• Boulder's Pro's Closet heads up development team

    From the Daily Camera
    An athlete rep for used cycling retailer Pro's Closet, Hoke is also a pro racer for two Pro's Closet teams — the cyclocross team and Stan's No Tubes mountain bike team — and the coach and manager of Boulder's newest cyclocross development team, also sponsored by Pro's Closet.

    The development squad is meant to help ease the transition from the junior division to the professional level for its three racers: Maxx Chance, a freshman business major at the University of Colorado; and Ian McPherson and Spencer Downing, both freshmen at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

    In return for financial support, the team also acts as couriers, picking up gear from clients at races around the country and bringing it back to Boulder for Pro's Closet to sell.

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  • Pandana Multiplex Headwear

    For immediate release: September 29, 2014

    Pandana Multiplex Headwear a must have accessory for Autumn and Winter riding.

    BOULDER, Colorado. -- Cycling clothing company Curve Inc., has been having great success with their technical accessory line: Pandana Multiplex Headwear.

    PRODUCT INFO: A lightweight seamless stretch tube approximately 18-inches long, the Pandana can be used in many different ways; as a neck gator, headband, face-mask, ear-warmer, balaclava, or hat. A Pandana adds just the right touch of warmth under a cycling helmet or can block frigid air from a cyclists face and neck during cold weather rides. The Pandana’s technical microfiber fabric wicks away moisture and dries very quickly, plus it's small enough to neatly stow away in a jersey or jacket pocket. One size fits all.

    There's more to the Pandana than just great functionality. They are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, making it a great accent to whatever apparel an athlete is wearing.

    CUSTOM PANDANAS: Pandanas are also available with custom graphics for shops, clubs, or corporations. Pandana offers low minimums and short lead times.

    MSRP: Pandanas carry a suggested retail price of $16. Wholesale inquiries welcome. SPONSORSHIP: Pandana is an official sponsor of Trek Factory Racing and the IRT Professional Cycling Team.

    For more information please contact: Pandana at Curve Inc., 6050 Olde Stage Road, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 800-4433, info@pandana.co

  • Boulder Quietly tests bicycle-specific traffic signals

    From the Denver Post

    Not much feedback on 3 lights rolled out in April

    By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer

    Rob Allen is a frequent visitor to the bike corridor along 13th Street in downtown Boulder.

    But when it was pointed out to him Thursday that the typical circular traffic light at 13th and Walnut streets had been replaced with a bicycle-shaped signal, Allen admitted he had not, in fact, noticed the light.

    "Guess that tells you all you need to know about them," Allen said.

    That bicycle-shaped traffic light and two others actually have been in place since April, when the city quietly began testing whether they will be useful in directing bicycle and vehicle traffic at tricky intersections.

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  • Reppin' the 719: Cafe Velo Ladies Night- Compton, Hammer & Blessing

    Photo: Nicole Drummer.

    By Nicole Drummer
    Last (week) was Ladies Night at Cafe Velo, an event sponsored by Club Cafe Velo. The purpose was to help female athletes of all ages and abilities get to meet and hopefully be inspired by some of the best stars in the business...When surrounded by Katie Compton, Sarah Hammer, and Michelle Blessing, it doesn’t take long to be inspired.

    All three women are successful in their unique paths. We all know not everyone can be a professional athlete, or even a top-notch age grouper, but can take away a great life lesson from them. First, decide why you want to do something. It’s not going to be easy, and, as Michelle pointed out, may cause plenty of suffering, but you need to decide it that suffering is worth it. If you conclude it is worth it, give it your all so that you can be the best that you can at whatever it is you are going after.

    To read Nicole's entire report, click here. You'll find out why Katie Compton almost missed the night entirely. Good fun.

  • 15mph is Safe and Courteous

    Did you know that the Multi-use paths in Boulder have a speed limit? Unless posted that speed limit is 15mph, unless you are a Pathlete or Stravasshole than these rules obviously do not apply to you. While you probably won't get a ticket rolling 20, don't be that person.

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  • Courage Classic Sets a New Fundraising Record

    The 25th annual bicycling tour for Children’s Hospital Colorado raises $2.9 million

    AURORA, CO, September 10, 2014 – The 2014 Courage Classic, presented by Prologis, raised $2.9 million for Children’s Hospital Colorado, the highest total in the event’s history. More than 2,000 cyclists participated in the annual bicycling tour, which started and ended at Copper Mountain resort and included some of the most challenging and scenic passes in the Rocky Mountains. The three-day event ended on July 21, but riders continued their fundraising efforts through the August 31 deadline to raise $2.9 million, a record-breaking total.

    For this year’s 25th Courage Classic, riders were challenged to increase their fundraising by 25 percent over their previous year’s total. “Wheels of Justice” was the top fundraising team for the 4th consecutive year, raising more than $365,000. The 271-person team has been riding since 2005 and has raised a cumulative total of over $2 million. The top individual fundraiser was Bryan Warnecke, a 15-year-old Children’s Colorado patient who has cystic fibrosis. Despite having a disabling disease that requires 50 pills and two respiratory treatments per day, Warnecke rode more than 1,000 miles throughout Colorado for 40 days leading up to the event, raising an impressive $258,180 for Children’s Colorado.

    “I ride because I love Children's Colorado and all that the incredible cystic fibrosis staff does to keep me healthy, active and pursuing my dreams,” said Warnecke, who has aspirations of being the first person with cystic fibrosis to compete in the Olympics on the USA hockey team.

    Including this year’s funds, the Courage Classic has raised a cumulative event total of $35.7 million. These critical funds support Children’s Colorado’s ongoing mission of improving the health of children through coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. As the region’s only comprehensive nonprofit children’s hospital, the organization depends on the philanthropic support of the community – through fundraising events such as the Courage Classic – to continue its quality care.

    “We are so grateful to everyone involved for helping to set a new fundraising record,” said Children’s Colorado Foundation Special Events Director Sheri Muilenburg. “From the volunteers and staff to the riders and donors, the dedication and compassion for children demonstrated at the 25th Courage Classic was truly inspiring.”

    Visit couragetours.com to learn how to participate in or support the 26th Courage Classic, which is slated for July 18-20, 2015. At the website, you can also learn more about the riders and teams that crossed the finish line.

  • TheCyclist-Lawyer.com Cycling Team is Recruiting!

    Photo: courtesy of Mark Woolcott Photography.

    From Gary Harty and Amber Dennis
    (co-captains for the TheCyclist-Lawyer.com Cycling Team)
    TheCyclist-Lawyer.com Cycling Team has a few open roster spots for Senior Men and Women interested in road racing for the 2015 season. This Golden based team provides off-season training, tips on training techniques, nutrition, skills clinics, and tactics for new or inexperienced racers wanting to achieve success in criteriums, road races, time trials, and hill climbs on the road.

    Our focus is helping riders become racers and helping Category 5 racers and Category 4 racers upgrade to the next category. If you are looking to learn the ropes or improve as a racer and are committed to racing at least 10-15 times per season we might be the right team for you. [Editor's note: If that sounds like too much, they also have a club where you can learn what the race team is learning without a race commitment!] We cap our roster at 25 men and 25 women to maintain a close-knit environment and provide individual attention.

    Application deadline is September 21, 2014. Click here for more information or contact: