• Executive Director, Kate Rau, “The Magic” of the Colorado High School Cycling League.

    Submitted by Bill Plock on December 3rd, 2020

    Kate Rau’s passion for making lives better and helping kids ride through the tunnel of adolescence to becoming adults permeates the core values of the Colorado High School Cycling League. She has been at the forefront of the movement to get more kids on bikes since landing in Colorado to go to college at CU. Starting with her days at SMBA (Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures) and leading us through the birth of Colorado High School Cycling League, Kate has worked tirelessly to help kids, well, be kids. She works to “reduce the barriers to entry” and to help kids who are overscheduled, feeling contained, and maybe isolated, to feel grounded, and learn to take risk and to experience “the pure wonder of joy while riding a bike.” Read more

    • How High School Cycling and My “Oh S#!T” Moment Intersect–By Rob Quinn

      Submitted by Bill Plock on November 16th, 2020

      It was just another night for “The 24th Street Gang”. We were eight to ten boys with a two-year-age separation, living on the same block in “River City” a.k.a La Crosse, Wisconsin. The gang name was coined by one of neighborhood parents. And it stuck.

      I should not say it was just another night. It was special for two reasons. First, my parents were in Chicago for the big Sports Retailer show. My father owned Quinn’s University Sports Shop located on main street for 43 years. It would still be going today, if I had not hauled ass out west, out of good old cheeseland, the day after I graduated from college.  Read more

      • Colorado High School Cycling League Announces Year End Awards

        Submitted by Bill Plock on November 4th, 2020

        The Colorado League established Season Awards in 2011 to recognize those who made outstanding contributions to the mission. There are countless student-athletes, volunteers, and partners who shine! These inspirational stories represent the positive impacts provided by the dedicated members of this passionate, close-knit community.

        The start of the 2nd Decade was beyond unique with a format designed around the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches were even more integral to keeping riders engaged in the Singletrack Solidarity season without in-person racing. Read more