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
From Tuesday’s Biz Bikes & Beer event in Denver… This is Seriously. Funny. Please watch all the way through the full rationalization, “Now you may ask yourself, ‘What is this abomination unto God that stands here in front of me?’ But do not fear. It is only through your own ignorance that you judge these bikes…” Read more
Last Thursday the expansive windows and historic brick walls of REI’s flagship store welcomed roughly 30+ bicycle event organizers, race directors, and associated entities for the annual Colorado Bicycle Event Coalition meeting. Originally formed in 2008, the Coalition’s purpose is to bring cycling event organizers together to work with government agencies, collaborate calendars, educate, socialize, share resources, and ultimately work together… Read more
Cycling Coach Jon Heidemann explores Functional Movement Training for Endurance Athletes – particularly cyclists:
“…As cyclists, we can all agree that our bodies are the engine that power and control our bicycles down the road and trail. The way that our bodies sit on the bike has a direct impact on handling and performance. If you sit ever so slightly off to the left side of your saddle, your bike will instantly lean to the right until you correct your saddle position. . . Imagine how that might affect handling & turning if your bike already has a consistent 1 or 2 degree lean one way or the other before a turn? …
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DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s highest priority trail projects as part of Colorado the Beautiful’s “16 in 2016” initiative highlighted in his State of the State address last week.
The projects represent the state’s 16 most important trail gaps, missing trail segments and unbuilt trails, and reach from the Front Range to southwestern Colorado. Identification of these 16 trails is designed to build upon strong existing support and partnerships to push them to completion… Read more
Never in my life have I ridden so slow and worked so hard.
I had not been “actively” thinking about racing a fat bike. And by that I mean I had not been my usual self about it; obsessive. And then I was. Brian, co-owner of Boulder Bicycle Works texted on Friday and asked if I was planning to race in Fraser the next day. Before I could respond he texted five magic words; I’ll bring you a bike. A carbon LaMere to be precise. Okay, twist my arm. I’ll do it… Read more
Every off-season is a chance to work on your weaknesses. Coach Alison Powers reminds us that the off-season is the perfect time for cones in a parking lot, time on a fixie, getting out of our comfort zones… Read more