Road Racing

Boulder's Higgins Finishes 6th at World Track Cycling Championships

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March 23, 2011

Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Boulder's Cari Higgins (US National Cycling Team) competing in her first World Championships, placed sixth in the Women's Points Race on Wednesday. Later this week she will compete in the Women's Individual Pursuit along with USA teammate Sarah Hammer, the current World Champion in the event. Cari has eleven career elite National Championships and four Pan American Cycling Championship medals.

Higgins commented "After a couple of unfortunate crashes racing four World Cups this winter, I am really excited to have a good result at Worlds. I had to take some chances with the world's best women, like going for the first sprint and hoping to recover quickly. I am looking forward to taking this form to the Pan Am Championships this April in Columbia. It is an honor to represent the US National Team every time I put on the stars and stripes as we work towards our goal, the London 2012 Olympics".

Cari is coached by Neal Henderson of Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. She also serves an athlete representatives to the USA Cycling Board in Colorado Springs, CO.

New SW4 team designed to help women who ride, become women who RACE!!

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"TheCyclist-Lawyer.com" SW4 team was developed for brand new road and track cyclists who have never raced before and who want to learn the fundamentals in a team environment. Team size will be limited to 20 ladies, with a waiting list created for additional women who want to join. The philosophy behind this team is that beginner female cyclists deserve a supportive and educational team where they can learn about racing, training, nutrition and tactics in a fun atmosphere.

Rides, clinics, meetings, races and more will be held primarily in the Denver and Boulder areas. The topics will range from training to nutrition to racing to pre-race strategy, both as an individual racer and also as a member of a team.

The team will be led by Megan Hottman, professional road and track cyclist, and sponsored by her law firm, Hottman Law Office. Treads Bicycle Outfitters will be the team shop and will provide a meeting location and discounts to team members. Founder Hottman says, "The goal for these women is to help them earn sufficient upgrade points in one or two seasons, to move up to SW3, and to join other locally-competitive teams. The underlying purpose in this is to keep the sport growing by bringing in new women at the beginner level, and then helping them move up. This keeps local racing exciting by keeping field sizes large, local teams fed with new riders, and also helps identify new up-and-coming talent for the professional ranks."

How to Join?

Email Megan at meghottman@hotmail.com. She’ll ask you a few questions by email to be sure you are a good fit with this group and if so, then she’ll send you instructions on how to get started.

Mead-Roubaix Video Preview

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Below is a description of the Mead Roubaix course by rider Chad Totaro

A few weeks back a few of us from the team rode out from Boulder to preview the Mead Roubaix road race course. The race isn’t for a couple of months but it was a good way to get in 4+ hours of riding while also getting excited about the first big road race. This road race is replacing the Boulder Roubaix race and it is actually a very different race, so in my opinion it is just taking its place on the calendar. The only similarity is that there are some dirt sections but very different terrain.

Registration for Bailey Hundo is open

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Photo Credit: PreRace.com


Registration opens today for the 2011 Baily Hundo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News Release
March 9th, 2011

Contact:
Noah Aptekar
Executive Director, Bailey HUNDO
303.877.8314
noah@bailey100.com
www.bailey100.org

Nonprofit 100-mile Mountain Bike Race, Announces Open Applications and Race Details!

Bailey, Colorado, 3/9/2011 – Today, the organizers of the Bailey HUNDO: An Epic Race Making An Epic Difference—a 100-mile endurance mountain bike race produced by Advance Colorado Fund Inc., a Colorado-based nonprofit committed to youth biking initiatives and trail building, announced that applications are now being accepted on PreRace.com (http://www.prerace.com/races/event/23544/The-Bailey-HUNDO) for the 2011 race, which will start in Bailey at 6am on Saturday, June 18th, 2011. There are 250 spots in the race this year thanks to a partnership with the Forest Service, and all capable racers are encouraged to apply!

2011 Colorado cyclocross promoter meeting minutes

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Thanks to the ACA for sharing the meeting minutes from the recent ACA promoters meeting. Decisions here will effect the 2011 Cyclocross season so read carefully

2011 Cross Promoters Meeting
February 26, 2011
Golden Visitors Center
1-5pm

Minutes by Chris McGee

Chris McGee introduced himself as the new Executive Director and welcomed promoters to the meeting. He
noted the growth and quality of Colorado cross in the last years, with racer numbers over 9,000 for 2010 and
nearly 30 medals at Cross Nationals awarded to Colorado racers of all ages and categories.

As part of the effort to encourage promoters to use the services of local on-line registration providers, Alan
Enos from Madsync and Lucas McCain of PreRace described their online pre-registration services to cross
promoters. The services of Clint & Clark at SignUp365 were also noted. Promoters, please look at our local
providers when creating your online registration.

Bill Barr recognized Jon Tarkington’s role in the ACA’s recent success and financial stability.

Jon Tarkington took over as chair for the meeting, and began by asking all promoters to introduce themselves
and give their opinion as to why Colorado cyclocross racers are finding so much success at the national (and
international) level. Answers included (in no particular order):

  • ACA has 40-50 teams that provide support for many skill levels and are committed to junior and
    development programs.
  • Our good weather and altitude contribute to excellent training.
  • The diversity of hard, quality courses gives racers the opportunity to experience a variety of cross
    situations.
  • Full length races help our athletes prepare for shorter races in other settings.
  • Many Colorado racers focus on Nationals for their season.
  • Top end talent for local racing provides pressure for our racers to get better. Colorado a magnet for high
    end cycling talent.
  • Cross attracts road, mountain, and tri athletes – brings lots of talent together.
  • Back to back racing most weekends (for juniors too) lets racers improve quickly.
  • Colorado’s cycling culture brings passion and commitment to the sport.
  • The Boulder cross training rides help riders of all levels to improve.

Cherry Creek Time Trial Series registration opens Today!

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UPDATE: Registration opens 7pm MST today for Cherry Creek Time Trail

UPDATE March 1st 2pm

KHMTT: I am very sorry about the registration fiasco today. The PreRace.com website was simply overwhelmed. In the interest of fairness we have decided to postpone registration until Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7pm. In this time, the registration servers will be moved to handle the required volume.

Thank you very much for your patience & understanding.
If you have questions, please all me at 303-458-5538.
Thanks, Chris

Chris McGee
Executive Director
American Cycling Association

What you will need to know to register

1. The registration process requires an annual ACA license.http://www.prerace.com/races/event/22763/Karen-Hornbostel-Memorial-Time-Trial-Series-2011
2. In registration, you must also provide d.o.b, emergency contact, phone number, email, and address.
3. Once you start the registration process, you will have 7 minutes to complete and check out.
4. You can register someone other than yourself. On the first screen of the registration, choose "I am registering someone else."
5. All participants over the age of 18 must have a valid email address.
6. Please feel free to contact PreRace.com for account support at info@prerace.com or 888.557.4020
7. If you hesitate you might miss the opportunity to compete

Remembering who Karen Hornbostel was

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