Colorado High School Mountain Bike Racing Series



PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the Colorado High School Mountain Bike Racing Series

Registration opens for Inaugural Race Series
Contact: Kate Rau - kate@coloradomtb.org - 720.272.9282

BOULDER, Colo.—In the first step outside California for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), an estimated one hundred high school mountain bikers from schools across Colorado are eagerly awaiting the inaugural opening event of the four-round 2010 Colorado High School Mountain Bike Racing Series, September 19.

The series, organized by the Colorado High School Cycling League and spanning six weeks, opens at Chalk Creek Ranch, Nathrop, near Buena Vista, Colorado, with a classic Colorado desert mesa course that includes many technical challenges and fast climbs.

Rider registration is now open and online at www.coloradomtb.org, and with schools from Boulder County, Carbondale, Chaffee County, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, Parker, Durango, and Fort Collins expressing strong interest in the fledgling series, spirits are running high.

Colorado League executive director, Kate Rau, said "I continue to be impressed by the breadth of support and depth of experience associated with the many people stepping up to lead teams, provide race expertise, and promote the Colorado High School Cycling League is outstanding. Emails arrive every day from folks interested in starting or helping with teams, parents and students looking for local teams, and supporters wanting to volunteer at races. I can hardly wait for September 19th to experience the buzz in the Pit Zone at Keith Darner’s ranch."

Prior to the race series are several one-day skills training camps, led by the acclaimed mountain bike coach Lee McCormack. These camps prepare both coaches and riders for a safe and fun season of riding. Registration for these, too, is at www.coloradomtb.org.

Rau said, "Even for those who attended our Leader’s Summit in June, I highly recommend these informative clinics. They effectively teach the fundamentals to riders from a wide range of abilities. Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, people always learn something at Lee’s clinics."

The complete schedule for the 2010 Colorado High School Mountain Bike Racing Series is as follows. More information, including course maps and directions, is at www.coloradomtb.org.

Colorado High School Mountain Bike Racing Series Schedule
Sept 19: Race 1. Chalk Creek Ranch, at Nathrop, 20 miles north of Salida
October 3: Race 2. To be announced.
October 17: Race 3. Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood
October 31: Race 4 (State Championships). Peaceful Valley, Elbert.

About the Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado High School Cycling League promotes personal development and teamwork through bicycle racing, and encourages the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League organizes a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders. The League makes high school racing the easiest route for juniors to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The Colorado League was kick-started with a generous grant from the founding SoCal sponsor, Easton Foundations, and is also generously supported by founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Primal Wear, Yeti Bicycles, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, GU Sports, Shimano, Mellow Johnny's, Fox Racing Shox, CamelBak, Dirt Rag, Feedback Sports and Mountain Bike Action. For more information on the League, visit http://www.coloradomtb.org.

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