Kalispell Montessori Elementary
In 2019 KME took over the management of the Cino when the godfathers retired. The event now serves as a major fundraiser for the non-profit school. Montessori philosophy embraces a child-centered approach to education that is very different from traditional models. Teachers carefully consider each student’s individual needs and developmental readiness. The tool of observation is used to follow the child and meet every individual’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs. Basically, the Montessori method calls us to nurture “the whole child.”
Established in 1918, Wheaton’s has been supplying the Flathead it’s cycling needs for over 100 years! Today Wheaton’s is also a sponsor of the Cino. If you need a bike shipped to the event, they can receive it and, for a fee, even assemble it. They are are hard-working, experienced and knowledgeable and want to help you find what you are looking for to enhance your cycling capabilities and enjoyment. They live, love and ride bicycles and are passionate about getting people riding and enjoying the bicycle lifestyle. Contact them at (406) 257-5808 or www.wheatonscycle.com
the ZaneRay Group
ZaneRay is a “web development and software engineering” firm located in Whitefish, Montana. ZaneRay services clients from around the world. They include Patagonia Clothing, Nixon Watches, Filson, Competitive Cyclist and Hammer Nutrition among others.
Visit ZaneRay headquarters on any given day and you’ll wonder if you’re looking at a bike shop, or a web design company. ZaneRay’s enthusiasm for bicycles – particularly vintage lightweights – is what sparked the idea for Cino Heroica and continues to be one of the sources of energy behind the event. See www.zaneray.com
Glacier Cyclery is a bicycle shop in the old tradition, staffed by individuals who love bicycles and have long experience with them. They sell and service the most modern of bicycles, but also have the increasingly rarer, esoteric experience (and tools) to deal with “cino” bikes. Glacier Cyclery was a major source of support for developing Cino Heroica. If you need help with your bike in any way for this event, contact Glacier. (406) 862-6446 or www.glaciercyclery.com