For years I've seen the jerseys of Phoenix Multisport riding all over my normal routes but it wasn't until years later when I joined a group mid-way up Lefthand Canyon that I learned the true spirit of what they were all about. Listen Over the Top Radio as George talks with some of the members of the group and what it means to them.
A bout 15 years ago, Boulder's Dean Bikes founder John Siegrist said he built an even 50/50 split of custom bikes and stock bikes. Now, Siegrist said, 95 percent of the 150-250 bikes he builds each year are custom made.
In the bike business, run-of-the-mill, status quo rides are no longer cutting it -- and local cycling manufacturers are taking note. Cyclists want something unique, built specifically for their bodies, preferred terrain and style.
Today U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood along with Govenor John Hickenlooper joined celebrated at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Rocky Mountain Greenway trail and it's boost of nearly 2 million dollars to get things rolling.
They are the unsung heroes of the bike world. The guys who sit quietly behind their workbench taking a backseat to the athletes in the spotlight who perform jumps, flips and tricks. But without them the bike world wouldn’t be the same.