Friday, December 29, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Northstar in the News

Northstar Cycle Courier appears in this week's Idaho Business Review.
Check out page 3A of the November 27th issue to read staff writer Eddie Kovsky's interview with Northstar owner and messenger Patrick Sweeney.

Frozen Parts Tour '06

December means cold weather, x-mas lights and riding down to the corner pub for some winter micro-brews. Why not combine your love for all the above by takin a cruise in the:
Friday, December 15 6:30PM
Meet at Harry's Hyde Park Pub
North 13th Street @ Alturas
Decorate your bike and wear something festive!
Frozen Parts is a slow rollin' bicycle bar crawl through Hyde Park and downtown.
What better way to fight off a cold ride than with a few liquid layers?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Saturday July, 22 All Girls Alleycat.

Charlie Flynn is hosting the
Dirty and Pink "Molly Ringwald Classic" this Saturday.
Meet in Ann Morrison Park at 3PM, ladies only.
Post race festivities (boys allowed) include plenty of beer and a group ride to downtown to check out the Women's Pro category of the Twilight Criterium.
See you there!

Belated Bars & Stripes Blurb

Unlike our deliveries, this blog isn't always on time.
The Bars & Stripes alleycat race went off successfully way back on July 7th and we're just now finding the time to write about it.
The turnout was huge for this one and almost every one of the 45 entrants completed the entire 10-stop course .
Local ripper Cody Caldera had his race face on once again and narrowly edged out his cohort Jason Bauer for the victory. Charlie Flynn rolled up into an easy third place to ensure an all-fixed-gear top 3 finish.
Not to be intimidated by the men, our 5th place overall and first place finisher for the women was a young lady whose name we can't seem to track down. She's quite tan and has great legs but her name escapes us, anyone privy to this info please post a comment to this page.
We apologize for that but are also pleased to announce that the new race format will include a Women's top 3 distinction as well.

As for the tee-shirts, I believe they will be at the Boise Weekly office by week's end, you can also pick up you personal Polaroid from Sally's stop in the race.

Northstar would like to thank all those that raced/drank and the Boise Weekly and Pabst Blue Ribbon for their generous support of our first annual Independence Day alleycat.
We also need to extend our gratitude to the following bars for their cooperation:
Trolley Bar, Nuerolux, Piper Pub, Lucky 13 Garage, The Plank, O'Michael's,
Casanova's Pizza, Dutch Goose, Bar Gernika and of course Donnie Mac's.

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and we look forward to seeing you all in October for Hellracer 2.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Bars & Stripes Alleycat Race.

Get more info from The Boise Weekly at:

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Boise Bike Week alleycat 2006

Yet another successfull Boise Bike Week has come and gone.
Big thanks to Tracy Wilson for runnin the show and for promoting Northstar Courier in the process.
Friday nite's scavenger hunt/race went off without a hitch and when the dust settled; Northstar's own Chris Scuglia had grabbed first place, edging out local alleycat kingpin Cody Caldera.
Satchels' Restaurant provided the post race festivities until a gnarly wind storm brought down the serious lightning and rain and cut short the evening's outdoor movie show.
About 25 cyclists turned out for the 10 stop race which included a lap around the track at Boise High and some hot coffee consumption at Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters.
Already looking forward to next year's events.

May in Motion

Thanks to all who came down and chatted with us at the May in Motion alternative transportation event. We met some good folks and were impressed with the support.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

"The Cycling Commute Gets Chic"...or so says today's Wall Street Journal.
WSJ had a decent article about the growing popularity of cycle commuting
in cities around the U.S. today, complete with full-color photo of a woman
trying to tuck for speed(?) on her mountain bike. Boise wasn't mentioned
but we're way ahead of that trend already, if you don't currently commute
by bike but would like to join the plenty that do, mosey over to the local
Commuteride web site for some good information.

Friday, April 28, 2006

May In Motion

ACHD is hosting the upcoming May In Motion alternative transportation event and Northstar will be in attendance. Eighth Street will be blocked off for these events and snacks & beverages will be available. Look for the table where our bikes are parked and come chat with us about our emissions-free delivery service.

Wednesday, May 3
11:00AM - 1:00PM
8th Street between Bannock & Idaho

Friday, May 19
7:00AM - 9:30AM
8th Street between Bannock & Idaho

For more information visit:
Hope to see you there!

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