So you want to race road bikes?
303cycling presents, “A beginners step by step guide to navigating the sometimes complicated world of bike racing”
This is a 3-part series featuring Lance Panigutti of Without Limits Productions, Dana Willett of 303 Media, and Ainslie Maceachran of Gemini Coaching.
Every spring and summer many of us have the same internal conversation with ourselves, “I’d love to get into bike racing, but I don’t know where to start.” You’re a casual bike rider, maybe did a few races in another part of the country and want to get back into the scene, or have been a mountain biker your whole life and want to try something new. So where do you start answering the list of potential questions in this mysterious racing world? Read more
Brought to you by Feedback Sports, 303Radio’s George Thomas chats with Lance Panigutti of Without Limits about Colorado’s endurance mecca… “Why can’t a mountain biker hop in a triathlon?” Hear about the Oz road race, the re-planted Harvest Moon, cross-over athletes, Koppenberg, and all the WOL cycling & tri events:
If cycling races were like Frankenstein, then it seems some serious voltage has been pumped into the Parker race weekend… it’s “alive” folks. Before all the villagers can storm the castle with torches and pitchforks, keep reading for background and announcements… Read more
3 Days of Parker Race Week: What happened?
303 Media takes a look at a fast developing story regarding the recent cancellation of the new Parker weekend of cycling. . . Read more
In 2015 Without Limits Productions brought a true stage race back to the Front Range. 300 athletes took part in the 3-day Boulder Stage Race which featured a Friday Lyons to Boulder Time-Trial, Saturday Crane Hollow Circuit, and Sunday’s Mike Horgan Hill Climb.
With the Boulder Stage Race set for June 24th-26th the cycling community assumes it is status quo for 2016, right? However, there’s rumors in the air that a lot is about to change. Currently the website is down, some months it says “omnium” some months “stage race…” so 303 wants to know – What’s the deal??
303 sat down with this year’s race director Barry Lee of Without Limits for a teaser of info… Read more
It was a windy day in OZ, but that didn’t stop over 400 racers from making their way to the Front Range Airport. Going into this season the OZ Road Race received a lot of hype; finally Colorado had a long road race that was a loop course. On Saturday, May 7th, the hype did not disappoint as racers battled the spring weather, the rolling terrain, and the mileage at the longest race on the 2016 calendar. In the professional fields Danny Summerhill emerged victorious, with Gwen Inglis taking the women’s crown. We hope to see this event return for many years to come! 303 caught up with Race Director Lance Panigutti of WOL to get his take on the day. Read more
From the outside looking in, the field of the Red Hook Crit somewhat resembles a swarming cluster of undetonated torpedoes, lurking and looking to target the front of the race. It’s all power and fury, rigid and taut, comprised of pieces and parts that don’t really bend.
When the lead race moto stalled not even thirty seconds into the men’s final on Saturday night, in the middle of the road, just past a tight right hand corner, those pieces and parts broke… Read more
Rather than write about my TT experience, which is pretty consistent week to week (I rode *expletive* hard and *expletive* fast), for my second race report, I’d do a feature on a team that not only participates in the series but also is a platform for helping more women get into cycling and racing.
Dana Platin and Roberta Smith, Naked Women’s Racing Team
I met Roberta Smith from the Naked Women’s Racing Team in week 2 – she was the rider immediately behind me. Roberta is not only crazy fast (she zoomed past me within 1:30 of my start), she’s incredibly nice and an ambassador for the sport of cycling. She didn’t hesitate to offer this newbie some great tips and some whoops of encouragement as we zoomed by each other on the course. . . Read more
By 303 Ambassador Erin Trail
RaceCO founder Kyle Sipes was inspired to create a grassroots mountain bike race series that would be fun for racers and spectators alike. He moved to Colorado from California and was inspired to create the Race the MAC series, based on his experience as a participant in a grassroots mountain bike race in Irvine, California. In looking at the Colorado racing scene, he noticed that most series were based in the central Front Range (Golden/Boulder) and that the races catered only to the racer’s experience. His idea was to bring a racing festival to the southern Metro Denver area… Read more
A pilgrimage is defined as a difficult journey to a sacred place to find meaning and pay homage. On Sunday, Belgium will host the cycling world in such a journey to watch the 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders, known more globally by its Flemish moniker: De Ronde van Vlaanderen. It comes on the heels of a truly horrible time for Belgium…
303Cycling briefly caught up with Brett Richard of Handlebar Mustache before he departed for Belgium, to find what this kind of trip means at a time like this.