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Welcome IronFans!Ironfan Saturday
Saturday, August 2nd, 11am to 2pm
Ironman is coming to Boulder this Sunday! Whether you're preparing for the race or gearing up as a spectator, we've got your needs covered!  
  • Stop by to make a sign to encourage your athlete: we've got some ideas for fun signs- but they'll go fast- so it's first come, first serve.  
  • Chat with Ironman experts from  IPA Endurance who can provide race day advice for athletes and spectators.
  • If you are racing, check out our line of energy bars, Body Glide, Chamois Butt'r, bike accessories, Polar bottles, and a wide range of supplies to get you race-ready.
  • If you are spectating, we have plenty to keep you comfortable as you excitedly, or perhaps nervously, await your Ironman athlete: folding chairs, coolers, hats, fans, sunscreen, snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and more.
  • Our own BBQ department will be grilling brats on a Traeger Grill outside our south entrance - stop by for a free sample!
Tune in to our Facebook page page for updates! 

If you are wondering how this Ironman race will affect traffic in and around town, click on this link to read information from the City of Boulder.

Little Free LibraryLittle Free Library Build Day & Book Swap
Saturday, August 23rd
Join us as we launch our little free library, a community book exchange that aims to increase literacy and make books accessible for everyone. Whether you are interested in building your own little library for scholarly, or simply neighborly reasons, we encourage you to give it a try!  We will host a "build day" right here at the store for a limited number of participants.  There will be a charge for materials -  we'll confirm costs involved soon!  If you are interested in participating, simply fill out our Little Free Library Build Day interest form.

In conjunction with our Build Day, we'll host a community book swap.  If you don't feel like building, but would very much like to  contribute or swap books, please join us!  No need to register, just show up with your books.  We'll keep  it simple and ask that books fit into three basic categories:
  • Childrens
  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
Any "unswapped" books left behind will be donated to a local charity.
Bike Drive for Community Cycles Community Cycles
Thanks to everyone who helped with the bike drive for Community Cycles!  We collected 32 bikes, which will be refurbished and put back to use in the community. Some will be repaired by participants in the Earn-A-Bike program and others will be refurbished by volunteers and sold in the showroom to support advocacy voice and educational programs.  We are proud to be partners with this full-service non-profit bike shop that makes biking accessible to everyone! 
Fast CarVillage Wheels
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 8am to 10am...and every 3rd Saturday of the month through the summer months!
Do you have a beloved 1,2, 3 or 4 wheeled vehicle that you'd like to show off while enjoying a nice hot cup of Brewing Market Coffee beneath the picturesque Flatirons?  Then head over to our mall, The Village Shopping Center, bring your gas, solar, or human powered vehicle to our west parking lot (Folsom side). Our neighbors at Brewing Market Coffee will provide a free hot cup of coffee to anyone bringing a car, motorcycle or bike to show off!

CanShed and BearyBears and Boulder Trash
If you haven't already heard about the new ordinance, the city of Boulder is requiring all homes west of Broadway (and south and Sumac Avenue) to make their trash and compost cans bear-resistant.  You can put your existing cans in a CanShed, or upgrade to bear-proof trash cans like the ones made by Toter

Read the recent Daily Camera article about CanShed here

Additional Upcoming Events
Be sure to check our store event calendar regularly. There's always something going on at McGuckin Hardware! Don't forget about leftover and OTC hunting licenses, available starting the morning of Tuesday, August 5th! 
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