USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE INAUGURAL ROUTE TO SHOWCASE AMERICA’S TOUGHEST CLIMBS, DAILY DRAMA
DENVER -- The USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a free event to the public taking place in Colorado August 22-28, 2011, has announced the specifics of the route that 128 of the world’s best professional cyclists will take when they compete for seven days in this inaugural year. From climbing two 12,000-foot mountain passes in one day, to sprint lines in some of the most scenic locations on earth, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge promises to be the most challenging race in America.
Beginning with an extraordinarily fast Prologue time trial in Colorado Springs, to the Queen Stage between Gunnison and Aspen where athletes will test their endurance and altitude adjustment when they have to climb both Independence Pass and Cottonwood Pass in one day, to the final stage drama over Lookout Mountain and into downtown Denver, cyclists will be tested like never before, and spectators will have ample opportunity to view what they love most about professional cycling races.
This wasn't your typical hard-core, competitive Boulder bike event.
Today's 14th annual Circle Boulder bike ride, a self-guided tour of Boulder's extensive bike trails that started at Scott Carpenter Park, attracted bike enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Between 800 and 900 people, from babies in bike trailers to seniors, typically turn out for the event.
June 3, 2011 (Louisville, Kentucky) – The eligibility guidelines for participation in the 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships, scheduled for Jan. 12-15 in Louisville, Kentucky, have been announced.
Eligibility Guidelines as follows:
Rider must be of cyclocross racing age of 30 or older.
Riders who appear in the UCI cyclocross rankings or have earned UCI points in the 2011-2012 season are ineligible for the Masters World Championships.
Riders who participated in the UCI Elite Cyclocross World Championships, Continental Cyclocross Championships or any UCI Cyclocross World Cup during the 2011-2012 season are ineligible to compete at Masters Worlds.
Any rider who has been a member, during the 2011-2012 season, of a team registered with the UCI in any discipline is ineligible for the Masters World Championships.
There will be no ability category restrictions in order for riders to compete.
After the successful launch of the Boulder B-cycle bike exchange program on Friday, May 20, the organization will be placing art acquired by Ads2Art and produced by local artists on half of their 100 bikes in lieu of traditional advertisements. The art will remain on the bikes for the next year, with advertisements affixed to the nascent group's other 50 bikes.
Boulder B-cycle, currently vying for nonprofit status, offers paying members the ability to pick up, ride and drop off shared bikes at stations throughout the city.
When I found out at our Tough Girl “Kick off the Season” meeting that we would be writing a blog geared toward women on 303cycling.com website, I was really excited. First, it’s a hard world out there for us women on the Front Range; we are surrounded by intimidating landscape, challenging races and events and let’s face it, a lot of male racers and riders (who can be both intimidating and challenging). I have a lot of experience both on and off the bike with cycling. I have been with Carmichael Training Systems for almost 5 years as a coach and racing bikes for 8 years.
I found it increasingly difficult to decide what to write about. Obviously I want to share some coaching/training advice to help everyone enjoy riding and racing their bike more. I’ve learned so many things over the years, from professors, books, research articles, fellow coaches, athletes, my own triumphs and failures. It’s hard to just pick a few tidbits to share.
There must be something going on for the Sheriff to post this sign up in Four Mile Canyon just before Poorman's rd. Could it be caused my mountain bikers riding on former mining roads and the stuff or just rednecks going hog-wild?
As we write, we have reached just over 20% of our monetary goal! Alcoa has sent the full balance of aluminum for the beam, which is being graciously stored by Armor Steel until we are enough along the way to get Jp Boylan of James Frames welding the sculpture together.
Today we are at the Superior Morgul watching inspiring feats of skill and grace on the course, and feeling again the initial inspiration for the Cycling Monument - the simple and beautiful joy that is at the heart of Cycling and of Art. In this ephemeral world full of both miracles and struggle, it still seems good to reach through the generations with gifts of what is meaningful to us.
We have had a presence at several race expo's this season, courtesy of DBC Events; Without Limits Productions; Brian Hludzinski and All The Details, Inc. Coming up July 10, racing star/Director Keith Harper has extended an invite to the North Boulder Park Criterium, where we will be with our cowbells on! Discussions are underway for a sponsored presence at the Denver finish of the USA Pro Challenge August 28 - that should be set up this week.