• Colorado’s Newest Safety Stop Community

    Submitted by Bill Plock on October 27th, 2021

    On October 19, Manitou Springs became the latest Colorado community to adopt the Safety Stop! Bicyclists in Manitou can now treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs when the coast is clear. John Graham, the Mayor of Manitou Springs said in a statement, “Creating an environment where our roads are more comfortable for everyone—at no cost to the taxpayers—is a great achievement for the City of Manitou Springs, and we hope to see other municipalities follow suit in the future.”  Read more

    • Indoor Cycling Season is Ramping Up, Good Clothing and Chamois Cream Can Make All the Difference

      Submitted by Bill Plock on October 26th, 2021

      Two friends of 303, Primal Wear and BlueRub offer some great products to help with those long Zwift sessions or frequent trips to the Indoor cycling studio. Better clothes, better protection, better workout!  Read more

      • Volunteers: Making Your Race Happen, Team Evergreen Rewards 2021 Volunteer Groups

        Submitted by Bill Plock on October 25th, 2021

        Can you imagine a race without volunteers? If you can’t, you’re right. Races simply wouldn’t happen without them. Getting up at o’dark thirty and sometimes traveling great distances, volunteers are the heart of any organized sporting event.

        Whether they’re standing in the cold handing out cups of water, serving as a back up timer, or waiting for you at the very end to celebrate your PR, volunteers make your race happen.  Read more

        • Cycling Leaders Host First Ever Boulder City Council Candidate Forum

          Submitted by Bill Plock on October 22nd, 2021

          Three premier Boulder cycling advocacy organizations announced today the first-ever cycling candidate forum for Boulder city council candidates. The virtual forum will take place on Tuesday, October 26, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., and will feature local and national cycling icons and cover a range of issues, including access and connectivity, bike theft, enforcement and safety.  Read more

          • Do You Know What These Vital MTB Advocacy Groups Do? Learn More, Join and Maybe Win a New MTB.

            Submitted by Bill Plock on October 18th, 2021

            The Northern front range mountain bike associations are holding a membership drive and when you join or renew your membership in October you’ll be automatically entered to win a Commencal Meta TR frame AND $1,500 toward your dream build Read more

            • The Town of Norwood’s Rally for Ride the Rockies, “We Really Shined”

              Submitted by Bill Plock on October 14th, 2021

              Almost 20 years ago the Colorado town of Norwood was command central for one of the states’ largest forest fires, the Burn Canyon Fire. Patti Grafmyer, the town administrator recalls Norwood rallying to help the hundreds of firefighters on duty, but she said it felt nothing compared to how the town rallied to help hundreds of cyclists in the 2021 Ride the Rockies Read more

              • Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists

                Submitted by Bill Plock on October 12th, 2021

                In south central Utah surrounded by National Parks, ancient river beds and views of what was once the floor of a great sea bed, lies a system of huts sheltering mountain bikers as they wind through the Escalante Plateau. 

                The area, more than twice the size of Rhode Island is bordered by Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef National Parks and Lake Powell. It offers a huge variety of terrain tempting all levels of cyclists to explore the high deserts, deep canyons, daunting plateaus and sandy washout basins. Read more

                • High School Mountain Bike Racing; an Aspiration, Inspiration and Fun for All

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on October 11th, 2021

                  The sound of the drums echoing off the mountains created a stadium like atmosphere this weekend at Grandby Ranch for the North Regional Championship of the Colorado High School Cycling League. About 800 high schoolers battled through rain and hail to qualify for the the Championship to be held October 23- 24 in Durango.  A couple of mountain passes away, the South region had their championship in Eagle this past weekend so a total of about 1,600 student athletes competed.  Read more

                  • What this Bike Racer has Learned After Five Weeks and No Riding

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on October 8th, 2021

                    I’m coming up on five weeks of no cycling or strength training. I thought this may help restore some energy by giving my body a break from stress. I thought it’d help slow me down. Maybe turn on my parasympathetic nervous system more and become more relaxed.

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                    • Alchemy Announces New Gravel and Hard Tail MTB, adds on to Arktos Lineup

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on October 7th, 2021

                      Built from the success of their current lineup of mountain bikes and gravel bikes, including the Arktos and Ronin, Alchemy has driven even further into the dirt arena with the launch of two new bikes and a flip chip suspension system modification for the 2022 Arktos. Customers can now expand their versatility in the dirt with the all-new Alchemy Rogue, a gravel bike, and the Argos, a new titanium hardtail mountain bike. Read more