Story, Interviews, Photos by Rich Soares It was beautiful weather for the 52nd Annual Bob Cook Classic (Mt Evans Hill Climb). The 27.4 mile and 6500 vertical feet climb course takes competitors from Idaho Springs to the peak of Mt Evans at 14,130 feet. After collecting medals and putting on warm clothes at the top,Read More
REACHING NEW SUMMITS WITH THE INAUGURAL MAVIC HAUTE ROUTE ROCKIES Marked by Colorado’s iconic gravel roads, high mountain passes and incredible achievements of the riders, the inaugural Mavic Haute Route Rockies came to a close this afternoon in Colorado Springs. Having ridden 800 kilometers and climbed over 15,000 meters over seven timed stages, the 360Read More
This is a special, limited opportunity for 50 riders to ride either Stage 1 in Boulder, June 24, 2017 or Stage 7 in Colorado Springs, June 30, 2017 on the Mavic Haute Route Rockies for a great cause. Registration is a $100 entry fee + a $100 donation to the diabetes foundation of your choice.Read More
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Saturday, August 13, 2016, was the first USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championship, held in conjunction with The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo. The “Hill:” Pikes Peak. Over 180 riders competed to be the first to get to the top of America’s Mountain. They started just above Crystal Reservoir at about 9390ft elevationRead More
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. Celebrating it’s 50th year, it was run for the first time in 1962 and has run consecutively with the exception of 3 times.It was renamed in 1981 in honor ofRead More
The 2016 Courage Classic took place this past weekend, bringing together families, medical personnel and supporters of Children’s Hospital. Despite a downpour during the Friday evening social hour, the weather was perfect. The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Facebook page describes the annual event as, “2 days on 2 wheels supporting Children’s Hospital Colorado patients andRead More
This series of European-style stage races is coming to the U.S., and the Colorado Rockies will host the first event in 2017.
This past week a select group of a dozen pre-rode the stages to work out logistics like feed zones, traffic, and the best “breath-taking” routes.
Featured here on 303Radio, Road Bike Action Magazine Editor Neil Shirley checks in after day 3 of the Rocky Mountain Haute Route test ride. The first stage is in Boulder, and the entire route will be announced next month… Read more
As the clock ticked past an hour straight of climbing above Boulder on Saturday morning, I chuckled about the fact that, in more than a decade of living and biking in Colorado, I had somehow never ridden the iconic climb I was suffering on now. Or the fast, flowing canyon descent that followed. Or the gravel rollers that came after that, dry and scorching in the midday sun. . . Read more