• Behind the Scenes with the Golden Gran Fondo August 28th, 2021

    Submitted by Bill Plock on August 2nd, 2021

    We caught up Rueben Kline, Race Director of the Golden Gran Fondo held August 28th. It starts in downtown Golden and takes riders on historic roads and some that many may not have experienced like Gap road between Golden GateRead More

    • Pitkin, A Gold Mine of Biking and a Mix of Good Ol’ Small Town Hospitality at Pitkin Days

      Submitted by Bill Plock on August 1st, 2021

      Ron and Steve bubbled to life to tell stories because I said hello. One about a bear that moseyed into the post office and scared the crap out of someone collecting their mail. The other about fellow townsfolk throwing popcorn at their neighbors acting in the annual melodrama during Pitkin days—all in good fun of course. You see Pitkin, during its most populous time in the summer might have 400 residents, many of which stay hunkered in their cabins nestled in the surrounding forest.  Read more

      • From the Summit of Mt. Evans Waiting in the Clouds at the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb

        Submitted by Bill Plock on July 26th, 2021

        I drove to the top of Mount Evans as the sun rose over the Colorado plains thousands of feet below and felt struck with a feeling of smallness. Like that feeling when you are away from humans and surrounded in nature and so vulnerable. To be on the summit basically alone felt rare. It felt amazing and reminded me of the vastness and quiet that still exists but more and more rare.  Read more

        • Sasha Preps for Her First Gravel Race, the Ned Gravel–“OOOF that hill!”

          Submitted by Bill Plock on July 26th, 2021

          Sasha Underwood is a very accomplished endurance athlete with a smile that reflects her positive attitude. But gravel racing is new to her. Really the only aspect of bike racing she hasn’t tried. On July 31st she will race the first annual Ned Gravel. We caught up with her to see how her training has gone, how she prepared and what she expects.  Read more

          • This “Peloton” Led by a Moose at the Crooked Gravel in Winter Park

            Submitted by Bill Plock on July 26th, 2021

            Moose can run up to 35mph and trot a comfortable 20mph as witnessed by this video of cyclists at this past weekend’s Crooked Gravel ride in Winter Park. Kris Thompson, founder of 303cycling trailed this moose for quite a while as riders stacked up hoping the moose would trot into the woods.  Read more

            • #BeLikeGwen Cycling Apparel to Benefit Women’s Cycling Endowment Fund

              Submitted by Bill Plock on July 23rd, 2021

              Proceeds from these kits will go to a Gwen Inglis women’s cycling endowment fund established by Blackswift.Please extend your support for this endowment fund and save the date in early October for a memorial ride to wear a kit dedicated to her memory and legacy.  Read more

              • Denver Manufacturer, Fatte Bikes Seeking Full-Time Mechanic

                Submitted by Bill Plock on July 22nd, 2021

                Tired of working on old rusty bikes? Come custom build brand new FattE-Bikes with us.
                FattE-Bikes is Denver’s first electric bike company. We are also one of the only companies to hand build electric bikes in the USA. FattE-Bikes produces the most customizable electric bikes in the world! All right here in Denver. Want to have room to be able to advance in your career and not stay stagnant? Join our rapidly growing company if you have the skills and want to build something great. Read more

                • Ride/Race Mt. Evans–Bob Cook Memorial July 25th, only Chance to Ride with No Cars

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on July 20th, 2021

                  It’s not too late to join one of America’s most iconic rides. You can join the Gran Fondo, get a jersey and a medal and ride a bit more leisurely or you can join the race and compete with those in your age group. Registration ends Wednesday, July 21st at noon. The ride is 28 miles and about 7,000 feet of climbing. There is a junior ride that begins at echo lake making the climb 11 miles. Click HERE to register and learn more. Read more

                  • Megan Hottman’s 4 Day, 265 mile, Ramble Ride–What a Backcountry Adventure!

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on July 19th, 2021

                    oday was hard. Like… real hard.

                    It’s taken me 5 years to forget how hard this ride is/can be. I last did it in 2016- the first year they did this event- and I’d honestly forgotten (selective memory?) just how difficult the riding is. And also how much fun… To get off grid away from cell signals; to meet a whole new group of rad humans; to ride bikes on quiet back roads with the ONLY objective of the day being simply to make it to the evening campsite, and set up my tent before dark. Read more

                    • eMTB Policy & Program Manager Wanted at People for Bikes

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on July 16th, 2021

                      PeopleForBikes is hiring an eMTB (electric mountain bike) policy + program manager. The selected candidate will focus on the trail and off-road side of electric bike riding and help develop and manage the execution and evaluation of PFB’s eMTB programming to foster the growth of eMTB riding, bike infrastructure and the bicycle industry. Read more