• Surrendering Control: My Perspective as Tandem Bicycle Passenger

    Submitted by Bill Plock on May 26th, 2020

    We owned a tandem bike in the past and ride considerably well together compared to many couples, who say they will never attempt a tandem bike, or did, and nearly divorced! Nevertheless, that was years ago, and I was not expecting there would be another one in our near future. The memories of flying down Lookout Mountain with my eyes closed on the back of our old tandem still make me proud and amazed that I didn’t faint and fall off the bike. I wasn’t sure I was ready to commit again to that experience….. Read more

    • Chris Anthony, Former Pro Cyclist Turned Warren Miller Ski Star–Listen Here

      Submitted by Bill Plock on May 26th, 2020

      Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics, but the one that might surprise you the most is that he was just as likely to have made a professional career as a cyclist. We are also going to talk about how his cycling background and how created the biggest Prim (prize) for the Colorado Classic stage in Avon last year. That prize was the biggest ever for a women’s race.  Read more

      • Ready. Steady. Go? Endurance Hub Snowmass Looking at Summer as it Transitions From Shortened Ski Season

        Submitted by Bill Plock on May 26th, 2020

        Colorado’s resorts are busy planning for the new reality. Rob transitions from his last day on skis to thinking about biking at one of his favorite places and shares how Snowmass (and probably most resorts) is seeing their summer right now, as always Rob sets a colorful stage…enjoy Read more

        • Alchemy and SRAM Donate Carbon Gravel Bike for Charity

          Submitted by Bill Plock on May 20th, 2020

          We’re now entering the prime gravel riding season in many parts of the country including Colorado, and Alchemy, SRAM, Zipp, and Bicycle Colorado partnered to bring you an exclusive chance to win big. With a maximum of 300 tickets sold, this is your best chance to score an unparalleled gravel machine. Even better than the chance at winning, each ticket purchase is a gift in support of bicycle advocacy.

          Bicycle Colorado envisions a Colorado where riding a bike is always safe and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all. Your ticket purchase is a vote in support of this vision and supports their advocacy and education work.  Read more

          • Alchemy Bicycles Seek Full-Time Bike Builder

            Submitted by Bill Plock on May 20th, 2020

            Denver, Colorado-based Alchemy Bicycles is accepting resumes for a full-time bicycle builder. Candidate must have at least 3 years bike-mechanic experience.
            Website URL: www.alchemybicycles.com
            Email: joel@alchemybicycles.com Read more

            • Triple Bypass Canceled for 2020, Official Statement and News on Future

              Submitted by Bill Plock on May 19th, 2020

              igh… We tried. We really did.
              We’ve lost a lot of sleep deciding the best way forward for the 2020 Triple Bypass. Though Team Evergreen would love to host you on our epic ride through the Colorado Rockies, after careful consideration of how COVID restrictions will look in September, we decided we couldn’t give you the exceptional experience that we are known for. And we need you to be safe.

              So with that, we are officially canceling the 2020 Triple Bypass. We don’t want you to have to ride wearing a mask, eliminate the finish party fun or prevent you from giving congratulatory high-fives to your fellow participants. COVID-19 has taken the air out of the balloon for large events in 2020. It’s a fact we can’t ignore.  Read more

              • Dave Towle Race Announcer About His Career, “If You Feel It, Go For It”, This Chat; “On Like Donkey Kong”

                Submitted by Bill Plock on May 18th, 2020

                Watch and listen to veteran race announcer, Dave Towle tell his story on how he rose to the front of the announcing peloton. Learn how taking Russian at Fairview High School led to his duty as “gopher” for a RussianRead More

                • Results of BRAC’s Survey and Town Hall Meeting

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on May 17th, 2020

                  The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) held a Zoom Town Hall Meeting last Tuesday night to review results from a member survey and provide those who tuned in an update on racing. The overall message is there is no clear path moving forward as to when we can race again. They collected 695 surveys asking members about desires to race, their concerns with safety, how their cycling behavior has changed in the last couple of months, and what types of events they were planning to ride—interesting that more than a third planned to do both a mountain or gravel events. Read more

                  • Giant of Centennial Looking for Assembly Tech

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on May 13th, 2020

                    Giant of Centennial bicycle shop is looking for an Assembly Tech to handle most aspects of the bike assembly.  Candidates with bike mechanic experience, a passion for bikes, and exceptional attention to detail should apply.  Bike mechanic experience is aRead More

                    • Gravel Riding: 3 Tips for your Best Gravel Adventure!

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on May 12th, 2020

                      “Gravel” refers to essentially any non-paved road: jeep trails, utilitarian public or private country roads for farming, ranching, or oil/gas companies, and even roads that have been decommissioned. Surfaces can be gravel, mud, packed dirt, sand, and pebbles. Gravel bikes are ready for anything: washboards, singletrack, bikepacking, and pannier-loaded errand runs.

                      One of the biggest differences between road, mountain bike and gravel riding are that conditions can vary more on gravel rides. Due to weather, the different types of gravel roads, and the limitations of skinnier tires when compared with mountain bikes, gravel riders must be ready for any adventure. Several gravel events have required the participants to carry their bikes for miles due to mud and difficult terrain. This is all part of the “unknown” adventure that appeals to many gravel riders! Read more