• City of Aurora named Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business

    AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is earning national recognition for its efforts to make its campus more bicycle friendly for its employees and visitors to its Aurora Municipal Center campus.

    The League of American Bicyclists on Aug. 26 honored the city of Aurora with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business SM award. It’s the first business in Aurora to earn the designation, and the city of Aurora joins 83 other businesses in Colorado who have earned this recognition since it began. With the announcement of 100 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses today, the city of Aurora joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,050 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in 47 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace. “Sustainability is a critical component of Aurora’s comprehensive plan, and part of that is supporting alternatives modes of transportation,” Aurora City Manager Skip Noe said. “These efforts include encouraging bike riding to our campus for work or doing business. Grant-funded projects have enabled us to add amenities to make bike riding an easy option for transportation to the campus.”

    The city of Aurora provides its employees with bike lockers for storage and access to showers and a place to change following a commute to work. Each year during Bike to Work Day, the city operates an official station to reward bicyclists who ride to work that morning with breakfast and other rewards. This year, the city began offering a series of bicycle lunch-and-learn workshops on such topics as maintenance, safety, trail overviews and more to alleviate fears and boost ridership among employees. In addition, a Kaiser Permanente Walk and Wheel grant is providing funds for the city to add more bike lockers as well as wayfinding signage and bike sharrows on the campus. With this designation, the city of Aurora will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League of American Bicyclists to become even more bicycle friendly. The city also has volunteered to provide assistance to any Aurora business interested in applying for Bicycle-Friendly Business recognition.

    About the Bicycle Friendly America SM Program
    The Bicycle Friendly Community SM, Bicycle Friendly State SM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University SM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle Corp. To apply or learn more about the Bicycle-Friendly Business program, visit the League of American Bicyclists online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
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  • New Junios Club - Golden Bike Experience Juniors

    A new junior cycling club that has formed in Golden! It's called Golden Bike Experience Juniors (GBX Juniors). Their website is: http://www.gbxjrs.com/.

    A group of cycling parents in the Golden area founded the club earlier this year and hired Inspired Training Center and champion mountain bike racer Jesse Swift to help run their inaugural mountain bike camp this summer. GBX Juniors had 40 kids for this first session of mountain bike instruction! The kids, coaches and parents all had a very positive experience.

    The goal of GBX Juniors is to introduce, support and encourage kids to expand their love of cycling by improving their skills and fitness, meeting other kids, and riding new and fun terrain, all led by highly qualified coaches working with small groups of kids. Kids experience appropriate levels of challenge during the sessions, providing a sense of accomplishment and self satisfaction. While some kids may want to pursue racing, the primary purpose of the club is helping kids build confidence and have fun.

    GBX Juniors is about to launch their first cyclocross session this month. The cyclocross session will also be coached by Inspired Training Center coaches, as well as champion cyclocross racer Tim Allen. Starting on August 26, the club will meet at the Lookout Mt. Youth Services facility cx track, and other Golden/Morrison locations on Mondays and Wednesdays through October 7th. Kids who do choose to race will be supported at several of the weekend cyclocross races this fall.

    Anyone interested in participating in the mountain bike session next summer will also be able to find out more details on the website. You can be added to the email list by emailing for updates and reminders by emailing info@gbxjrs.com

  • Bikes Being Stolen At An Alarming Rate In Boulder
  • 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 @ jamesmflanagan@gmail.com.

  • 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.

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