She’s an American hero, chasing a world record right here in Colorado. Overcoming an awkward speech impediment as a youth, and breaking glass ceilings into boardrooms, she knows a thing or two about overcoming. She left the corporate world and found freedom on the bike. Tomorrow, she will attempt the hour record at the velodrome in Colorado Springs… Here’s what you need to know about her coach, her bike, the track, how to watch, and a little about her soul. Read more
Celebrated Colorado Race Only U.S. Event In World Series
Gran Fondo World Tour (GFWT), the international cyclo-sportive circuit, has selected the Golden Gran Fondo as the exclusive American stop in its 2016 world series schedule. . . Read more
From Coach Neal Henderson’s Diary:
USA Cycling track camp in Los Angeles one day, Hour Record preparation in Colorado Springs the next. Then onto London for the world track championships. What day is it? Where am I? Ah, it doesn’t matter. Just keep pushing forward. That’s what I keep telling myself. Here’s a sneak peek at a day in the life, and beyond, during what’s been a very busy February… Read more
GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social event featuring the best in mountain bike cinema. Each event kicks off an hour or so before show time so you can knock back a cold one, catch up with riding buddies, check out the latest gear and talk about ride plans for the coming season…
Check out the 2016 Film Trailer and screening schedule! Read more
303 Triathlon Ambassador Erin Trail attended the first Rueter-Hess Reservoir Open House at Parker Town Hall on February 17, 2016, with the goal of learning more about recreational opportunities that may be offered. What she learned is very encouraging and exciting for the cycling & multisport community…
This past fall we moved our family of seven – two driving, skiing, debris-trailing teenagers; three large 80-pound, kibbel-eating-and-forever-pooping dogs; “never-throw-anything-away” fix-it-handyman husband; and me – multisport enthusiast with n+1 bikes, seeking order and an indoor parking spot.
For the first time we had a three car garage, and the possibility to finally organize all the STUFF while at the same time carving out actual protected parking space. But I knew I couldn’t do it alone. I rung up my old pal Katie Macarelli at Feedback Sports, and said, “I need not only to figure out proper hooks on which to hang my bikes, but I need advice on what to put where, and a swift kick in the backside to get it all done…”
303 Welcomes New Contributor Scott Downes!
And You May Ask Yourself, How Did I Get Here?
By Scott Downes
The first time I remember being on a bike was in the driveway of the house where I grew up, on a winding street off a county road a few miles outside of that Indiana town. A simple, silver-colored Huffy with red grips, I wobbled at first, uneasy with the balance and pedal action. There were stops and starts and spills, for sure. Soon enough though, it was another appendage that brought seemingly endless freedom… Read more
The well known Douglas County based Wacky Bike Ride, started by siblings Susie & Ted Wargin is turned over to Project ReCycle.
LONE TREE, FEBRUARY 18,2016 – As avid cyclists, siblings Susie and Ted Wargin participated in many organized bicycle rides and five years ago, they decided to start their own ride, the Wacky Bike Ride. Starting in Highlands Ranch, the ride benefited the Douglas County Educational Foundation, a program for Douglas County schools. The Wacky Bike Ride grew over the last 5 years and has a loyal following of cyclists, volunteers and sponsors. After the September 2015 event, the siblings decided it was time to make some changes and has entered a 3 year agreement turning the event over to Douglas County non profit Project ReCycle… Read more
Fat Bike World Championship races in Crested Butte were an overwhelming success. But, up until the last few weeks before race weekend, RD’s weren’t so sure it was even going to happen.
Crested Butte’s inaugural – and unofficial – Fat Bike World Championships was reported to be a touch-and-go event that almost had the plug pulled due to lack of pre-registered racers. But, in the week leading to the race, numbers grew from a mere 30 racers who’d signed up between October and December, to 260 riders lining up for several laps on Crested Butte’s wide, groomed and rolling nordic trails. Read more
From Shoulders of Giants
Whether hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, or any combination – here is a terrific, comprehensive article outlining all the items you should carry, in full technicolor detail. Author Eric Hockman is cycling mechanic in Golden, and has put this list together from first-hand experience.
One of the most important foundational building blocks for winter back-country travel is being prepared with the correct gear and having the knowledge on how to utilize your equipment when it’s needed. . . Read more