• Longmont’s Bike-N-Hike recipient of BRAIN makeover

    Submitted by Dana Willett on January 9th, 2016

    From the Times-Call

    The bike business has evolved a lot in the past 40 years — the advent of mountain biking as a mainstream sport in the ’90s, major innovations in gears and brakes, and the dawn of Internet shopping, which altered the retail landscape forever.
    But Rick and Jill Emerson’s Longmont bike shop, Bike-N-Hike, has hardly changed at all since it was founded in 1973 by Dave Swenson. Even after a move in 2007 from 11th Avenue to 1136 Main St., decades-old carpet, cheap flourescent lighting and handwritten signs remained.
    The revamping of Longmont’s historic downtown had really begun to ramp up when Bicycle Retailer and Industry News put out a call for bike shops in need of a facelift. And so, the Emersons applied…
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    • Friday Fun: Pump Track Preschool!

      Submitted by Dana Willett on January 8th, 2016

      Check out these determined striders: Read more

      • Colorado pro Conor Mullervy headed to race in Australia

        Submitted by Dana Willett on January 8th, 2016

        From 303’s partner, 5280Elite:

        Colorado pro cyclist Conor Mullervy is still chasing his dream. In 2016 this young gun will be heading to Australia where he can continue to pursue his passion in racing his bike professionally. Check out the video: Read more

        • Katie Compton’s painful path back to the World Cup podium

          Submitted by Dana Willett on January 7th, 2016

          CX Pro Katie Compton, of Colorado Springs, has battled debilitating health issues her entire racing career, achieving staggering results despite her ailments. However, this past summer she faced her biggest setback to date. CyclingTips’ Neal Rogers tells the story of Compton’s decade-long journey in search of a diagnosis, and treatment.

          You’d never have known, seeing Katie Compton stand on the second step of the Zolder World Cup on December 26, that six months earlier she’d been in the depths of despair…
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          • Legally Speaking: What to do if you’re hit by a car

            Submitted by Dana Willett on January 6th, 2016

            From Velo News:

            Picture this: You are riding along on your regular training route and nearly home. The light is green ahead, so you stand up on the pedals. If you make that one, you will make the next three. You clear the first light. Sweet — Now you will be home in three minutes! Then, it happens. Someone pulls out from a driveway as though you are invisible. You are knocked to the roadway… Before anything like this happens to you, let me walk you through what you need to know when confronted with this situation… Read more