• Denver’s BOA Technology Now Presenting Sponsor of the Hundo

    Submitted by Bill Plock on April 19th, 2021

    eam Evergreen Cycling, a cycling organization that prides itself on thoughtful philanthropic impact, is pleased to announce BOA® Technology as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Hundo mountain bike race, taking place on June 19th in the Buffalo Creek trail system.

    BOA Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning BOA Fit System, partners with market-leading brands to make the best gear even better. BOA was born in the Rocky Mountains in 2001 with an innovative performance fit system that transformed how snowboarders “dialed in” their boots. Delivering fit solutions purpose-built for performance, the BOA Fit System is featured in products across cycling, snow sports, running, workwear, and more.  Read more

    • Bike Jeffco Bigger Impact on Cycling than You May Think–US 40 Paving Project Great Example

      Submitted by Bill Plock on April 16th, 2021

      Did you know that Highway 40 (the backside of Lookout Mountain) will be re-paved from Highway 93 (Colfax) to the Genesee exit this summer? Or did you know that Jeffco Open space is negotiating with the Department of Energy to do a massive land swap that would result in more possible recreation on South Table Mountain? Both of these projects along with many others in Jefferson County will possibly have a major impact on cycling, running and hiking all over the county. Thanks to advocacy group Bike Jeffco, cyclist have a strong influence on how these projects happen, or don’t happen.

      Bike Jeffco has been helping ensure safer roads and trails for over 20 years. The late Dave Evans established the group when tensions were high in Deer Creek Canyon. Charlie Meyers took over as Chairman and has grown the group and attendance has soared at monthly meetings. 303 will interview Charlie soon to learn more about his vision and why he loves cycling so much. Read more

      • Ride or Die, a Women’s Cycling Movement? Either Way a Ton of Fun on Bikes

        Submitted by Bill Plock on April 12th, 2021

        Matt Miller, owner of BASE Performance invited me to ride last Saturday, not an uncommon invitation as we have ridden many times. I had sort of decided to do a different ride in Denver. But Matt, said I might want to make the effort as there could be as many as 80 people riding, some from the BASE team and this new group he is sponsoring called Ride or Die. Of course I was intrigued.

        As it turned out the groups left at different times and when the BASE team left the other group hadn’t arrived. Three hours later upon my return, the parking lot at BASE headquarters was filled with women cyclists all buzzing from a ride. Some were friends of mine who I had no idea would be there. There was a cooler of drinks and prizes and swag and I felt a fun energy. I asked my friend Becky Furuta, no stranger to the peloton from the highest levels about what I was seeing. I know they had ridden some gravel, and some road. I saw bikes of all sorts. I didn’t know anything about this group. Becky described it as, “grassroots racing and riding, the goal is fun and camaraderie without all the staunchness and elitism that’s driving people away from the road. There’s a sense of community and fun absent the usual rivalries. I think that’s really the point of these beginner/community rides – not that they’re easy or for beginners, but that they’re accessible at every level and focused on mixing training with fun and a social component. It’s a sustainable model, and I hope it sticks around.” Read more

        • Sports Optical Custom Glasses and Sunglasses adds Boulder Location

          Submitted by Bill Plock on April 8th, 2021

          Sports Optical has opened an additional store in Boulder with a located at 1144, 13th Street. Since the 90’s they have specialized in making prescription glasses for athletes with a store in Denver at 5721 Logan St.

          They specialize in prescription lenses direct in frame for high curvature sports frames having pioneered the processes to do so in the mid-ninety’s, before Oakley, Rudy Project, and others offered such options Read more

          • University Bikes Seeks Sales People–Good Pay, Catered Lunches, Shop Trips & Other Benefits

            Submitted by Bill Plock on April 1st, 2021

            University Bicycles in beautiful Boulder, Colorado is hiring! ‘U Bikes’ as we are locally known, has a world-renowned reputation as a leading bicycle retailer. We are looking for full and part-time sales people. Our motto is “Unrelenting Friendliness” and we are serious about it. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled customer service in every category. If you are looking for a career in the bike industry or are simply passionate about cycling, we may be just the place for you. We work hard to maintain an inclusive and supportive work environment for our staff while having fun. Come live, work and play in Boulder. Read more

            • Bike Events Now Included in 5 Star Covid Certification Program, Big Win for Endurance Events

              Submitted by Bill Plock on March 25th, 2021

              When the State’s 5 Star Certification Program was introduced in late December to allow counties to certify qualifying 5 Star entities like businesses, gyms and fitness centers, restaurants, personal services and indoor events to operate at a greater capacity, we saw that outdoor recreation options like bike tours were not included as a category alongside other business entities. With bike events planning 2021 rides amidst uncertainty about State regulations and participation guidelines on COVID, we needed to find a solution quickly, so we got to work to fix the problem.
              Working alongside the Colorado Bike Event Coalition (CBEC), today we’re proud to say that the Certification Program has been amended to include outdoor recreation events, clearing a path for Colorado’s iconic bicycle tour events to return this year. Ensuring that bike events like the Triple Bypass, Denver Century Ride, Courage Classic and more can go on in a COVID-safe way not only allows people like you to partake in the rides you love, it also protects an important part of Colorado’s economy—tourism dollars from Coloradans and out-of-staters traveling to participate.  Read more

              • Community Cycles Looking for Full-Time Education Coordinator

                Submitted by Bill Plock on March 12th, 2021

                The Education Coordinator serves Community Cycles’ mission by directing its
                educational offerings. The Coordinator designs curricula, recruits and trains instructors, teaches
                classes as needed, coordinates enrollment, and oversees instructor and student assessment.
                The Coordinator ensures that all Community Cycles course offerings, in keeping with our stated
                values, contain an environmental-awareness component advocating for bicycles as
                transportation, an advocacy component which familiarizes them with our political and
                social-justice work, and an apprenticeship component in the form of volunteer hours. Read more

                • Bikes Together Seeks Full Time Retail Lead and Part Time Service Lead at Mariposa location

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on March 8th, 2021

                  Want to get people riding bikes? Do you believe in the power of riding bicycles to improve environmental quality, support access to opportunity, and facilitate a stronger connection within communities? Are you driven to make bicycle transportation, recreation and mechanics accessible to people who are usually excluded because of race and/or gender? If you answered “yes” to these questions, please join us at Bikes Together! Read more

                  • Trips for Kids Announces Rebranding, Changes Name to Lucky to Ride

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on March 8th, 2021

                    Trips for Kids Denver has changed its name to Lucky to Ride™ and completed a major rebrand with a new look, new website and expanded programming. Their goal in this undertaking was to better represent the mission of “empowering youth with adventure” and to connect with the youth we serve and the community we work with everyday. See more about our mission and our programming at luckytoride.org. Read more

                    • Denver Based Alchemy Intros New Mountain Bike, The Arktos, Interchangeable Suspension and Wheel Compatibility

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on March 4th, 2021

                      Alchemy Bikes, known for their exclusive patented Sine Suspension system, introduces their new carbon Arktos mountain bike.
                      The Arktos is designed to allow for three travel configurations and two wheel sizes (29” and mixed-wheel “mullet” 29”/27.5” compatibility) with one frame. It also features modernized geometry with low standover to improve maneuverability and utilizes dual water-bottle mounts to support those long days in the saddle. Read more