• Going to Church: Colorado Cyclists Head to Belgium

    Submitted by 303cycling on March 31st, 2016

    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.

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    • Georgia Gould sets sights on Third Olympics

      Submitted by 303cycling on March 27th, 2016

      Here is a fascinating in-depth article about Georgia Gould, Fort Collins resident (because she’s “too dorky” for Boulder), “lazy” beekeeper, and world renown mountain biker, as she readies to secure one of four U.S. Olympic team spots. Her path has definitely had some ups and downs.

      “Aside from physically giving up the race, I totally gave up,” Gould said. “I came back to the team area and I just said, ‘I’m done. I’ve worked too hard for this to be this miserable. I’m doing worse than ever, I’m trying harder than ever, I’m done.’ ” Read more

      • Zajicek Update: Remains in ICU, Fund Established

        Submitted by 303cycling on March 22nd, 2016

        Phil Zajicek, who collided with a flatbed truck on Flagstaff last week and lost his arm, remains in an induced coma in ICU.

        A GoFundMe page has been established, as his family holds vigil, and deals with the despair of this situation and the future for Phil, his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Elouise, 4 and Eleanor, 3… Read more

        • Over the Top : New Guinness Annual Cyclist Mileage Record

          Submitted by 303cycling on March 16th, 2016

          Over the Top Radio’s George Thomas is currently at Desert Training Camp in Sierra Vista, AZ. A friend of his, Kurt Searvogel, showed up who just set the Guinness Highest Annual Mileage Record (HAMR) by bicycle. Kurt rode 76,076 miles in one year – yes 76 thousand 76 miles in 365 days. He averaged 208 miles per day. George did an interview with Kurt and his wife Alicia…

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          • Zachary Strnad sentenced to 10 years for vehicular homicide of cyclist

            Submitted by 303cycling on March 11th, 2016

            Today 20-year-old Zachary Strnad was sentenced to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide, after hitting and killing cyclist Tom Flanagan while driving drunk last year. According to Katie Macarelli, who attended the trial, there was a good turnout of community cyclists in the courtroom, and, “The judge gave a very heartfelt, just decision.”

            From Denver Post

            A 20-year-old man will face the maximum sentence for killing a Golden bicyclist while driving drunk on Lookout Mountain, according to a news release from the First Judicial District Attorney’s office… Read more

            • A candid Lance Armstrong reflects on his ‘colossal meltdown’ in CU-Boulder visit

              Submitted by 303cycling on March 1st, 2016

              Disgraced cyclist admits doping, but says everyone was doing it
              From Boulder Daily Camera

              In a wide-ranging and candid talk at the University of Colorado on Tuesday, Lance Armstrong discussed his life now, his views on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and what he’s tried to do to make amends for his past wrongs… Read more

              • Evie’s Hour – The Scene at Evelyn Stevens’ Record-Setting Day

                Submitted by 303cycling on February 29th, 2016

                303 writer Scott Downes reflects on the the mood and atmosphere at Evelyn Stevens’ 1-hour track record attempt on Saturday: “The Hour Record is a strange, solitary pursuit — unique in that it’s one of the few if only races comprised of one individual participant. . . But here, in the Hour Record, there is only one racer, the experience is hers alone, and the rest of us are just intimate observers to the suffering…” Read more

                • 303 Weekly Spin!

                  Submitted by 303cycling on February 28th, 2016

                  The 303 Weekly Spin Newsletter is UP! See all the news highlights for the end of February! Read more

                  • It’s Happening TOMORROW: Evelyn Stevens 1-hour Record Attempt

                    Submitted by 303cycling on February 26th, 2016

                    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

                    • Golden Gran Fondo Joins Gran Fondo World Tour

                      Submitted by 303cycling on February 25th, 2016

                      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