• 2016 - KHMTT Registration opens early

    The COBRAS, the organizers of the KHMTT have announced that they have opened up registration for the KHMTT series early this year.

    Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park during April and May. The seven-week series will be starting on April 6th with a makeup date in case of a cancellation due to unforeseen weather conditions.

    New this year is the ability for racers to purchase a discounted Annual Colorado Start Park pass that includes the required CCWB sticker. Normally $73 the COBRAS are offering the passes for $58 (their cost) to all KHMTT racers.

    In addition, the COBRAS have streamlined the process of obtaining your start time. Gone are the days of trading emails, and now racers will select their start time when they register. This makes the process much easier for both the KHMTT organizers and the racers. The KHMTT is still one of the few time trial races where racers can select a start time for the series to fit their schedule.

    The series cost is the same as last year, $160 for the series for adults and $60 for juniors. Racers can enter a second category race for the entire series for only $40 additional.

    For additional information or to register, go the the KHMTT web site at http://khmtt.com

  • 303cycling, 303Triathlon Partner with BikeState38
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    Chandler, Kris, Dana, Scotty

    "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford

    We at 303 have long admired the terrific work of Chandler Smith and Scotty Olmsted at BikeState38, so we are super honored to put our logos next to theirs in this joint venture.

    Here's the official news release - together, we will work to serve Colorado's cycling & multisport communities, with even more talent at the helm.














    303Colorado & BikeState38 Partner to Share Resources, News, and Events
    Better serving Colorado’s cycling and triathlon communities

    Boulder, CO (February 4, 2016)
    The 2016 calendar year brings to fruition a working arrangement between 303Colorado (parent company of 303cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com, news websites for the sports of cycling and triathlon in the state of Colorado) and BikeState38, an internet-based resource for recreational riding, organized events and travel/tourism in the state of Colorado.

    In an effort to share work product, concepts, creative approaches and resources, this allied working arrangement will help spread news and information to a wider audience, better support the cycling and triathlon communities of Colorado and provide advertisers with a broader base for exposure.

    “On behalf of all the staff at 303, we are thrilled with this collaboration,” said Dana Willett, editor-in-chief for the 303 entities. “BikeState38 has worked hard to establish itself on the recreational side of road cycling in Colorado, and the connections and talent we will share by supporting one another will help the entire close-knit sporting community in our great state. Our primary goal for both cycling and triathlon always has been - and will continue to be - all about community.”

    Chandler Smith, co-founder of BikeState38, says, "Building community and simplifying access are the cornerstones of our shared mission to better the sports of cycling and triathlon in the state. We look forward to working with our friends at 303 to create and share resources and opportunities. We want to shed light on all those who play a role in the industry and benefit anyone looking to experience Colorado from the seat of a bicycle."


    About 303cycling & 303Triathlon: The 303 websites are your source for cycling & triathlon news in the state of Colorado and have the best consolidated calendar covering all events including racing, training, tours, events, and more. The jobs page allows those in or out of the state looking for employers who support your interest and values. Directories for coaching and clubs, as well as resources, rides and climbs are featured. Additionally, 303 is Colorado's daily news source for cycling and triathlon; whether your interest is in racing, training, commuting, advocacy, industry news, or recreational aspects, 303 has got you covered. For more information on 303Colorado (303cyling, 303Triathlon), please visit the websites 303cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com, or email info@303Colorado.com.

    About BikeState38: BikeState38 is your hub for all things cycling for the state of Colorado; a directory of resources to navigate all the rides, destinations, bike shops, manufacturers and nonprofits that make up Colorado’s cycling landscape. BikeState38 covers most means of biking but their primary focus is road cycling and touring; with an emphasis on organized recreational rides. From event directors to industry professionals, bicycling newbies to fanatics, BikeState38 has a little something for everyone with access to free wheeled experts, clubs and advocates. BikeState38’s site is undergoing a number of updates in preparation for the spring, when they’ll introduce Your Bike Hub, a Brand Ambassador program and a pilot membership/rewards opportunity called Pedal Points. For more information on BikeState38, please visit the website BikeState38.com, or email info@BikeState38.com.

  • Cheri Felix on Snot Rockets and Measuring Sticks

    By Cheri Felix

    Whether you are a man or woman, pull up a chair. This applies to all of us. From the average (like me) to the very best and most talented.

    I’ve never done a “farmer’s blow” or “snot rocket”. By that I mean I use a tissue when I need to blow my nose on the trail. Which means I stop the bike, reach into the pack for a tissue and proceed to clear the passages. I just don’t know how to do it any other way but during the fat bike race in Fraser my nose was able to manufacture an alarming combination of frozen and drippy snot. And I won’t stop during a race (unless I’ve fallen in the snow) but I had to clear my nose and so I tried it. No go. I inhaled when I was supposed to exhale. So typical of me. I almost choked on my own snot which almost made me panic. Clearly this is not a good option for me.

    There are some things I’m just not good at and snot rockets are one of them. Yes, I could get better with practice but really, it’s not on my top 10 list. Or top 20. I’m also not great at peeing with my skin suit on without letting the arms dangle to the floor. Of the port-o-potty. I also have to step completely OUT of my shorts to pee off trail (look for this show in Fruita coming this spring). There are other things too. You have a list too. I’m sure of it. We all have things we’re not great at (like me trying to figure out how to end a sentence without a preposition).

    Since it’s a new year and I know many of us are filling the calendar with race dates and bike trips and training camps and god only knows what else, let’s dial this in now. There’s always going to be someone who is better than you at applying chamois creme, pulling the ponytail through the helmet (don’t get me started), starts, turns, finishes, the uphill, the downhill, training, pinning on the race bib, changing a tire, talking about changing a tire, riding rocks, blah blah blah.

    No matter what your proverbial ‘snot rocket’ is, accept it and move on. Use your own measuring stick. Don’t compare yourself to others unless you can do it in a constructive way. Measure up to no one but yourself. Weird and unrealistic expectations can make all sorts of people do things to win (like racing with motorized bikes). And at the end of the day, you are more than your bike (even if it’s carbon) and you are more than a race (even if you come in second to last place or 1st) and you are certainly more than how fast you can ride up a hill. Now go on, get. Find your snot rocket.

  • Fat Bike World Champs: Winners Crowned, Advocacy Discussed
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    Photo Credit: Fred Dreier

    From VeloNews Competitor

    The growing tribe of fat bike enthusiasts met in Crested Butte, Colorado on Saturday to crown the discipline’s first-ever unofficial world champions. After nearly two hours of racing, professional road cyclist Robbie Squire and local mountain bike racer Amy Beisel emerged from the snowy race course as elite winners.

    ...

    Held by the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Borealis Fat Bikes, the world championship event marked the cornerstone of a five-day fat biking festival, which included two other races as well as a daylong conference on fat biking advocacy. Similar to first-generation mountain bikers, who regularly struggled with trail access problems, fat biking riders also struggle to find suitable places to ride.

    Read the full article HERE.

  • Full Cycle's Open House Celebrates New Ownership

    It was a great turnout at Pearl Street's Full Cycle, which recently came under new ownership.
    Check out all the pics!

    Scores of area supporters (and Marianne Martin, the first winner of the women's Tour de France!) turned out in show of...

    Posted by 303Cycling on Sunday, January 31, 2016

  • U23 caught with motor at Zolder CX Worlds- "It wasn't my bike"

    UPDATE:
    Cycling great Eddy Merckx says those caught cheating with motors in their bikes should serve lifetime bans from the sport. Read the story by Velonews

    ALSO:

    UCI president Brian Cookson confirmed on Sunday that a Belgian cyclist had been caught cheating at cyclocross world championships, using a concealed motor on a bike being. Femke Van den Driessche, an athlete in the under-23 category is the first rider to be snared by the UCI’s bike checks in a top-level competition.

    Femke van den Driessche responds: "It wasn’t my bike, it was that of a friend and was identical to mine,” a tearful Van den Driessche told Belgian TV channel Sporza. “This friend went around the course Saturday before dropping off the bike in the truck. A mechanic, thinking it was my bike, cleaned it and prepared it for my race”...

    Read the full story HERE.

    ALSO:
    "Italian manufacturer Wilier Triestina says it will sue the Belgian cyclist who used a motor on her bike at the cyclo-cross world championships in the latest scandal to rock the sport."
    Read the story HERE.

    From Velonews-Competitor

    ZOLDER, Belgium (VN) — In what appears to be a first in cycling, the International Cycling Union confirmed that it had impounded the bike of Belgian rider Femke van den Driessche following the women’s under-23 championship race Saturday. Van den Driessche was a pre-race favorite, thanks to solid results in the World Cup and a stunning second-place finish at the Koppenbergcross, one of the most difficult races on the calendar, in November.

    In an interview with Belgian TV network Sporza, Peter Van den Abeele, UCI’s off-road manager, said the bike was caught thanks to new technology the UCI has been developing for several years. “For the UCI, this is the first time we have established a technical fraud and for us that’s a downer. Most people are bewildered [by this].

    “Was this a specific control? We’ve been doing tests for a while now at the world championships. In recent years, there’s been some hoopla, and we’ve adapted the technology. The people of the UCI’s technology commission were here in force with good equipment.”

    A separate report on Sporza filled in some of the apparent details of what exactly happened.

    “After one lap of the world championships, UCI took Femke’s bike in the pit area and tested it with some sort of tablet,” said Sporza journalist Maarten Vangramberen. “The bike was immediately sealed and taken. The UCI then called in the Belgian federation. When the saddle was removed, there were electrical cables in the seat tube. When they wanted to remove the bottom bracket, which is normally not difficult, they could not because the crank was stuck. Inside there was a motor.”

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    A report in the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, meanwhile, quoted her father as saying that the bike in question was not used in competition.

    “It’s not Femke’s bike,” he reportedly said. “Someone from her team, who sometimes trains with her, brought the bike to the pit. But it was never the intention that she would ride it. … Femke has absolutely not used that bike in the race. We are strongly affected by what’s happened. Femke is totally upside-down.”

    Read the full story HERE.

    Additional coverage:
    Cycling News
    Peloton Magazine

  • You WILL cry. REEB's Southern-twanged evangelical defense of the Fatty

    From Tuesday's Biz Bikes & Beer event in Denver... This is Seriously. Funny. Please watch all the way through the full rationalization, "Now you may ask yourself, 'What is this abomination unto God that stands here in front of me?' But do not fear. It is only through your own ignorance that you judge these bikes…"