Since its 1963 debut, Lee's Cyclery has aided athletes in their quests for comfortable bikes and high-quality cycling accessories. Before customers pick out a bike, employees conduct fittings that could affect the customer’s bicycle selection and help evaluate a person's ability to warn fellow cyclists of wormholes lurking ahead. Riders then choose from a variety of brand-name cycles from companies such as Trek, which created the two-wheeler that made Lance Armstrong a champion, and Electra, which crafts stylish and comfortable commuter bikes. Patrons can take roadsters for test drives before committing to a purchase, and all bike purchases include a free tune-up and a lifetime's worth of adjustments.
The shop also carries biking accessories and gear, including high-performance racing apparel from Pearl Izumi. Lee’s Cyclery lets customers practice wheelies in Riding 101, a two-part bike-safety class that combines classroom learning with on-the-road practice. Meanwhile, the service department happily performs 26-point inspections and routine tune-ups to keep axles spinning more smoothly than the spindles of Rumpelstiltskin's BMX bike.
Giving back to the community is something board-certified dentist Dr. Thomas Allen has been doing for decades. From the four years he spent with the US military in Vietnam to the numerous charities––including Halloween Candy Buy Back and Operation Gratitude––he supports through his dental office, All Family Dentistry, his service is apparent. He even gives his time as a professor at the University of Colorado, teaching soon-to-be dentists the techniques of modern dentistry and the tricks to changing a tire using only rubber bands meant for braces.
At All Family Dentistry, Dr. Allen and his skilled team enhance smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry, including crowns and bridges, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. Advanced laser technology from Diagnodent helps promote safer dental procedures along with intraoral cameras, ultrasonic cleanings, and nitrous-oxide sedation. Each private treatment room comes affixed with a TV to help entertain and calm patients. Those experiencing high levels of anxiety can further be soothed with any of the office's anxiety-free options, including Dr. Allen singing songs in a choice voice.
For Dr. Bruce R. Clark, prevention is key. One missed cavity or undiagnosed gum condition can mean the difference between simple, straightforward treatments and expensive, painful procedures down the road. Relying on his more than 16 years of experience and a friendly, professional staff, Dr. Clark forges enduring patient-doctor relationships that he hopes will lead to lifelong dental health. To do this, Dr. Clark follows the guiding principle of patient communication and education, taking time to thoroughly explain treatment options and expectations before administering any procedure. Dr. Bruce often orchestrates treatments with specialists in dental implants, orthodontics, and restorative procedures so that patients can ensure they are getting the best possible care, whether getting a bridge repaired or tattooing their incisors with reminders to floss.
SeptaCycles converts a traditionally solitary endeavor into a group activity with seven-seater bikes that glide at up to 10 miles per hour. Designed by artist and inventor Eric Staller, the Conference Bike fans a circle of seats around the central hub where pedalers' kinetic energy and fear of advancing tricycle gangs propels the rear wheels via a motorcycle chain. This people power sends groups gliding through Old Town or toward sunny City Park. Independent free wheels allow riders to exercise feverishly or take a breather without delaying excursions, and a steering system designed by Porsche helps drivers stay on target. Hourly rentals let groups control their own course, or trained drivers can take the helm, cruising toward pit stops at local breweries such as Equinox and New Belgium or CSU’s verdant lagoon.
Sometimes, great things come in small packages. A prime example is acupuncture, which uses hair-thin needles to treat dozens of health problems, including digestive disorders, arthritis, high blood pressure, seasonal allergies, and molting. Acupuncture patients at Fort Collins Community Acupuncture recline in cozy lounge chairs during appointments, letting relaxation wash over them. To better serve clients, the staff also mixes Chinese herbs that clients can take at home and offers reiki sessions to bring the body and mind into harmony.
Abbye Silverstein has an extensive education in the healing arts. She's studied psychology, addictions, and counseling in addition to acupuncture. At Acupuncture Access, she is able to use all of her educational experience. She heals clients mentally, physically, and emotionally through five-element acupuncture, which matches patients with one of 12 personality types and treats them based on this match.