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
Adventurer and Triathlete Erin Trail heads to the snow-packed byways on a demo fat bike and tells us all about it.
“First, I had a bit of panic because I was riding a bike on snow, which felt WRONG. Then, once that feeling subsided, a bunch of happiness hit me because I was riding outside, on a trail, in winter. I haven’t ridden on a trail since October…” Read more
The OZ Road Race – Colorado’s newest and longest road race in history
This past winter has been a busy one for many in the Cycling industry. 303 has entered a new era and just announced its partnership with BikeState38, the Boulder Bike & Brew Festival is undergoing some soon-to-be-announced changes, meanwhile BRAC and local race directors are breaking bread and talking on a regular basis. One of the biggest changes to emerge from these cold winter months is the announcement of a brand new road race set to take place on May 7th, 2016 – welcome to OZ! 303 caught up with Without Limits Race Director Lance Panigutti to get the inside scoop. Read more
What is your vision for the best biking experience possible in Colorado? Is it having safe, designated roads to help you bike to work? Perhaps it’s having trails and roads seamlessly connected and well-marked to make travel to other cities and regions easier. Maybe it’s simply riding in the dirt for fun, or climbing through our hundreds of miles of mountainous roads.
Leaders from all levels converged yesterday at the Colorado Bike Summit hosted by Bicycle Colorado and presented by Primal. . . Read more
We at 303 have long admired the terrific work of Chandler Smith and Scotty Olmsted at BikeState38, so we are super honored to put our logos next to theirs in this joint venture.
Here’s the official news release – together, we will work to serve Colorado’s cycling & multisport communities, with even more talent at the helm… Read more
From VeloNews Competitor
The growing tribe of fat bike enthusiasts met in Crested Butte, Colorado on Saturday to crown the discipline’s first-ever unofficial world champions. After nearly two hours of racing, professional road cyclist Robbie Squire and local mountain bike racer Amy Beisel emerged from the snowy race course as elite winners… Read more
Femke van den Driessche responds to charges of using a concealed motor on her bike. The 19-year-old says, “It wasn’t my bike, it was that of a friend and was identical to mine…” Read more