Bartender to Stage 6 winner - Interview with Rory Sutherland

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Tonight at 6:30 listen to former bartender turned local cycling superstar, Rory Sutherland, Winner of Stage 6 in Boulder at the USA Pro Challenge, at Boulder Beer in Boulder. You got questions for Rory, bring them with you and buy a beer otherwise, listen to it live starting at 6:30.

2012 - Boulder renewed as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

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Marni with the City of Boulder showing off their award.

Last night Boulder was given the Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of Amercian Cyclist. The City Manager, Mayor and other Cycling leaders of our community were present yet the crowd seem to be void of the largest cycling community in Boulder, Athletic cyclists. Where were they? No invitation, no desire, no knowledge? Something for a later Tuesday Coffee Talk is the continued absence of the athletic cycling community from core Boulder Cycling activities. What's going on there?

Previous post of Boulder Winning the Award below

Boulder renewed as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Across the U.S., bicycling is on the rise - thanks in part to communities like Boulder taking steps to make riding easy, accessible and safe. Today, the League of American Bicyclists (LoAB) announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and renewed Boulder’s standing as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community. The Platinum award recognizes Boulder’s continued commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investments in education, infrastructure, policies and promotion.

“We are excited that Boulder recognizes that simple steps to make biking safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development,” said League President Andy Clarke. “Bicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many community challenges – it’s a way to make Boulder a place where people don’t just live and work, but thrive.”

Attendance Over 1 Million for the Second Annual USA Pro Challenge. Race Brings an Estimated $99.6 Million in Economic Impact to the State of Colorado

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Denver (Oct. 18, 2012) – The 2012 USA Pro Challenge, the toughest professional cycling race in the U.S., reached attendance numbers of more than 1 million over the course of seven days, Aug. 20-26, as fans turned out to watch the action-packed, heart-pounding racing. After traveling to 12 towns for the official stage starts and finishes, and passing through many other notable cities along the way, the estimated economic impact of the race to the State of Colorado is $99.6 million, according to a study done by IFM North America, a global sports research firm.

See the 2011 Economic Report from the USAPCC

With a lead change nearly every day, one of the closest professional races in U.S. history came down to the final moments of the Individual Time Trial in Denver, with American Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda taking home the overall win. The race received unprecedented coverage highlighting the beautiful terrain of the state that totaled 31 hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network in the U.S. and was broadcast internationally to 175 countries and territories around the world.

Embrocation Basics: Part I

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Embrocation Basics: Part I
By: Michael J. Zerinskas
BALM Co. - www.balmco.com

With temperatures dipping below 50° here in Colorado, many cyclists and runners are left pondering days in the gym, hours on fluid trainers, and 8oz curls on the couch. With the right clothing choice and a healthy dose of embrocation, you can ditch those winter blues and be back out on your favorite routes no matter how low the temps go.

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