• Meet Josh Kravetz of Old Man Winter and Other Fun Events

    Submitted by Bill Plock on January 22nd, 2021

    Races and Events reflect the person who had the idea and makes sure they come together in a fun and safe way. Here is a question and answer with Old Man Winter’s Josh Kravetz.
    1. How many years has Old Man Winter been running and how and why did it start?

    This will be the 7th year for Old Man Winter. I’ve always been a fan of winter riding. It must be something about breathing the cold air or gearing up for a ride when everybody else is staying inside. When I was a pro MTB racer in Austin, we just to get a big crew together in winter to do our annual “600 minute” ride. I loved the camaraderie of this – riding all day, stopping for lunch, and getting in some great training. This is one of the feelings that inspired the Old Man Winter Rally originally. Read more

    • Triny Willerton and IT COULD BE ME and The Story Behind the New Video

      Submitted by Bill Plock on January 19th, 2021

      n June of 2018 we met Triny Willerton a few days after she was hit by a motorist and nearly killed. The original information from Police of how it happened were false and did not include Triny’s side of the story. Eventually the truth came out and the driver was charged. If you would like to read the whole story here is a link; https://303cycling.com/cyclist-hit-by-a-car-may-8th-the-whole-story-now/

      But the effect this had on Triny was astounding and led to a movement she created called “It Could Be Me.” She crusades to do everything possible to help makes roads safer for cyclists and vulnerable road users. She played an instrumental role in pushing for legislation in 2019 that greatly increased the penalties for drivers who injure or kill vulnerable road users. Read more

      • Pedal Of Littleton Seeking Full-Time Sales Assoc

        Submitted by Bill Plock on January 15th, 2021

        he Position: Full Time Bicycle Sales Associate $18-$20/hr.
        Pedal of Littleton, CO is seeking a Full Time Sales Associate to join our team.
        Ideal candidate has bicycle industry experience and a PASSION to help people. A seasoned background in selling and speaking about road, mountain, gravel and fat bike technology is required. Basic bike fit, understating of apparel and cycling accessories a plus. Read more

        • Colorado Classic Plans a Return to Racing in 2022, Cancels 2021 Event

          Submitted by Bill Plock on January 14th, 2021

          The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation, America’s premier women’s only racing event, today announced its plans to return to racing in 2022 and not hold an event in 2021.

          Following an overwhelming success in its debut as a women’s standalone event in 2019, racing worldwide came to a halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their fierce commitment to creating an innovative and safe live racing model, organizers behind the event had to cancel the 2020 edition due to ongoing health concerns. Read more

          • What Makes a Perfect Ride & Perfect Ride Partner?

            Submitted by Bill Plock on January 11th, 2021

            I’ve often thought that the perfect riding mate is one of those elusive and difficult-to-describe creatures. Like unicorns, you know it when you see it. To articulate it and actually describe, it is quite another. I’ve been blessed to ride bikes with a handful or so people in my life, who have set the bar incredibly high as perfect ride partners. I’ve paid close attention to the nuances, asking myself, “just what exactly makes this so magical?” in the hopes of being able to distill it down into words without doing the dynamic an injustice. It’s hard to describe a flow-state feeling.  Read more

            • Nederland Man Rows to Hawaii, 303 Q&A and Podcast, “Invest Quality Time w/ Yourself”

              Submitted by Bill Plock on January 11th, 2021

              Imagine rowing 2,700 miles over 71 days alone in the deepest and largest ocean. Tez Steinberg, Founder of United World Challenge, solo-rowed from California to Hawaii to raise money for UWC scholarships and environmental conservation.

              303 interviewed Tez on our recent podcast which you can hear here: https://303endurance.libsyn.com/tez-steinberg-solo-row Read more

              • BRAC a Year in Review and What’s Ahead with President Andy Johnson

                Submitted by Bill Plock on January 5th, 2021

                303Endurance caught up with Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) President, Andy Johnson to take a look back at 2020 and all the challenges and how they will help BRAC moving forward in 2021 and beyond to benefit not only bike racing community, but the cycling community in general.  Read more

                • Happy New Year 2021! What’s ahead in the 303, Peek Behind the Curtains

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on January 3rd, 2021

                  As owner and publisher of the 303Endurance Network, which includes 303cycling.com, 303triathlon.com, 303Endurance Podcast and 303TV, thank you for reading, listening and watching our content.

                  People assume 2020 must’ve been hard for us with almost no endurance events. And sure, it took a while to find our bearings, but we published more stories than ever before. We interviewed almost 100 people on our podcast and YouTube Garage talk series. We connected more than ever before and in 2021 we plan even more.  Read more

                  • Sharon Madison Wins Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on December 21st, 2020

                    Denver’s Sharon Madison has won Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey presented by the Gates Corporation for her on- and off-the-bike contributions to the greater cycling community.

                    Nominated by her peers no less than 14 times, Madison was once a professional cyclist, and has since dedicated her life’s work to building a community around the idea that a bike creates freedom and empowerment. She started the bike club at Wish 4 Wheels, providing bikes to second graders at Title 1 schools in Denver, and in the midst of the pandemic she created a new non-profit organization – We Ride 4 — which raises funds to support organizations that promote fitness, health and outdoor adventure for children.  Read more

                    • Boulder’s Full Cycle Merging with Colorado Multisport, a Chat on Why and When

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on December 18th, 2020

                      There have been some great partnerships in the history of business; Gates/Allen (Microsoft), Wozniak/Jobs (Apple), Ben/Jerry, Hewlett/Packard, Bowerman/Knight (Nike) and now it’s Chandler/Stone—cycling merging with triathlon. Full Cycle, owned by Russ Chandler and Colorado Multisport owned by Michael Stone are merging. In February of 2021 the two stores will be under one roof in the old Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers store on 30th Street in Boulder, Colorado.  Read more