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
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