• Stages Cycling partners with Welltuned for South Korean distribution

    Stages® officially enters the Asian cycling market

    BOULDER, CO, November 24, 2014—Stages® Cycling now available in South Korea, via Welltuned, a distribution branch of the venerable Hung-A corporation. This new partnership serves as Stages Cycling’s entry to the Asian Cycling market and the latest installment of Stages Cycling’s continued international expansion.

    Welltuned will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within South Korea only. This latest appointment marks a milestone— of entry to the Asian Cycling market—for the Boulder, CO based manufacturer and puts the Stages Power meter into five, key, global markets for 2014, including: South Korea, South Africa, UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and continental Europe.

    “We’re really pleased to forge a partnership with a distributor that has such deep cycling roots,” said Eric Jaworsky, VP of sales for Stages Cycling. “There has been high demand for Stages Power coming from Asia and especially Korea, so we’re thrilled to have found a partner in Welltuned. We know they will uphold the same standard for education and service for the Stages Power meter that we’ve worked hard to bring to each new global market we enter.”

    Welltuned is an established distributor serving the South Korean cycling market for more than 60 years. Its long history and experience supporting technical brands provides foundation for the category leading customer support Stages Cycling strives to offer across the globe.

    With this latest expansion of its global market the crank-based Stages Power meter is making power-based training available to all types of riders through unique design, low weight, and an economical price point.

    The Stages Power meter, which was launched in North America in 2012, is sold factory installed — by Stages Cycling, in Boulder, CO USA — to aluminum crank arms throughout the Cannondale, FSA, Shimano, and SRAM ranges.

    Stages Power meters will be available in South Korea starting January 2015.

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    Main Contact for Welltuned:
    www.welltuned.co.kr, info@welltuned.co.kr

    Press Contacts:
    Stages Cycling, US: Matt Pacocha, mpacocha@stagescycling.com, +1 303-953-4759

    Welltuned, South Korea: Frank Park, Welltuned, Overseas Marketing, assistant manager, frankpark@welltuned.co.kr, +82(0)2-577-5590

    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, including the two-time Tour de France champions, Team Sky

  • Flagstaff Road re-opens - hopes to see USAPRO finish soon

    From the Daily Camera

    It is the first major permanent road repair completed as part of Boulder County's flood recovery efforts. The project is eligible for federal reimbursement.

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    Boulder has passed on several opportunities to bid for stages of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge due to mountain road conditions in the area, including on Flagstaff Road, where the Boulder stage held its finish in 2012.

    Boulder City Councilman Andrew Shoemaker, who was co-chair of the local organizing committee in 2012 and who is an avid cyclist, welcomed the end of construction on Flagstaff.

    "That was a beautiful day, and I would love to see it again," he said of the Flagstaff finish. Shoemaker stepped down from the organizing committee when he was elected to council in 2013.

    What is the Flagstaff bike route

  • Boulder Creek Path to be extended to Betaso Link Trail

    From the Daily Camera:
    Runners, cyclists and hikers in Boulder County will soon have new trails to look forward to exploring.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation recently approved a $4.4 million grant for the county to extend the Boulder Creek Path, connecting it to the Betasso Link trailheads.

    In the application for the grant, the county names increasing safety on Colo. 119 as a significant benefit of the project, citing narrow shoulders, high uphill speed differentials for cyclists and vehicles, low visibility around corners due to canyon walls and vehicles forced into opposing traffic when trying to overtake cyclists as existing dangers.

    Currently, to reach the Betasso trailheads, runners, cyclists and hikers have to use shoulders that range from 0 to 2 feet on the side of the road.

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  • Prestige Imports Vuelta - a Keystone fondo style road event is slated for 6/27/15

    Special $50 event rate is offered.

    Keystone. The 2015 Prestige Imports Vuelta a Keystone is on and slated for 6/27/15*. The 90, 60 and 20 mile routes are the same as last year with an additional 1,000 feet of climbing since Montezuma road is expected to be open.
    The event is priced at $50 until 1/1/2015. In addition to the timed event each participant will receive an event T-shirt, water bottle, cycling sox or hat and a post event beverage.

    The post event party starts at Keystone Village with live music and a kids race at 2 PM.
    Stay tuned for lodging specials and the announcement of the 2015 Person of the Year.
    A percentage of each entry is donated to the Colorado High School Cycling League.

    More information is available at www.vueltakeystone.com

  • Women Wednesday - USA Pro Challenge add Women's multi-day race

    From Cycling News

    The USA Pro Challenge will add a multi-day race for women that will be held in conjunction with the professional men’s stage race during the 2015 edition next August.

    The event’s CEO Shawn Hunter expects the inaugural women’s edition to attract the best female racers in the world and include a parcours that uses many of the same roads as the men’s race.

    "We're very excited about it. Some of the great riders, not only just in the US but from Europe, probably will be racing here in Colorado next August," said Hunter in an interview with KUNC.com, a community radio station in Colorado.

  • Watts joins USA Cycling Board of Directors as Cyclocross Committee Representative

    Colorado Springs, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2014) – Brook Watts, a longtime marketing and promotions executive with more than 35 years of sporting events production experience, was appointed to the USA Cycling Board of Directors as the Cyclo-cross Committee Representative by the Cyclo-cross Sports Committee. Brook Watts during the masters men's 55-59 race

    “I’ve been involved in the growth of cyclo-cross for the past 35 years,” said Watts. “I value the strong relationships I’ve built over that time with USA Cycling, the UCI, as well as with racers and race directors from the U.S. and abroad”

    With more than three decades of experience planning and executing sporting events with a strong emphasis on cycling, Watts is best known as the organizer of CrossVegas, the largest cyclo-cross race in the U.S., but his cyclo-cross production experience extends back to his organization of the 1978 U.S. National Championships in Austin, Texas, which was held at the same venue where the 2015 Championships will be held.

    “We are very fortunate to have Brook join the board of directors as the Cyclo-cross Committee Representative,” said USA Cycling CEO and President Steve Johnson. “As the director of the very successful CrossVegas event, and a longtime advocate for the discipline, Brook brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the USA Cycling Board."

    As the Cyclo-cross Committee Representative, Watts will serve as a voice to members nationwide as well as bring knowledge and experience to continuously improve the cyclo-cross discipline from the grass roots to the elite level.

    “One of my proudest accomplishments is the role I’ve played in bringing the first-ever Continental Championships for the Americas to Cincinnati this November,” said Watts. “After years of watching U.S. cyclo-cross athletes lose out on valuable UCI points, I worked hard to lay the ground work to secure a partner organization, ascertain the standards and requirements, liaise with the UCI and obtain unanimous Pan-American Cycling Confederation approval to create the inaugural Pan-Am Cross Championships. I am proud that the Americas now have the same type of competition that the Europeans have.”

    In 2011, Watts was elected to the Cyclo-cross Management Committee of USA Cycling, and is a member of the board of directors of AIOCC, the Association of International Cyclo-cross Organizers.

    Watts is a graduate of the University of Texas and an avid cyclist who proudly – or embarrassingly – claims to have cyclo-cross shoes older than any current professional racer. Watts' lifelong passion for cycling is infectious as he continuously raises the bar to expand the sport.

  • Kiel Reijnen and Alex Howes Off Season Training Ride

    An offseason ride with Kiel Reijnen and Alex Howes on the paved and not-so paved roads of their Colorado training grounds.

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