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Steamboat Springs’ Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race Launches August 22-23
Steamboat Springs, Colorado - The Enduro-X mountain bike race descends upon Steamboat Springs for its third year, with expo and race events slated for August 22 and 23, 2015. An expo and practice kick off the weekend Saturday, August 22. The competition takes over Mount Werner and Steamboat Bike Park, with four race stages on Sunday, August 23.
The fun begins on Saturday, with an industry expo featuring Niner Bikes, POC, Honey Stinger and other race sponsors. Pre-registered participants can purchase half-price mountain bike lift and bike park tickets and practice the course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday’s event races to high gear at 9 a.m. and challenges competitors with four stages on Routt National Forest trails and in the Steamboat Bike Park. The course is one of the longest Enduro courses in the world, featuring descents more than 2,000 vertical feet per stage. Course favorites such as the Rawhide and Creekside trails – along with some new trails – will test rider bike handling skills and fitness. Racers will descend 9,000 vertical feet by the end of the day. Race registration includes race day lift ticket and lunch, a “swag bag” with goodies, half-price lift ticket for practice day and the chance to win great prizes, including cash prizes for the pro men and women categories.
New this year, a post-ride barbecue benefits local cycling organizations Routt County Riders and the Steamboat Springs Bike Town, USA Initiative. The celebratory event takes the stage near the base of Mount Werner Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and features live music by Yer State Birds, a barbecue feast and beer. The event is open to the public. Special advance tickets are on sale for $50 and include music, food, two beers and one entry to win a grand prize drawing for a Niner EMD 9 mountain bike, valued at $1,499. Only 252 tickets will be sold, providing great odds for winning the bike. The public also can purchase a barbecue plate and one beer for $20 at the door.
“This is a great opportunity to support local cycling advocacy and trail building organizations while showcasing the event sponsors with live entertainment and street-party atmosphere,” said event promoter David Scully.
Race registration is now open, and a limited number of benefit raffle/ barbecue tickets are on sale. For complete information, visit www.enduro-xrace.com.
Stargate High School Composite Team
High School Mountain Biking Team in the Adams County and surrounding areas is looking for student mountain riders for the 2015 season.
A new High School Mountain Biking Team in the North Metro area is being organized in 2015, through the Colorado High School Cycling League, http://www.coloradomtb.org/. The team, which will accept high school student’s grades 9-12 from the Adams County and surrounding high schools, is collecting contact information for interested riders, parents, coaches, school administrators and teachers for an upcoming informational meeting, early this summer.. Please contact Coach Flanagan if you are interested in attending.
The team, which will be called the Stargate High School Composite Team, hopes to attract high school students who wish to be apart of a growing high school sport or who are interested in an additional avenue for fitness. James Flanagan, the head coach for the new team, said: “I think this is a huge benefit and an additional source of activity for students and I am excited to be presenting this opportunity for 2015”. Students and parents really seem to be supportive of the idea of interscholastic cycling. The team will consist of both girls and boys, of all skill levels, and we will start training practices in August of 2015. The season will culminate with a series of four cross country mountain bike races against students from other Colorado high schools.
We are just in the beginning stages of putting the 2015 team together. We are looking for volunteers, student riders and local business sponsors. If you are interested in joining the team or would like additional information, please contact James Flanagan @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Women Race the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge
We are thrilled to announce that a locally-organized composite team has received an invitation to race at the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge. A six-rider team made up of elite cyclists from the state of Colorado will be participating in the inaugural women’s event this August. This team is the result of the shared vision and collaboration between Colorado Women’s Cycling Project and Spark Women’s Racing, Ltd. The following women have been hand-selected from four different Colorado Front Range cycling teams:
- Kimberley Johnson, Naked Women’s Racing
- Meg Hendricks, Groove Subaru Excel Sports
- Sabrina David, Groove Subaru Excel Sports
- Gwen Inglis, Stages Cycling Team
- Jennifer Sharp, Stages Cycling Team
- Kristen Legan, Evol Racing
Robert Carroll of Spark Women’s Racing, Ltd. and co-developer of the team is coordinating sponsorship, fundraising, and the logistical support of the team. “We had a dream and a goal of making an impact for our local elite women riders, and a dream has come true with the 2015 Women’s USA Pro Challenge. The women on this team are ready to show the world they really do mean business, and that women’s cycling is here to stay.”
The energy and excitement from the group continues to grow, and the commitment of the women to come together and create a strong team is an inspiration to the local cycling community. “I'm thrilled and honored to take part in the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge and represent my home state of Colorado at this fantastic event. It's exciting to bring together six Colorado cyclists from various local teams to race together as Colorado Women's Cycling Project p/b SPARK Women's Racing. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the supportive Colorado cycling community and our commitment to developing women's cycling at all levels.”; shared Kristen Legan from Boulder, Colorado and Evol Racing.
Meg Hendricks, from Groove Subaru Excel Sports, has increased her training tempo in preparation for the race, and is incredibly focused on racing hard for the three day event. “Simply put, racing the women’s inaugural year at the USA Pro Challenge is an opportunity of a lifetime. I feel enormous gratitude to the individuals who have worked tirelessly to make this happen, and I am humbled by the race committee’s selection and invitation to represent and showcase Colorado racing to the world.”
The Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing Team is setting an example of what vision can do, of what dedication can grow, and what hard work can accomplish. Team rider, Gwen Inglis of Stages Cycling; “I am so grateful and excited for the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge and to represent the Colorado Women's Cycling Project! To compete against some of the best female cyclists in the world in our home state of Colorado will be a challenging, thrilling, and memorable event.”
Kimberley Johnson, of Naked Women’s Racing, Colorado Women’s Cycling Project and co-developer of the team; "We are couldn't be more excited that the US Pro Cycling Challenge has demonstrated a commitment to women’s cycling by providing a multi-stage event for 2015. We are anticipating an incredible show for the fans, and hope to inspire the next generation of riders. It is quite an honor to be part of this inaugural race.”
We are pursuing a big goal because we believe we can, and we want to show girls and women in our state that the only limits are the ones you allow to be set. We are invested in growing the sport of women's cycling,and opening doors for others after us, and what better place to start than in the first ever women's race at the 2015 USA Pro Challenge.
Stay tuned for updates on the team!
Denver police ask public to help ID man suspected of stealing several bicycles
From ABC Channel 7
DENVER - Denver police are asking the public to help identify a man suspected of stealing bicycles from a fenced enclosure in the Highlands neighborhood earlier this week.
The thefts happened in the early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday in the area of 15th and Boulder streets and West 32nd Avenue and Navajo Street.
Police released surveillance camera images showing the man cutting through a chain-link fence to steal bicycles that were stored inside the fenced area. The police department did not say how many bikes were stolen.
B-Cycle to the rescue
DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver police officer commandeered a bicycle to pedal down a fleeing suspect on the Cherry Creek Bike Path. The commandeered bicycle was a loaner itself, part of Denver’s B-Cycle bike sharing system.
The ordeal started when the SWAT team tried to take a wanted man into custody during traffic stop at Wazee Street and Speer Blvd.
As police officers pulled the car over, Jose Delgado, 28, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants, bailed out of the vehicle and jumped over a retaining wall leading to the Cherry Creek Bike Path.
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