The Longmont City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to try for a stage in the third USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a bicycle race that drew more than 1 million spectators to Colorado last summer. Race organizers estimate that the event had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state.
Listen to Without Limits promoter, Lance Panigutti as he announces the 4th unannounced race in his race series at Valmont this year. In addition to the big announcement Lance talks about entry fee costs, call-ups and more.
BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — After a series of health issues and an acrimonious split with her Raleigh-Clement team, American cyclocross racer Nicole Duke has put her 2012-13 season on hiatus.
A former World Cup downhill and dual-slalom mountain bike racer, Duke had her best cyclocross season to date last year racing for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com, finishing second overall in the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series and third at the U.S. national championships.
Yesterday the Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the case against Black Hawk for banning bikes. You can hear the 60 minute oral discussion (30 minutes for both sides) and you can read what Bicycle Retailer had to say. Much more on this to come next week. While no immediate decision will come from this event some speculate that you can read into the questions asked by the court.
Listen to the oral arguments in the Colorado Supreme Court
Last week the national conference for the Bicycle Tour Network was held in Denver at the Grand Hyatt. The conference was a catalyst for innovation and collaboration by providing a forum where tour directors from around the country can connect, share knowledge, talk with industry experts and meet with vendors through a number of social events, workshops and general sessions.
Check out our video interview with a number of tour and event directors from some of the biggest events around the country (Ragbrai, Bike MS, The Buff Classic, Boulder Cup, Iron Horse, Oklahoma Free Wheel, Venus de Miles, etc) to see what their main "takeaways" from the conference was and why Colorado is such a great role model for other states.
Sessions and Speakers Included:
Bicycle Events & Advocacy - Scott Christopher (Bicycle Colorado)
Optimizing Registration Resources - Lucas McCain (Prerace.com)
Simple to Sexy - The mobile app economy - Chris Globe (MapMyFitness)
Bicycle Tourism Boom - Jim Sayer (Adventure Cycling)
Media & Corp Partnerships - Brian Farris (USA Pro Challenge)
The conference finished with a evening with Ron Keifel, which was a fairly light hearted story telling of Ron's experience with the 7-11 team and what bicycle tourism meant to him and his family's bike shop back in the early days of the Ride the Rockies tour. If you've never heard Wookie (Ron) talk then now is your chance, he's witty, clever and full of stories.