• Spring Road Projects affecting Cyclist in Boulder County

    From Boulder County Transportation
    Attn: Boulder County Cyclists!!

    Construction season is here and Boulder County has a couple of large projects going on now that were put on hold when the flood hit last September. Also, flood repairs are due to start on Flagstaff Road.
    51st Street Reconstruction – Jay Road to the Boulder Reservoir.

    Boulder County has started construction on 51st Street from Jay Road to the Boulder Reservoir. Originally scheduled for last September, this project is now underway and should be completed by May 15. The project includes removing the old pavement, re-establishing the old road shoulders and re-paving the entire length of the project. A new connection between the Diagonal Highway (SH119) and “old” 51st Street will be installed as part of the project. Cyclists should exercise caution while using the roadway especially as the top layer of pavement has been removed.

    Please reply to this email if you’d like to be added to the project notification list.

    63rd Street / Jay Road Intersection Repaving.

    Boulder County contractors will be re-paving the intersection of Jay Road and 63rd Street starting Wednesday, April 23 and continue for one week. Surface will be milled asphalt during that period.

    Highway 119 Underpass at Airport Road – includes new concrete sidewalk along Airport.

    Boulder County is starting construction on a new bicycle and pedestrian underpass crossing of the Diagonal Highway at the current intersection with Airport Road. Users of the Highway should see some construction activity starting next week. All lanes of the highway will remain open and a bicycle shoulder has been included in the “shoo-fly” detour pavement. Ogallala Road will be CLOSED at the Diagonal Highway starting Monday May 5, and lasting for much of the construction period. The project is scheduled to last through the end of December.

    The current underpass and sidewalk design is available for viewing on the Boulder County website. Please reply to this email if you’d like to be included in construction updates on this project.

    Flagstaff Road Repairs – Community Meeting.

    Boulder County plans to start repairs on Flagstaff Road this summer which is likely to affect use of the roadway. Preliminary plans and options will be presented at a community meeting on Wednesday April 16 at the Transportation offices in downtown Boulder.

    Flagstaff Road Flood Repair Open House
    Wednesday, April 16, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    Boulder County Transportation Department
    2525 13th Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room

    Lefthand Canyon / James Canyon Debris Project – No bikes Until May 1.

    Boulder County contractors are clearing debris from both Lefthand Creek and James Creek. Due to unsafe conditions Boulder County is now restricting access for cyclists through May 1. Residents requiring access by bicycle should contact the Boulder County Sherriff’s office for a permit. Full details are available on the County website.

    · Highway 93 Shoulders – Construction continues through mid-September.

    CDOTs work on the Highway 93 south of Boulder continues. They have made good progress with both adding shoulders to the highway and the new underpass to carry the Community Ditch Trail under the highway.

    The latest construction schedule has the project continuing through mid-September. The trail crossing is currently closed and is likely to remain so throughout the summer. We’ll let everyone know as soon as it is opened.


    All schedules are subject to change due to weather or other factors. Please use caution when riding and remember, "Courtesy is Contagious"!!!!

  • Feedback Sports Maintenance Tracker App

    Feedback Sports is a Colorado Company we LOVE. As far as bike maintenance and storage products go, they've got it down. So it came as no surprise when they took this knowledge and applied it to the app world. It's our pleasure at 303 to introduce you to the new Feedback Sports Maintenance tracker app. It was officially launched to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey California.

    We got a chance to visit with Jeff Nitta (Director of Sales / Marketing) at Sea Otter. When speaking of the app's origin, Jeff said, "Well, Doug (Hudson--Founder and President of Feedback) is obviously pretty into maintenance. He was tired of having yellow sticky notes all over to keep track of when he last replaced a part, bled the brakes, etc. So he started working on this about a year ago. And here it is."

    As Jeff walked me through it. I said aloud, "This app is a Type-A-er's dream." He laughed. "Yes. Yes, yes it is." But it will appeal to all riders. Great, in fact, for those of us who have no idea the last time we replaced our chain. None. No recollection whatsoever.

    We also loved it because it's a way to accurately record the worth of your bike. Let's say you built your bike up, piece by piece and one day it gets stolen or wrecked. You will need to know the worth for insurance purposes. This app will help. Record your serial numbers, what shop you bought the bike from, everything. And this is just for the regular rider/racer. Imagine the possibilities it could hold for bike shop owners when it comes to tracking maintenance/sales and getting repeat business.

    From Feedback:

    During the development of this app we explored many different ways this could benefit all levels of cyclist. In addition to this we believe there are many benefits to the bicycle dealers as this can be used by them as a means of getting return business on service and service items. This app is FREE for all IOS users and is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. Please explore this app and it's many functions for bicycle maintenance. Let us know if you have any questions, comments and of course Feedback!
    -The Feedback Team

    Another fantastic product from Feedback. Way to go, guys.

  • Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Open for Season

    April 7, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Could close temporarily if weather conditions warrant

    GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has opened the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path for the season. The path runs alongside I-70 through the canyon between Glenwood Springs at mile marker 116.8 and the east end of the canyon, at mile marker 131.

    CDOT closes the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path each winter, when winter maintenance activities on I-70 above can create unsafe conditions on the path. It may be necessary for CDOT to close the path again for the safety of users, depending upon late spring snow and/or high water.

  • Making a difference riding Elephant Rock

    From 9News
    KUSA - For the last 27 years on the first Sunday in June, riders have flocked to Douglas County for the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival and thousands will do the same this year on June 1.

    Elephant Rock has become a lifelong cycling event for riders from age 5 to 85. This year riders have a choice of 5 course lengths located throughout beautiful Douglas County. Their event staff and volunteer crew of 650 people have made the cycling experience for 7,200 riders an annual ritual.

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  • Stages® Cycling Hires Power Education Specialist

    Former USA Cycling coach and program director, Benjamin Sharp, joins Stages staff to offer additional resources to Stages teams and partners

    BOULDER, CO, March 27, 2014—Stages® Cycling is pleased to announce that former USA Cycling coach, manager and program director, Benjamin Sharp has joined the staff in a newly formed educational role. Sharp will create content and provide support to Stages sponsored teams as well as dealer partners and coaches.

    “We’ve had a phenomenal first year, in regards to the growth of our business and adoption of our product,” said Stages VP, Pat Warner. “From our very first launch event, however, it was apparent that there is an underlying need for additional education within the category. Benjamin is perfect for this role; his experience coaching world class athletes gives him the tools to dig deep into data with our professional athletes, while his formal degree in education gives him the ability to break it down for the rider and dealer who’ve never used or sold power before.”

    Prior to joining the Stages Cycling team, Sharp spent seven years working with athletes for USA Cycling. Under Sharp’s guidance riders racing for various national programs won 13 World Championships, and stood on eight additional World Championship podiums.

    “This change brings me closer to my roots as an educator and allows me the opportunity to share my passion for coaching with those that might not typically have access or contact to a coach,” said Sharp. “Conversely working with programs like Team Sky will challenge me to stay on the cutting edge of data analysis and training technique.”

    As a crowning achievement, Sharp was involved in coaching the US women’s pursuit team, which took the silver medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

    “My role at Stages will be very dynamic, but I’m looking forward to using the skills I learned as an educator to help bring the ‘power metric to every rider’ and up our support to those that are already riding with Stages Power,” said Sharp.

    Before his time at USA Cycling, Sharp coached and managed operations for, Cadence Cycling and Multisport, one of the pioneering shops in the domestic retail-coaching market.

    Benjamin can be contacted at: bsharp@stagescycling.com

    Additional questions or comment requests can be directed to:

    Matt Pacocha, Stages Cycling marketing manager, mpacocha@stagescycling.com

    Stages Cycling LLC, based in Boulder, CO, launched the Stages Power meter at interbike in September 2012. The new Stages Power meter immediately made waves in the power measurement category. The new meter’s high-tech feature set, extremely low weight, unique direct left sided direct measure design, and economical cost make it the best choice for cyclists looking to train with power. In 2014 Stages Power became the official power meter of two-time reigning Tour de France champions, Team Sky.

  • Suspected Boulder Bike Thief Facing Additional Charge

    From the Daily Camera:

    A 38-year-old man accused earlier this month of stealing 43 high-end bicycles in Boulder between May and September is facing an additional felony charge after University of Colorado police say they connected him to seven additional thefts.

    John William Samson III was arrested on March 20 at the Boulder County Jail -- where he was already in custody on the previous case on suspicion of theft between $20,000 and $100,000.

    Officials said he is suspected in seven separate bike thefts on CU's campus. CU said the value of the bikes stolen amounted to $22,000.

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  • Courage Classice Registration Shifts Gears

    Event set to pedal through Summit County to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado reaches 25% capacity

    A renowned cycling event since 1989, the Courage Classic presented by Prologis, is a three-day journey fueled by individual and team fundraising efforts that benefits Children’s Hospital Colorado. More than 2,000 cyclists of all ages and ability levels, hundreds of volunteers and several generous sponsors participate each year to support the needs of Children’s Colorado. The more than 155-mile, multi-route course winds through Summit, Eagle and Lake Counties during the height of the Rocky Mountain’s summertime beauty.

    This year’s tour, held July 19 to 21, marks the 25th tour and participants will be treated to special celebrations for this milestone event. . As excitement builds, registration numbers soar. Public registration opened only two weeks ago and already spots are filling up 30% faster than last year. More than 80 teams and 500 riders are already signed up. Registration for this event is already 25% filled and expected to sell out earlier than usual. Interested participants are encouraged to reserve their spot as soon as possible.

    Participant fees for the event are as follows: $120 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $60 for children (ages 15 and younger). If participants register before midnight on April 1, adult registration is $95 and child registration is only $50. In addition to the registration fee, adult riders must raise a minimum of $300 in donations to participate and children must raise a minimum of $125.

    The funds raised by Courage Classic riders benefit the Children’s Fund, helping Children's Colorado sustain and improve care for every patient. Purchasing essential new medical equipment, covering the cost of care for patients unable to afford treatment, or supporting new child health research are a just a few examples of how donations can impact local children.

    Last year, the Courage Classic raised more than $2 million and this year’s goal has been set for a record-breaking $2.8 million. Participants can help reach this goal and celebrate the 25th tour by joining the Up 25 campaign, increasing their personal fundraising goal 25% over their previous fundraising total

    For more information about the ride, including registration information, visit couragetours.com