• Colorado’s Eric Brunner Race Report from Cyclocross World Championships

    Submitted by Bill Plock on February 24th, 2020

    I am Eric Brunner from Boulder, Colorado and a member of the BLUE Factory Team. I spent the past six weeks racing in Europe with USA cycling after winning U23 Nationals and being selected to Team USA for Cyclocross Worlds. During that time, I competed in eight races including four World Cups and culminating with the Cyclocross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland

    Overall, the trip felt constructive. It provided the opportunity for me to live a bit like a pro cyclist for a while, without the distractions and demands of school at the University of Colorado or daily life. Things like not having to plan my own logistics and getting massages several times per week add up and take some of the stress away. Although the first couple races were a shock, especially not having raced in Europe in a couple years, I was proud to have finished better in each consecutive World Cup of the trip.  Read more

    • In Case You Missed This From Bicycle Colorado’s Moving People Forward, Podcast; War on Cars, Kyle Clark Guest

      Submitted by Bill Plock on February 24th, 2020

      In their first live episode, The War on Cars headed to Denver, Colorado to check in on the Mile High City’s battle against automobile dominance. From the announcement that the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will install 125 miles of bike lanes by 2023 to the recent closure of B-cycle, the city’s bicycle sharing system, it’s been a year of good news and bad for Denverites. And there’s no one better to comment on the news than our guest, Kyle Clark, the host of “Next with Kyle Clark” on Denver’s 9 News.  Read more

      • Want to Develop A Women’s Cycling Group? Louisville Cyclery Wants You!

        Submitted by Bill Plock on February 24th, 2020

        For a couple of decades, Louisville Cyclery has been encouraging and organizing women specific rides. They are looking for someone to continue this effort. If you are a woman looking for a group to ride with this spring, there will likely be a road and gravel ride option and many other opportunities to gather with other women and share the road.

        Louisville Cyclery is looking for a passionate and energetic person to organize and manage our Women’s Cycling Group and a Sales Associate in the store. This includes organizing events, social media and communications and retail sales. Louisville Cyclery was founded in 1980 Read more

        • Jeffco Volunteer Fair, Thur, Feb 27th, Opportunity to Support the Trails You Love

          Submitted by Bill Plock on February 24th, 2020

          Each year more people visit Jefferson County open space parks than any parks in Colorado. It’s impossible to keep the trails accessible and protected without all the volunteers who help with building and maintenance. If you ride, run, or hikeRead More

          • Amy D. Foundation Names New Executive Director Julie Kuliecza

            Submitted by Bill Plock on February 13th, 2020

            (Boulder, CO). The Amy D. Foundation announced Julie Kuliecza as the Executive Director of the nonprofit dedicated to building opportunity, participation, and equality for women in the sport of cycling, a paralegal, professional cyclist and former managing director of a nonprofit, has previously served as a grant writer for the Amy D. Foundation. Prior to Kuliecza’s appointment, managing the Foundation was dispersed among the current board members. Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Rapha Foundation, which looks to expand cycling’s impact to underserved communities, the position of Executive Director was established with the goal of sustainably and expanding The Amy D. Foundation’s road, cyclocross and mountain bike programs. Read more

            • Pactimo Looking for Customer Service Rep

              Submitted by Bill Plock on February 13th, 2020

              Feb. 11th: A trusted leader in premium cycling wear is looking to add a customer service/brand representative to its team in Denver. Read more

              • Winning Isn’t Everything—Progress Is

                Submitted by Bill Plock on February 11th, 2020

                Even before I signed up, I knew I wouldn’t win this year’s Zwift Academy competition. This worldwide virtual riding contest would award one man and one woman—out of 68,603 participants—a spot on a pro team, based on measured performances. And sure enough, when the list of 10 women who made the semifinals was announced, I wasn’t on it. Read more

                • Build Cycling Academy Announces Mountain Bike Team for Junior Cyclists

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on February 10th, 2020

                  BUILD Sports Performance Lab and Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the launch of their new BUILD Cycling Academy Mountain Bike Team. The BUILD Cycling Academy is designed to provide a positive and engaging cycling experience that accelerates the growth of all athletes in the program. The MTB team is a performance focused program for aspiring young athlete seeking success in the MTB discipline.  Read more

                  • We Don’t Know Until We Do, Becky Furuta’s Deep Dive, Why Go4Graham and Mental Health So Vital

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on February 10th, 2020

                    That time alone is one of the reasons I love endless hours of solo training on the bicycle. So many professional cyclists and domestic elites settle in Boulder precisely because it affords them the opportunity to connect with other talented riders, to share long days spent in the saddle with those who have the same training demands, and to enjoy a sense of community in the sport. I like all those things, too, but constant companionship exhausts me. I enjoy meeting fans and shaking hands and swapping stories when I do events or make public appearances for the team, and then? I need an hour or two on my own to decompress. A time out.

                    Back then, though, it was different. I wasn’t stepping away to recharge. I was suffering from a kind of incurable loneliness that left a hole in me into which I had curled up completely.  Read more

                    • This Coloradan Shares Why Phoenix Rocks in Mountain Biking

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on February 9th, 2020

                      Since all work and no play makes Rob a very boring boy, I have basically taken this quarterly schlep to the next level of fun by always driving with a bike and stopping along the way to ride and explore. Which brings us to the question. Is Phoenix a Mountain Biking mecca? Read more