“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these coureurs from the swift completion of their appointed laps.” Or something like that. Isn’t that the cyclist’s creed? It certainly got put to the test last weekend in Littleton. Plenty of rain and some delays, but in the end all of the events took place. Thanks Chip Brunk and Physio Racing for once again putting on the biggest criterium in the state. It was part of the USA Crits series, and as such brought top pro riders in from around the country. Read more
Although a little later in the season than usual, the umpteenth annual Frostbite TT took place this past Sunday. Riders enjoyed the best weather ever for this event, and our medical providers reported no cases of frostbite 😉
Thirty different Colorado Cycling clubs were represented on the podiums during the day, with BJC, Old School Industries, and Racer X topping the leader boards with four podiums apiece. There were five clubs that got to stand on the top podium twice during the day — Rally Sport, Palmares, ALP Cycles, Racer X, and Stages.
George Simpson (Project Echelon) set the fast time with a blistering 22:21. Julie Emmerman (Rally Sport) scorched the rest of the Pro women’s field with a 25:00. Read more
Some people may wonder why I wanted to join the BRAC board, now known as ColoradoRacing.org. After all I am not known as a bike racer or a race promoter or race director. Those have been the typical titles of most board members. I am more known, athletically at least, as a triathlete—hopefully professionally more known as the owner/publisher of 303Endurance—which owns 303Cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com and the 303Endurance Podcast.
So I am not your typical board member. But that’s precisely why I wanted to join the team. The current board has a lot of talent—on and off the bike. They care about cycling first and foremost. They care about racing too. They, like me want to do everything possible to foster the best cycling culture in the country. Read more
303Endurance caught up with Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) President, Andy Johnson to take a look back at 2020 and all the challenges and how they will help BRAC moving forward in 2021 and beyond to benefit not only bike racing community, but the cycling community in general. Read more
On the eve of the kickoff to the NFL football season, bike racers line up in unprecedented fall weather at an unprecedented start date for the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial race originally scheduled for March. We caught up with race director and member of COBRAS, Larry Potter to see how it went. Here are some questions and answers with Larry. Read more
t is hard to believe it is August already. That means the summer is winding down. But, we still have some action to come. This weekend we had the Masters State Criterium Championships in Golden. Let’s congratulate all of our new champions: Read more
The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) held a Zoom Town Hall Meeting last Tuesday night to review results from a member survey and provide those who tuned in an update on racing. The overall message is there is no clear path moving forward as to when we can race again. They collected 695 surveys asking members about desires to race, their concerns with safety, how their cycling behavior has changed in the last couple of months, and what types of events they were planning to ride—interesting that more than a third planned to do both a mountain or gravel events. Read more
By Bill Plock For now, the Boulder Valley Velodrome appears to be on its way to surviving and flourishing with a new partner and operational mode. Said Cari Higgins who has been leading the effort to keep the velodrome open,Read More
The 2020 Election for the BRAC Board of Directors (BOD) will take place at the annual Club Council meeting, tentatively scheduled for February 1st. Every year, five of the ten BOD positions come up for election/re-election. This year, of theRead More