• World Class Enduro Racing Throughout The Rocky Mountain Region

    The Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro Series presented by Shimano, is an authentic multi-stage, multi-day annual Enduro series throughout the most picturesque vacation destinations in the Rocky Mountain region. This highly anticipated sports entity offers some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in and around these mountainous landscapes. With many of the top-ranked trails in the country, BME races tie in epic backcountry Enduros on big terrain, as well as combining lift-accessed stages throughout the series. Courses will feature predominantly timed downhill (special) stages linked together by non-timed climbing (liaison) stages. This rapidly growing discipline combines the physical endurance of cross-country riding with the technical difficulty and excitement of downhill racing.

    The 2015 Big Mountain Enduro Series will encompassed over 45,000 vertical feet of descending world-class single track and bike park terrain throughout the entire season. Each course is specially designed to give participants a unique riding experiences, including high altitude trails and big descents that test athlete’s pure strength, endurance and bike handling skills. In sum, this unprecedented series showcases some of the best trails in North America, while hosting many of the top all-around mountain bikers from across the globe, ultimately catering to all types of riders in an entertaining atmosphere for the entire family and local communities to enjoy. Big Mountain Enduro will also play host to the only U.S. stop of the Enduro World Series in Crested Butte on July 31 - August 2, 2015.

  • Stages Cycling presents For the Love of Mud

    Stages Cycling presents ‘For the Love of Mud, a Film about Cyclo-cross from Benedict Campbell' — all proceeds to benefit Boulder Junior Cycling and the Amy D. Foundation.

    Stages Cycling will present a Boulder, CO screening of ‘For the Love of Mud, a film about cyclo-cross’ on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm).

    Stages Cycling is a Boulder, Colorado based company, and the presenting sponsor of the World Premiere of ‘For the Love of Mud’ on January 9th at USA Cycling’s 2015 Cyclo-cross National Championships in Austin, Texas. The World Premiere event sold out in a mere eight hours, and prompted the organization of a second late-night screening.

    The Boulder, CO screening will take place the week after the National Championships, on January 13th at the Boulder Theater with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit cycling organizations: Boulder Junior Cycling and the Amy D. Foundation.

    Destined to become a cult classic for the crazy sport of cyclo-cross, ‘For the Love of Mud’ includes coverage from Cyclo-Cross Nationals in Boulder 2014, the World Championships in Hoogerheide, along with numerous Superprestige races across Europe. Interviews include top pros Sven Nys, Helen Wyman, Jeremy Powers, and Katie Compton, along with age groupers and rabid fans.

    Cyclo-cross is a form of bicycle racing and consists of on- and off-road courses that are held on mix of surfaces including pavement, grass, and often mud. Obstacles such as barriers, steep climbs, sand pits exist throughout the course and force racers to navigate tight spaces and turn and often dismount and re-mount the bicycle, carrying it on their shoulders if needed. The sport first began in the Flanders area of Belgium and is usually held in the fall and winter seasons, and racers use specific cyclo-cross bicycles that are outfitted to handle the rigors of cyclo-cross.

    “From the moment we signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Texas event, I had the feeling that we just had to bring this to Boulder,” said Matt Pacocha, Stages Cycling marketing manager. “Our success would not have been possible without the support of cyclists, teams, and local retail establishments here in Boulder. Our business isn’t even two years old, and yet we’ve gone from humbly selling our first meters to riders and racers in Boulder to equipping the likes of Team Sky, and world champions in all disciplines of cycling. We couldn’t have had this success without the support of the local cycling community, and we want to help give something back. We’re just so fortunate that Benedict is on board and so willing to donate his creative work in support of the sport of cyclo-cross and worthy causes within our community."

    Benedict Campbell (www.benedict1.com) is a renowned global photographer, digital artist, and filmmaker; he has produced eye-catching imagery for the world’s leading brands and draws on a wide range of styles. When he’s not working on advertising campaigns, he spends his time making cult documentaries, such as “It Ain’t About Cav,” “Café Cowboy” and “The Wall of Death.” He’s still very passionate about riding his bike.

    Stages Cycling (www.stagescycling.com) launched at the Interbike trade show in 2012, and started selling the Stages Power meter in February of 2013. The Stages Power meter measures a rider’s wattage to derive a total workload for an effort. It’s made for use in training and racing, and is the first power meter to cater to every cyclists’ need. Stages Power is truly ‘the power meter for every rider.’ Stages Cycling employs more than 60 and manufactures the Stages Power meter in Boulder, just east of the Valmont Bike Park on Valmont road.

    The benefactors:
    Boulder Junior Cycling (http://boulderjuniorcycling.org ) is a local 501c3 non-profit with the goal of developing, coaching and inspiring junior cycling athletes in all disciplines of cycling, including the sport of cyclo-cross.

    The Amy D. Foundation (http://boulderjuniorcycling.org ) was founded after the tragic passing of Amy Dombroski in 2013, while training for our beloved sport of cyclo-cross. The Amy D. Foundation encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams.

  • U.S. 36 Bike Lane is a Costly venture

    From the Denver Post:
    Things today that cost $16.5 million: Broncos Coach John Fox's three-year contract; the race between Mike Coffman and Andrew Romanoff for Colorado's 6th Congressional District; and an 18-mile bike path along U.S. 36.

    That last one is interesting.

    How does a concrete bike path from Boulder to Westminster cost nearly $1 million a mile? Have construction costs really exploded so much that a bike path now costs millions to build?

    The bikeway is part of the $497 million U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project, an innovative multimodal design that seeks to reduce the number of people driving alone in their cars.

    Is it worth the expense?

    Audrey DeBarros, director of an advocacy group called 36 Commuting Solutions, said it is an admirable investment.

    "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform an outdated roadway to a multimodal roadway," DeBarros said.

    The bikeway is being built to last more than 50 years along a corridor that will add more housing, business and other amenities as it grows. The bikeway will attract that growth, DeBarros said.

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  • Old Man Winter Bike Rally - Fun, Sweat and Beers

    By Addie Levinsky

    Dirt, snow, sweat, and beer. That’s just a taste of what the Old Man Winter Bike Rally presented by Oskar Blues is all about – and it’s coming to Boulder County February 8, 2015. If you’re itching for adventure through the winter, the Old Man Winter Bike Rally is going to be the event to scratch that itch. February in Colorado is a crapshoot…there could be abundant sunshine, there could be a blizzard. Either way, we ride.

    The ride offers a short course (50K) and long course (100K), both feature gravel and pavement…but the long course will take you on a climbing frenzy, traversing secret trails. It’s certainly not for the faint of heart, but the reward makes it worth the pain. After a mellow stretch back into Lyons hot food, cold beer, and live music will await riders at Oskar Blues.

    This test of grit and endurance benefits rebuilding flood-damaged hiking and biking trails, so the suffering will go towards an amazing cause. We miss our favorite trails!

    But wait, there’s even prize money on the line. The long course is timed and there is $3,500 waiting to be split among the fastest riders (equal payouts for guys and gals) – $1,00 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place.

    Old Man Winter Bike Rally is sponsored by Oskar Blues and Adventure Fit (sports marketing company based in Boulder) ensuring it’s going to be an unforgettable event. It’s going to be so epic, in fact, that the Thrillist included the event in their list of “10 things you must do in Denver this winter”.

    All participants will receive: fully stocked aid stations during the ride (organic soup, Justin’s nut butters, CLIF products, NUUN hydration, and more), custom wool socks, a hot meal, craft beer (and root beer) from Oskar Blues, live music, a chance to win a frame from REEB cycles (and other prizes), and the most important thing – the most fun you could have in February.

    Registration is $85 through 1/9/15, $95 through 2/2/15, and $105 until 2/8/15. The short course is $65 through 1/9/15, $75 through 2/2/15, $75 until 2/8/15.

    Sign up at http://oldmanwinterrally.com/sign-up/ !

  • Mavic Auctions Seven Cycles Benefiting Davis Phinney Foundation

    Mavic is proud to offer this limited edition Seven Axiom SL with our Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tyre system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. The Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Anniversary Axiom SL is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate the 125th year that Mavic has been your trusted partner in cycling. This bike has a stunning gloss and matte black paint scheme with subtle touches of the famous yellow that Mavic is known for.

    The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Sportwool™ jerseys from Rapha. One autographed by Olympic medallist, American National Champion and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney and the other by 12-time national champion, world championship medalist and an Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney.

    All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their efforts to offer programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today.

    Special thanks to Seven Cycles, Shimano, Rapha, The Radavist and The Pros Closet for making this bike and auction possible.

    - Frame/Fork - Seven Cycles Axiom SL Road Frame with Carbon Fork
    - Wheels/Tyres - Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary Edition
    - Components - Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Crank – 172.5, Cassette – 11-25)
    - Headset - Chris King NoThreadSet
    - Stem - Seven Cycles Titanium (110mm)
    - Bar - Seven Cycles Road (42cm center-to-center)
    - Seatpost - Seven Titanium
    - Saddle - fi’zi:k Airione k:ium
    - Pedals - Mavic Zxellium SLR Pedals

    - Top Tube Length 54cm
    - Seat Tube Length (c to c) 52.5cm
    - Chainstay length 410mm
    - Head and Seat Tube Angles 73deg

    Seven Cycles Builds Mavic 125th Anniversary Show Bike
    Seven Cycles has built a special edition bike in collaboration with Mavic USA as part of Mavic’s 125th anniversary celebration. The Mavic-inspired Seven Axiom SL features a limited edition wheelset and a special paint scheme that shows off its bare Ti frame, set off by gloss and matte black as well as Mavic’s signature yellow. Achieving understated elegance is easier said than done, so we really tried to hold ourselves back a little with this one to let the frame and the wheels speak for themselves. The lines give the bike a fast look, while the see-through Ti logo reminds everyone what the bike is made of. Of course, black and yellow are such a classic combination and go so well with polished titanium, that we didn't have to do much to make this bike look as good as it does.

    Seven Cycles founder Rob Vandermark said, “We have a long running partnership with Mavic, and of course we admire their history in this sport we all love, so we were honored to be asked to build this bike.”

    “We wanted to give each builder the freedom to make the frame a representation of the builders’ relationship with Mavic both professionally and personally, and hoped that the Ksyrium 125 wheel-tyre system would inspire the creative process as well,” said Chad Moore, director of Marketing at Mavic, “The bikes will be released at our new brand communications center and Service Course in Los Angeles on July 10th. We’re having a special pre-release at 'The Radavist’ the day before. This project was an opportunity for Mavic to connect with brands in the US who are innovators and standouts in the industry and we couldn’t be more please with the partners we’ve had in this endevour – Seven Cycles has so much history in its walls that it was a natural fit for us to collaborate on this project.”

    Mavic’s OEM manager, Larry Burke, said, “When we set out to make this year special, finding new ways to collaborate with the best bike builders in the world seemed like it would be fun, and of course it makes our wheels look even better. Seven really surprised us with the beauty of the paint on this bike.”

    Seven’s Marketing Manager, Karl Borne said, “What we tried to do with this bike was something that looked extra sharp, but wasn’t beyond the reach of our everyday customers. On one hand, it’s a show bike, but it’s also a bike we would ride every day of the week.”

    The Mavic anniversary Seven Axiom SL is built out with a Shimano Ultegra gruppo and Seven titanium componentry and retails for $9,395. Once the launch and subsequent festivities are finished, the Mavic anniversary Axiom SL will be donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation where it will be auctioned off for Parkinson's research.

    Auction Link

  • Colorado Bicycle Summit – Register Today

    Bicycle Colorado is hosting its fifth-annual Colorado Bicycle Summit, Connecting Communities, on Feb. 9-10 in downtown Denver. If you’re interested in seeing better bicycling where you live and work, and across Colorado, plan to attend.

    We’re excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Gabe Klein. A visionary in the U.S. transportation scene, Gabe has played a key role in the multimodal transformation of several American cities. In addition to previously serving as director of the Chicago and Washington DC departments of transportation, Gabe also played a key role in the expansion of the game-changing entities Zipcar, Capital Bikeshare in DC and Divvy bike share in Chicago.

    Governor John Hickenlooper is also scheduled to present at this year’s summit. Governor Hickenlooper will share his enthusiasm for bicycling and his intent to continue to improve bicycling in our state.

    Kelly Brough, President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, rounds out our list of plenary presenters.

    Sponsored by Primal Wear, the Colorado Bicycle Summit also includes focused breakout sessions, happy hour, networking, legislative training and the opportunity to meet your state elected officials.

    Summit details: http://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

  • Gates Launches ‘Carbon Drive Red’ Limited Edition Red Belts

    Red is the new black for stylish urban bicyclists

    DENVER (Dec. 4, 2014) – Bike style is getting a jolt of red. Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive™ system for bicycles, is launching a series of limited edition red belts called Carbon Drive Red.

    Carbon Drive Red adds a high-visibility splash of color to bicycles and capitalizes on the bike industry trend of color matching components and frame accents. The red belt also highlights the clean, smooth and simple attributes of the Gates Carbon Drive system, which requires no greasy lubrication and never rusts.

    Painted chains have been part of urban bike style for many years, but the color quickly wears off and disappears under road grime. Carbon Drive Red, by contrast, will always pop with color. If it gets dirty, just hose it off.

    Customers have asked for colored bike belts since the launch of the Gates Carbon Drive system in 2007, but the company instead focused on perfecting the technology, durability and performance of its black belts before expanding into colors. “As an engineering company, our first focus was on the meat and potatoes business of ensuring that our belts and sprockets meet the highest levels of performance and durability,” said Todd Sellden, director of Gates Carbon Drive. “Now it is time to bring the sizzle.”

    Red Hot and Available Now
    Carbon Drive Red is available immediately in the United States for purchase as a belt only or on a complete bike. The first production bikes to feature the new red belts are the Acme and Acme Open from Spot Brand. The brand new Acme Open features a step-through frame that is ideal for working men and women who want to wear a skirt or suit.

    Carbon Drive Red launches in Europe on March 1 with the release of the Red Race singlespeed from Berlin’s Schindelhauer Bikes. Individual red belts will be available for purchase in Europe after April 1.

    In addition to Spot and Schindelhauer, Gates partnered with two other bike brands known for their stylish designs to commission some stylish red rides. Flying Machine Bikes in Australia created a custom titanium F-One 11-speed with 3D printed titanium lugs and red accents. Budnitz Bicycles built a Gates X No. 1 city cruiser inspired by the Porsche 918 Spyder.

    “Carbon Drive Red is an opportunity to grow interest in Gates belts as a simple alternative to chains, and also to attract more people to bicycling,” Sellden said. “Carbon Drive Red is the epitome of bike style and a bold alternative to greasy chains.”

    For product and ordering information, images and a photo gallery of Carbon Drive Red in action, go to www.gatescarbondrive.com/red