• Ride The Rockies Tour Director Shifting Gears

    Submitted by 303cycling on July 27th, 2016

    Denver, CO. — Chandler Smith, long-time Director of Ride The Rockies, has announced his departure from the organization, effective October 31st, after ten years of employment. At the conclusion of his tenure, Smith will have managed fourteen cycling events for The Denver Post Community Foundation while also founding the Colorado Bicycle Event Coalition in 2008.Read More

    • 2016 Courage Classic Recap, Photos

      Submitted by 303cycling on July 27th, 2016

      The 2016 Courage Classic took place this past weekend, bringing together families, medical personnel and supporters of Children’s Hospital. Despite a downpour during the Friday evening social hour, the weather was perfect. The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Facebook page describes the annual event as, “2 days on 2 wheels supporting Children’s Hospital Colorado patients andRead More

      • Women Conquer Tour de Ladies while Raising Money for the Crisis Center

        Submitted by 303cycling on July 11th, 2016

        Saturday was the 3rd annual Tour de Ladies, a 30 mile or metric century bike ride women’s ride in Douglas County. The event kicked off at the PACE Center in Parker, Colorado and women rode out to conquer the hilly course. The ride experience was highlighted by frequent aid stations (2 for the 30 mileRead More

        • Haute Route Is Coming: A Preview Ride

          Submitted by 303cycling on June 20th, 2016

          As the clock ticked past an hour straight of climbing above Boulder on Saturday morning, I chuckled about the fact that, in more than a decade of living and biking in Colorado, I had somehow never ridden the iconic climb I was suffering on now. Or the fast, flowing canyon descent that followed. Or the gravel rollers that came after that, dry and scorching in the midday sun. . . Read more

          • From Ride the Rockies Blog: Ride like a Girl

            Submitted by 303cycling on June 14th, 2016

            The first and only sexist comment of the day happened 20 miles in to today’s ride. I’m still baffled that people still use “girl” as an insult.

            I was passing a group of men and said, “On your left” as we climbed up this hill. As I pushed them, one of the men said, “dude, you’re getting passed by a girl…” Read more

            • Pedal The Plains 2016 Course Revealed

              Submitted by 303cycling on April 30th, 2016

              The 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour route has been revealed! If you are looking to explore more of Colorado by bicycle in a well-supported event, check it out! Read more

              • Wacky Bike Ride Changes Hands

                Submitted by 303cycling on February 17th, 2016

                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

                • Ride the Rockies announces Presenting Sponsor, Route to be announced Saturday

                  Submitted by 303cycling on February 5th, 2016

                  The Denver Post Ride The Rockies announced that ViaWest has signed on to be the Presenting Sponsor for the annual bicycle tour through the Colorado Rockies.

                  “We know Colorado is at the center of the country’s cycling universe, and we’re excited to be affiliated with this iconic event that has been rolling across Colorado for more than three decades,” said ViaWest President & CEO Nancy Phillips. . .

                  The route for the 31st Annual Ride The Rockies will be announced on Saturday, February 6th. Registration will open the following day at ridetherockies.com and the 2,000 lottery winners will be notified March 4th. . .

                  Read More for all the details! Read more

                  • Chance to race Tour De Qinghai

                    Submitted by Kris Thompson on January 31st, 2008

                    Not exactly 303 news however the opportunity seems to be open to competitive cyclist so that kind of fits 303. Looks like you and your team can earn a spot to race in the Tour De Qinghai! I must admit, it sounds very interesting. Read more