Featured Stories

  • Ride through Lyons for Serve Colorado Day

    This coming September 11th marks the start of the 1 year anniversary of the great Colorado floods which wrecked some of our local communities like Salina, Jamestown and Lyons. This September 13th is Serve Colorado which encourages all of use to take time to help those affect like the floods or anyone in need. One of the highlighted communities in need is Lyons Colorado and by participating in the Cyclists 4 Lyons ride YOU will be doing your part. So what are you waiting for? I'll be there!

    Boulder County has one of the highest concentrations of cyclists in the country. Following the floods last September, cyclists banded together to raise more than $150,000 in funds for Jamestown through various Cyclists 4 Jamestown events. These efforts have continued, and now are being extended into the larger community of Lyons, with even larger needs left unfulfilled.

    As cyclists, we all recognize how important the Lyons community is, as we all ride through Lyons on the way to several classic rides – Fruit Loops, Estes Park, the Peak-to-Peak and Hall Ranch. To show our appreciation, Cyclists 4 Community, a new non-profit organization, will hold an all-day event called Cyclists 4 Lyons, to be held at Lyons Bohn Park, with food, live music, beer, silent and live auction, pro cyclist appearances, and some great rides – all to benefit the Lyons Community Foundation, and its beneficiaries.

    The town of Lyons was ravaged by the floods of September 2013, and its citizens continue to be impacted by the aftermath, with many unmet needs. There are over 200 displaced residents and a considerable amount of damage to roads, bridges, parks, and other facilities. Cyclists 4 Lyons is raising funds to support Lyons community groups to help restore Lyons and displaced citizens. For more information about the Cyclists 4 Lyons and the Lyons Community Foundation, please visit http://c4lyons.org. Our goal is to raise at least $200,000.

  • SPARK Women's Racing is lighting it up.

    Released Aug. 25th, 2014

    SPARK Women's Racing is a new elite and professional women's cycling team based in Littleton, Colorado. We are proudly partnered with pedal of Littleton, and associated with pedal racing.

    Our mission is to assist in building a thriving women's cycling and racing community. SPARK emphasizes a passion for mentoring new female cyclists as well as providing development opportunities to women who have a desire to
    race their bikes and move into the professional ranks of the sport.

    SPARK Women's Racing is currently accepting applications for interested riders. [Editor's note: Ladies!!! This could be YOU!!!]

    Applications and more information can be found at Sparkwomenracing.com and on facebook.

  • Pro-Challenge Pizza Party with First Bank & 303.

    HEY, DENVER: Join @eFirstBank, Katie Macarelli from @303Cycling, and our dashing host, Jasen Thorpe for FREE PIZZA and watch the USA Pro Challenge as it makes its way from Gunnison, over and then back up Monarch Mountain for the finish. The race will be on the televisions at Anthony’s and across the street – on the side of the FirstBank Union Station branch – on a bank of nine 55” monitors. Race coverage goes live at 1:30 and concludes at 4:00pm.

    In case you missed that: FREE PIZZA (for roughly the first 50 attendees). USA Pro Challenge. HUGE TELEVISION SCREENS. Presented by FirstBank and 303Cycling at Anthony’s Pizza, Union Station. #FreeHappens. (Address here: http://www.anthonyspizzaandpasta.com/location/denver-lodo)

    *Also, don’t forget to follow @eFirstBank and @303Cycling for live USA Pro Challenge Coverage during the event, including a Hollywood Celebrity/Pro-Cyclist Doppelganger contest... (Let’s see Phil and Paul top that!)

  • Meet the Athletes: USA Pro Challenge Cyclists

    Join Carter Jones, Eric Young, Alex Howes and Kiel Reijnen at the Boulder REI for a Q & A panel discussion the evening of August 14th. These top athletes will share their insider tips on nutrition, gear and what it takes to compete at one of the largest cycling events in U.S history. Featuring free giveaways from REI and Velo, this event is sure to fill up fast. Tell your friends and reserve your spot today at Meet the Athletes, REI.

    • Date: 8/14/2014
    • Event Location: Boulder REI
    • Event Fee: Free
    • Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM MDT
    • Presenter: USA Pro Challenge Cyclists

    More info. about the athletes:
    Carter Jones
    Eric Young
    Alex Howes
    Kiel Reijnen

    *The madness starts next week!! Make sure you are prepared.

  • Mt. Evans isn't over--welcome to the Rodeo.

    Click here for pictures of this mighty voyage.

    From Rodeo Adventure Labs, Aug 6th, 2014:
    The ride has been dubbed the Mount Evans Chill Climb. The route will entail the final twelve to fourteen miles from Echo Lake Lodge to the summit of the mountain at 14,265′ (4,348 m). It is the highest paved road in America.

    It won’t be a race, it won’t be a time trial, it’ll just be a fun way to test ourselves and have a good time with friends. No official support will be provided, no roads will be closed. We’re just going on a ride together. Riders should keep in mind that the road is fully open to traffic and obey all traffic laws.

    For those that want to come along, you must secure your own bike and get it to Echo Lake Lodge. It can be a clunker, it can be a city bike, it can even be a road bike if you want to follow slowly and heckle. That decision is up to you as long as YOU are confident that you and the bike are up to the task of ascending and descending safely.

    We will offer no support with bikes. We ourselves like the idea of riding something heavy and challenging because most of us have already summit-ed Evans on standard road bike gear. We want to meet at the lodge by 8am, eat some hashbrowns, eggs, and coffee, then begin our assault on the peak. Staggered starts would be a good idea so as not to create large groups or hinder traffic.