May 1 https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-1

Race 2: May 8 https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-2

Race 3: May 15 https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-3

Race 4: May 22 https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-4

Race 5: May 29 https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-5

Race 6: June 5th https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-6

Race 7: June 12th https://app.lap.io/event/2018-short-track-new-belgium-7


MayDay Flowers - May Sunday Funday Event - May 20

Join us for our May Sunday Funday full of florals and spring inspiration! Starting at 12:30pm sip on a spring floral beverage and enjoy...

Spring Veggie Sale, get your summer garden kicked off with GardenYards. Locally grown veggies, ready to plant!

Watch Jessica of June Poppies Designs live painting a watercolor floral work of art!

Sample cupcakes from June Poppies and grab some to take home for later!

Watch J.H. Tatroe make magic happen with her paper flowers.
She'll be demo-ing how she makes her creations come to life.
Plus she'll have a bonus paper cherry blossom photo backdrop for photo booth selfie fun!

Enjoy 10% off all Seed and Stone Handcrafted Goods, and have the ladies of Lace and Lilies help you pick a plant and pot it in your new planter for $10 extra to bring home!

Get a free floral bath bomb with purchases of $50 or more. (While supplies last)

SILX Global will be on site sparkling up your hair! (Fee applies)

Even more surprises to come! Stay tuned!!



Come to all the events and celebrate community with us. We will have something new and original at every event.




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