The Colorado Classic is excited to announce a partnership with the Colorado High School Cycling League to celebrate student athletes this month, as part of their ongoing #InspiredWeRide Jersey Campaign.
Launched at the start of September, the #InspiredWeRide Jersey Campaign aims to inspire cyclists everywhere to ride with the spirit of the Colorado Classic throughout the fall and winter months.
Centered around healthy lifestyles, fun competition and empowerment, the Colorado Classic will roll out a new challenge each month and with it, an opportunity to win a signed Colorado Classic jersey as well as other prices.
This month there are two challenges: the previously announced virtual Queen of the Mountain competition, which kicks off on the 19th, and the 2020 Virtual Young Rider Jersey.
For this challenge, the Colorado Classic is partnering up with the Colorado High School Cycling League, a nonprofit youth development organization that builds strong minds, bodies, and character. Their annual interscholastic mountain bike racing series looked a bit different this year because of COVID, but that didn’t stop the 1800 athletes from 74 teams from showing their dedication and grit to their bikes through a series of virtual challenges.
The Colorado Classic applauds all of these student athletes and is honored to award our Best Young Rider to two Exceptional Student Athletes. These are exemplary student-athletes whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others. They demonstrate outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, academic performance and volunteerism in their team, school, and community.
Nominated by the Colorado League community members, the winners will receive a 2019 Colorado Classic Young Rider Jersey signed by the world famous track and time trial superstar, Chloe Dygert.
“The Colorado Classic is a trailblazer in it’s high profile support of female professional athletes. All youth are inspired by the visibility of exceptional female role models. Thank you for acknowledging 2020 exceptional student athletes,” said Kate Rau, Executive Director of the Colorado High School Cycling League.
The winners will be announced on November 1 on social media.
Those not part of the League, are encouraged to vie for a Chloe Dygert – signed jersey in the QOM Jersey competition. Taking place between October 15th and October 21st, participants are asked to join the Colorado Classic Strava Group, hop on their bikes and get climbing! The first cyclist to ride 13,668 feet in elevation (the total amount of feet climbed during the 2019 event) during that week-long climbing window wins. A second signed jersey will be awarded to the cyclist who records the most elevation gain during the Climbing Window.
The #InspiredWeRide Jersey Campaign is the latest initiative in a series of ways the organizers behind the Colorado Classic have kept the cycling world engaged during this unusual and trying year; while furthering their mission be more than a race, and act as a movement to inspire and empower women of all ages to break the mold, and fight for their goals.