• Riding the extremes - it’s all about . . . the water!
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    109 degrees end of June

    By Lauren Greenfield

    It’s hot. 103 recently broke a record. You want to get your hours in. You need to get your miles in. And that same indoor trainer that you use from November through March and then again in May just isn’t looking too appealing.

    I say get out and RIDE. Just be smart. Do a Tour D’eau around Boulder County. Some of my faves:

    - Bathroom(s) at Tom Watson Park have COLD fountains. free.

    - Lyons visitor center well is fabulous when it’s open. Water fountain suffices when it’s not. Free.

    - Hygiene Purple Door market. water - free. Ice a reasonable .30/bottle.

    - There’s a fabulous resident who provides a free “ice water” in a large orange jug on St. Vrain Road on the weekends. I’ve never met them, but always shout out a thanks as I’m riding away!

    - And the best is the community well just yards from the top of Ward. (But do stop at the store for a cookie - you know you deserved it).

    Remember, those small general stores (Ward, Raymond, Hygiene) depend on us - throw a buck in the water donation so that they will continue to serve free and cold water. Amazing to me was post-flood, Jamestown Mercantile provided bottles of water to cyclists; free, even when they were closed.

    Other tips:

    - Sunscreen before you put your clothes on to avoid the painful missed spot.

    - Need extra fluids? Freeze a stash of disposable water bottles or juice boxes; stuff one in your jersey pocket. Helps with back pain AND might provide that extra hydration just to get you to that next stop.

    - Be smart. Listen to your body. 100+ may okay to ride 2-3 hours in the saddle, but maybe you save the 5 hour day ’til next week.

    - And always have a few emergency dollars stashed in the tool kit for a kids’ lemonade stand!

  • Riding the extremes - it’s all about . . . the water!
    Image

    109 degrees end of June

    By Lauren Greenfield

    It’s hot. 103 recently broke a record. You want to get your hours in. You need to get your miles in. And that same indoor trainer that you use from November through March and then again in May just isn’t looking too appealing.

    I say get out and RIDE. Just be smart. Do a Tour D’eau around Boulder County. Some of my faves:

    - Bathroom(s) at Tom Watson Park have COLD fountains. free.

    - Lyons visitor center well is fabulous when it’s open. Water fountain suffices when it’s not. Free.

    - Hygiene Purple Door market. water - free. Ice a reasonable .30/bottle.

    - There’s a fabulous resident who provides a free “ice water” in a large orange jug on St. Vrain Road on the weekends. I’ve never met them, but always shout out a thanks as I’m riding away!

    - And the best is the community well just yards from the top of Ward. (But do stop at the store for a cookie - you know you deserved it).

    Remember, those small general stores (Ward, Raymond, Hygiene) depend on us - throw a buck in the water donation so that they will continue to serve free and cold water. Amazing to me was post-flood, Jamestown Mercantile provided bottles of water to cyclists; free, even when they were closed.

    Other tips:

    - Sunscreen before you put your clothes on to avoid the painful missed spot.

    - Need extra fluids? Freeze a stash of disposable water bottles or juice boxes; stuff one in your jersey pocket. Helps with back pain AND might provide that extra hydration just to get you to that next stop.

    - Be smart. Listen to your body. 100+ may okay to ride 2-3 hours in the saddle, but maybe you save the 5 hour day ’til next week.

    - And always have a few emergency dollars stashed in the tool kit for a kids’ lemonade stand!

  • Riding the extremes - it’s all about . . . the water!
    Image

    109 degrees end of June

    By Lauren Greenfield

    It’s hot. 103 recently broke a record. You want to get your hours in. You need to get your miles in. And that same indoor trainer that you use from November through March and then again in May just isn’t looking too appealing.

    I say get out and RIDE. Just be smart. Do a Tour D’eau around Boulder County. Some of my faves:

    - Bathroom(s) at Tom Watson Park have COLD fountains. free.

    - Lyons visitor center well is fabulous when it’s open. Water fountain suffices when it’s not. Free.

    - Hygiene Purple Door market. water - free. Ice a reasonable .30/bottle.

    - There’s a fabulous resident who provides a free “ice water” in a large orange jug on St. Vrain Road on the weekends. I’ve never met them, but always shout out a thanks as I’m riding away!

    - And the best is the community well just yards from the top of Ward. (But do stop at the store for a cookie - you know you deserved it).

    Remember, those small general stores (Ward, Raymond, Hygiene) depend on us - throw a buck in the water donation so that they will continue to serve free and cold water. Amazing to me was post-flood, Jamestown Mercantile provided bottles of water to cyclists; free, even when they were closed.

    Other tips:

    - Sunscreen before you put your clothes on to avoid the painful missed spot.

    - Need extra fluids? Freeze a stash of disposable water bottles or juice boxes; stuff one in your jersey pocket. Helps with back pain AND might provide that extra hydration just to get you to that next stop.

    - Be smart. Listen to your body. 100+ may okay to ride 2-3 hours in the saddle, but maybe you save the 5 hour day ’til next week.

    - And always have a few emergency dollars stashed in the tool kit for a kids’ lemonade stand!

  • Boulder Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run

    UPDATE 6/27/16 The Boulder Daily Camera reports, "Police officers said they found a 30-pack of beer with only five cans left unopened in the car of the driver suspected of hitting and killing a cyclist in Boulder County over the weekend, who one witness said was also "hysterically laughing" after the crash..."

    Read the full article HERE.

    UPDATE: Denver Post says,

    The driver suspected of hitting Davis has been identified by the State Patrol as 24-year-old Callie Kuhasz of Boulder. According to a Daily Camera report, Kuhasz crossed into the bike lane and hit Davis.

    Kuhasz was arrested in Boulder near 11th and Spruce streets after the fatal collision.

    She was booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide DUI and hit-and-run involving death, both felonies, as well as driving under the influence, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.

    On May 11, Kuhasz pleaded guilty in Boulder to driving while ability impaired, according to court records. She was put on 12 months of probation, ordered to serve 24 hours of community service and was levied $697 in fines and court costs.

    In April 2015, Kuhasz pleaded guilty in Boulder to careless driving resulting in injury. Part of the careless-driving sentence, according to court records, included a $300 traffic fine with total costs of $526.

    Kuhasz was arrested in Texas in December of 2013 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

    UPDATE: GoFundMe Page Established

    Bill was an extraordinary person by every definition of the word. His enthusiasm, generosity, and insistence on putting others first will never be forgotten. He was tragically taken from us while returning from a bike ride with friends in North Boulder on June 25, 2016. He leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Brianne, and his three children Blake, age 9, Landon, 6, and Owen, 3. He will also be missed by his parents Joe and Brenda, sister Kelly, and brother Todd.

    It is with great sadness that we post another article about the death of a cyclist in Colorado.

    Facebook friends say I believe Bill raced on RallySport team out of Boulder. He had a wife and young kids. Sad loss.

    In addition, we learned that the cyclist involved in last weeks accident in Longmont, has also passed away.

    We remind everyone to continue to be mindful, present observant while out on the roads this summer season.

    Our condolences to these families.


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    Cyclist killed in hit and run crash at 30th and Jay Road in Boulder County

    By John Bear, Boulder Daily Camera

    A Boulder man was hit and killed on Saturday afternoon as he rode his bicycle westbound on Jay Road near 30th Street in a possibly alcohol-related hit and run crash.

    Colorado State Trooper Alisha Danko said that 35-year-old William B. Davis was fatally injured when a 2015 Dodge Durango entered the bicycle lane he was riding in at about 5:15 p.m. His crumpled bicycle remained in the bicycle lane as police investigated on Saturday evening.

    Danko said the driver of the Durango, who has been identified as 24-year-old Callie Kuhasz, of Boulder, left the scene but was located near 11th and Spruce in Boulder and taken into custody.

    She said Kuhasz was being held at Boulder County Jail, but she did not have any information on what charges Kuhasz faces, but added that alcohol and speed are being considered as factors.

    Police shut down Jay Road in between 28th street and 30th Street for several hours as they investigated.

    Danko said that Davis was riding with another person at the time of the crash. Shortly after the crash, a man wearing cycling clothes could be seen sitting down at the scene, but it was not known if he was the second cyclist.

    Saturday's crash marks the third cyclist fatality in Boulder County since May. On May 20, 8-year-old Peyton Knowlton died after being struck at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Alpine Street in Longmont. On Tuesday, 46-year-old Shane Swope was struck near 17th Avenue and Gay Street, also in Longmont, and died the next day.

    The drivers in both cases remained on scene, and Longmont police continue to investigate both cases.

    John Bear 303-473-1355, bearj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/johnbearwithme

    Original Article here

  • Boulder Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run

    UPDATE 6/27/16 The Boulder Daily Camera reports, "Police officers said they found a 30-pack of beer with only five cans left unopened in the car of the driver suspected of hitting and killing a cyclist in Boulder County over the weekend, who one witness said was also "hysterically laughing" after the crash..."

    Read the full article HERE.

    UPDATE: Denver Post says,

    The driver suspected of hitting Davis has been identified by the State Patrol as 24-year-old Callie Kuhasz of Boulder. According to a Daily Camera report, Kuhasz crossed into the bike lane and hit Davis.

    Kuhasz was arrested in Boulder near 11th and Spruce streets after the fatal collision.

    She was booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide DUI and hit-and-run involving death, both felonies, as well as driving under the influence, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.

    On May 11, Kuhasz pleaded guilty in Boulder to driving while ability impaired, according to court records. She was put on 12 months of probation, ordered to serve 24 hours of community service and was levied $697 in fines and court costs.

    In April 2015, Kuhasz pleaded guilty in Boulder to careless driving resulting in injury. Part of the careless-driving sentence, according to court records, included a $300 traffic fine with total costs of $526.

    Kuhasz was arrested in Texas in December of 2013 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

    UPDATE: GoFundMe Page Established

    Bill was an extraordinary person by every definition of the word. His enthusiasm, generosity, and insistence on putting others first will never be forgotten. He was tragically taken from us while returning from a bike ride with friends in North Boulder on June 25, 2016. He leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Brianne, and his three children Blake, age 9, Landon, 6, and Owen, 3. He will also be missed by his parents Joe and Brenda, sister Kelly, and brother Todd.

    It is with great sadness that we post another article about the death of a cyclist in Colorado.

    Facebook friends say I believe Bill raced on RallySport team out of Boulder. He had a wife and young kids. Sad loss.

    In addition, we learned that the cyclist involved in last weeks accident in Longmont, has also passed away.

    We remind everyone to continue to be mindful, present observant while out on the roads this summer season.

    Our condolences to these families.


    HomeBoulder County BusinessStory
    Cyclist killed in hit and run crash at 30th and Jay Road in Boulder County

    By John Bear, Boulder Daily Camera

    A Boulder man was hit and killed on Saturday afternoon as he rode his bicycle westbound on Jay Road near 30th Street in a possibly alcohol-related hit and run crash.

    Colorado State Trooper Alisha Danko said that 35-year-old William B. Davis was fatally injured when a 2015 Dodge Durango entered the bicycle lane he was riding in at about 5:15 p.m. His crumpled bicycle remained in the bicycle lane as police investigated on Saturday evening.

    Danko said the driver of the Durango, who has been identified as 24-year-old Callie Kuhasz, of Boulder, left the scene but was located near 11th and Spruce in Boulder and taken into custody.

    She said Kuhasz was being held at Boulder County Jail, but she did not have any information on what charges Kuhasz faces, but added that alcohol and speed are being considered as factors.

    Police shut down Jay Road in between 28th street and 30th Street for several hours as they investigated.

    Danko said that Davis was riding with another person at the time of the crash. Shortly after the crash, a man wearing cycling clothes could be seen sitting down at the scene, but it was not known if he was the second cyclist.

    Saturday's crash marks the third cyclist fatality in Boulder County since May. On May 20, 8-year-old Peyton Knowlton died after being struck at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Alpine Street in Longmont. On Tuesday, 46-year-old Shane Swope was struck near 17th Avenue and Gay Street, also in Longmont, and died the next day.

    The drivers in both cases remained on scene, and Longmont police continue to investigate both cases.

    John Bear 303-473-1355, bearj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/johnbearwithme

    Original Article here

  • REI MTB Demo Days

    Saturday July 9, 9am-2pm

    Lory State Park, Ft. Collins
    708 Lodgepole Dr, Bellvue
    Colorado 80512

    Join us for a FREE day of riding the latest and greatest mountain bikes on some of our favorite local trails! From Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, we’re taking our demo fleet all over the Front Range this season to give you an exclusive chance to ride a brand new bike from our expanded Ghost and Cannondale lines. All experience levels are welcome.

    Our next event is at Lory State Park- Colorado Parks & Wildlife Solider Canyon Group Area from 9am- 2pm.
    NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY!!
    Photo ID and close toed shoes required

    Don’t worry, if you miss one demo, there is another one right around the corner:
    Events:
    - 07/31: Green Mtn.,Lakewood- 9am-2pm
    - 08/20: REI Singletrack Swahray at Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock- 11am-5pm
    - 09/10: Valmont Bike Park, Boulder- 9am-2pm

    Curious of what we’ll be riding? Featured bikes include: Ghost RIOT, SL AMR, Kato, Women's Lanao --- Cannondale Habit, Bad Habit, Beast of the East, Fat Caad, Women's Habit.

    More Information

  • Weekend Preview : Take a Look

    Cycling Events
    Friday June 24th

    Pastries On the Path
    Boulder

    Goose Creek Path next to Community Cycles, 30th & Folsom

    Three bike-loving organizations Community Cycles, Boulder Food Rescue, and Conscious Coffees have teamed up to offer free coffee and pastries to bike commuters on the last Friday of the month from 8:00-9:00 am through June's Walk and Bike Month. We'll be providing smiles and tasty goodies to thank folks for riding their bikes. Swing by and say hi!


    Saturday June 25th

    Saturday Ride from Cenna’s Cycling
    Prospect

    8am
    Rides leave from the shop in Prospect.


    Bike MS Colorado
    Ft. Colins

    2016 Bike MS: Colorado's Ride is a two day fundraising ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. Riders will travel through quaint towns and backroads where they will enjoy rolling terrain or tackle the mountain climbs surrounding Horsetooth Reservoir before ending at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.


    Boulder Element TT & TTT
    Hygiene

    The Boulder Element - Hygiene Time-Trial & Team Time-Trial


    VIDA MTB Clinic
    Keystone
    Rough Riders 200
    Angel Fire, NM
    Sunday June 26th

    Prestige Audi Snowmass Loop Fondo
    Snowmass

    The Snowmass Loop itself is a 20 mile plus epic with over 3k of vertical and non-stop single track. The Prestige Imports event will have a 1 lap 20 mile option and 2 lap 40 mile option. With over 90 miles of trails, Snowmass is a mountain biker’s heaven, whether it’s a gravity-defying rush of a world-class downhill trail or a gentle single track through meadows bursting with wildflowers.


    Rough Riders 200
    Angel Fire, NM
    Bike MS Colorado
    Ft. Collins

    2016 Bike MS: Colorado's Ride is a two day fundraising ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. Riders will travel through quaint towns and backroads where they will enjoy rolling terrain or tackle the mountain climbs surrounding Horsetooth Reservoir before ending at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.


    VIDA MTB Clinic
    Keystone
    Boulder Element Niwot Circuit
    Niwot

    If you thought Hygiene was a cool little town for a time-trial, wait until you see what downtown Niwot has to offer for this brand new circuit race! It's a 6 mile long loop course with some sweeping rollers, and a flat and fast sprint finish next to Bootstrap Brewery.


    Colorado Cycling Union Weekly Ride
    Lafayette
    Triathlon Events
    Thursday June 23rd

    WOL Stroke n Stride Series
    Boulder Reservoir


    BTC Presents: Working Amateur Panel
    Boulder

    Ever wonder what your fellow age groupers are doing? How do they hold down a job (yes some people actually work in Boulder), keep up with Family responsibilities and still find time to get in Rides, Runs & Swims.


    Friday June 24th
    Newton Running Summer Sale
    Boulder

    Kickstart your running this summer with end-of-season Newton Running shoes at 50% off.
    Get a ‘Buy one, get one free’ coupon for beers at Sanitas Brewery with every purchase!


    Saturday June 25th
    Newton Running Summer Sale
    Boulder

    Kickstart your running this summer with end-of-season Newton Running shoes at 50% off.
    Get a ‘Buy one, get one free’ coupon for beers at Sanitas Brewery with every purchase!


    Saturday Ride from Cenna’s Cycling
    Prospect

    8am
    Rides leave from the shop in Prospect.


    USAT Duathlon National Championships
    Bend, Oregon
    Women4Tri Swim/Run Brick
    LifeTime Fitness, Westminster

    Join #WomenForTri for a pool swim followed by a training run!
    All Women For Tri members will receive a comp day pass to Life Time Fitness to enjoy the club and it's ammenities!


    Solstice Swim
    Union Reservoir, Longmont

    1.2 and 2.4 mile competitive swim


    Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon
    Loveland

    Olympic Event, Aquabike Event and Sprint Event
    2016 USAT Club National Championship race & 2016 USAT Family National Championship race


    TriBella Sprint & Super Sprint Tri Events
    Cherry Creek Reservoir

    The TriBella Women's Triathlon is the perfect all women's triathlon for first time triathletes looking to try the sport out, or seasoned veterans looking for a fun season opener to compete alongside friends and family!


    Tri the Boat
    Stagecoach State Park, Steamboat Springs

    Saturday June 25 - Sprint, Olympic distance races


    Sunday June 26th

    South Suburban Youth TRYathlon
    deKoevend Park/ Goodson Recreation Center, Centennial

    Swim, bike, run for fun! This is the perfect starting point to TRY aTRI! All athletic levels are welcome. The only prerequisite is that you must be able to swim unassisted in deep water.


    Tri On the Plains
    North Sterling State Park


    Boulder Sunrise Triathlons
    Boulder Reservoir

    This is where it all started for Your Cause Sports. If you enjoy smaller and less stressful wave starts, a well-marked course, and cheaper entry fees, this is YOUR race!


    Tri the Boat
    Stagecoach State Park, Steamboat Springs
    Sunday June 26 - Half Iron distance race