• Stargate High School Composite Team

    High School Mountain Biking Team in the Adams County and surrounding areas is looking for student mountain riders for the 2015 season.

    A new High School Mountain Biking Team in the North Metro area is being organized in 2015, through the Colorado High School Cycling League, http://www.coloradomtb.org/. The team, which will accept high school student’s grades 9-12 from the Adams County and surrounding high schools, is collecting contact information for interested riders, parents, coaches, school administrators and teachers for an upcoming informational meeting, early this summer.. Please contact Coach Flanagan if you are interested in attending.

    The team, which will be called the Stargate High School Composite Team, hopes to attract high school students who wish to be apart of a growing high school sport or who are interested in an additional avenue for fitness. James Flanagan, the head coach for the new team, said: “I think this is a huge benefit and an additional source of activity for students and I am excited to be presenting this opportunity for 2015”. Students and parents really seem to be supportive of the idea of interscholastic cycling. The team will consist of both girls and boys, of all skill levels, and we will start training practices in August of 2015. The season will culminate with a series of four cross country mountain bike races against students from other Colorado high schools.

    We are just in the beginning stages of putting the 2015 team together. We are looking for volunteers, student riders and local business sponsors. If you are interested in joining the team or would like additional information, please contact James Flanagan @ jamesmflanagan@gmail.com.

  • Colorado Women Race the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge

    We are thrilled to announce that a locally-organized composite team has received an invitation to race at the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge. A six-rider team made up of elite cyclists from the state of Colorado will be participating in the inaugural women’s event this August. This team is the result of the shared vision and collaboration between Colorado Women’s Cycling Project and Spark Women’s Racing, Ltd. The following women have been hand-selected from four different Colorado Front Range cycling teams:

    • Kimberley Johnson, Naked Women’s Racing
    • Meg Hendricks, Groove Subaru Excel Sports
    • Sabrina David, Groove Subaru Excel Sports
    • Gwen Inglis, Stages Cycling Team
    • Jennifer Sharp, Stages Cycling Team
    • Kristen Legan, Evol Racing

    Robert Carroll of Spark Women’s Racing, Ltd. and co-developer of the team is coordinating sponsorship, fundraising, and the logistical support of the team. “We had a dream and a goal of making an impact for our local elite women riders, and a dream has come true with the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge. The women on this team are ready to show the world they really do mean business, and that women’s cycling is here to stay.”

    The energy and excitement from the group continues to grow, and the commitment of the women to come together and create a strong team is an inspiration to the local cycling community. “I'm thrilled and honored to take part in the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge and represent my home state of Colorado at this fantastic event. It's exciting to bring together six Colorado cyclists from various local teams to race together as Colorado Women's Cycling Project p/b SPARK Women's Racing. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the supportive Colorado cycling community and our commitment to developing women's cycling at all levels.”; shared Kristen Legan from Boulder, Colorado and Evol Racing.

    Meg Hendricks, from Groove Subaru Excel Sports, has increased her training tempo in preparation for the race, and is incredibly focused on racing hard for the three day event. “Simply put, racing the women’s inaugural year at the USA Pro Challenge is an opportunity of a lifetime. I feel enormous gratitude to the individuals who have worked tirelessly to make this happen, and I am humbled by the race committee’s selection and invitation to represent and showcase Colorado racing to the world.”

    The Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing Team is setting an example of what vision can do, of what dedication can grow, and what hard work can accomplish. Team rider, Gwen Inglis of Stages Cycling; “I am so grateful and excited for the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge and to represent the Colorado Women's Cycling Project! To compete against some of the best female cyclists in the world in our home state of Colorado will be a challenging, thrilling, and memorable event.”

    Kimberley Johnson, of Naked Women’s Racing, Colorado Women’s Cycling Project and co-developer of the team; "We are couldn't be more excited that the US Pro Cycling Challenge has demonstrated a commitment to women’s cycling by providing a multi-stage event for 2015. We are anticipating an incredible show for the fans, and hope to inspire the next generation of riders. It is quite an honor to be part of this inaugural race.”

    We are pursuing a big goal because we believe we can, and we want to show girls and women in our state that the only limits are the ones you allow to be set. We are invested in growing the sport of women's cycling,and opening doors for others after us, and what better place to start than in the first ever women's race at the 2015 USA Pro Challenge.

    Stay tuned for updates on the team!

  • Denver police ask public to help ID man suspected of stealing several bicycles

    From ABC Channel 7

    DENVER - Denver police are asking the public to help identify a man suspected of stealing bicycles from a fenced enclosure in the Highlands neighborhood earlier this week.

    The thefts happened in the early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday in the area of 15th and Boulder streets and West 32nd Avenue and Navajo Street.

    Police released surveillance camera images showing the man cutting through a chain-link fence to steal bicycles that were stored inside the fenced area. The police department did not say how many bikes were stolen.

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  • B-Cycle to the rescue

    From CBS4
    DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver police officer commandeered a bicycle to pedal down a fleeing suspect on the Cherry Creek Bike Path. The commandeered bicycle was a loaner itself, part of Denver’s B-Cycle bike sharing system.

    The ordeal started when the SWAT team tried to take a wanted man into custody during traffic stop at Wazee Street and Speer Blvd.

    As police officers pulled the car over, Jose Delgado, 28, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants, bailed out of the vehicle and jumped over a retaining wall leading to the Cherry Creek Bike Path.

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  • Taylor Phinney discovers his love for painting
  • CU Professor wants to know why some cyclists obey traffic laws and some don't

    "Not all bicyclists that break the law are these hooligans that are out to be sort of anti-society," said Wesley Marshall, a professor of civil engineering who recently completed a survey of more than 18,000 cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. "I think a lot of people do it for very practical reasons."
    ...
    "People speed on the way to work. And even if it's a few miles over, they are speeding; they are breaking the law. But society doesn't judge those people as criminals," Marshall said. "With bicyclists, a lot of people feel the same way. They don't really think it's a big deal to go through a stop sign when there are no other cars or pedestrians around." -

    See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/some-cyclists-obey-laws-some-dont-cu-denve...

    Interesting piece by CPR with input from Megan Hottman of The Cyclist-Lawyer and Molly North of Bike Denver

  • Amy D. Foundation searching for next sponsored racer

    From BRAIN

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Amy D. Foundation is searching for a woman cyclocross racer to sponsor for the 2015-16 season. The chosen athlete will race a full USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) schedule while traveling under the wing of the Raleigh Clement Professional Cyclocross Team. A preliminary list of sponsors includes Clement Cycling, Raleigh Bicycles, Lazer Sport, TRP Brakes, K-Edge and BikeFlights.

    Applicants should possess top-notch athletic potential, embody Amy Dombroski's passionate and ambitious spirit, qualify to enter the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, and be available for a lengthy racing agenda. The foundation expects to keep the application window open through June 22, with rider selection anticipated on July 6.

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